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Steelers vs. Bengals December 18th game flexed out of prime time

The NFL has spoken, and they don’t want the Steelers and Bengals in prime time in Week 15.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals is one of the up-and-coming rivalries in the NFL. Their past two matchups have been blood baths, both figuratively and literally, but it must not be good enough for prime time.

What am I talking about? The NFL has flexed the Week 15, December 18th, game against the Bengals to 1:00 p.m. and not on Sunday Night Football.

Instead of the Steelers vs. Bengals showdown, the nation-wide audience will instead be treated to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Dallas Cowboys in prime time.

Steelers vs. Vontaze Burfict and the Bengals won’t be seen by a national audience, and the Bengals sub-par record, combined with the NFL trying to jump on the “America’s Team” bandwagon likely resulted in the change.

For most, the thought of not having to stay up until near midnight to see the conclusion of the game won’t be a huge deal.