NFL Week 17 flex scheduling changes: Steelers vs. Ravens rematch, Chargers vs. Rams game moved to new times

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The Steelers made a last-minute comeback in a historic rematch against the Raiders on Christmas Eve. A day later, the NFL gave Pittsburgh its second straight primetime spotlight, with the Steelers’ Week 17 rematch against the Ravens, scheduled for Jan. 1 at 4:25 p.m. “Sunday Night Football”.

The Chargers and Rams were originally scheduled to wrap up next Sunday’s slate by going head-to-head on their shared home field in Los Angeles. But with the Rams (5-10) already out of the playoff picture, the Steelers vs. Ravens game will show his two teams still in the postseason hunt. The Chargers-Rams game will transition to the original Steelers-Ravens slot at 4:25 PM ET on CBS.

After defeating the Raiders on Saturday night, the Steelers (7-8) are one of seven teams vying for the two remaining wildcard spots in the AFC. The rival Ravens (10-5) have already qualified for the playoffs and at least secured a wildcard, but are in contention for the AFC North title with the Bengals (11-4). .

The Ravens and Steelers just met in Week 14 of the 2022 season, and Baltimore won 16-14 away despite missing starting quarterback Lamar Jackson.Manager John Harbaugh said Saturday that the Ravens’ playoff berth is It doesn’t matter when Jackson returnsit is unclear if backup Tyler Huntley will remain at center for the upcoming rematch on Sunday night.

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