On Tuesday, the NFL announced that Round 1 of Bengals - Steelers on Nov. 15 will be moved to 4:25 pm EST. It was previously set for 1 pm EST and will still be broadcast on FOX. It’s unclear why the change was made, especially since Week 10 now has one of the biggest groups of late afternoon games I’ve ever seen.
With the Bengals’ game being moved, there are now currently six games slated for the late afternoon slots that week and only five for the 1 pm games. The late afternoon is usually pretty light with only 3-4 games on deck, but the NFL is apparently changing things up for Week 10.
This will be Joe Burrow’s first shot at the Steelers, who are currently 6-0 and the NFL’s last remaining unbeaten team. They’ll be on the road over the next two weeks as they face the Baltimore Ravens in Week 8, then the Dallas Cowboys in Week 9 before welcoming the Bengals to Heinz Field.
FLEXED— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) October 27, 2020
The NFL announced our Nov. 15th game at Pittsburgh has been moved to 4:25 P.M. ET on FOX. pic.twitter.com/DNWp1zb4An