The Cincinnati Bengals will get an extra primetime game this year after originally only having a Thursday Night Football game on their schedule.
On Tuesday, it was revealed that the Bengals’ Week 7 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs will be flexed into Sunday Night Football. As of now, this will be just the second primetime game the Bengals will play in this year. The Bengals have confirmed the news.
The Chiefs have stormed out of the gate en route to a 5-0 record and have made a strong case that they’re the NFL’s best team. They’ll get a big test this week when they face the New England Patriots in Foxborough before returning home to host the Bengals in Week 7.
The Bengals host the Pittsburgh Steelers this week. If they can hold serve at home this week and then beat the Chiefs next week, the Bengals will lead the AFC record-wise when Week 7 ends. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. As of now, the Bengals are 4-1, the Chiefs are 5-0 and the next two weeks will be big tests for Cincinnati.
Who would have thought we could ever say that after the Bengals went a combined 13-18-1 over the last two seasons?
Unfortunately, the Bengals are 0-10 on Sunday Night Football since 2006, that includes playoff games on NBC.
Zero and ten.
Hey, if you’re going to break a streak, you might as well do it against arguably the best team in the AFC and maybe NFL.