‘I Will Play At 6 Am in the Middle of the Field’: Joe Burrow and Bengals Nations Respond to NFL Flexing their Schedule

Published 11/10/2022, 8:45 AM EST
Oct 9, 2022; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) enters the field prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals are having quite a decent season, as they beat the Panthers this Sunday to get the fifth win of the season. Certainly, they are still in the race for the playoffs, and Joe Burrow and co will face the Steelers next Sunday to continue their winning momentum. However, the NFL flexed the Bengals’ schedule slightly, as they will not face the Steelers on Sunday night prime-time slot.

According to NFL’s recent press release, the Chiefs-Chargers game will replace the Bengals-Steelers game in prime-time on NBC. As for the Bengals-Steelers game, CBS will telecast this at 4:25 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, Bengals’ quarterback Burrow had an intense response after getting flexed out of Sunday Night Football.


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Joe Burrow and NFL fans respond to the NFL flexing the Bengals’ schedule

After hearing the schedule change, Burrow said in the latest press conference, I don’t care about any of that. I will play at 6 am in the middle of the field somewhere, I don’t care.

Meanwhile, NFL fans and Bengals fans had some strong responses to this news of a flexing schedule. One angry Bengals fan wrote:

Meanwhile, many fans mocked Burrow and his team, as one Twitter user wrote:

One confident Steelers fan had some choice of words for the Bengals team.

One more fan thought the NFL did the right thing to flex them out.

Another fan took a dig at the Steelers’ team.

One more Twitter user took a dig at the Bengals after their last prime-time performance.

A Twitter user tried to be cheeky with statistics while trying to mock the Bengals.

Meanwhile, one fan jokingly compared Burrow with Aaron Rodgers.

As the Bengals reached the Super Bowl last year, one fan called them a fluke.

One Twitter user thinks the Bengals will miss the playoffs.

Whereas, one particular fan explained why the Chiefs deserve to get the prime-time slot ahead of the Bengals and others.


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As mentioned earlier, the Bengals reached the Super Bowl last year; unfortunately, they lost the title against the Rams. Many thought that was a fluke season for the Bengals. However, they have shown some consistency this year, as they have won 5 out of 9 games so far this season.

With this record, they are sitting in the second position in the AFC North division behind the Ravens. Certainly, they have a pretty great opportunity to qualify for the playoffs again this season. Moreover, Burrow has shown some excellent form this season, throwing 2535 yards for 18 touchdowns in 9 games. It will be interesting to see if the young quarterback can show his magic once again this year to give hope to the Bengals fans.


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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis & NFL Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial