Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers journey to Cincinnati on Monday night time of their continued quest for AFC North supremacy.
After flirting with an undefeated season, the Steelers have fallen on arduous instances the final two weeks. First, they have been shocked by the Washington Soccer Group in a bizarre Wednesday night time matchup. Then, the Payments blew the doorways off Pittsburgh in a Sunday-night drubbing, 26-15 — rubbish time rating for Pittsburgh however.
With the current losses, “Huge Ben” and the Steelers have a couple of extra inquiries to reply heading into the playoffs, primarily on the bottom recreation: With a operating recreation so vital to a veteran quarterback heading into the postseason, the place are the Steelers going to get that manufacturing? Whereas their dazzling large receiver corps makes for a matchup nightmare for any secondary, Roethlisberger’s limitations have been obvious within the losses, inflicting concern for Pittsburgh and its followers.
On the opposite sideline, issues have gone very south for the Bengals: It has been over a month since shedding wunderkind rookie QB Joe Burrow, they usually sit with the third general decide within the 2021 NFL Draft. That is each excellent news and dangerous information — excellent news in that the Bengals will not have to fret a couple of quarterback within the upcoming draft, however dangerous information in that they’re going nowhere quick in 2020.
The Steelers are a couple of wins away from clinching one other AFC North title, with one other division rival in the best way.
This is what you have to know in regards to the matchup:
What time is the NFL recreation tonight?
- Date: Monday, Dec. 21
- Matchup: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
- Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Begin time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Except the season-opening “Monday Night time Soccer” doubleheader again in Week 1 and the COVID-19 schedule alterations, all Monday night time video games are scheduled for a similar begin time of 8:15 p.m. ET.
It is the third primetime displaying for the Steelers in 2020, whereas the Bengals are tasked with their second primetime matchup.
What channel is ‘Monday Night time Soccer’ on tonight?
ESPN reportedly is attempting to barter a greater TV rights take care of the NFL to barter extra video games sooner or later, however in 2020, the community’s solely bundle of NFL video games is the whole slate of Monday night time video games. The community will broadcast all “Monday Night time Soccer” video games in 2020 on its flagship ESPN channel.
ESPN is out there on most cable programs in america. The community additionally is out there by way of satellite tv for pc suppliers DirecTV (Channel 206) and Dish Community (Channel 140) in addition to IPTV suppliers AT&T U-verse (Channel 602 for SD; Channel 1602 for HD), Verizon Fios (Channel 70 for SD; Channel 570 for HD) and Google Fiber (Channel 21).
ESPN has a brand new lineup of commentators for its “Monday Night time Soccer” broadcasts in 2020 after transferring on from final yr’s broadcast sales space duo of Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland. Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst) and Louis Riddick (analyst) will name all Monday night time video games for ESPN this season. Lisa Salters continues to be the community’s sideline reporter.
NFL stay stream for ‘Monday Night time Soccer’
As a result of all “Monday Night time Soccer” video games in 2020 will broadcast on ESPN, they’re out there to stream stay on all the community’s digital platforms (ESPN.com, ESPN App, and many others.). This ought to be the streaming choice for anyone who has a cable/satellite tv for pc subscription however cannot get in entrance of a TV.
For cord-cutters, there are many stay streaming choices out there to observe “Monday Night time Soccer.” Under is the listing.
‘Monday Night time Soccer’ schedule
A complete of 17 video games are on the “Monday Night time Soccer” schedule in 2020. That features the 2 video games within the Week 1 doubleheader and no Monday night time recreation in Week 17. As a result of COVID-19, there have additionally been un-branded Monday night time video games in three weeks.
Under is the whole schedule of Monday night time video games this yr.
|Week 1||Sept. 14||New York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 1||Sept. 14||Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans|
|Week 2||Sept. 21||Las Vegas Raiders vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 3||Sept. 28||Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs|
|Week 4||Oct. 5||Inexperienced Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons|
|Week 4||Oct. 5||New England Patriots at Kansas Metropolis Chiefs|
|Week 5||Oct. 12||New Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Chargers|
|Week 6||Oct. 19||Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at Buffalo Payments|
|Week 6||Oct. 19||Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals|
|Week 7||Oct. 26||Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 8||Nov. 2||New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Week 9||Nov. 9||New York Jets vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 10||Nov. 16||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 11||Nov. 23||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 12||Nov. 30||Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||Dec. 7||Washington Soccer Group at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 13||Dec. 7||San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Payments|
|Week 14||Dec. 14||Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 15||Dec. 21||Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 16||Dec. 28||New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Payments|
SN’s Billy Heyen contributed to this report.