The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Buffalo Bills in a very important AFC matchup on Sunday. The game carries plenty of playoff implications, though the latter team is far on the outside looking in.
Pittsburgh has a shot at winning the AFC North division, though, and desperately needs to win. The Bills would need some serious help from other teams to have a shot at making it as a wild card, as they are well behind the New England Patriots in the AFC East.
Sunday’s game is set for 1 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on CBS. All CBS games are available online this season, via an online Sunday Ticket subscription or via CBS All-Access. The latter requires not just login credentials from a cable or satellite provider, but also a subscription to All-Access.
Pittsburgh, at 7-5 on the season, is tied with the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North. It’s December football, which means nothing is a given, but the Steelers are riding a three-game winning streak that includes a very solid win over the New York Giants in their last outing.
The Bills put together a couple of wins in a row in recent weeks, but had their streak snapped when they lost to the Oakland Raiders in their last outing. The Bills have played good football, and did so against the Raiders. But the AFC is so strong this year, with four non-division-leading teams ahead of them in the standings, and another three teams with the same 6-6 record.
It hasn’t always been pretty for the Steelers but they have been getting the job done. Le’Veon Bell leads the team in rushing with 817 yards and three touchdowns, sporting a per-carry average of 4.5 yards. Bell also has caught 63 passes for 501 yards and a touchdown this season. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been good, completing 65.0 percent of his passes for 3,034 yards, 25 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Tyrod Taylor has played well for the Bills, but not on Roethlisberger’s level. Taylor has the added benefit of 469 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the ground, but he’s thrown for just 2,292 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. He also has thrown five interceptions. Running back LeSean McCoy leads the team with 949 yards, nine touchdowns and a per-carry average of 5.5 yards.
Below is all the information you need to watch Sunday’s action online and on television.
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