The Green Bay Packers are back and they will face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night at Lambeau Field. This will be the final preseason.
The Green Bay Packers will host their second preseason game at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night. Green Bay last hosted Pittsburgh during the preseason in 1996, resulting in a 24-17 win for the home team. Including the regular season, this will be the fourth meeting between the two teams since 2013.
The Packers are coming off of a 31-17 win over the Tennesee Titans last Thursday. Despite sitting 18 players, the Packers offense moved well and Mike Pettine’s (intended) vanilla defense kept the Titans in check.
This week may be different, as quarterback Aaron Rodgers may see his first action at Lambeau since Green Bay’s 35-14 win over the Chicago Bears on Sept. 28, 2017.
“The goal is to play Aaron on Thursday,” said McCarthy on Tuesday morning. “Coordination of who he plays with is part of that decision. But yeah, definitely, that’s the goal for him to play.”
McCarthy’s words hint to the state of the offensive line. While David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga returned to practice this week, it’s not known if either of the starting tackles will play. If they do, expect to see Rodgers on the field for a series.
Meanwhile, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday Ben Roethlisberger Landry Jones, Antonio Brown, and Cameron Hayward are not expected to play. A few other veteran players are likely to sit out as well.
Thursday’s game will be televised over the 18-station Packers TV Network throughout the state of Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, northeastern Minnesota, Peoria in Illinois, the Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids-Waterloo and Des Moines in Iowa, Omaha in Nebraska, Sioux Falls in South Dakota and Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau in Alaska.
CBS’s Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and former Packer James Lofton (analyst) will call the game from the broadcast booth with Lance Allan of WTMJ-TV reporting from the sidelines. Allan will also host a half-hour pregame show.
The game can be heard over Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM) and the Packers Radio Network, which is made up of 50 stations in five states. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and Larry McCarren (analyst) will call the game.
Here’s the information you need to know to watch Thursday night’s game:
What: Green Bay Packers (1-0) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)
When: Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. CDT
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Referees: Ron Torbert and Scott Novak
TV Channels: Packers TV Network (see below)
Radio: Packers Radio Network
Live stream: fuboTV (try it free)