The Browns and Steelers are simultaneously ranked the best and worst of the teams in the multi-horse AFC playoff race. The bad news is that there are too many teams involved in the race. The Browns are 7-8 while the Steelers are 7-7-1, which means they are out looking at four teams with 8-7 records. The good news is, as they play Monday night, they’ll know exactly where they stand at the start.
That could be a blessing and a curse, of course. Whether the Chargers beat the Broncos, the Raiders beat the Colts, or the Ravens beat the Rams, it really mitigates the gravity of this game. However, if the Steelers win, they have a better chance than the Browns because of the tie in their record. The AFC playoff landscape is notoriously complicated right now, but the pieces are beginning to settle into place. The reality is that with things as they are, it will be very difficult for the third or fourth place teams in the AFC North to get in.
However, there is an additional seriousness to this game. It could be Ben Roethlisberger’s last game as Steeler in Pittsburgh. The writing appears to be on the wall for Roethlisberger’s tenure in Pittsburgh. He enters this game with 63,721 passing yards, 416 touchdowns and 209 interceptions. Although the Steelers are out of the playoff talks, that doesn’t make this game meaningless. If it’s Roethlisberger’s last home game at Heinz Field, it’s always good to come out with a win and a touch of the curtain.
Meanwhile, Baker Mayfield has a lot of football left, but he needs to play better. The Browns’ 219 rushing yards were mitigated by four interceptions against the Packers in a 24-22 loss. While two of those interceptions were of questionable legality (and one of them came after an apparent mask), Mayfield needs to be more consistent if the Browns are to make any moves later this season and beyond. They can only ride Nick Chubb so far, but against a Steelers defense that has allowed more than 100 rushing yards in its last eight games, expect a lot from Chubb once again Monday.
Here’s what you need to know to watch the Browns versus the Steelers this Monday, including start time, TV channels, and the full NFL Week 17 schedule.
What channel is Browns vs. Steelers today?
- TV channel (national): ESPN
- Live broadcast: ESPN, fuboTV
Browns vs. Steelers will air nationally for “Monday Night Football” in Week 17. ESPN will have its regular booth broadcasting this game, with Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick. Lisa Salters will be on the sidelines. It is the last ESPN “Monday Night Football” game of the 2021 regular season.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the Browns vs. Steelers on DAZN. registering for a subscription.
Browns vs. Steelers
- Date: Monday January 3
- Kick off: 8:15 pm EST, 5:15 pm PST
Browns vs. The Steelers is scheduled to begin at 8:15 pm EST, Monday Night Football standard time at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
2021 Cleveland Browns Schedule
|one||September 12||in the bosses||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|two||September 19th||against Texans||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|3||September 26||against bears||1 p. M. ET||Fox|
|4||October 3||in the vikings||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|5||October 10th||in the chargers||4:05 pm ET||CBS|
|6||October the 17th||against cardinals||4:05 pm ET||Fox|
|7||October 21||against the broncos||8:20 pm ET||Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video|
|8||31 October||against Steelers||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|9||November 7||in Bengals||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|10||November 14th||in Patriots||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|eleven||November 21||against lions||1 p. M. ET||Fox|
|12||November 28||in crows||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|14||December 12th||against crows||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|fifteen||Dec TBD||against Raiders||TBD||TBD|
|sixteen||December 25th||in Packers||4:30 pm ET||Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video|
|17||January 3||on Steelers||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|18||January 9th||against Bengals||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
2021 Pittsburgh Steelers Schedule
|one||September 12||on invoices||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|two||September 19th||against Raiders||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|3||September 26||against Bengals||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|4||October 3||in Packers||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|5||October 10th||against the broncos||1 p. M. ET||Fox|
|6||October the 17th||against Seahawks||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|8||31 October||in Browns||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|9||November 8th||against bears||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|10||November 14th||against lions||1 p. M. ET||Fox|
|eleven||November 21||in the chargers||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|12||November 28||in benga||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|13||December 5th||against crows||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|14||December 9||in the vikings||8:20 pm ET||Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video|
|fifteen||Decembre 19th||against titans||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|sixteen||December 26||in the bosses||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|17||January 3||against browns||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|18||January 9th||in crows||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
Monday Night Football 2021 schedule
|Week 1||September 13th||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 2||September 20||Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions|
|Week 3||September 27th||Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|Week 4||4th of October||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders|
|Week 5||October 11th||Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|Week 6||October 18||Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 7||October 25||Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 8||November 1st||Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants|
|Week 9||November 8th||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 10||November 15||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 11||November 22th||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants|
|Week 12||November 29th||Washington soccer team vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||6th of December||Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 14||December 13th||Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 15||December 20th||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 16||December 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins|
|Week 17||January 3||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns|