Thanks to the New York Giants beating the Miami Dolphins Monday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 16 game at the Baltimore Ravens has been flexed out of Sunday Night Football and replaced by the Giants game against the Minnesota Vikings.
The Ravens 4-9 record is what obviously led to this game being a candidate to be moved out of primetime as Baltimore just isn’t very competitive right now thanks to their team being ravaged by injuries this season. Things are so bad that they are currently starting Jimmy Clausen at quarterback thanks to injuries suffered by Joe Flacco and Matt Schaub.
The Steelers lost 23-20 to a much healthier Ravens team back in Week 4. Former Steelers kicker Josh Scobee missed two late field goals in that game and the Ravens ultimately won it in overtime.
The Ravens will host the Kansas City Chiefs this coming Sunday and while unlikely, a Baltimore win would certainly help the Steelers in the Wild Card race. The Steelers will host the Denver Broncos in Week 15 before traveling to Baltimore to play the Ravens.
Kickoff for the Week 16 game is now 1:00 p.m. EST at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.