CBS blocks NBC from 'flexing' Chiefs-Broncos games - KCTV5

CBS blocks NBC from 'flexing' Chiefs-Broncos games

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In recent years, the Chiefs were doing good to get a primetime game.

Now they have networks fighting over their games.

CBS is using two of its five "challenges" to prevent NBC from airing the upcoming Chiefs-Broncos games.

Currently, both the AFC West rivals are undefeated and their games are highly anticipated.

The NFL allows NBC to move Sunday day games to primetime during weeks 11 through 17. This allows NBC to avoid airing turkey games and air games between teams with playoff implications.

Fox and CBS each are allowed a block during weeks 11 through 16 or a total of five challenges. No challenges are allowed during week 17.

NBC had signaled to the NFL and the teams their interest in airing at least one of the Chiefs-Broncos games.

KCTV5 has confirmed that CBS has told the NFL it won't allow NBC to snap up either of the games.

On Nov. 17, coach Andy Reid will lead the Chiefs into Denver's Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The game will start at 3:25 p.m.

Quarterback Peyton Manning and the Broncos come to Arrowhead at noon on Dec. 1. CBS could move this game back to 3:25 p.m.

CBS has already announced that the Chiefs game against the Texans on Oct. 20 will move from noon to 3:25 p.m.

Click here to read more on the NFL's flex rules.

And in another sign of how popular the Chiefs are now that they are undefeated, CBS is broadcasting Sunday's game at noon to most of the country. The MetLife blimp was hovering over downtown Kansas City on Wednesday.

During the Chiefs more illustrious years, it was a frequent site to see blimps flying over the Kansas City skyline.

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