ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Broncos will have one more regular season game in primetime this year than previously scheduled.
The Broncos’ first matchup with AFC West rival Kansas City has been moved to Sunday Night Football. The game was originally scheduled for a 2:05 MST kickoff on Nov. 17 but has been moved to a 6:30 MST start.
Currently, the Chiefs are 8-0 and in first place in the AFC West and the Broncos are right behind in second place at 7-1. The Chiefs play the Bills this Sunday and have a bye in Week 10 before playing the Broncos.
The Broncos, who are off this week, will play a divisional game with the Chargers in Week 10.
Week 11 is the first week of the season that NFL employs flexible scheduling. The Packers and the Giants were originally scheduled to play on the Sunday Night Football broadcast in Week 11 but that game has been moved to 2:25 MST and will air on Fox.
The 2013 Sunday Night Football schedule originally included three Broncos’ games including the season-opening Thursday night game. The Broncos game in Indianapolis was on Sunday Night Football and the Week 12 matchup with the Patriots is also scheduled for Sunday Night Football.