The Pittsburgh Steelers are fresh off their bye week. Head coach Mike Tomlin has to be satisfied with his team's 3-2 record (considering the way they have played early in the season), but he knows his team needs to start producing better results on the field.
The week of rest came at a great time, as Pittsburgh had numerous starters dealing with injuries. Returning to the field this week are players like Diontae Johnson, Pat Freiermuth, and James Daniels. Getting these players back into the starting lineup could give the Steelers a boost.
Pittsburgh has a tougher-than-expected matchup against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 7. Here's everything you need to know about the game against an uncommon opponent.
Steelers vs. Rams Game Time:
The Pittsburgh Steelers will kick off against the Los Angeles Rams at 4:05 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, October 22nd. This will be just one of three late-afternoon games that Mike Tomlin's team will play all year. Their next two four o'clock games come in back-to-back weeks versus the Bengals and Seahawks in Week 16 and Week 17.
Steelers vs. Rams Location:
The Steelers will be the away team this week against the Rams as they visit SoFi Stadium in Inglewood Los Angeles. Pittsburgh has already done a lot of traveling this year. Following their Week 3 win on Sunday Night Football, Tomlin's team returned back from Las Vegas only to turn around and fly to Houston a few days later. Fortunately, they should be well-rested after their recent bye week.
Steelers vs. Rams Streaming and TV:
The Steelers vs. Rams game will be broadcast locally on FOX; however, other parts of the country could be receiving the Cardinals vs. Seahawks game also being broadcast on FOX in the late afternoon window. Those out of network who don't have access to the game can watch for free on Fox Sports. You can also watch with a subscription to NFL+ or YouTube TV, but we recommend using FuboTV.
Steelers vs. Rams Odds:
The Steelers are currently 3-point road underdogs to the Los Angeles Rams for Sunday's Week 7 contest, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. They have a moneyline of +140 and the over/under for this contest is currently set at 43.5 points. Given the game line, oddsmakers believe this would be a 'pick 'em' on a neutral playing field.
What to Watch for in Steelers vs. Rams Game:
The Steelers will have their work cut out for them this week. Although they are getting some of their players back and their roster is looking healthy, Pittsburgh does not match up particularly well against Los Angeles. Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is playing at a high level and LA's spread passing offense that features receivers Cooper Kupp, Puka Nacua, and Tutu Atwell could give them trouble.
On the opposite side of the ball, the Steelers will have to account for future First-Ballot Hall-of-Famer, Aaron Donald. If the offensive line can keep him somewhat contained, Kenny Pickett might be able to take advantage of the Rams' secondary.
This contest will also feature two former Steelers: Kevin Dotson and Ahkello Witherspoon. They will no doubt be looking for a bit of revenge against their former team in Week 7. Dotson and Witherspoon have both played well for the Rams early in the season.