It turns out the first Chiefs-Broncos game will be played on Sunday Night Football after all.
Despite an early report last month that said both of the Chiefs match-ups against Denver were likely to be protected by CBS, it was announced today that KC’s game against the Broncos in Denver has been flexed to Sunday Night Football.
Kansas City #Chiefs at Denver Broncos game on Sunday, Nov. 17th is now scheduled for 8:30 PM ET on NBC.
— Rachel (@KCChiefs_Rachel) November 1, 2013
So how about that, eh?
The game was already going to be very hyped up as some are referring to it as the most anticipated game of the season. It also moves what was an afternoon start to an evening start, making the temperatures colder – something Peyton Manning is not a fan of due to the limited strength in his right hand – so expect endless talk about that change.
Ultimately the move doesn’t affect who will or will not win the game, but it does add an extra flavor to the build up to the game. It should be a fun night two weeks from Sunday.
As for the Chiefs game against Denver in Kansas City, it is unlikely it gets moved to primetime. The odds of CBS giving up both of the Chiefs-Broncos match-ups are virtually non-existent. However, as Adam Teicher noted, don’t be surprised if the kickoff of the KC episode of Chiefs-Broncos gets bumped from noon to 3:30 p.m.
I do expect starting time of 12-1 Chiefs-Broncos game to be moved from noon to 3:25 p.m. CT
— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) November 1, 2013
There is still a chance Kansas City’s home game against Indianapolis gets moved to Sunday Night Football. Also, KC’s season finale at San Diego could be a candidate. Although there is probably a better chance the Indianapolis game gets bumped than the San Diego game due to ratings and potential playoff scenarios in the final week of the season.
KC has a road trip to Buffalo and a bye before the first Denver game. The Broncos have a bye this week and a road game against San Diego.