Chiefs vs. Broncos is obviously a primetime matchup in 2013, and the powers that be who control our TV’s certainly appear to agree with that.
This weekend’s matchup, which will featured the 9-0 Chiefs and the 8-1 Broncos in Denver, was flexed to Sunday Night Football after it was originally protected by CBS.
Smart move by the NFL, because everybody is going to want to watch this long-awaited matchup.
Now it’s being reported that the second game between these two AFC West foes—which is scheduled for Sunday December, 1st at Arrowhead—will be flexed to the afternoon.
Here’s the report from Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com:
The Week 13 Denver Broncos-Kansas City Chiefs game on December 1 will be played at 3:25 PM CST on CBS, the NFL announced today.
The NFL uses “flexible scheduling” on Sundays in Weeks 11-17. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives teams a chance to play their way onto primetime and into the late-afternoon 4:25 PM ET time slot on CBS or FOX.
This is good news for a few reasons.
First, you’ll either have more time to tailgate, or more of an opportunity to sleep in.
Second, this is bound to be a great game. Depending on this weekend’s outcome, it could be a huge statement game for Kansas City, or it could be a revenge game of the Chiefs.
Either way, the stage is set for some Sunday afternoon NFL drama, and the fans are the winners.