Steelers vs. Ravens Week 17 game flexed to prime time

For the second time this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have a game on the schedule flexed. Back in early November, the Steelers’ Sunday night Week 11 showdown against the Cincinnati Bengals was flexed out of prime time because of how poorly the Steelers were playing.

This time around, the Steelers’ Week 17 matchup with the Baltimore Ravens is being moved to the Sunday Night Football spot. Kickoff will now be at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC. The game will replace the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, who were supposed to play on prime time.

Baltimore won the first matchup between the two AFC North foes, beating the Steelers 16-14 in Week 14. They were without quarterback Lamar Jackson, who suffered a PCL sprain a week prior. Jackson hasn’t practiced since and his status for Sunday’s game is unknown.

The Ravens have already secured a playoff spot with a 17-9 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday, but are jockeying for position in the AFC. Pittsburgh continues to cling to the slimmest of hopes to be a wild card.

USA TODAY Sports+ producer Victoria Hernandez contributed to this story.

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