It’s a bit wild to be talking about this game as a potentially meaningless one once the dust settles on Sunday. Neither the Steelers (8-7-1) nor Ravens (8-8) can get into the playoffs without help. But the loser of this Week 18 AFC North showdown doesn’t have a chance to get in. That means that for the Steelers, this could be Ben Roethlisberger’s last game in black & gold. For the Ravens, it will be up to Tyler Huntley to get them a win to end the year.
Lamar Jackson will be held out for his fifth straight game with a lingering ankle injury, leaving the Ravens shorthanded once again. The Ravens are 0-4 in their last four with Huntley at the helm, losing three of those games (to the Browns, Packers and Rams) by a combined four points. The outlier is a 41-21 walloping taken at the hands of Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase, and the formidable Bengals. Should the Ravens win, they would need a Colts loss to the Jaguars, a Chargers loss to the Raiders, and a Dolphins loss or tie to the Patriots.
For the Steelers, the path forward is a bit less unlikely – albeit barely as it still hinges on a Colts loss to the Jaguars. They would need the Colts to lose and the Raiders and Chargers to not end in a tie, making it still a longshot, but not completely insane.
All things told, this will likely end up a disappointing season for both of these teams. Once the offseason begins, however, the tones will be very different. For the Ravens, it will be about reloading and preparing for the return of their star quarterback. While Huntley hasn’t been horrible, he hasn’t had that key moment like Jackson’s touchdown against the Chiefs. Even one of those moments changes the landscape for the Ravens significantly this week. The Steelers, meanwhile, go into an offseason with the looming question of who their new quarterback will be. That question will ultimately be a determinant factor in how their 2022 goes, so it’s a huge decision for Steelers GM Kevin Colbert.
Here’s what you need to know to watch Steelers vs. Ravens this Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels, and the full Week 18 NFL schedule.
What channel is Steelers vs. Ravens on today?
Steelers vs. Ravens will be broadcast regionally on local CBS affiliate channels in Week 18. Ian Eagles and Charles Davis will be calling this game for CBS, with Evan Washburn on the sidelines.Gene Steratore will be providing rules analysis, alongside the rest of the early CBS games.
You can find the Steelers’ away broadcast on SiriusXM channel 382, while the Ravens’ home broadcast airs on channel 226.
In Canada, viewers can watch Steelers vs. Ravens with a subscription to DAZN, which includes every NFL game.
Steelers vs. Ravens start time
Steelers vs. Ravens is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. This game will be broadcast anywhere that doesn’t have early games on CBS.
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