The NFL has decided to move the Kansas City Chiefs’ “Monday Night Football” road matchup against the New England Patriots on Monday, December 18 into Week 15’s slate of early games. This means the game will now be played at Noon (Arrowhead Time) on Sunday, December 17.
The first-ever Monday Night Football flex: the NFL is flexing Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce off of Monday Night Football in Week 15, replacing the Dec. 18 Chiefs at Patriots game with Eagles at Seahawks.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 30, 2023
Eagles now will have three consecutive standalone games from Weeks… pic.twitter.com/8l9iV4MUNw
The Chiefs-Patriots game will also move from ESPN/ABC (and KMBC/9 locally) to FOX, which means that in Kansas City, the game will be broadcast on WDAF/4.
This is happening because the Patriots have had a much worse season than anyone expected it would; at 2-9, New England has the AFC’s worst record. It had originally been scheduled to play three consecutive primetime games. For now, the Patriots’ Week 14 “Thursday Night Football” game against the Pittsburgh Steelers — and the “Sunday Night Football” matchup with the Denver Broncos in Week 16 — remains on the schedule.