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Steelers Screwed Bengals Out of Primetime Sunday Night Football Game

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Pittsburgh Steelers screwed the Cincinnati Bengals out of a primetime Sunday Night Football game in Week 11.
The Pittsburgh Steelers screwed the Cincinnati Bengals out of a primetime Sunday Night Football game in Week 11. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

While the NFL schedule is set way before the start of the season, sometimes small tweaks are made to starting times in-season.

That's exactly what is happening in Week 11. The league announced Tuesday that the Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Chargers matchup has been flexed into a primetime Sunday Night Football slot. This slot was originally reserved for a Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers clash. Instead, the Bengals-Steelers matchup will be played at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS.

It's hard to assume this isn't the Steelers' fault, a team that screwed Joe Burrow and his offense out of playing under the bright lights.

Pittsburgh wasn't expected to have a good season, especially in the wake of longtime QB Ben Roethlisberger's retirement. But somehow, they've been worse than that.

Mike Tomlin's team opened the season tied with the 22nd-best odds to win Super Bowl 57 on FanDuel Sportsbook. After a dreadful 2-6 start, those odds have crashed down to the third-worst mark in football (+85000).

The team quickly thrust rookie QB Kenny Pickett into a starting role after Mitch Trubisky's slow start, but he's been terrible. Pickett has thrown 8 interceptions to just 2 TDs on an offense that's failed to reach 200 or more passing yards in five of their eight contests.

Meanwhile, the Bengals are rolling in the past month. The team is 3-1 and put up at least 450 or more offensive yards in two of those four contests.

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