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Week 3 of the 2023 NFL Preseason starts today, treating football fans to one last Thursday night matchup before the regular season kicks off. A pair of unbeaten teams will meet in the preseason finale as the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Steelers vs. Falcons: How to Watch Today's NFL Preseason Game, Time, Live Stream
Both teams are expected to play some of their starters tonight. For the Steelers, Kenny Pickett has been looking as good as we have seen him in the NFL and can be expected to draw the start at quarterback. Second-year pro Desmond Ridder lines up under center for the Falcons. If you are ready to watch some football, here everything to know about the NFL Week 3 preseason game between the Steelers and Falcons, including the start time and how to stream NFL games at home.
When is the Steelers vs. Falcons preseason game?
The preseason game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons is scheduled for Thursday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT).
There's just one week left it the 2023 NFL preseason. If this year's preseason games are any indicator of the football season to come, we've got some terrific games on the horizon. We're excited for the official start, but while we wait, there's plenty of great football to watch today and in the weekend to come -- there are sixteen preseason games in total.
Heading into Week 3, the Commanders (finally) have some bragging rights, which may or not matter, after snapping the Baltimore Ravens 24-game preseason record. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially named former Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield (by way of the Carolina Panthers and the Los Angeles Rams) the Bucs official starter, a job last held by none other than Tom Brady. And Bryce Young, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, has yet to score his first NFL career win. No pressure.
The best part about Week 3 of the preseason is more starters are likely to play. Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson confirmed his starters will play, while new Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton confirmed most of his starters will be on the field as well. LA Rams superstar Cooper Kupp is back practicing with the team after missing extended training camp time due to hamstring issues. He's not yet confirmed to play Saturday's game matchup against the Denver Broncos, but with so many big stars on the field for Week 3, the NFL preseason is the place to be.
The NFL Preseason runs through Aug. 27. Here are some of the key storylines to follow for the 2023-4 NFL season.
Sean Payton in Denver. After "retiring" from coaching (or maybe he was just retiring from coaching the New Orleans Saints), Sean Payton is back –now as the Denver Broncos head coach. Former Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's first season in Denver was nothing short of disaster and the front office brought in the cavalry in Payton. Known as a quarterback whisperer, Payton is a massive upgrade from former head coach Nathaniel Hackett who never seemed entirely prepared to oversee the team or his superstar quarterback. If anyone can "fix" Russ, it's Payton. But if no one can fix Russ, his time in Denver is likely going to be shorter than expected.
Lamar Jackson really is a quarterback: Despite leading the league in passing touchdown during his 2019 MVP campaign, Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has been dogged by critics of his run-heavy game. Sure, Jackson is quick on his feet and quick to use his feet, but this season the Ravens offense will likely look a lot different than it has since Lamar was drafted in 2018. With new offensive coordinator Todd Monken in town and new receivers in Odell Beckham Jr., Nelson Agholor and rookie first-round pick Zay Flowers, fans can expect a new-look offense. Lamar won't give up his out-of-the-pocket game, but he'll have more weapons on the receiving end, which could finally take the Ravens further into the postseason.
Aaron Rodgers in a new shade of green: Four-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers takes over from former Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady as the oldest active player in the league. All eyes will be on the 39-year-old Hard Knocks star, who traded in his Green Bay Packers uniform for a Jets green uniform after 18 seasons in Green Bay.
A-Rod is already making his mark in New York mentoring younger players like Jets CB Sauce Gardner, whom Rodgers calls a "future Hall of Famer". The Jets haven't won the Super Bowl since 1969 and haven't made the playoffs since 2010. Rodgers made the playoffs a total of nine times. The Jets have $112 million invested in Rodgers adding a tenth trip to the postseason to his resume.
The final week of the 2023 NFL preseason kicks off with the Atlanta Falcons hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said during the week he won’t be approaching the team’s preseason finale as a rest period. That means the starters will see time against the Falcons. And thus far, the Steelers have really lit it up on offense behind quarterback Kenny Pickett.
Who: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Atlanta Falcons
When: 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
The Pittsburgh Steelers spent all of the spring and most of the summer talking about building an offense capable of big plays, the kind they’ve been lacking for large swaths of the past few seasons.
It’s just two games, preseason games at that. Still, there are signs that second-year quarterback Kenny Pickett is ready to lead an offense that no longer wants to be a liability.
Jaylen Warren sprinted practically untouched for a 62-yard score, Pickett delivered a perfect 25-yard strike to Pat Freiermuth and the Steelers breezed past the sloppy Buffalo Bills 27-15 on Saturday night.
The Steelers (2-0) scored just one offensive touchdown longer than 25 yards last season. They’ve produced four of them through two exhibition games, three of them coming with Pickett on the field.