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What are Ben Roethlisberger’s Odds of Winning the 2020 NFL MVP?

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has the fifteenth-best odds of winning the 2020 NFL MVP at 40/1, courtesy of BetOnline.

Roethlisberger will be 38-years-old entering his 17th season, and coming off a season-ending elbow injury suffered Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks.

While Roethlisberger played just two games and failed to throw a touchdown pass last season, he did lead the league in passing yards and completions with 34 touchdowns in 2018. He also tossed a league-high 16 interception, as the Steelers went 9-6-1 and missed the postseason.

Fresh off a Super Bowl victory and a year removed from his first MVP award, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the favorite to win the award again in 2020 at 6/1. 2019 NFL MVP and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has the second-best odds at 13/2.

Jackson is not the only AFC North signal caller favored over Roethlisberger, with Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield at 33/1 odds to win MVP at next season’s end.

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Report: Rescheduled Steelers-Titans Game to be Nationally Televised on CBS

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The rescheduled game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans is expected to be nationally televised on CBS, according to a report by the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand.

As for when the game will be played, Marchand is reporting it will be played on Monday at 5 p.m., or Tuesday at 6 or 7 p.m.

The Steelers and Titans were originally supposed to square off Sunday at 1 p.m., but that game has been postponed after three Titans players and five staff members tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. The total has no risen to ten since the outbreak was first reported.

The NFL announced in a statement Wednesday that the game would be postponed to Monday or Tuesday to “allow additional time for further daily COVID-19 testing.”

Another option that has been discussed would reschedule the game for Week 7, which is Tennessee’s bye week, and push the Steelers-Ravens matchup scheduled for that Sunday to Week 8. The Steelers and Ravens currently share a bye Week 8.

Marchand added that the league prefers to play the game Monday to keep competitive balance, while CBS wants to play the game at 7 p.m. as to not disrupt their news programming.

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Highlights from Steelers Practice 9/30/20

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The Steelers were back to work on the practice field Wednesday despite learning their upcoming game against Tennessee is being moved to either Monday or Tuesday.

In this clip, the defense, most notably the secondary works on coverage, runs to stay conditioned and shows the chemistry of the entire unit.

Footage courtesy Pittsburgh Steelers

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Where Would a Monday or Tuesday Night Steelers Game Be Broadcast?

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If the NFL follows historical precedent, the the Steelers game against the Titans, moved to Monday or Tuesday night by the league on Wednesday, will still be broadcast locally on CBS affiliate KDKA-TV, but no final decision has been for the game at this time, Steelers Now has learned.

In the past, when Sunday games have been postponed to a weeknight for other issues, the games have been broadcast locally as they would normally be on a Sunday afternoon, and not nationally in competition with other broadcasts.

ESPN has exclusive national broadcast rights for Monday night games and they will be airing the Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers game, starting at 8:15 p.m. Monday night.


There is no exclusive national broadcast window for Tuesday nights, of course, but there would have to be some type of arrangement made with CBS to remove the game from that network and have it be broadcast nationally.

KDKA-TV and other CBS affiliates in the Pittsburgh and Nashville markets would also have to deal with the prospect of pre-empting primetime network broadcasts. CBS is scheduled to air long-running series Big Brother on Monday night and NCIS on Tuesday night.

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