A game of two 2-4 teams, as both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders are, may not break any Nielsen or internet search records, but for fans of smash-mouth football, the defensive possibilities of today’s 4:05 EST / 1:05 PST game on CBS could lead to some great TV. If you’re instead tuned to another afternoon NFL game, you can also watch Raiders vs Steelers game live online free streaming using one of several different methods. Just prepare for a game of rock ’em sock ’em football, as neither team has an offense to write home about.
The Raiders are coming off a bye week that gave them time to heal up some of their numerous injuries, while the Steelers have used their non-bye time to claim two straight wins and show signs of life. With momentum seemingly on the Steelers’ side, the microscope will be on both quarterbacks today to see who responds better: the proven vet or the suddenly clicking first-year starter. Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor grew up near Pittsburgh and was a big fan of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. Will he have jitters going up against his former idol today live on CBS?
As was expected of him since he came out of Ohio State, Pryor has been a dual threat for the Raiders this season, albeit a late-blooming one. In the air, the Raiders QB has gone 89-138 for 1,061 yards and five touchdowns, while he’s racked up 44 rushes for 285 yards on the ground. Neither of those is a jaw-droppingly good number, but things hadn’t really clicked for him until about Week 5, when the rumor mill swirled with thoughts of Josh Freeman signing in Oakland. Now that he’s finding is sea legs and gaining confidence as a starting QB, his running ability will tax the Steelers’ defense like no quarterback Pittsburgh has faced to this point.
But Pryor isn’t the only QB with momentum on his side. Watch Raiders vs Steelers game live online free streaming and you’ll see Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger continue to push his team out of the depths of what seemed to be a season Pittsburgh fans would want to forget. To get a win on the road in Oakland would do wonders for Big Ben, and wherever Roethlisberger goes, so go the Pittsburgh Steelers.
After winning two games in a row, the Steelers have more resolve than ever to keep the 2013 NFL Season ship afloat. If they can avoid penalties and can count on Roethlisberger continuing his history of good games against the Raiders, the Steelers have a good chance of stopping their streak of losses at the Coliseum. However, if the bye week lets the Raiders welcome back Stefen Wisniewski, Andre Gurode and Tony Pashos, the Raiders may extend their streak of home wins against the Steelers since 1995.
Kickoff on CBS is scheduled for 4:05 EST / 1:05 PST. You can also watch Raiders vs Steelers game live online free streaming on DirecTV’s website if you have the NFL Sunday Ticket Package. That package requires a subscription, but all subscribers can watch the game live streaming online as the Steelers head into Oakland to face the Raiders looking for their third win in a row.