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Steelers at Ravens 2014 Thursday Night Football: Game Time, TV Schedule, Online Streaming, Odds and More

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Week 1 of the 2014 NFL season is officially over. It's time for Saints fans to move on from Sunday's loss and look forward to a great season ahead of us. This week, the NFL kicks things off with another rivalry game. Come hang out with your fellow CSC'ers and talk about tonight's game, the upcoming win over the Browns, favorite recipes and beverages, best game-time snacks or whatever.

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Tonight on CBS / NFLN: 
Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0) @
Baltimore Ravens (0-1)

One of the better known rivalries in the NFL continues tonight, as the Steelers head to Baltimore in hopes of increasing their win total (and Baltimore's loss total) to two.  Pittsburgh leads the series between these two teams, with a 20-16 record over the Ravens.  Mike Tomlin has a 9-7 record against the Ravens, with John Harbaugh going 6-8 against the Steelers coach thus far.

Pittsburgh has won two of the last three matches against Baltimore, though they lost to the Ravens 20-22 when the two teams last met in November 2013, in Baltimore.  In that game, Torrey Smith had 6 catches for 93 yards, and Ravens kicker Justin Tucker converted all 5 field goal attempts.  Hopefully this game will be more exciting than the 2014 season opener last Thursday.

Before and during the game, we can expect plenty of talk about the current NFL scandal swirling around commissioner Roger Goodell, his handling of the case against ex-Raven Ray Rice, and the crawfishing and cover-up Goodell and the NFL executives have been employing over the past couple of days.  CBS has even cancelled the pre-game performance of Rihanna, a known survivor of domestic abuse, in order to start with a report from Norah O’Donnell, who interviewed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday.  NFL fans will likely see plenty of scripted softballs lobbed by any interviewer with whom the Ginger Grinch agreed to have a public chat; and there's no way to know how much input the league has had in what will be in the final release.  In the end, it will likely be a fluff piece which helps the NFL while trying to come across as hard on everything the league can handle without much damage.

It will also serve to bore and frustrate fans towards agreeing with the NFL plants (and others) which are already peppering the internet with comments of "can't we just get back to football!?!"  But there's always a chance the league could still trip over themselves without realizing it.  And when we're past the talking heads supporting their cash cow, hopefully we'll be treated to some competitive football!

Game time:
Thursday, September 11th @ 8:25pm EST / 7:25pm CST

Location:
M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland

Weather:
79°F/70°F and Cloudy with chance of Thunderstorm

TV Broadcast (LIVE):
National Broadcast on CBS, NFL Network
** Commentators: Jim Nantz, PhilSimms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter)

Sunday Ticket DIRECTV:
It's not Sunday

Radio:
SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (PIT), 93 (BAL)
XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (BAL), 226 (PIT)
For a list of Steelers radio network affiliates, Click Here
For a list of Ravens radio network affiliates, Click Here
**Westwood One Commentators: Ian Eagle, Boomer Esiason, Ross Tucker (Field reporter)

Online Streaming:
CBS Sports, NFL Live, NFL Game Rewind

Odds:
Ravens are favored by 2.5
Over/Under 44.5

Team Blogs:
Behind the Steel Curtain
Baltimore Beatdown (Oh, the Irony!)

2013 TEAM LEADERS

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
Ben Roethlisberger 23 34 365 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Le'Veon Bell 21 109 5.2 1
Ben Roethlisberger 3 8 2.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Antonio Brown 5 116 23.2 1
Markus Wheaton 6 97 16.2 0
Le'Veon Bell 6 88 14.7 0
Justin Brown 3 38 12.7 0

BALTIMORE RAVENS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
Joe Flacco 35 62 345 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Justin Forsett 11 70 6.4 1
Bernard Pierce 6 17 2.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Steve Smith 7 118 16.9 1
Dennis Pitta 10 83 8.3 0
Torrey Smith 3 50 16.7 0
Owen Daniels 4 34 8.5 0

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