Week 9's installment of Thursday Night Football will feature two AFC teams that could potentially be fighting each other for Wild Card berths.
The fallout from the 2023 NFL trade deadline is still going to be felt for at least a couple of weeks, perhaps longer. But that shouldn't distract us from the reality that football resumes this Thursday for Week 9's version of Thursday Night Football.
And it's November, meaning these primetime games are going to start feeling much more autumnal than previously, right?
It's about time.
At any rate, let's get you briefed for Thursday Night Football in Week 9.
Which 2 teams will play Thursday Night Football in Week 9?
Reaching the halfway point of the season, the AFC playoff picture is still a long way from being determined, but scoreboard-watching will surely begin for those teams in the hunt.
Right now, if the season ended before Thursday night, Pittsburgh would be in as the No. 6 seed, whereas Tennessee is on the outside, looking in as the 11th seed. However, there are seven teams with either 4-3 or 3-4 records that are all bunched up together, meaning Thursday's game could carry some serious implications for the final standings.
The last time these two teams met was back in December of 2021, a game that the Steelers won 19-13.
Pittsburgh has mostly dominated the 80 meetings between these two squads, boasting a 48-32 all-time series record.
Thursday Night Football will kick off on Nov. 2 at 8:15 p.m. ET and will be available to watch on Amazon Prime.