Sunday afternoon could feature a tilt between two of the NFL’s legendary franchises in the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers, both fighting for their playoff lives.
Of course by 4:30 p.m. that may not be the case for the Steelers.
Back-to-back come-from-behind victories have the Packers in control of their postseason chances, but they’ll have to make do without Aaron Rodgers for at least one more week.
Rodgers will miss his seventh straight game due to a fractured left collarbone Sunday against the visiting Steelers, leaving Matt Flynn under center again as the Packers try to keep pace in the NFC North.
The Steelers also remain alive for a postseason berth following a 30-20 win over AFC North-leading Cincinnati on Sunday, though they’ll need a lot to go their way over the final two weeks.
Pittsburgh has to win out against the Packers and Browns, and have Miami, New York, San Diego and Baltimore finish with 8-8 records for the tiebreakers to work in its favor.
Who has the edge in a rematch of Super Bowl XLV, the last time these two teams met?
Let’s take a look.
When: Sunday, December 22
Time: 4:25 p.m. EST
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Live Stream: NFL.com Live Stream
Spread: Packers (-2)
Rankings (yards per game): Offense (Steelers 18th, Packers fourth); Defense (Steelers 11th, Packers 26th)
Last Meeting: Packers 31-25, February 6, 2011
All-Time Series: Steelers 8-5