The NFL has announced they have moved the Week 13 Steelers/Browns game from a 4:25 PM kickoff to a 1 PM start time.
Kickoff time for the #Steelers Dec. 1 game against the Cleveland Browns has been flexed by the NFL.
The Week 13 game will now kick off at 1 p.m. at Heinz Field. It was originally scheduled for a 4:25 p.m. start. The game will remain on CBS (KDKA-TV in the Pittsburgh area).
— Steelers Depot 🦃🍗🍽🙏 (@Steelersdepot) November 18, 2019
It’s a short turnaround for these two teams after playing this past Thursday. The spotlight will be on both clubs following the ugly brawl that ended the first meeting, leading to three suspensions: Myles Garrett indefinitely, Maurkice Pouncey for three games, and Larry Ogunjobi for one game.
Provided those punishments don’t get reduced on appeal, only Ogunjobi will be eligible to participate in the rematch.
The second meeting figures to be a critical one for the Steelers and Browns. Pittsburgh trying to snag one of the final Wild Card spots while Cleveland is essentially playing a “must win” game for the rest of the season.
Cleveland will be looking to sweep the season series for the first time since 1988.