The NFL has made its first major adjustment to their 2022 schedule, as they’ve decided to flex their first Sunday Night Football game of the season.
Originally, it was supposed to be the Cincinnati Bengals visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers in prime time on Sunday night in week 11. However, it has just been announced that the NFL and NBC will be flexing that game to 4:25 PM ET on CBS, and replacing it with a matchup between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs at SoFi Stadium.
The NFL’s decision likely has everything to do with the state of the Pittsburgh Steelers at the moment, as they are currently 2-and-6 through their first eight games of the season. Their opponents, the Cincinnati Bengals, are still very much in the mix at 5-and-4. And they also happen to be the defending AFC champions with one of the most popular young quarterbacks in the NFL in Joe Burrow.
But the NFL must have figured that their fans would much rather watch a game between two teams who are very much in the playoff mix. And that’s exactly what they’ll get with the 6-and-2 Chiefs and the 5-and-3 Chargers.
Both of those teams also have some pretty talented guys under center in Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert. So I don’t believe the fans will be complaining too much about this change.