Steelers vs. Bengals Time, Location, Streaming, Odds & More: Everything you need to know

  • How to watch Steelers vs. Bengals
  • Steelers vs. Bengals odds
  • What to watch for in Week 16

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The Pittsburgh Steelers saw their playoff odds plummet following their third straight loss. Against the Colts in Week 15, Mike Tomlin's team allowed 30 unanswered points to close the game in a blowout defeat. Pittsburgh was firmly in the driver's seat for a playoff spot at 7-4 entering Week 13, but now at 7-7, they have plummeted to the 10th seed in the AFC.

To say that this is a must-win game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 16 is putting it lightly. Gearing up for December football action this week, some outlets believe the Steelers have between an 8 to 9 percent chance of making the playoffs, and a defeat would essentially eliminate all hope.

Both the Steelers and Bengals will be deploying backup quarterbacks in Week 16, but Cincinnati has found much more success as of late and they are now 8-6. Here's everything you need to know about this pivotal AFC North matchup.

Steelers vs. Bengals Game Time:

Just like last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers have a Saturday afternoon kickoff scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on December 23rd. As the NFL continues to find ways to expand their audience, we are seeing more Saturday games being played in December than ever before. This will be the second straight Saturday game for Pittsburgh before playing on Sunday next week against the Seahawks.

Steelers vs. Bengals Location:

Week 16 against the Bengals will mark Pittsburgh's final home game of the 2023 season. Even with the Steelers' struggles as of late, we expect a packed house at Acrisure Stadium for this do-or-die game. The forecast is calling for rainy weather this week in Pittsburgh.

Steelers vs. Bengals Streaming and TV:

For those hoping to catch what could be the final meaningful game for Pittsburgh in 2023, you should be able to find an option that works. The Steelers vs. Bengals game will be streamed nationally on NBC and can also be found on Universo. For those hoping to stream this game, you can do so with subscriptions to Peacock or NFL+, but we recommend using FuboTV.

Steelers vs. Bengals Odds:

Even though this game is at home, the Pittsburgh Steelers enter Saturday's Week 16 contest as 2.5-point underdogs against the Cincinnati Bengals, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. Pittsburgh has a moneyline of +114 and the over/under point total for this game is currently set at just 37.5 points.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

What to Watch for in Steelers vs. Bengals game:

After Mitch Trubisky struggled mightily against the Colts last week, head coach Mike Tomlin turned to third-string quarterback, Mason Rudolph. Rudolph hasn't started more than two games since 2019 when he filled in for the injured Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers are hoping a switch at QB could give them a much-needed spark, and their playoff hopes now hinge on their QB3.

On the opposite sidelines, the Bengals have deployed QB Jake Browning since Joe Burrow suffered a season-ending injury. Remarkably, Browning has led his team to a 3-1 record as a starter and has boosted Cincinnati into the 6th seed in the playoffs entering. Keep an eye on this quarterback matchup in Week 16.