With the 2013 NFL live streaming and televised games schedule on Sunday, numerous teams are battling to either win their division, or just secure a playoff spot. Right now, the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears are in a fight for the NFC North division, with Green Bay playing a crucial home game on Sunday afternoon. They'll be without quarterback Aaron Rodgers once again, as they host Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The latest TV and live stream online NFL game on the schedule will be presented through various televised or online sources.
According to ESPN.com on Dec. 22, this game between Pittsburgh and Green Bay at Lambeau Field on Sunday will feature two teams still alive for the playoffs. Right now, the Pittsburgh Steelers at 6-8 have an outside shot still of snagging an AFC spot, while the Packers are fighting for their division. Both teams won last weekend’s matchups, as the Steelers defeated the division-leading Bengals 30-20 last week for a crucial victory, and the Packers made a huge comeback to defeat the Dallas Cowboys 37-36 in Dallas, without QB Aaron Rodgers at the helm. Matt Flynn helped lead the team to five straight touchdowns, leaving some to wonder if Rodgers isn’t all that missed. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said of the victory:
"We're about getting ready for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it's an excellent team victory. Can't say enough about our football team, can't say how proud I am of each and every player just to stay the course, and that's exactly what they did."
It's unknown if Rodgers might return for next week, but if the Packers win today, that sets up a potentially-huge showdown against the Chicago Bears for the NFC North division. Sunday’s game will feature the return of defensive end Brett Keisel for the Steelers, as well as the league’s 8th best pass defense from Pittsburgh. The team also ranks 11th in passing yards, averaging 260.9 yards a game. Green Bay ranks at 7th in both passing and rushing offense, but struggles defensively, ranking among the bottom of the league’s teams there. It should be noted though that Green Bay is 4-2-1 at home this season, while Pittsburgh has struggled on the road, going 2-5 so far.
Odds makers give Green Bay the slightest of edges today, even without Rodgers playing. The home team opened as 2 1/2 point favorites and have dropped down to as low as a “PK” or -1 at various sports books. The over/under is set at about 44 or 44 1/2 points for the game. Weather is expected to be cloudy with a 70% chance for snow at Lambeau field and a kickoff temperature around 25 with a windchill of 14. There could be as much as 1 to 3 inches of snow on the ground, but both teams are accustomed to it from their home stadiums.
Sunday afternoon's Steelers vs. Packers game has a scheduled start time of 4:25 p.m. EST. CBS will provide cable or satellite viewers with the standard and hi-definition TV coverage of this game. There’s also coverage available for those who have the NFL RedZone channel. As for live online streaming coverage, fans will need either the NFL Mobile service with Verizon, or the premium edition of DIRECTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket service on satellite. Both services give fans the ability to watch games on their mobile devices throughout the Sunday schedule, while those with Sirius XM or NFL Audio Pass can listen to the live audio coverage.