2014 NFL Week 3's Sunday Night Football features the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 21. The Steelers (1-1) vs. Panthers (2-0) football game will begin at 5:30 p.m. PT. Fans can watch the match online via live stream below (free with subscription), and on NBC Television Network.
Going into Week 3, the Steelers are ranked 3rd in AFC North, with one win 27-30 over Cleveland Browns and one loss 26-6 to Ravens, and the Panthers are ranked 1st in NFC South, with two wins 20-14 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and 7-24 against Detroit Lions.
On offense, the Steelers have the league's sixth highest average yards per game (402), with 289 (5th) in average rush yards and 113 (19th) in rush yards. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is going 45 of 71 with 582 yards and one touchdown. Running back Le'Veon Bell has 168 rush yards and one touchdown in 32 carries.
On defense, the Steelers are ranked 25th in points allowed (26.5), 19th in yards (356), 7th in pass yards (182), and 30th in rush yards (174).
The Panthers offense are ranked among the average in the league, with 22 points (17th), 323.5 yards (23rd), 236 pass yards (15th), and 87.5 rush yards (25th). Quarterbacks Cam Newton is going 22 of 34, with 281 yards and one touchdown, and Derek Anderson has 24 of 34 with 230 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Together with the league's top defense, they have kept the Panthers moving along.
On defense, the Panthers are ranked 2nd in points allowed (10.5), 5th in yards (293.5), 12th in pass yards (207.5), and 6th in rush yards (86).
In Week 1, the Steelers blew a 24-point lead against the Cleveland Browns, but Roethelisberger and Steelers came back and won with 27-30 in overtime. In Week 2, Pittsburgh lost to the Ravens 26-6, where they managed only two field goals and committed three turnovers in face of Joe Flacco's two touchdown passes and Ray Rice's running plays.
For Panthers, they've two winning games, and is looking for the third. In Week 2, they defeated the Lions 7-24. Cam Newton threw for 281 yards and a touchdown. He was 22 of 34 and overcame four sacks.
While Carolina played without Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy, they had three takeaways and held Matthew Stafford and the Lions scoreless in the first half. This showed the Panthers' defensive prowess as Stafford and company had just put up 35 points against the Giants in the previous week.
Hardy was placed as inactive for his conviction on two counts of domestic violence on July 15.
Based on the games played so far by the two teams, the Panthers are poised to win the Sunday Night Football.
To catch the game online, you can check out NBC Sports Live Extra or NFL Sunday Ticket or try ProNFL.net. If you want to listen on the radio, the Steelers broadcast is on WBBG AM 970, and Panthers broadcast on WBT AM 1110. The game will be on the NBC Television Network with a 10 a.m. PT kickoff.