The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are the unfortunate holders of sub-.500 5-6 records as week 13 begins, along with four other teams in the AFC. The Steelers are clearly the hotter team coming in to tonight’s football game when we watch Steelers vs Ravens online free live streaming Thanksgiving Day NFL Thursday Night Football on NBC using the links presented below.
The Steelers come into tonight’s game having won three games in a row after a putrid start to the 2013 season that started with the Steelers having one of the worst records in the NFL. Now they are one of the hottest teams in the league, an unlikely turnaround that has the, tied with five other teams, including the Ravens for the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC.
A big reason for the turnaround in Pittsburgh is the play of veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He has come alive during their win streak with seven touchdown passes and only one interception. The Steelers have won all of those games by double-digit margins including a pair of TDs from Roethlisberger in last week’s 27-11 drubbing of the Cleveland Browns.
As Big Ben has gotten going, so has the Pittsburgh defense. They absolutely smothered the Browns and held them to only 55 rushing yards for the entire game. In addition, the Steelers defense recorded a season-high five sacks and put the nail in the coffin with a 21-yard interception return for a touchdown. Their yards allowed per play has been under five during their win streak, and they are playing the offense with the worst yards per play average at 4.54 in the Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens and Steelers played one another a month ago and Pittsburgh and the Steelers came out on top on a late field goal. Another Steelers win tonight could be devastating for the Ravens as they would lose the tie-breaker in an already tight postseason battle. At least with a win tonight when we watch Steelers vs Ravens free online live streaming Thanksgiving Day NFL football they would draw even and not be at a disadvantage.
Baltimore can take solace in knowing that they have won four of five games at home this year, but they also recognize the Steelers have beaten them there three of the last five attempts. Their defense has been spectacular at home allowing under 11 points per game, and they only gave up three points to the Jets last week, but the offense continues to struggle regardless of where they have been playing.
Tonight’s Thanksgiving Day NFL Thursday Night Football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens has a start time of 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST. The game will be televised on NBC, not NFL Network where TNF games typically appear, and be aired in full high definition so check your local listings to determine what channel NBC is where you live.
You can watch Steelers vs Ravens online live streaming free tonight in some capacity a couple ways. NBC All Access allows you to watch Thursday Night Football online free live streaming here. There are stats and other stuff mixed into the game presentation so be prepared for that. Subscribers of NFL Sunday Ticket on DirecTV with Max have the ability to watch Steelers vs Ravens online streaming live on iPad, phones and other devices.