Bills-Steelers flexed into Week 15 'Sunday Night Football' slot

The Buffalo Bills passed their Thanksgiving audition.

Three days after a dominant win over the Dallas Cowboys, the Bills learned they’d be playing their first primetime game of the season.

The NFL announced on Sunday that Buffalo’s Week 15 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 15 will be flexed from a day game on CBS to the 8:20 p.m. EDT “Sunday Night Football” slot on NBC.

Chargers-Vikings demoted

The game will replace a Minnesota Vikings-Los Angeles Chargers matchup that will move from primetime to 4:05 p.m. EDT on CBS. The news arrived shortly after the Chargers dropped to 4-8 with a dramatic loss to the Denver Broncos.

Josh Allen and the Bills passed their Thanksgiving audition against the Cowboys and earned a Week 15 prime-time slot. (Tim Heitman/USA Today)

Allen, Bills rolling

As the Chargers have languished, the Bills have been one of the biggest surprises of the season. Behind a stout defense, the one-two running punch of Frank Gore and Devin Singletary and steady play from second-year quarterback Josh Allen, Buffalo is off to a 9-3 start and in the thick of the AFC playoff race.

They put on a show with several highlight-reel plays in Thursday’s defeat of the Cowboys and now have another chance to prove to a national audience that their hot start is no fluke.

The Bills are looking up at the New England Patriots in the AFC East, but have a two-game lead over the rest of the conference’s wild-card contenders, including the 7-5 Steelers, whose playoff fate could be on the line in Week 15.

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