Who will face Sunday Night Football in week 11 tonight? The Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3-1) meet at SoFi Stadium to face the Los Angeles Chargers (5-4). Both teams head to tonight’s game disappointed with their Week 11 efforts. Which team will bounce back and gain influence in a muddy AFC playoff race? Continue reading below for more information on the start time, channel, and live stream options for Sunday Night Football, plus a preview and prediction.
- Channel: CNB
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
- Sunday Night Football Live Stream:
- NBC Sports app
- Hulu Live TV
- YouTube TV
- Locast (some markets)
- AT&T TV
- NFL mobile app
What to expect from tonight’s Steelers vs Chargers game?
Both teams head to Sunday Night Football ready to forget their last games. The Steelers matched the Detroit Lions in Week 10 in the absence of COVID-19 from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Meanwhile, the Chargers were beaten at home by the Minnesota Vikings. However, with key players defending Pittsburgh, will the Chargers be able to capitalize on Sunday Night Football tonight?
Pittsburgh defense takes litany of hits
In their Week 10 draw, Pittsburgh LB TJ Watt was injured in the sacking of Lions QB Jared Goff. He injured his hip and knee, and although his x-rays were negative, Watt was unable to make it to the training ground this week. His absence will be noticeable against Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert as the Steelers will lose their top defensive player.
Herbert’s day gets a little easier with two more All-Pros sidelined for Pittsburgh. Security Minkah Fitzpatrick is on the reserve / COVID-19 list, while CB Joe Haden will miss the game with a sprained foot. After starting 4-1, the Chargers have come down to earth, losing three of their last four games. Look for Herbert to take advantage of the Steelers’ weakened defense and challenge the Pittsburgh offense to keep pace.
The Los Angeles offensive made a noticeable leap in Herbert’s second year. Yet where the Chargers have been disappointed this season is in defense. Overall, the unit sits in the middle of the field in yards per game. However, they allow opponents to rush for a record 155.1 yards per game. Steelers RB Najee Harris continues to fuel the Pittsburgh offense in their 4-0-1 streak.
The Chargers should be able to score points easily given the Steelers’ absences. Either way, whether it’s a necessity or not depends on Los Angeles’ ability to contain Harris. If Pittsburgh rookie RB goes wild, this game could end in a shootout. I trust Herbert more than a struggling Roethlisberger in Sunday Night Football tonight.
Steelers vs Chargers prediction: Chargers 34, Steelers 27
- Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams – September 12
- Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens – September 19
- Final: Ravens 36, Heads 35
- Green Bay Packers to San Francisco 49ers – September 26
- Final: Packers 30, 49ers 28
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New England Patriots – October 3
- Final: Boucaniers 19, Patriotes 17
- Buffalo Bills to the Kansas City Chiefs – October 10
- Final: Bills 38, Chiefs 20
- Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – October 17
- Final: Steelers 23, Seahawks 20 (OT)
- Indianapolis Colts vs. San Francisco 49ers – October 24
- Final: Colts 30, 49ers 18
- Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings – October 31
- Final: Cowboys 20, Vikings 16
- Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Rams – November 7
- Final: Titans 28, Rams 16
- Kansas City Chiefs to Las Vegas Raiders – November 14
- Final: Chiefs 41, Raiders 14
- Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Chargers – 21 November
- Cleveland Browns at the Baltimore Ravens – November 28
- San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks – December 5
- Chicago Bears in Green Bay Packers – December 12
- New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – December 19
- Dallas Cowboys Washington Football Team – December 26
- Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – January 2
- Week 18 TBD – January 9