NFL moves Bengals-Steelers to 4:25 p.m. ET

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The flexing process has begun for the NFL.

With the current schedule for Week Seven featuring Seahawks-Giants and Broncos-Chargers as the options at 4:25 p.m. ET, the NFL has moved the Bengals-Steelers game from 1:00 p.m. ET to 4:25 p.m. ET.

It makes sense. The Giants stink, and the Chargers are generating little interest in their own market. It’s hard to imagine them moving the needle nationally.

Conversely, the Bengals and Steelers seem to genuinely hate each other, and hatred sells. Also, the Steelers seem to be in the midst of a dysfunctional mess, and dysfunction sells.

The move puts the Steelers on a big stage for each of the next three games — Week Six at Kansas City at 4:25 p.m. ET, Week Seven vs. Bengals at 4:25 p.m. ET, and Week Eight at Detroit at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday Night Football on NBC.

The NFL also moved Panthers-Bears at 1:00 p.m. ET in Week Seven from FOX to CBS. The move gives FOX and CBS four games in the early window each that day.

18 responses to “NFL moves Bengals-Steelers to 4:25 p.m. ET

  1. Steelers will lose all 3 of these games. Possibly the most talented team in league but too many distractions along with horrible coaching has equaled disaster. I am in shock that Steelers front office people have done nothing to help. They are leaving the team out to dry… which should be seen as a sign. Goodbye Ben, Bell and Tomlin. As long as Haley goes, all will be good again.

  2. Last week… Jacksonville DESTROYED the steelers (in pitt).

    This week… the steelers are pressing to save face after a complete implosion.

    Two weeks… the deflated steelers get beat again.

  3. Don’t care about this game, but I really hate it when games I plan to watch are moved…just another thing that has me PO’d about the NFL.

  4. The next 3 weeks — actually the rest of the season — will be a tough test for the Steeler defense. All ANY team has to do is score 20 points on the Steeler defense and it is a sure-fire, slam dunk, guaranteed loss for the Steelers. That’s just how good Big Ben is.

  5. Last week… Jacksonville DESTROYED the steelers (in pitt).

    This week… the steelers are pressing to save face after a complete implosion.

    Two weeks… the deflated steelers get beat again.
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    Last 25 Years no Bengal playoff wins..

    LOL

  6. Three straight games in the national spotlight … three opportunities to demonstrate the character of your team. I’d feel better about the possibilities if team members were at the stadium focusing all their attention on modifying their game plan, improving their offensive timing, and strengthening their running defense. But they seem to be spending most of their time giving interviews about what went wrong last week and whether they’re still interested in playing.

  7. Don’t care about this game, but I really hate it when games I plan to watch are moved…just another thing that has me PO’d about the NFL.
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    maybe you don’t care about the game but no matter who you root for you’ve got to want to watch this game. These games are ALWAYS entertaining and it’s very likely Pitt will be looking at coming in losing the last 2 games. It’s going to be a slobberknocker.

  8. Maybe it’s just me but I prefer a 1:00 game. It’s just nice to wake up get some food and coffee and tune into football. Sunday is my lazy day and I fall asleep sometimes around 3-4 waiting on my game.

  9. What about fans who already have tickets and have to cancel or change their plans? What happens if they can’t make it because of the time change, how do they recover the money for their tickets?
    All this for a ratings grab.

  10. Makes sense. This way a bigger audience gets to see Andy Dalton push the Steelers into third place.

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