Kevin Harlan and Trent Green will be on the call for CBS as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens do battle Sunday afternoon. The contest will be the prominent early game on the East Coast, as it will be broadcast in most of Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina; all of Maryland and West Virginia; and parts of Ohio, Kentucky, Delaware, and Georgia.
It’s likely that Ravens quarterback and former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson misses the contest after suffering a PCL sprain in Baltimore’s win over Denver Sunday. His team will look to beat the host Steelers for the first time since 2019 with Tyler Huntley behind center. It was Huntley who started for Baltimore in the two teams’ regular-season finale a campaign ago, a contest in which Ben Roethlisberger found a way to propel Pittsburgh into the postseason in overtime.
Different parts of the country — including Wisconsin, Louisiana, and California — will see the New York Jets visit Buffalo. Cleveland’s matchup with Cincinnati will be largely region-based. That clash will be limited to Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and part of Pennsylvania and Louisiana. Worth noting, Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson’s return was met with little fanfare on the broadcast map this past week.
Virtually all of the middle of the country will see Kansas City play Denver in the late game. Though Patrick Mahomes typically provides some excitement, that AFC West tilt was flexed out of Sunday Night Football at the end of November due to the Broncos’ struggles. Miami and the Los Angeles Chargers fill that slot.