Dec 30 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) calls an audible in the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

NFL schedule change: Chiefs-Broncos flexed to Sunday Night Football

If you were hoping to watch the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants battle on November 17th, I have bad news for you – you won’t be doing so on a national stage as NBC has decided to remove the game from their Sunday Night Football schedule.

Taking the place of the Packers and Giants will be the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos, who were flexed to the position this afternoon.

Both CBS and FOX, who own rights to the afternoon games are allowed to protect games and CBS wanted to protect the Chiefs-Broncos game, however, according to Yahoo Sports made a one-time exception for the league:

”We had originally protected the Kansas City-Denver game for Week 11,” CBS Sports said in a statement. ”After discussions with the NFL we made a one-time accommodation so that the game can be seen by a national audience, which we could not provide during our regionalized singleheader weekend.”

Sounds like the NFL did a little arm flexing there to get one of the premier regular season matchups broadcast nationally on Sunday night.

The Packers-Giants game has been moved to 4:25 p.m. and will be played on FOX while the Chargers-Dolphins will be played at 4:05 p.m. on CBS to accommodate the change.

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