Following their win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night, it hasn’t yet been announced exactly when the Pittsburgh Steelers will play their Week 18 matchup against the Cleveland Browns. It won’t be on a Saturday, though.
The NFL has announced that the Kansas City Chiefs will play the Las Vegas Raiders in the 4:30 p.m. game on ESPN Saturday, while the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars will go at it in the game that follows, at 8:15 p.m.
The Chiefs, who are 13-3, are trying to stay alive for the top seed in the AFC playoffs, while the nightcap will see the winner clinch the AFC South crown.
For Steelers fans, it won’t particularly matter when the contest against Deshaun Watson and company takes place. The most important thing is that their team still has a shot at making the playoffs, something that seemed almost completely out of the realm of possibility as late as a month ago.
Having won five of six and three in a row, Pittsburgh needs a win against Cleveland — again, whenever the matchup is set for — and some help from Buffalo and the New York Jets. The Steelers lost to both of those crews earlier in the schedule, which put them in the unlikely scenario of playing past the regular season in the first place.
Pittsburgh last crossed paths with the Browns in Week 3, all the way back in September. They lost that clash with Cleveland starting Jacoby Brissett at signal-caller. It also marked the last game before rookie Kenny Pickett took the reins of the Steelers’ offense.
The rest of this week’s games and when they will be played is set to be announced after the Bills take on Cincinnati on Monday Night Football.