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Packers vs. Steelers, Preseason 2018: Game Time, TV Broadcasts, Streaming, & More

Get ready for the second preseason game, which should feature Aaron Rodgers taking some live snaps for the first time this year.

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In 2017, the finest outing that Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley had as a passer came against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After taking over for an injured Aaron Rodgers, Hundley recorded a passer rating of more than 90 in just three contests, and his performance in the Packers’ 31-28 loss in Pittsburgh was by far the best, as he completed 17 of 26 passes for 245 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

That result was good for a passer rating of 134.3, more than 20 points higher than his next-best outing and a full 63 points better than his overall rating for the year. On Thursday, Hundley will get another chance to face the Steelers, as the Packers host them in a preseason game that is the second exhibition for each team.

This game, however, should see the return of Aaron Rodgers to the Lambeau Field turf. He and head coach Mike McCarthy have both discussed his likely return to the field this week, and it looks like the Packers will try to get all four of their signal-callers some game action. Of course, Rodgers is the most highly-anticipated of the group, as he has not taken snaps at Lambeau since week four a year ago — nearly ten and a half months ago.

Will Rodgers’ return live up to the excitement? Probably not, as this is a preseason game, but be sure to tune in regardless. Here’s how to do it.

Game Primer


Green Bay Packers (1-0) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)


Lambeau Field
Green Bay, Wisconsin


Thursday, August 16th, 2018
7:00 PM Central Time


Local TV Broadcasts

Packers TV Network
Lead stations: NBC-4 (Milwaukee), NBC-26 (Green Bay), ABC-27 (Madison)
Commentators: Kevin Harlan, James Lofton

Steelers TV Network
Lead stations: CBS-2 (Pittsburgh), CBS-10 (Altoona), CBS-21 (Harrisburg), FOX-66 (Erie), NBC-4 (Columbus, OH), CBS-27 (Youngstown, OH)
Commentators: Bob Pompeani, Charlie Batch

Radio Broadcasts

Packers Radio Network
Commentators: Wayne Larrivee, Larry McCarren

Online Streaming

NFL GamePass
(Free 7-day trial available)

NFL Network Replays

Friday, August 17, 2:00 AM ET & 1:00 PM ET; Sunday, August 19, 7:00 PM ET; Wednesday, August 22, 8:00 PM ET; Thursday, August 23, 3:00 PM ET


Recent Head-to-Head Games

Regular Season
Week 12 2017: @Steelers 31, Packers 28

Week 2 2015: @Steelers 24, Packers 19

Super Bowl XLV: Packers 31, Steelers 25

This Preseason

Packers: won 31-17 vs. Tennessee Titans
Steelers: won 31-14 at Philadelphia Eagles

PUP Lists

Packers: OLB Nick Perry
Steelers: ILB Ryan Shazier, WR Eli Rogers