Steelers Week 15 Sunday Night Game Against The Bengals Won’t Be Flexed Out

This is the time of the season when the league flexes out primetime games, but according to PR man Burt Lauten on Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will keep their last primetime game of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals.

When the Steelers got off to an 0-4 start this season, many wondered if NBC would exercise the flex option with the Steelers-Bengals Week 15 game come the time, but with Pittsburgh still mathematically alive for the final AFC Wild Card spot after 13 weeks of action, the game will remain on Sunday Night Football.

Should the Steelers win their Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins, the game against the Bengals becomes even more important and one the Steelers must win.

Back in Week 2, the Bengals beat the Steelers 20-10 in Cincinnati on Monday Night Football.

Kickoff at Heinz Field for the Steelers-Bengals game will still be at 8:30 p.m. EST.


    Not surprising…coming off an 8-8 season and the prospects not looking tremendously better for this season, they were granted, what 5 national TV games this season…not thumping my chest here, but 6 Lombardis and a huge national fan base bring ratings.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    I don’t care what you say every game we play is a game, even with lesser teams or better ones

  • SG

    They won’t flex it now because of Tomlin’s Return-Gate. Michaels and Collinsworthless will be talking about it again for the whole pregame show.

  • Riverstko

    Night games have not been our friend this season.