Bengals-Steelers start time changed

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Bengals-Steelers start time changed

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CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 18: Tyler Boyd #83 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs the ball away from James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Bengals just found out their bye week will last an additional three hours with the NFL’s announcement that the Oct. 22 game at Pittsburgh has been flexed to a 4:25 p.m. kickoff.

The game, which originally was scheduled for 1 p.m., will be part of the CBS doubleheader.

The Bengals and Steelers have played in primetime plenty of times, but this will be just the eighth time in 84 regular-season games they will start in the late afternoon time slot. The most recent was Sept. 27, 2009, when the Bengals won 23-20 at home in a 4:15 start.

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