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Steelers-Bengals Week 10 game gets flexed to 4:25 p.m. start

Updated: Oct 27, 2020

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The Steelers-Bengals Week 10 game on Nov. 15 has been flexed to a 4:25 p.m. EST time start. The game was originally scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff.

The Bengals are 1-5-1 to start the season and are lead by quarterback Joe Burrow, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of LSU. This season, Burrow is 195 of 294 (66.6%) for 2,023 yards, nine touchdowns, five interceptions and has a quarterback rating of 89.4.

Perhaps, the appeal of Burrow got the league's attention to flexing the Steelers-Bengals Week 10 game to 4:25 p.m. The final round of The Masters will be played on Nov. 15 as well which is why the league has more late afternoon games scheduled for that day.

The Steelers Week 9 game against the Cowboys was the only 4:25 p.m. game on the schedule this season. The Steelers-Bengals Week 10 game becomes now the second. Including this Sunday's game against the Ravens, the Steelers will have played six straight games with 1 p.m. starts.

There has been some speculation among Steelers fans that this Sunday's game against the Ravens would be flexed to 4:25 p.m. or Sunday Night Football. However, being that it's Tuesday afternoon and there's been no announcement that scenario is highly unlikely unless a COVID-19 situation happens that alters this week's games.

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