KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Members of the Chiefs Kingdom looking for another primetime football game this season got an early holiday present Tuesday.
The NFL announced Tuesday the Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos game originally set for noon on Dec. 5 has been flexed into Sunday Night Football, with kickoff set for 7:20 p.m.
The @NFL has announced updated schedules for Week 13 (Dec. 5) and Week 15 (Dec. 18-19). pic.twitter.com/Va7ZlEwAfE— NFL345 (@NFL345) November 23, 2021
The original Sunday night game was slated to pit the San Francisco 49ers against the Seattle Seahawks, but that game will now be played earlier Sunday.
The game will mark the fourth time the Chiefs will play on Sunday Night Football this year. The Chiefs are 1-2 so far, with a victory over the Las Vegas Raiders and losses to the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills.
The Chiefs will be coming off their bye week and will sport a 7-4 record. The Broncos are 5-5 heading into a home game this Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Earlier Tuesday, ESPN Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter tweeted that the league was considering either the Chiefs vs Broncos game or a game featuring the Chargers against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Being that the NFL hasn’t yet announced that next Sunday night’s SF at Seattle game will be staying at that time - which it would have had to do by Monday - it now is likely to be flexed out today, with either Denver at Kansas City, or the Chargers at Cincinnati taking its place.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 23, 2021