(WCMH) — The National Football League has moved bitter rivals into a primetime slot next week for Sunday Night Football on NBC4 for New Year’s Day 2023.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens will now kickoff at 8:20 p.m. Sunday night in front of a national audience instead of its originally scheduled time of 1 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium. The league announced it will move the Rams-Chargers game back to 4:25 p.m.
The Ravens (10-4) clinched a playoff spot Saturday but still have a chance at being crowned AFC North champions with two wins to close out the season. Additionally, they have a chance to knock the Steelers out of playoff contention. Pittsburgh (7-8) is clinging to a 2% chance of making the postseason after winning four of its last five games.
Even if Pittsburgh wins its last two, it does not guarantee a wild card spot as they currently sit as the lowest ranked 7-8 team in the AFC behind the Patriots, Jets, and Titans. The Miami Dolphins are ahead of those four teams with an 8-7 record. Currently, five teams have clinched playoff spots in the AFC (Bills, Chiefs, Bengals, Ravens and Chargers).
You can watch Sunday Night Football on NBC4 starting at 7 p.m. on January 1.