For tight end Travis Kelce and the Chiefs, Sunday’s game against the Broncos represents something new.
“First time I’ve ever been flexed out of prime time,” Kelce said this week on his “New Heights” podcast.
Yep, the Chiefs-Broncos game in Denver was scheduled to be on “Sunday Night Football,” but the NFL’s flex scheduling moved it to 3:05 p.m. Sunday on KCTV (Ch. 5).
The contest has gone from a national audience to what appears to be the smallest TV coverage area for a Chiefs game this season. Fewer people will see this game than last month’s Jaguars-Chiefs contest.
Here’s the coverage map, courtesy of 506Sports.com:
CBS Sports’ No. 2 broadcast team will call the game: Ian Eagle, Charles Davis and sideline reporter Evan Washburn.
Despite the change in kickoff time, Kelce knows the Broncos have a stout defense and it’s a divisional game.
“Broncos week, baby,” Kelce said. “Donkeys week.”
In addition to the Chiefs game on KCTV-5, fans will have a chance to watch two other afternoon games in Kansas City. Fox 4 will have a doubleheader on Sunday: Eagles at Giants at noon, followed by Buccaneers at 49ers.
Here is the full Week 14 broadcast teams from CBS Sports and 506Sports.com (all games on Sunday, except where noted):
Raiders at Rams, 7:15 p.m. Thursday on Amazon Prime: Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit and Kaylee Hartung
Jets at Bills, noon on CBS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson
Browns at Bengals, noon on CBS: Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta and AJ Ross
Vikings at Lions, noon on Fox: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma and Shannon Spake
Eagles at Giants, noon on Fox: Joe Davis, Daryl Johnston and Pam Oliver
Jaguars at Titans, noon on CBS: Andrew Catalon, James Lofton and Amanda Renner
Texans at Cowboys, noon on Fox: Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez and Laura Okmin
Ravens at Steelers, noon on CBS: Kevin Harlan, Trent Green and Melanie Collins
Chiefs at Broncos, 3:05 p.m. on CBS: Ian Eagle, Charles Davis and Evan Washburn
Panthers at Seahawks, 3:25 p.m. on Fox: Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth and Kristina Pink
Buccaneers at 49ers, 3:25 p.m. on Fox: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen with Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi
Dolphins at Chargers, 7:20 p.m. on NBC: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth and Melissa Stark
Patriots at Cardinals, 7:15 p.m. Monday on ESPN: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Lisa Salters