Last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers were not the national game during the early afternoon window. With a highly-anticipated contest between the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins going on at the same time, most of the country received this game on their CBS channel, and just a small portion of the country was able to watch the Steelers vs. Texans game without NFL Sunday Ticket.
If you had trouble finding the game last week, you didn't miss much. Mike Tomlin's team had issues with their charter plane, but they may as well not have gotten off the plane in Houston with the way they performed.
It's a new week, and the Steelers might have gotten the wake-up call they desperately needed. Here's how you can catch their game against a talented AFC North rival this afternoon.
Steelers vs. Ravens channel for Week 5:
Like last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers will play in the early afternoon window at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on CBS. This week, however, fans shouldn't have nearly as much trouble finding the game as the Steelers vs. Ravens game will be the national broadcast that most of the country will be getting on their CBS channel. Ian Eagle and Charles Davis will be calling the game.
Essentially, the entire mid-west all the way to the West Coast will be getting the Steelers vs. Ravens game, as will a large portion of the East Coast. However, with the Patriots playing the Saints and the Titans and Colts squaring off simultaneously, be sure to check the NFL coverage map on 506 Sports to make sure you can get the game in your area.
How to stream the Steelers vs. Ravens game today:
For those who are out-of-market or don't have access to their local CBS station, there are some streaming alternatives you could consider to catch the Steelers vs. Ravens game today. You can watch the game on NFL+ or YouTube TV. However, we recommend using FuboTV.
What to watch for in Steelers vs. Ravens game today:
This is a crucial contest for both teams. With a win, the Pittsburgh Steelers could advance to 3-2 on the season and hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over Baltimore. This would technically put them in first place in the AFC North. A loss, however, could prove to be catastrophic, as the Ravens would advance to 4-1 early in the year and the Steelers would fall to 2-3 -- putting them two games back from the division lead.
Fortunately, Kenny Pickett is expected to suit up and play this afternoon. This comes after an injury scare to his left knee that turned out to be just a bone bruise. The last time these two teams played, Pickett led a fourth-quarter, game-winning drive in what proved to be a low-scoring 16-13 slugfest.
The offense can't expect the defense to bail them out of trouble every time this week -- especially knowing how well QB Lamar Jackson has been playing. It will likely require a better offensive performance from Pickett and company in order to emerge victorious.
Last year, these two teams split the series at 1-1. Pittsburgh's loss to the Ravens came in Week 14 when Pickett left the game early in the first quarter with a concussion and Mitch Trubisky played the rest of the game. Trubisky threw three interceptions in the 14-16 loss.