NFL moves Chiefs game from December 5 to Sunday Night Football
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Members of the Chiefs Kingdom looking for another prime-time football game this season received a holiday gift early Tuesday.
The NFL announced on Tuesday that the Kansas City Chiefs’ game against the Denver Broncos, originally scheduled for noon on December 5, has been turned into Sunday Night Football, with a kick-off scheduled for 7.20 p.m.
Sunday night’s original game was scheduled to pit the San Francisco 49ers against the Seattle Seahawks, but that game will now be played earlier on Sunday.
The game will mark the Chiefs’ fourth time playing Sunday Night Football this year. The Chiefs are 1-2 so far, winning over the Las Vegas Raiders and losing to the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills.
The Chiefs will come out of their week off and go 7-4. The Broncos are 5-5 heading into a home game this Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Earlier Tuesday, Adam Schefter, a senior NFL insider from ESPN, tweeted that the league was considering either the Chiefs game against the Broncos or a game featuring the Chargers against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Since the NFL has yet to announce that Sunday night’s SF game in Seattle will stay at this time – which it should have done by Monday – it is now likely to be flagged today, with either Denver in Kansas City, or the Cincinnati Chargers taking its place.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) 23 November 2021