Steelers vs. Vikings live score, updates, highlights from NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ game

As Minnesota and Pittsburgh face off on Thursday, the end could be near for major figures in each respective franchise. For the Vikings, there’s talk that coach Mike Zimmer may be on the hot seat after the way his team gifted Detroit its first win of the season.

For the Steelers, there’s been conjecture about just how much longer Ben Roethlisberger has and whether he’ll continue playing for the team beyond this year. Though, Roethlisberger has deflected those claims in recent days.

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In Zimmer’s case, the Vikings gave up a walkoff touchdown to the Lions as time expired, thanks in large part to blown coverage, which got Zimmer chided as he’s been known as a defensive coach during his time in the NFL.

Both teams are currently on the outside looking in for the playoff hunt as well. At 6-5-1, the Steelers sit in eighth place, behind the 7-5 Bills, who are coming off a 14-10 loss to New England. Minnesota is further back, sitting in ninth place in the NFC at 5-7.

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The Vikings’ task is even tougher as they’ll be without two of their top skill position players in wide receiver Adam Thielen and running back Dalvin Cook. Pittsburgh meanwhile, will be missing standout defensive back Joe Haden.

With the season nearing its end and the playoff race tightening, both teams are in must-win mode.

Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights throughout “Thursday Night Football.” Follow along below for complete coverage.

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Steelers vs. Vikings score

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Steelers vs. Vikings live updates, highlights from Thursday Night Football

8:27 p.m.: The field goal unit for Minnesota comes out on fourth-and-3 from the Pittsburgh 35 but they can’t cash in. Greg Joseph’s 53-yard attempt is wide left.

8:25 p.m.: On first-and-10, a hobbled Dalvin Cook takes advantage of a major hole and gains 20 yards on the play to the Pittsburgh 42.

8:22 p.m.: Pittsburgh kicks it away to start and it goes for a touchback. Minnesota’s opening drive begins at its 25.

Steelers vs. Vikings start time

The Steelers vs. Vikings game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. All “Thursday Night Football” games in 2021 are scheduled to begin at 8:20 p.m. ET.

What channel is Steelers vs. Vikings on tonight?

  • TV channel: Fox, NFL Network
  • Live stream: Amazon Prime, fuboTV

Both Fox and NFL Network will broadcast the “Thursday Night Football” game between the Steelers and the Vikings. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will broadcast from the booth, while Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink will report from the sidelines.

Additionally, fans can stream the game on Amazon Prime with the same broadcast that’s shown on Fox and NFL Network.

Fans can also stream NFL games with fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN free with a 30-day trial.

Steelers schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) TV Channel
14 Dec. 9 @Vikings 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
15 Dec. 19 Titans 1:00 p.m. CBS
16 Dec. 26 @Chiefs 4:25 p.m. CBS
17 Jan. 3 Browns 8:15 p.m. ESPN
18 Jan. 9 @Ravens 1:00 p.m. CBS

Vikings schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) TV Channel
14 Dec. 9 Steelers 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
15 Dec. 20 @Bears 8:15 p.m. ESPN
16 Dec. 26 Rams 1:00 p.m. Fox
17 Jan. 2 @Packers 8:20 p.m. NBC
18 Jan. 9 Bears 1:00 p.m. Fox

‘Thursday Night Football’ schedule 2021

Week Date Matchup Time (ET) TV Channel
1 Sept. 9 Cowboys @ Buccaneers 8:20 p.m. NBC
2 Sept. 16 Giants @ WFT 8:20 p.m. NFL Network
3 Sept. 23 Panthers @ Texans 8:20 p.m. NFL Network
4 Sept. 30 Jaguars @ Bengals 8:20 p.m. NFL Network
5 Oct. 7 Rams @ Seahawks 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
6 Oct. 14 Buccaneers @ Eagles 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
7 Oct. 21 Broncos @ Browns 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
8 Oct. 28 Packers @ Cardinals 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
9 Nov. 4 Jets @ Colts 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
10 Nov. 11 Ravens @ Dolphins 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
11 Nov. 18 Patriots @ Falcons 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
12 Nov. 25 Bills @ Saints 8:20 p.m. NBC
13 Dec. 2 Cowboys @ Saints 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
14 Dec. 9 Steelers @ Vikings 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
15 Dec. 16 Chiefs @ Chargers 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network
16 Dec. 23 49ers @ Titans 8:20 p.m. NFL Network

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