The Steelers have been informed by the NFL that two of their upcoming games will not be flexed.
Two of the Steelers upcoming games, the Dec. 13 game against the Bengals in Cincinnati at 1 p.m. and the Dec. 20 game against the Denver Broncos at 4:25 p.m. at Heinz Field will remain at their originally announced times as protected by CBS.
The team's Nov. 1 game vs. Cincinnati at Heinz Field remains a 1 p.m. kickoff.
All other Steelers games starting with the team's Nov. 8 contest vs. Oakland are still eligible to be flexed.For flex scheduling:
Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups on Sunday night in those weeks and gives surprise teams a chance to play their way onto primetime. The NBC Sunday night time slot for "flex" weeks lists the game tentatively scheduled for Sunday night. Weeks 5-17 can be affected by flex scheduling. However, only two games may be flexed into Sunday Night between Week 5 and 10.
Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game will be moved to an afternoon start time.