The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Minnesota Vikings in Week 14 of the 2021 NFL season on Thursday Night Football, Steelers Now has confirmed. The game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9 from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and be broadcast on NFL Network and streamed on Amazon Prime.
News of the game being scheduled was reported by Andersen Pickard of Prime Time Sportstalk.
The Steelers last faced the Vikings in 2017, a 26-9 victory in Pittsburgh. The all-time series between the teams is tied 9-9, but the Steelers have won four of the last five. The Vikings are coming off a 7-9 season that saw them finish in third place in the NFC North.
The game is the third prime time game to be reported for the Steelers at Heinz Field this season, following a Week 6 Sunday Night Football game against Seattle and a Week 9 Monday Night Football matchup with the Chicago Bears at Heinz Field.
The Steelers were scheduled to play on Thursday Night Football in 2020, but their game against the Baltimore Ravens was postponed to the following Wednesday after repeated positive COVID-19 tests amongst the Ravens.
The last Thursday Night Game for the Steelers was a 21-7 loss at Cleveland in 2019. That was the game that saw Browns defensive end Myles Garrett beat Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his own helmet in the waning moments. The Steelers are 11-11 all-time on Thursday nights and 3-9 on the road in such games.
The only game officially announced so far is the Steelers’ Week 1 trip to Buffalo. The full schedule will be released at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
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