The Steelers may not have helped their chances of making it to the playoffs with the Thanksgiving night loss to the Ravens, but they didn’t hurt their chances of playing on prime time in Week 15.
The NFL has announced that the Steelers’ home game against the Bengals will remain on Sunday night. There are a few other games that could take on enormous playoff implications based on Week 14 results, but none of them are sure to matter more than the matchup of AFC North rivals.
With a date against the Ravens looming in Week 17, the Bengals will be trying to put the finishing touches on a division title before facing the prospect of blowing it on the final weekend. The Steelers can stay on at least the fringes of the Wild Card race by winning against the Dolphins next Sunday.
The league also announced that two games have had their kickoffs moved from the early afternoon slot on Sunday, December 15 to a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. The Saints-Rams and Cardinals-Titans games are the ones being shifted to later starts.