The Chiefs’ Week 13 home game was originally scheduled to begin at Noon and will now start at 7:20 p.m. Arrowhead Time.
Sunday Night Football was originally slated to feature an NFC West matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers, but Seattle (3-7) has lost five of its last six games and it appears likely they will miss the playoffs. The 49ers are 5-5.
NFL officials obviously feel that a 7-4 Chiefs team facing off against a division rival makes for a better primetime matchup. The decision gives the Chiefs their sixth primetime game this season. Teams are allowed a maximum of seven primetime games per season.
Sunday Night Football marks the first of three straight AFC West games for the Chiefs. They meet the Broncos again in Week 18.