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Chiefs vs. Steelers 2016: Time, TV schedule and team news for 'Sunday Night Football'

Jamaal Charles, Le’Veon Bell likely to make season debuts for Chiefs, Steelers on “Sunday Night Football.”

Turnovers were the name of the game for the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3. They picked off New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick a total of six times and recovered two fumbles for eight total turnovers in their 24-3 win. They took two of those turnovers back for touchdowns and going into Week 4, they should be feeling pretty good.

Their opponents in Week 4, the Pittsburgh Steelers, won’t be feeling quite as good. The Steelers turned the ball over twice in a 34-3 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the franchise’s worst defeat in 27 years. The game was a disaster for them, and their streak of losing to the Eagles in Pennsylvania continues to stretch all the way back to the 60’s.

They will face off under the bright lights of Sunday Night Football in Week 4. The game will kick off just after 8:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on television via NBC. A live stream will be available online at NBC Sports. As usual, Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels will handle in-game commentary for the primetime game, with Michele Tafoya acting as the sideline reporter.

Alex Smith had a productive game passing against the Jets. He completed 25 of 33 passes for 237 yards and a touchdown. He did not throw an interception, and was productive despite getting just 78 yards from his running game. Jamaal Charles is injured and did not play in that game.

Charles is dealing with a knee injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. But given that the league did away with the probable designation, questionable is murkier than ever. That said, Charles is expected to play on Sunday, as he practiced with the offense all week.

That would make this week’s game his regular season debut. Charles had missed the first three games due to injury and the Chiefs have been so-so at running the ball in his absence. Spencer Ware has a nice 4.9 yards per carry average, but he has only scored one touchdown and has just 202 yards in three games. Charcandrick West comes up behind him with 63 yards off of 12 carries.

Pittsburgh is playing in the AFC North, one of the toughest divisions in football. When healthy, the Steelers have been considered one of the league’s top teams. And they are healthy currently, but they have still struggled. Ben Roethlisberger has completed 59.3 percent of his passes for 816 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions.

DeAngelo Williams has also slowed down after performing incredibly well in relief of Le’Veon Bell a season ago. Williams has 258 yards and two touchdowns on 66 carries, a per-carry average of just 3.9 yards.

But fortunately for the Steelers, they are also getting their star running back in the lineup. Le’Veon Bell has served a three-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, and will resume the starting role over Williams, which should also make Williams better in the long run.

Bell played in just six games last season, dealing with both a suspension and an injury. But he looked good when he was active. In 2014, the only time he’s played a full 16-game season, he ran the ball 290 times for 1,361 yards and eight touchdowns. That season, he also caught 83 passes for 854 yards and three touchdowns.

Below is all you need to know to watch Sunday’s game.

How to Watch Chiefs vs. Steelers on Sunday

Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Penn.


Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya

Online Streaming: Sunday Ticket, NBC Sports