Christmas day features, for all intents and purposes, the first playoff game of the NFL season, as the 9-5 Pittsburgh Steelers host the 8-6 Baltimore Ravens, with the winner likely (or in the Steelers case, certain) to capture the AFC North title.
The Steelers enter as winners of five straight. They captured a hard fought decision last week in Cincinnati, and have quite a bit of momentum as they look to capture the AFC North crown for only the second time since 2010.
The Ravens, meanwhile, would need to add a win next week in Cincinnati to wrap up the division title. They were eliminated from wild card contention on Saturday, with the Dolphins’ win over Buffalo. So the AFC North is their only way into the dance.
Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m. ET. The NFL Network has the broadcast tonight, with Mile Tirico, and Doug Flutie on the call. The NFL Network will also stream the game on its website, and its app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Windows Store.
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