NFL flexes Chiefs-Broncos to Sunday Night Football in Week 13

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The NFL has elected to swap two underachieving NFC West teams for a matchup between two AFC West teams in Week 13.

Instead of the Seahawks and 49ers, the Chiefs and Broncos will be playing on Sunday Night Football on Dec. 5.

It isn’t much of a surprise that the 5-5 49ers and 3-7 Seahawks were flexed out of a primetime slot, given how both teams have performed this season. Now at 7-4, the resurgent Chiefs and the 5-5 Broncos competing in December should make for a more compelling matchup.

The switch was one of a handful of changes the NFL announced to the schedule on Tuesday afternoon.

With Denver and Kansas City now kicking off at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC, 49ers at Seahawks has moved to 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS. The Ravens and Steelers will also play at 4:25 p.m. on CBS that day.

The Jaguars and Rams have moved from 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS to 4:05 p.m. ET on FOX. Washington and the Raiders are also kicking off at that time on FOX.

Chargers at Bengals, which was also rumored to be in contention for Sunday Night Football, will still be played at 1 p.m. ET, but has moved from CBS to FOX.

8 responses to “NFL flexes Chiefs-Broncos to Sunday Night Football in Week 13

  1. Would have been smarter to move Bengals-Chargers to that slot. Denver making things interesting versus KC seems pretty unlikely.

  2. As a CHiefs Fan, I hate this. Would prefer the game be played at its originally scheduled time.

  3. Great…we get another Sunday night of listening to Collingsworth gush about Mahomes and the Chiefs. Ugh. Thank God for the mute button.

  4. Why? This sounds like a game that the only people that would want to watch it are Chiefs or Broncos fans.

    One team has a coach that is trying not to get fired and the other is sitting on top of their division.

    Even if the Chiefs lose a game between now and then, this doesn’t sound like a game most of the country wants to watch.

    Why not Steelers Ravens or Patriots Bills?

  5. Speaking for Chiefs fans, we can’t stand Collinsworth either…. Maybe Eli would be a suitable replacement, he’s bad, but at least he’s occasionally funny.

  6. Let’s be real, not even Bronco fans like watching the Bronco’s – let alone the rest of the country.

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