It is time to throw another kielbasa on the grill, and pour a cold glass of sweet tea as it is the first National Football League preseason game this evening when the Pittsburgh Steelers battle the Minnesota Vikings. Here is quick rundown on where to watch and listen, odds, and weather.
Date: Sunday, Aug. 9
Kickoff: 8:00 p.m. ET
Where: Tom Benson Stadium, Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
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Playing Surface: FieldTurf
Television: NBC Network
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, and Paul Burmeister
Announcers: Bill Hillgrove and Tunch Ilkin; Craig Wolfley on the sideline
Sirius XM Satellite Radio: Sirius Channel 226, XM Channel 824
Spanish Radio: Available on Steelers.com
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Social Media – Twitter: @steelers
Odds: Steelers +3 per Bovada Online Sportsbook. The Over/Under is at 34.5.
Weather Channel Online Forecast: Mostly Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and the low in the mid 60’s.
Justin Roem of Still Curtain here on FanSided is curious to see what cover-2 techniques the defense will have on display this evening.
One of the questions on Gar Bercury’s mind at the Pittsburgh Sporting News is “Has quarterback Landry Jones improved enough so the Steelers keep him this season?” Tonight should help provide some answers.
With injuries to safeties Ross Ventrone, Shamarko Thomas and Mike Mitchell, Jeff Hartman at Behind The Steel Curtain on SB Nation wonders how will Jordan Dangerfield, Will Allen, Gerod Holliman, and Alden Darby perform against the Vikings passing attack.
Jon Ledyard of the Steelers Depot wants to know if first-round draft pick Bud Dupree can be a force coming out of the gate? Also, how is the battle between Jordan Berry and Brad Wing going to be the team’s punter this season?
Jeremy Fowler of ESPN wants us to keep an eye on rookie tight end Jesse James as he could be the Steelers next offensive playmaker.
Are your Terrible Towels ready, gang?