The Pittsburgh Steelers are a popular team, and this is a large reason why they typically receive the most prime time games allowed by the NFL — 5. The Steelers have already been on prime time twice, Monday night vs. the Buccaneers and Sunday night vs. the Ravens, and Thursday night with the Carolina Panthers looming in Week 10.
However, what once looked like a back-to-back prime time schedule with the Panthers and then a trip to Jacksonville on Sunday night, has not come to fruition. The NFL announced Monday they have flexed the Steelers vs. Jaguars Week 11 game from prime time to a 1 p.m. ET kickoff.
While the Steelers are surging, winners of 4 in a row and sporting a 5-2-1 record, the Jaguars are headed in the other direction. The Jaguars are coming off a Week 9 bye week and are 3-5 on the season.
There will certainly be a lot surrounding this game, considering the Jaguars beat Pittsburgh twice last season, both at Heinz Field, including once in the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs. While the animosity might remain between these two teams, the NFL has decided more fans would want to see the Bears and Vikings instead.
This might not be the only Steelers prime time game which could be flexed. The Week 14 game vs. the 1-7 Oakland Raiders in Oakland might find itself moved as well.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold heading into Week 10.