BALTIMORE - NOVEMBER 20: Fans of the Cincinnati Bengals cheer against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 20, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens lead the Bengals 14-7 at the half. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
Assumptions were made with reasonable arguments that the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens could be flexed into Sunday Night Football. Those assumptions quickly faded due to the NFC East playing the NFL's wet dream flawless, having the Cowboys and Giants determine the division champion while the loser goes home. We can only imagine every employee at NFL Headquarters is laughing mischievously while twirling their overgrown mustache. That being said the Cincinnati Bengals were flexed to the late afternoon game with a 4:15 p.m. kickoff time. And unless you live close to Cincinnati or Baltimore, and unless you have the NFL ticket, you're chances of seeing it on your high definition television is virtually nonexistent.
According to the506.com television distribution map for this weekend's slate of games, CBS will air Kansas City at Denver across most of the nation within markets that aren't offering local games during the late afternoon. In our case we'll obviously see the Bengals and Ravens, as will the Baltimore region.
That's not all.
The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins will be shown along with the slate of early afternoon games on CBS. If you live in the Cincinnati market, and most of the entire nation really, Local 12 will air this game.