Who is playing Thursday Night Football in Week 14 (hope you hate offense)?

New England Patriots v Pittsburgh Steelers
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For those who enjoy high-scoring games, Thursday Night Football in Week 14 isn't going to be for you.

There are five weeks left in the 2023 regular season, and the NFL's playoff picture is starting to take shape with each game mattering more and more until the conclusion of Week 18 and the beginning of the postseason.

And there'll be no shortage of enticing matchups over Week 14, too, including some key divisional matchups between the San Francisco 49ers against the Seattle Seahawks, and the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys.

However, fans may not be overly impressed with the offensive output from the two teams scheduled to kick off Week 14 on Thursday Night Football this week, as both rank toward the very bottom of both scoring and total yards.

Since it's football, though, we'll watch it anyway and probably call it a defensive masterpiece, right?

Not so much.

Steelers host Patriots on Thursday Night Football in Week 14

Five or six years ago, a late-season game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots would have been must-watch TV, as fans would clamor to see quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady battle it out in prime time.

Both signal-callers are retired, though, and the offenses from both teams are, well... less than inspiring.

The 2-10 Pats rank dead last in points scored (148) and fifth worst in total yardage (3,485). And while Pittsburgh is 7-5 and holding onto a Wild Card berth in the AFC playoff race, its offense is 28th in scoring (192) and 26th in yards gained (3,539).

Looks like defenses will feast on Thusday night.

Kickoff between the two teams will be at 8:20 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 7 from Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, and Amazon Prime will have the streaming coverage.

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