2013 NFL preseason games will conclude with week 4 games on Thursday night. Pittsburgh Steelers will be playing against Caroline Panthers at 7:30 PM ET at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina.
While preseason games do not count towards regular season, backups, rookies and free agents are either more clearly define their roles, or more critically for some, secure that they have a spot on the final roster.
In 2012, the Steelers played against the Carolina Panthers also in the week 4 preseason finale.
Coach Mike Tomlin said in a press conference on Tuesday that their fourth-round draft pick Landry Jones will play most of the game as quarterback on Thursday night.
The Steelers must defeat the Panthers in their last preseason game before going into the regular season. According to the Philly, the team’s biggest concern is the offensive line.
Tomlin did not rule out playing starters during the Panthers game. In the past years, the team have been forced to rely on third-string quarterbacks with Ben Roethlisberger as starter, so special emphasis are placed on Jones, a rookie, to ensure that he is prepared.
Local TV Schedule:
Steelers broadcast (Bob Pompeani, Edmund Nelson):
KDKA 2 (CBS – Pittsburgh)
WTAJ 10 (CBS – Altoona)
WHP 21 (CBS – Harrisburg)
WKBN 27 (CBS – Youngstown OH)
WQCW 30 (CW – Charleston WV)
Panthers broadcast (Mike Morgan, Mike Rucker):
WCCB 18 (CW – Charlotte)
WTVD 11 (ABC – Raleigh/Durham)
WFMY 2 (CBS – Greensboro)
WSPA 7 (CBS – Spartanburg SC)
WITN 7 (NBC – Greenville NC)
WSFX 26 (FOX – Wilmington NC)
WWMB 21 (CW – Myrtle Beach)
WACH 57 (FOX – Columbia SC)
WCSC 5 (CBS – Charleston SC)
WAGT 26 (NBC – Augusta GA)
WVEC 13 (ABC – Norfolk VA)
WFXR 21/27 (FOX – Roanoke VA)
WAPK 19.2 (MyTV – Bristol TN)
Online Video and Audio Live Streaming, Rewind Subscriptions
NFL Network is offering live streaming access to all 65 preseason games through its Preseason Live. The live streaming is available through a one-time subscription fee of $14.99, which is good through September 15, 2013. With Preseason Live, viewers can watch replays of every game in HD quality video on computer, tablets, smart phones. Subscribers have the option to watch the games in dual or quad view.
Other way to watch the NFL games on your computer, tablet or phone online is through DirectTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket. The subscription of $44.99 or $59.99 per month for five months give you access to every out-of-market game, every Sunday, in HD video format. Also, it gives access to real-time stats and scores.
Besides watching the games, NFL fans can listen to every games live through NFL’s Audio Pass. With a subscription fee of $39.99, listeners receive access through July 31, 2014 to all 65 preseason games, 256 regular season games, home or away broadcasts, archived games, Spanish broadcasts, and chats.
If you were unable to watch or listen to the games live, you can access full replays of every past and 2013 NFL game online, including playoffs and Super Bowl archives through NFL’s Game Rewind. This subscription gives you access from your computer, tablets, and mobile devices. The one time subscription fee of $69.99 or 4 payments of $17.99 per month gives subscribers access through July 31, 214.
Click Here for the 2013 NFL Preseason TV Schedule and ticket price.