It's a rematch of the Christmas Eve Ice Bowl from a season ago. This past December 24th, the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Las Vegas Raiders in a game where the wind chill dropped below zero degrees. Both teams had difficulty moving the ball all game, but Kenny Pickett eventually mounded a game-winning touchdown drive capped off with a touchdown to George Pickens.
This time around, it's the Raiders who will be hosting the Steelers for the first time ever in Las Vegas. Pittsburgh has lost four straight games against the Raiders on the West Coast, but these all came in Oakland.
While we are still very early into the 2023 season, this could prove to be a pivotal AFC matchup. The winner of this game will advance to 2-1 while the loser will fall to 1-2 on the season. With such a congested AFC Wild Card race this year, every win will be crucial for a shot at the postseason.
The Steelers are coming off a win against the Browns in Week 2, but their overall performance was ugly. Can they get back on track against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3?
What time is the Steelers game on tonight?
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Las Vegas are set to kick off this vintage rivalry at 8:20 p.m. Eastern Time. This Week 3 contest will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it will be the first-ever showing of these two teams in this location.
The game will be broadcast nationally on NBC, and pregame will begin at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time for those hoping to tune in early. For those looking to stream Sunday Night Football, you can do so with a subscription to NFL+ or YouTube TV, but we recommend using FuboTV.
This game will include two of the best pass rushers in the National Football League T.J. Watt for the Steelers and Maxx Crosby for the Raiders. Watt just broke the Pittsburgh Steelers all-time sack record in Week 2 against the Browns -- surpassing James Harrison with 81.5 career sacks. He will have a chance to build on that during Sunday Night Football, but Las Vegas is one of the better pass-protecting teams in the league.
Meanwhile, Crosby gets a favorable matchup this week against a struggling Chukwuma Okorafor. Both quarterbacks in this game -- Kenny Pickett and Jimmy Garoppolo -- are coming off forgettable performances and are in need of a bounce-back game in Week 3.
These aren't quite considered two of the best teams in the league, but this is a pivotal AFC matchup and should be a close game. Make sure you tune in on time for this one!