If you were hoping that the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 8 game against the Cincinnati Bengals would be flexed-out to a later time, I have some bad news for you.
According to Steelers PR man Burt Lauten, the Nov. 1 game at Heinz Field against the Bengals will remain at 1 p.m. ET on CBS. That game will also feature the Steelers wearing their 1933 throwback uniforms.
The #Steelers AFC North Division game vs the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 1 (Week 8) will remain at 1 pm ET on CBS.
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) October 20, 2015
Additionally, the Steelers Dec. 13 game against the Bengals in Cincinnati will also remain at 1 p.m. and the same goes for their Dec. 20 game against the Denver Broncos at Heinz Field as it will remain at 4:25 p.m. Both games are being protected by CBS, according to the team’s official website.
All other games are still eligible to be flexed by the NFL.
The Bengals, who currently sit atop the AFC North with a 6-0 record, are currently on their bye. The Steelers bye is still few weeks away and they’ll play the Kansas City Chiefs on the road this Sunday.
Should quarterback Ben Roethlisberger not be able to return to action this week against the Chiefs, you can probably count on him playing the following week against the Bengals. Roethlisberger, however, is expected to go all-out this week in practice in order to test where he is exactly with his sprained left MCL.
Landry Jones will make his first career start in place of Roethlisberger if he can’t play Sunday against the Chiefs.