Which is why I am irritated that the Patriots/Bengals game is the Prime time game today. Possibly if the Ravens were playing better then this would have been nationally televised. With both teams coming off bad losses it may have played into CBS' mind for today.
1. The Patriots currently have the maximum number of prime-time games for the 2013 season (5), although the possibility exists that one more game could be moved when the league’s flexible scheduling period goes into effect in late November. The sweet spot for this possibility looks like it’s in the early December range, and while the picture changes on a week, here’s how we view it:http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/ ... patriots-3
Dec. 1 – at Texans (4:25 p.m.)
Currently in prime-time: Giants (0-4) at Redskins (1-3)
Top contender: Broncos at Chiefs
Dec. 8 – vs. Browns (1 p.m.)
Currently in prime-time: Falcons (1-3) at Packers (1-2)
Top contender: Falcons/Packers or a repeat of Week 2’s Seahawks at 49ers
Dec. 15 – at Dolphins (1 p.m.)
Currently in prime-time: Bengals (2-2) at Steelers (0-4)
Top contender: Texans at Colts; Patriots at Dolphins
One consideration that could keep Patriots-Dolphins out of prime time is that the Patriots have the Sunday night game the next week as well -- at Baltimore.