Steelers games unlikely to be televised in 2020
Week 16 vs. Indianapolis DEC. 27th, 1 p.m. ET
This week seems almost impossible to project. Will the Dolphins-Raiders game be played on Saturday, Dec. 26, or Sunday, Dec. 27? What about the Broncos and Chargers?
It’s yet to be determined. Besides, this is a classic flex week- will the Titans and Packers really make it to Sunday night?
Do you really want to even have a game in Green Bay on the night of Dec. 27?
But for now, the Steelers will be hosting the Colts at the same time the Bengals visit Houston and Carolina at Washington.
And one last showdown between Roethlisberger and Phillip Rivers does have its appeal.
Week 10 Cincinnati Nov. 15th, 1 p.m. ET
After the game, you almost assuredly will see comes the game you almost assuredly won’t. FOX has all the 1 p.m. games, and unless Burrow turns out to be the next Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers are in first place this game figures to get pigeonholed in most markets behind the Eagles and Giants and Tampa Bay at Carolina.
It’s possible, we suppose. Just not probable.
Week 11 @ Jacksonville Nov. 22nd, 1 p.m. ET
The glamour matchup on CBS at this time seems to be Tennessee traveling to Baltimore.
New England also travels to Houston, but without Brady, the Patriots have lost significant glamour.
Week 6 Cleveland Oct. 18th, 1 p.m. ET
For the second straight week Pittsburgh plays a geographic rival, but one that just doesn’t have the appeal nationally of the Ravens playing at Philadelphia or Houston visiting Tennessee because of the Browns mediocrity.
Cleveland took a tackle in the first round of the draft.
We’re supposed to believe that’s the key to making the playoffs for the first time in 17 years?
Week 17 @ Cleveland Jan. 3rd, 1 p.m. ET
Again, by this time it’s tough to predict. Could the Titans and Texans, Bills and Dolphins, or Jets and Patriots be battling for a division crown? Might the Jaguars or Colts be competing for a wild card? Could the Chiefs be looking to defend their Super Bowl crown against a respectable Chargers eleven, or will the Bolts’ slide continue?
It just seems with the Browns’ consistent mediocrity this game is primarily going to be about bragging rights in the schoolyards of Youngstown more than anything else.
Maybe the Steelers will be fighting for playoff seeding. Maybe the Browns will. But recent history tells us this game is about backup quarterbacks and keeping the bums in their place and it’s more than likely Anytown USA will see another game at this time on the Tiffany Network.