Bengals and Steelers stay put on Sunday night in Week 15

AP

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.

36 responses to “Bengals and Steelers stay put on Sunday night in Week 15

  1. AFC North games are almost always good. I’m looking forward to this regardless of records. I wish MNF could have been more flexible with its schedule this year.

  2. Great picture, but you should have included James’ caption:

    “Please, please, please get me off this team and back to a winner.”

  3. sbchampsagain says:
    Dec 2, 2013 3:08 PM
    Wonder who will coach the team when Tomlin is suspended?
    LeBeau or Haley?

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    Whoever has the longest legs.

  4. So…. Jacksonville could destroy all AFC North teams?!?

    Jacksonville could barely beat 4-8 Cleveland and their 28th ranked RUSH Offense.

    Cleveland’s Defense allows:
    – 6.8 MORE points than Cincinnati
    – 5.2 MORE points than Baltimore
    – 1.6 MORE points than Pittsburgh

    Cleveland’s Offense scores:
    – 5 LESS points than Cincinnati
    – 1.5 LESS points than Baltimore (“ELITE” joe flacco)
    – 2.6 LESS points than Pittsburgh

  5. WOW!!!

    Baltimore’s “ELITE” joe flacco led offense only scores 1.5 more points than 4-8 Cleveland.

    That’s funny!!!

    LOL!!!

  6. Will they make the Steelers wear their “Fightin’ Bumblebee” outfits again? It’s like Grublets on Ice, but with less touchdowns.

  7. crownofthehelmet says:
    Dec 2, 2013 3:08 PM
    Great picture, but you should have included James’ caption:
    “Please, please, please get me off this team and back to a winner.”
    *************
    Amazingly, you are correct. He said it immediately before rejecting the higher Steeler offer and signing with Cincy.

  8. @clownofthehelmet
    Harrison already took care of getting on a winning team back in April.

    8-4 > 5-7

  9. crownofthehelmet says:
    Dec 2, 2013 3:08 PM
    Great picture, but you should have included James’ caption:
    “Please, please, please get me off this team and back to a winner.”

    Yeah, because the Bengals aren’t in first place at 8-4 and didn’t spank the Steelers on MNF already or anything. Right?

    If anything Harrison is just upset that he couldn’t have joined the winning team sooner. Enjoy your rebuilding years that are on the way, Stooler fans.

  10. tvjules says:
    Why not Packers/Cowboys?

    Because we don’t see enough of the Packers and the NFC (L)East already…

  11. I can understand the Steelers but nobody wants to watch the Bengals. Even the people in Ohio would rather watch the Browns. The Bengals have benefited from a cake walk schedule. Oh well I guess we can’t watch a quality team like the PATRIOTS every week.

  12. Learn to troll better, dude.

    Patriots, Packers at full strength, Lions on the road, Chargers on the road, Steelers… well ok that one was a cakewalk.

    The Bengals haven’t had the easiest of schedules.

  13. “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”

    That screams confidence, potentially blowing it the following weekend. Bengal hater much?

  14. “ELITE” joe flacco (First Two NFL Seasons):

    35 td – 24 int – 19 fumbles
    6584 yards – 61% completions
    Team Defense Rankings (3rd and 3rd)
    ZERO Super Bowl wins

    —————————————–

    Andy Dalton (First Two NFL Seasons):

    47 td – 29 int – 9 fumbles
    7067 yards – 60% completions
    Team Defense Points Rankings (8th and 6th)
    Zero Super Bowl wins

  15. 2013 “ELITE” joe flacco:

    15 td – 14 int – 7 fumbles
    2993 yards – 59% completions
    78 QB rating

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    2013 Andy Dalton:

    22 td – 16 int – 4 fumbles
    3144 yards – 61% completions
    85 QB rating

  16. Lol I love how the second tier teams love comparing their average quarterbacks. I hate to break it to you but neither Flacco or Dalton is any good. Nobody is gonna confuse either of them for Tom Brady.

  17. you forgot the 3 playoff wins in his first 2 seasons to dalton’s 0 playoff wins. your stats are great. wins are what matters. at least you dont have to worry about losing to the texans this year…thats if you even make it

  18. no one brought brady into the discussion but you. and i never tried to compare flacco to brady. brady is a hall of famer. but that doesnt mean other players cant be compared to other players.

  19. doctorrustbelt says:
    Dec 2, 2013 6:58 PM
    “ELITE” joe flacco (First Two NFL Seasons):

    35 td – 24 int – 19 fumbles
    6584 yards – 61% completions
    Team Defense Rankings (3rd and 3rd)
    ZERO Super Bowl wins

    —————————————–

    Andy Dalton (First Two NFL Seasons):

    47 td – 29 int – 9 fumbles
    7067 yards – 60% completions
    Team Defense Points Rankings (8th and 6th)
    Zero Super Bowl wins

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    Kinda funny you left the one stat off that matters: playoff wins.

    Stats are for fantasy football window lickers. Dalton can’t win big games on the road. Everyone knows this.

  20. doctorrustbelt says:
    Dec 2, 2013 7:04 PM
    2013 “ELITE” joe flacco:

    15 td – 14 int – 7 fumbles
    2993 yards – 59% completions
    78 QB rating

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    2013 Andy Dalton:

    22 td – 16 int – 4 fumbles
    3144 yards – 61% completions
    85 QB rating

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    AJ Green has half of Dalton’s TD total. Joe’s #1 Torrey has 3 TDs god bless his soul.

    Can you imagine if a QB that had a decent arm had a guy like Green? Hell, Weeden just QB’d Gordon to 261 yards. Has Green ever sniffed that with Dalton? Green is twice the player Gordon is.

  21. Keep firing the shots at the Almighty Steelers, you Ohio losers. Who could blame you, finally a chance to pick on the bully. You’ve been waiting decades to do it, have your short-lived fun, but stay on your knees as you will settle back to the bottom.
    Never will your teams be compared to us in the elite status. ROFLMAO at you!!!

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