The Steelers will play the Miami Dolphins in an AFC Wild Card playoff game at Heinz Field on Sunday, January 8. Kickoff for the game is set for 1:05 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on CBS (KDKA-TV, Channel 2, locally).
The Steelers go into the playoffs as AFC North Champs and the No. 3 seed, while the Dolphins are the No. 6 seed after losing Sunday to the New England Patriots.
This will be the second time this season the two teams will met, with the Steelers losing the Week 6 meeting, 30-15, at Hard Rock Stadium.
The running game struggled to get going that day, with Le'Veon Bell rushing for just 53 yards on 10 carries. But lately the ground game has been on fire, with Bell gaining 835 yards (a 139.1 yard average) in the last six games he played.
Ben Roethlisberger injured his knee in the game, missing the final series of the first half but returned in the second half, although hampered by the injury. Roethlisberger had surgery on the knee the week after the game, missing the following game against the New England Patriots.
The two franchises have played three times in the postseason, with the Dolphins holding a 2-1 edge.
Tickets for the Steelers-Dolphins AFC Wild Card playoff game at Heinz Field are sold out.
NFL PLAYOFF SCHEDULESaturday, Jan. 7
4:35 p.m. ET on ESPN/ABC -- Oakland at Houston
8:15 p.m. ET on NBC -- Detroit at Seattle
Sunday, Jan. 8
1:05 p.m. ET on CBS -- Miami at Pittsburgh
4:40 p.m. ET on FOX -- NY Giants at Green Bay
Saturday, Jan. 14
4:35 p.m. ET on FOX -- Seattle/Green Bay/New York Giants at Atlanta
8:15 p.m. ET on CBS -- Houston/Oakland/Miami at New England
Sunday, Jan. 15
1:05 p.m. ET on NBC -- Pittsburgh/Houston/Oakland at Kansas City
4:40 p.m. ET on FOX -- Green Bay/New York Giants/Detroit at Dallas
Sunday, Jan. 22
3:05 p.m. ET on FOX -- NFC Championship Game
6:40 p.m. ET on CBS -- AFC Championship Game
Sunday, Feb. 5
6:30 p.m. ET on FOX -- Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas