The Cincinnati Bengals will be playing in front of a large national audience in Week 15.
Sure, much of that is due to their opponent — the 10-3 Minnesota Vikings — having one of the best records in football. Needless to say, they’re a big reason the 5-8 Bengals will get a pretty big audience on Sunday in the early slate of CBS games.
The late slate of CBS games is highlighted by the Pittsburgh Steelers hosting the New England Patriots. The winner of this game will likely earn home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. The Steelers actually clinches that if they win, but the Patriots will be in firm control of it if they can win at Heinz Field.
The early slate of FOX games is highlighted by the Carolina Panthers hosting the Green Bay Packers. This will not only be a battle of playoff contenders, but it will also feature the return of Aaron Rodgers to the Packers’ lineup.