The Steelers Week 12 game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Nov. 26 at Heinz Field will remain on NBC's Sunday Night Football. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.
The NFL announced the changes for games scheduled for Weeks 12 and 13 today, and the Steelers-Packers game will not be flexed.
In addition, the Steelers-Bengals game on. Dec. 4 at Paul Brown Stadium in Week 13 on Monday Night Football was not eligible to be flexed. The league does not allow for Thursday or Monday night games to be flexed. The Steelers also play the Houston Texans on Monday, Dec. 25, and that game is not eligible to be flexed. No games can be flexed during Week 16, which is when that game is scheduled.
The Steelers-Ravens Week 14 game on Dec. 10, which is on Sunday Night Football, as well as the Steelers-Browns game on Sunday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. are still eligible to be flexed. The Steelers-Patriots game on Sunday, Dec. 17 (Week 15) was previously protected by CBS and will remain at 4:25 p.m.
The Steelers-Packers game is part of the team's annual Alumni Weekend, and will include the induction of the Inaugural Class of the Hall of Honor. The weekend will kick off with the Hall of Honor Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 25 at Heinz Field, and the Hall of Honor Class will be introduced during halftime of the game. For more information on the Hall of Honor weekend, visit: Hall of Honor Dinner
NFL FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING
"Flexible scheduling" will be used in Weeks 10-15 and 17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-9, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-15, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time.
Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game.