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NFL moves Week Seven Texans-Chiefs kickoff to 4:25 Eastern

Andy Reid AP

The NFL has made a minor adjustment to the Week Seven schedule.

The Texans-Chiefs game, which had previously been scheduled for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff, has now been moved to 4:25 p.m. ET, 3:25 local time in Kansas City.

Moves like this frequently happen as the season goes on, primarily to allow better games to reach larger TV audiences. At the time that the schedule was released, the two CBS games in the late afternoon window were Browns-Packers and Ravens-Steelers. Now that we’re four weeks into the season and the Browns are 2-2, the Packers are 1-2, the Ravens are 2-2 and the Steelers are 0-4, those games don’t look as appealing as they did when the schedule came out.

But with the Chiefs the most pleasant surprise in the NFL at 4-0, a game in Kansas City looks more appealing than it did when the schedule. So a larger TV audience will now be able to see Texans-Chiefs, while fewer markets will get Browns-Packers and Ravens-Steelers. For most fans, that will be viewed as welcome news.

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13 Responses to “NFL moves Week Seven Texans-Chiefs kickoff to 4:25 Eastern”
  1. brownoholic says: Oct 3, 2013 12:12 PM

    I’d think the rivalry factor would still make Ravens-Steelers a good, desirable game.

    That and it will be sucky vs really sucky.

  2. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 3, 2013 12:14 PM

    That’s a slap in the face to Packer fans.

  3. shayeezy says: Oct 3, 2013 12:33 PM

    will be at arrowhead for this game.. my first time ever. pumped!

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 3, 2013 12:41 PM

    This is more a shout out to the appeal of the Chiefs this year than a slap in the face to the Packers.

  5. schmitty2 says: Oct 3, 2013 1:02 PM

    So basically “Flex scheduling” is actually a season long thing not for weeks 14 and later. Gotcha

  6. jusford says: Oct 3, 2013 1:12 PM

    So the 4-2 Browns vs. the 3-2 Packers isn’t appealing? And if the Chiefs loose 2 in a row going into the game?
    I’m sure the fans that made plans when they bought non-flex tickets appreciate this move.

  7. darkneptune73 says: Oct 3, 2013 1:17 PM

    So if they can flex games as far out as week 7, I guess they can flex games as early as pre-season then.

  8. jayniner says: Oct 3, 2013 1:26 PM

    @Rick Spielman is a Magician

    You shouldn’t be concerned about 1 game getting axed on primetime. Looking at the Packers schedule for the next 9 weeks, I can’t imagine you guys going less that 7-2 or possibly 8-1.

    They’ll be back in primetime soon enough.

  9. anygivensundayfan says: Oct 3, 2013 1:27 PM

    Hallelujiah! Definitely give the national prime time audience compelling match-ups!

  10. afcdomination says: Oct 3, 2013 2:17 PM

    the only thing that kind of sucks, is for out of town fans. a game in KC, its tough to get to, because flying into KC, and out of KC, there aren’t that many flights, its not like you are flying out of Atlanta.

    and they move the game, people like myself who travel to games, tend to want to return home for work on Monday, to do so, you have to take one of the latest flights(usually 6-7) that gets you back to the west coast or east coast in time.

    this definitely would complicate things.

    and isn’t this basically flex scheduling? meaning if you travel to a game, you are pretty much only safe in the first 2-3 weeks of the season to book in advance.

  11. golforepar says: Oct 3, 2013 2:27 PM

    Rick, You have Ponder, that is more than a slap that is like running with the bulls and stopping to tie your shoe!

  12. grruffgrruff says: Oct 3, 2013 3:42 PM

    Not if you’re a Browns fan and live in Jersey.
    I never get to see them. Thank you Red Zone.

  13. jdubkc says: Oct 3, 2013 4:20 PM

    Hope they still open the gates at 7:30… KC is Tailgate Heaven

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