The Steelers have secured the No. 2 seed in the AFC, but still have a shot at the top seed. The Browns hope to avoid becoming the fifth team in NFL history to go winless in a season. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
The Pittsburgh Steelers have secured the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs. The Steelers still have a shot at securing the top-seed and home-field advantage, but they must defeat the winless Cleveland Browns on Sunday (10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, CBS, DirecTV).
You can watch the live stream on the NFL’s mobile app or DirecTV’s NFL app. If the NFL Network is part of your cable package, you can also live stream the game through the NFL app on XBox, Apple TV, or Roku device on your TV.
While the Steelers (12-3) locked up the AFC’s No. 2 seed after a 34-6 trouncing of the Houston Texans, they can still reach the top seed if they defeat the Browns and the New England Patriots lose or tie the New York Jets – very unlikely. However, the Steelers may want to remain a No. 2-seed. The Steelers entered the postseason as the AFC’s No. 2 seed five times in the three-round era–1979, 1995, 1997, 2008 and 2010 – and have reached the Super Bowl four times.
The Browns (0-15) have one final chance to avoid becoming the fifth team in NFL history to go winless in a regular season. The 1960 Dallas Cowboys (0-11-1), the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-14), the 1982 Baltimore Colts (0-8-1), and the 2008 Detroit Lions (0-16). The Lions are the only team to go winless in a 16-game season.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the game, or follow along as we bring you the latest score, live updates and more.
What: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns
When: Sunday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
TV: CBS, DirecTV
Online: Click Here To Watch Live in HD
Watch online: You can watch the live stream on the NFL’s mobile app or DirecTV’s NFL app. If the NFL Network is part of your cable package, you can also live stream the game through the NFL app on XBox, Apple TV, or Roku device on your TV.
Local players to watch: Pittsburgh – LS Kameron Canaday (Portland State University).
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