The Pittsburgh Steelers head into Week 15's "Monday Night Football" matchup in an unfamiliar spot.
After lighting the league on fire with an 11-0 start to the season, the Steelers (11-2) will face the Cincinnati Bengals (2-10-1) in the midst of a losing streak. Pittsburgh seemed infallible during the first three months of the campaign, easily dispatching all comers regardless of pedigree. Then a shock loss to the Washington Football Team on Dec. 7 was followed by a second straight defeat — at the hands of the Buffalo Bills, six days later.
Now the formerly high-flying Steelers no longer boast the best record in the NFL, and they've been left to figure out where the offence has gone. The Steelers have been held under 20 points for three straight games, prompting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to call for calm in the face of a mini-scoring crisis
"We have guaranteed ourselves a chance at the playoffs. We're in the postseason. We have three weeks now to get it going, to turn it around, to give ourselves the best chance to reach our ultimate goal, which is winning a Super Bowl," Roethlisberger said Wednesday, per ESPN's Brooke Pryor. "If we were starting the postseason tomorrow, maybe there would be a little bit more panic on our part."
If anything could help cure Pittsburgh's woes, it's a visit to Cincinnati. The Bengals have been abject this year and are currently propping up the AFC North division while mired in a five-game losing skid. Among those losses is a 36-10 dismantling by these same Steelers on Nov. 15, which still stands as the worst margin of defeat the Bengals have suffered in a notably bad season thus far.
Here's more info about the matchup, plus everything to know about how to watch Monday's game.
Who plays on "Monday Night Football" tonight?
- Matchup: Steelers at Bengals
- Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
The Steelers lead the all-time series, 67-35.
What time is the Steelers vs. Bengals game tonight?
- Date: Monday, Dec. 21
- Kickoff time: 8:15 p.m. ET
The 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff is standard for Monday night games.
How to watch "Monday Night Football" in Canada: TV, live stream
- TV channel: TSN, RDS
- Live stream: DAZN
The Steelers vs. Bengals — like every NFL game during the 2020 season — is available on DAZN Canada.
DAZN Canada is the only place to watch NFL Game Pass, with access to every regular-season NFL game (including Monday, Thursday, Sunday afternoon via NFL Sunday Ticket, and Sunday night games) and every playoff matchup. Each game is available live and on demand.
DAZN Canada also offers RedZone — every touchdown, every game, every Sunday.
"Monday Night Football" is also available on TSN and RDS.
How to stream the NFL for free
In Canada, DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free trial period. You can learn how to sign up for a free trial here.
The free-trial period would include the Ravens vs. Browns game, plus access to all of DAZN's live and on-demand programming.
Steelers schedule 2020
All times Eastern
|Week 1||Sept. 14||at Giants||W, 26-16|
|Week 2||Sept. 20||vs. Broncos||W, 26-21|
|Week 3||Sept. 27||vs. Texans||W, 28-21|
|Week 5||Oct. 11||vs. Eagles||W, 38-29|
|Week 6||Oct. 18||vs. Browns||W, 38-7|
|Week 7||Oct. 25||at Titans||W, 27-24|
|Week 8||Nov. 1||at Ravens||W, 28-24|
|Week 9||Nov. 8||at Cowboys||W, 24-19|
|Week 10||Nov. 15||vs. Bengals||W, 36-10|
|Week 11||Nov. 22||at Jaguars||W, 27-3|
|Week 12||Dec. 2||vs. Ravens||W, 19-14|
|Week 13||Dec. 7||vs. Washington||L, 23-17|
|Week 14||Dec. 13||at Bills||L, 26-15|
|Week 15||Dec. 21||at Bengals||8:15 p.m. ET|
|Week 16||Dec. 27||vs. Colts||1 p.m. ET|
|Week 17||Jan. 3||at Browns||1 p.m. ET|
Bengals schedule 2020
All times Eastern
|Week 1||Sept. 13||vs. Chargers||L, 16-13|
|Week 2||Sept. 17||at Browns||L, 35-30|
|Week 3||Sept. 27||at Eagles||T, 23-23|
|Week 4||Oct. 4||vs. Jaguars||W, 33-25|
|Week 5||Oct. 11||at Ravens||L, 27-3|
|Week 6||Oct. 18||at Colts||L, 31-27|
|Week 7||Oct. 25||vs. Browns||L, 37-34|
|Week 8||Nov. 1||vs. Titans||W, 31-20|
|Week 10||Nov. 15||at Steelers||L, 36-10|
|Week 11||Nov. 22||at Washington||L, 20-9|
|Week 12||Nov. 29||vs. Giants||L, 19-17|
|Week 13||Dec. 6||at Dolphins||L, 19-7|
|Week 14||Dec. 13||vs. Cowboys||L, 30-7|
|Week 15||Dec. 21||vs. Steelers||8:15 p.m. ET|
|Week 16||Dec. 27||at Texans||1 p.m. ET|
|Week 17||Jan. 3||vs. Ravens||1 p.m. ET|