While most coaches and players say they never do it, it’s okay to look ahead on the schedule if you’re a Chiefs fan.
Kansas City hosts the bitter rival Oakland Raiders this weekend, and then must go through a gauntlet of the Texans, Browns and Bills before the bye week.
While all of those games are important, and Kansas City has a legitimate shot to continue through the season undefeated, the one game that’s on everybody’s mind is on November, 17th.
That’s the day the Chiefs head to Denver to play the Broncos. Not only is it a divisional game against another rival, but it should be an epic game. Both teams are 5-0 right now, mind you, and if their current streaks keep up, a lot could be on the line.
Even if both teams don’t enter this game undefeated, it’s still bound to be a great matchup worth the NFL’s primetime slot, but according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com on Twitter, that game will not be allowed to flex to Sunday night:
CBS has protected Broncos-Chiefs matchups in weeks 11 and 13, meaning NBC will not be permitted to flex those games into Sunday night.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 10, 2013
To make things worse, the week 13 clash is protected as well, so outside of the playoffs, we’re not going to see Chiefs vs. Broncos in primetime this season.
I can’t blame CBS for wanting to keep this game on its airwaves, thus keeping viewers on this airwaves, but this truly does seem like a disservice.
As of now, this seems like a matchup deserving of national attention.
That truly is a shame, but business is business.