A battle between two AFC West rivals has shifted to the big stage.
For the first matchup between the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs in Week 11, the NFL has flexed the game from the original 4:05 p.m. EST time to Sunday Night Football. This comes as no surprise as this game will have huge playoff implications as both teams press toward that destination.
When the schedule first came out, the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants were the teams to play Sunday night in Week 11. With the Giants reeling this season, though, it would have been believed that the game would not be as entertaining as the one between the Broncos and Chiefs would be.
I stated in a previous article that it would not be surprising if this game was moved to Sunday Night Football and it has happened. Now a more interesting question will be if the Broncos play the Sunday Night Football game against the New England Patriots the following week or will the NFL find a game more intriguing. But with how big the rivalry between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady is, I would be shocked if they did move it, but would understand since the Broncos get two primetime games in a row.
Shifting to the Broncos-Chiefs tilt, this was a great move to have these two teams play later on in the day. This game will determine who really is the strongest team in the AFC West. With how all four teams in the AFC West are playing this season, it looks like what an article published by John Spina at the end is correct. The AFC West is becoming one of the strongest divisions this season.