Going into the season, there were reasons to think the Chiefs would be better, namely because they could barely be worse than in 2012.
But now that they’re perfect, they’re suddenly a prime time draw.
The NFL announced the Week 11 Chiefs-Broncos game on Nov. 17 has been drawn as the first flex-scheduled game of the year, replacing Packers-Giants on Sunday Night Football.
At the moment, the 8-0 Chiefs and 7-1 Broncos are locked in a duel for the top of the AFC West, while the Giants have had to work to get back to 2-6.
But as much as a major market helps, the allure of Peyton Manning against a potential undefeated team was more than the league was willing to pass on.
The Packers-Giants game will move into the 4:25 p.m. spot on FOX, while Chargers-Dolphins will be played at 4:05 p.m. on CBS.