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Ben Roethlisberger, AFC-best 10-2 Pittsburgh Steelers, host Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'


Wed, Dec 6th 2017 05:05 pm
NBC's "Sunday Night Football" features an AFC North rivalry, as Ben Roethlisberger and the AFC-best Pittsburgh Steelers (10-2) host Joe Flacco and the second-place Baltimore Ravens (7-5) at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Coverage begins with "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. ET.
With only four games remaining in the regular season, an NFL playoff berth is at stake, as the Steelers can clinch the AFC North division title with a victory over the Ravens. Baltimore, which currently holds the No. 6 seed in the AFC, aims to qualify for the postseason for the seventh time in 10 seasons.
Pittsburgh is on a seven-game winning streak following a 23-20 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night. WR Antonio Brown had eight catches for 101 yards and a touchdown in the win. With the performance, he now has the most receptions (569) and the most receiving yards (7,611) by a player over any five-year span in NFL history (2013-17), passing Pro Football Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison.
Baltimore enters Sunday night's game on a three-game winning streak, as QB Joe Flacco threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns in a 44-20 victory over the Detroit Lions last week. The Ravens lead the league with 29 takeaways. Safety Eric Weddle had a sack, forced fumble and 45-yard interception-return touchdown against the Lions.
Sunday's game marks the seventh game between the two franchises on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." The teams most recently met in 2014 when the Steelers defeated the Ravens 43-23 in Week 9. Pittsburgh holds the all-time series, 23-20, and has won the past two games. The Steelers are 4-0 this season in primetime, including a Week 8 victory over the Detroit Lions and Week 12 win against the Green Bay Packers, both on "SNF."
Calling Ravens-Steelers are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 32nd season as the voice of the NFL's premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
"Football Night in America," the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted by Mike Tirico, who will report on-site from Heinz Field, and Dan Patrick, who will host from Studio 1 at NBC Sports Group's International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Connecticut. Patrick is joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com and "PFT Live" on NBCSN and NBC Sports Radio. Paul Burmeister will report from Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles on Eagles-Rams.

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