Updated: 6:40 p.m.
The Bengals game against the Chicago Bears has been moved to 4:15 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium on Oct. 25, the NFL announced Thursday, and will be broadcast on FOX. The game, sold out last week, pits two top Bears draft picks, running back Cedric Benson and defensive tackle Tank Johnson, against Chicago.
?This is certainly an indication that the league office and Fox Sports believe this will be an attractive game,? said Katie Blackburn, Bengals executive vice-president, in a news release, ?and playing in the later time slot should significantly increase the national audience able to see a showcase event from Cincinnati and Paul Brown Stadium.?
It is scheduled to be broadcast in the Cincinnati market on Channel 19 in Cincinnati, Channel 45 in Dayton, Ohio, and Channel 56 in Lexington, Ky.
Tickets are still available for the 1 p.m. PBS game Oct. 18 against Houston. A sellout for Houston would make the Chicago game the 48th consecutive sellout. The franchise-record streak stands at 46.
The first-place Bengals, 3-1, travel to Baltimore this Sunday for an AFC North showdown against the 3-1 Ravens. The 3-1 Bears have a bye this week before playing a Sunday night game in Atlanta on the 18th.