ENGLEWOOD—Jets? The NFL and Sunday Night Football don’t want no stinkin’ Jets.
Not even with Tom Brady as an opponent does anyone want to watch the Jets. Not when a prime-time audience can tune in for an AFC West showdown between the 7-3 Denver Broncos and currently 7-2 Kansas City Chiefs.
The Broncos-Chiefs game originally scheduled to begin at 2:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 at soon-to-be-renamed Sports Authority Field at Mile High will now kick off at 6:30 p.m.
The league and NBC announced today that the Broncos-Chiefs’ game has been flexed from the CBS network into the prime-time slot, replacing what had been a matchup between the 7-2 New England Patriots and 3-7 New York Jets.
The game on Nov. 27 will be the Broncos’ fifth prime-time game of the season and they will have a sixth on Christmas night against the Chiefs in Kansas City. The Broncos are so far 2-2 in prime-time games this year.