We're back for Week 4 of Thursday Night Football! The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens, with the game set to kick off at 5:30 p.m. PT on CBS. I believe NFL Network will be simulcasting the game, but if you have a TV, you can just enjoy this on CBS.
This AFC North showdown is a big one as it marks the first game for the Steelers without Ben Roethlisberger as their starting quarterback. Roethlisberger sprained his MCL and bruised a bone last week against the St. Louis Rams. He was replaced by Michael Vick, who will get the start. Roethlisberger's recovery time is in the 4-6 week range, depending on how bone bruise resolves itself. Landry Jones is the only other QB on the roster, so this is all on Vick for now.
The Ravens have stumbled out of the gates at 0-3, and desperately need a win over Pittsburgh if they want to climb back into the playoff picture. The Ravens are three point favorites, due entirely to Ben Roethlisberger's absence. This marks the third time in the last ten years the road team in this rivalry has been the favorite. The Steelers seem likely to hammer away with Le'Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams, but if they are going to win this game, Michael Vick will need to make some plays.
Here is everything you need to know about tonight's game.
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
Game time: 5:30 PM PST
Channel: CBS/NFL Network
Date: Thursday, September 17
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Location: Arrowhead Stadium - Kansas City, MO
Replay on NFL Game Pass