The Kansas City Chiefs have arrived at the bye in Week 12, which means Chiefs Kingdom can rest easy (or eat up!) during the Thanksgiving week after watching the team climb from worst to first. However, it looks as if the schedule might be changing beyond that with news that their first game following a week off could be flexed to primetime.
According to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter, the league could yet decide to flex the Chiefs-Broncos game set for Week 13—a home game at Arrowhead—to Sunday Night Football. It’s the first of two matchups scheduled for the final third of the season between the teams and it should be competitive.
The NFL is likely going to make some sort of official announcement soon if Schefter is already leaking possibilities.
Schefter also said the Cincinnati Bengals against the Los Angeles Chargers could also be there instead. (Also the post is a bit hard to understand.)
The present offering is the San Francisco 49ers at the Seattle Seahawks, a pairing of middling (or worse) West Coast teams which is undesirable for rating purposes, but the rivals always play a great game against the other, and casual fans would be fine with that matchup.
That said, Patrick Mahomes moves the meter and the Chiefs are a team on fire. The Broncos, however, have also proven they won’t go down easy in 2021 as they sit at .500 in a bit of a surprise season. They have won two of their last three games, including a win over the Dallas Cowboys, and could make things very interesting with a victory over the Los Angeles Chargers this weekend.