The Week 16 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field is setting up to be one that could decide the last Wild Card spot in the AFC and Bob Labriola reports via Twitter on Monday that the game will not be flexed and will thus remain a 1 p.m. eastern kickoff.
NFL announces flex scheduling for games on Dec. 23. Steelers-Bengals will remain a 1 p.m. kickoff.
— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) December 10, 2012
The Steelers and the Bengals are both currently tied with 7-6 records after both lost on Sunday with Pittsburgh currently ahead on tiebreakers thanks to their win earlier in the season over the Bengals.
Both teams go on the road this week as the Steelers will face the Dallas Cowboys while the Bengals will play the Philadelphia Eagles.
The AFC North is still up in the air as well as the Baltimore Ravens have now lost two straight and must now prepare to face the Denver Broncos and the New York Giants before ending the season on the road against the Bengals. Should the Ravens not win prior to that Week 17 meeting, the AFC North title could hinge on that one game.