The Steelers Week 12 game against the Baltimore Ravens will kick off at 3:40 p.m. from Heinz Field on Wednesday, according to a report on Monday by Ravens broadcaster Gerry Sandusky.
Hope your Wednesday afternoon doesn't have a lot of appointments. The Ravens game in Pittsburgh will be Wednesday afternoon. Kickoff at 3:40. Stranger by the minute.
— Gerry Sandusky (@GerrySandusky) November 30, 2020
The game was rescheduled twice before, having originally been scheduled for 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26. Then it was moved to 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29, and then once again to Tuesday at 8 p.m. before ultimately being moved to Wednesday after an additional Ravens positive COVID-19 test on Monday.
The 3:40 kickoff time would certainly be unusual for a NFL game, even on a weekend, let alone on a weekday. NBC, which will broadcast the game, is scheduled to air the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting on Wednesday night at 8 p.m.
The game will be the first Wednesday NFL game since 2012 and the first mid-season Wednesday game in modern history.