The Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos will face off in two enormous matchups — one at Mile High in Week 11, and one at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 13. The NFL has already done the right thing by flexing the first matchup in the Sunday nighttime slot, now they need to go ahead and flex their second meeting.
There is no reason for any more delay. The NFL’s best offense versus its best defense is definitely worthy of a primetime rerun especially considering the other flex candidates that week. As the records currently stand, no other game eligible for flexing would feature two winning teams. The best possible options Week 13 has to offer are Tennessee at Indianapolis and Cincinnati at San Diego, which are decent matchups, but don’t really compare to a Kansas City-Denver rematch.
The point of flex scheduling is not only to give the fans the best games of the week, but also to let teams have a chance to play their way into primetime. The Chiefs’ awful 2012 season led the NFL to schedule them in just the one required primetime game each team is granted. As the league’s last unbeaten, nobody has earned the big stage more than Kansas City this season.
It doesn’t matter what happens in their first meeting, Denver-Kansas City deserves a Sunday-Night Sequel at Arrowhead. It’s not only an entertaining matchup, but will also have major implications in the battle for the AFC West, and the playoff hunt in general.