Chiefs/Broncos On Week 12 Flexed To Sunday Night Football

On the one hand, it’s not surprising at all that Patriots/Jets is getting flexed out given the Jets’ mind-numbing 9-6 loss to the Rams that dropped them to 3-7.  And certainly Chiefs/Broncos has major division and playoff implications for both teams.

However, I’m surprised that CBS was unable to protect Chiefs/Broncos for themselves.  The network did not have many other great games that week (Bengals/Ravens, maybe?), and typically CBS and Fox get to protect their best game once per week.  I’m curious if some horse-trading between the networks occurred behind the scenes.

Nonetheless, this means that both 2016 games between the Broncos and Chiefs will be called not by Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, but instead by Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth.