Well, the Kansas City Chiefs ruined an opportunity to get on national television by winning the AFC West one week early. With the Chiefs playoff spot secured, the NFL has flexed next week's game between the Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams to Sunday Night Football.
The NFL doesn't schedule a Sunday night game in Week 17 so that they can have their pick of the littler for the best game with playoff implications. The winner of the Seahawks-Rams game will win the NFC West.
This means that the Chiefs game will be on at 12:00 p.m. (Arrowhead time) next Sunday as scheduled.
America will have to wait one more week to see the Chiefs in action and that's fine by us. Though there's been excitement around the Chiefs this year, we haven't seen a ton of national exposure (though NFL Network was hyping the Chiefs Sunday night).
On NBC's Football Night In America, Tony Dungy suggested some of the Chiefs young stars will be recognized once the national spotlight hits Kansas City.
"It's not going to be easy going into Kansas City," Dungy said Sunday night. "I think the national audience is going to learn about some guys -- Dwayne Bowe, Jamaal Charles, Tamba Hali -- these guys are some very good players."
That spotlight will be coming on January 8 or 9.