According to a Dec. 15 BR report, tonight's Bengals versus Steelers 2013 NFL free live stream game and TV start time NBC schedule is now available. Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa., will be filled to capacity to root on the Steel Curtain versus the AFC North leading felines. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET (nationally) on NBC and NBC Live Extra.
For the (9-4) Cincinnati Bengals, if the postseason started today, Andy Dalton & Co. would win the AFC North, thus, enjoying home-field advantage as the Conference's third seed. This team’s success this season can be credited to the versatility they showcase on both sides of the football.
Offensively, Cincinnati is a handful for any team, ranking 10th in the NFL in points (25.7) and total yards per game (368.8), 12th in passing yards (252.9), and 15th in the league at running with the football (115.8).
Defensively is where they earn their stripes, performing in the top-10 in every major statistical category.
Heading into this Sunday Night Football 2013 free NBC live stream, the Bengals 'D' ranks: Fifth at defending the rush (98.2), sixth in points (18.8), seventh against the pass (222.4), and eighth in total yards allowed per game (320.5).
For the (5-8) Pittsburgh Steelers, with their playoff hopes all but gone, Ben Roethlisberger and the Black and Gold will look to play the role of spoiler and make things difficult for their division rivals down the stretch.
Unlike the Bengals, this team has struggled on most facets of the game, which has caused Mike Tomlin's coaching seat to heat up in the late going.
On offense, Big Ben has gotten very little help, as Pittsburgh ranks: 19th in points scored (22.4), 16th in total yards per game (344.2), seventh in passing yards (266.8), and a whopping 31st in rushing yards per contest (77.4).
Defense, which has been the staple of this organization for years, has also declined significantly. With three games remaining, the Pittsburgh's resistance ranks: 15th in points (24), 13th in total yards (342.5), ninth in passing (222.4) and 24th in rushing (120.2).
Nevertheless, as lopsided as things seem, it always makes for an exciting, and highly competitive affair every time these bitter rivals meet, and this Sunday Night Football 2013 live stream should be no different.
Don't miss your chance to witness this SNF game in its entirety. Tune to NBC's national broadcast at beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET or by visiting NBC Sports Live Extra at the top of the hour to stream it live on a desktop, tablet, mobile phone and/or other internet-operated devices.