We have our first flexed "Sunday Night Football" game of the season.
The flex means the Bengals, currently 7-0, will play three straight nationally televised prime-time games, beginning with Thursday night's contest against the Cleveland Browns, shown exclusively on NFL Network -- Week 10 on MNF vs. Houston Texans. Andy Dalton, who has been spectacular for most of this season, will have a chance to rewrite his "bombs under the lights" narrative. (Dalton is 3-7 for his career in prime time.)
The Cardinals (6-2) will also play back-to-back Sunday night games in Weeks 10 and 11 following their bye this week.