After being forced to watch the postseason from their own couches last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers are back in the NFL Playoffs. Things looked remarkably grim through the first three weeks of December after losing to the Cardinals, Patriots, and Colts in three straight weeks. However, a strong finish and some assistance from the Titans in Week 18 helped Pittsburgh punch their ticket to the tournament.
The Steelers squeaked into the playoffs as the No. 7 seed in the AFC. This means they will get a daunting matchup against the No. 2 Buffalo Bills. The weather could certainly play a factor in this contest and could even play into the strengths of Mike Tomlin's team. Here's how you can be sure to watch the Steelers vs. Bills Wild Card game today.
How to watch Steelers vs. Bills Wild Card game
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills will kick off against each other at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo, New York. This game was originally slated to be played on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET, but was postponed until Monday due to extreme weather conditions.
Catching some playoff games on TV this year won't be as easy as it has been in the past. The Dolphins-Chiefs game last night, for example, was streamed exclusively on Peacock (and aired on NBC for local fans only). Fortunately, the Steelers vs. Bills game will be aired nationally on CBS today. This means that practically everyone with access to a local CBS station in the continental U.S. should be able to catch this NFL Playoff game.
For those without cable who are looking to stream the game, there are plenty of options for this Wild Card matchup. You can stream the Steelers vs. Bills game with subscriptions to YouTube TV, NFL+, or Paramount+. However, we recommend using FuboTV for your streaming needs.
What to watch for in Steelers vs. Bills game
The Pittsburgh Steelers are underdogs in every sense of the word this week. The Bills finished 7-1 to close the 2023 season -- including 5 straight wins. Their only loss since early November came in overtime in a 34-37 outing on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Luckily for the Steelers, the weather today could play into their hand. Even with his recent hot streak, it was very unlikely that Mason Rudolph could go toe-to-toe with QB Josh Allen if this game became a shootout. With gusty winds and inches of snow expected to accumulate today, both teams could be forced to run the football as the passing game could prove to be treacherous.
The Steelers have been one of the best running teams in the league as Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren have been a two-headed monster in the second half of the year. Of course, Pittsburgh would still need to do a great job containing the lethal legs of Josh Allen on the ground while not allowing speedster RB James Cook to bust off big runs.
The Steelers are heavy underdogs ahead of kickoff today, but the weather conditions in Buffalo could shift the tides in their favor just a bit. Will it be enough to emerge victorious and advance to the Divisional Round, or will they be sent packing until next year?