The Detroit Lions find themselves in an envious position. Sitting atop the NFC North, they've seen the competition around them suffer injuries at the quarterback position and struggle. There is a narrow window for the Lions to capitalize and build on their lead, but the first step is ensuring they don't look past the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Game Date/Time and Location: Sunday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. ET at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pa.
TV schedule and distribution map: Fox; The506.com
Live coverage and updates:
Lions blog: Pride of Detroit / Follow Pride of Detroit on Twitter
Steelers blog: Behind the Steel Curtain / Follow Behind the Steel Curtain on Twitter
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Radio schedule: Detroit: WXYT 97.1 FM and 1270 AM ; Pittsburgh: WDVE-FM (102.5) and WBGG-AM (970)
Watch Online: Verizon subscribers can watch games live with the NFL Mobile app (subscription required). NFL Game Pass offers live online broadcasts to users outside the USA.
More on the matchup: Four years have passed since the Lions and Steelers faced off. The meeting happened during Matthew Stafford's rookie season, but he was unable to play due to injury. Ben Roethlisberger threw three touchdowns in a 28-20 victory. Things have changed since that time. Gone is Pittsburgh's choking defense, and the ground-based offense has evaporated for a team without a reliable offensive line. Things are set up for Detroit to build on its lead in the NFC North, and ensure the team won't need to find a back door through a Wild Card.
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