FLEX: Week 12 @NFL flexible schedule changes for Sunday, Nov 27:— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) November 14, 2016
KC at DEN moves to 8:30 PM ET (NBC)
NE at NYJ moves to 4:25 PM ET (CBS)
The Broncos will now play four out of their six division games in primetime. The AFC West is currently a three-team race that could go a number of different ways, so these games will be ultra important to these teams and will help decide who wins the division and who and who does not advance to the postseason.
SI's Peter King talked about the AFC West division race and said it could go down as one of the all-time great races in the NFL history.
I think the AFC West could be one of the all-time great races. Just look at it:
• Kansas City, 7-2, has left two games with Denver and one with Oakland.
• Oakland, 7-2, has a short-week Thursday game at Kansas City in three weeks, and the final stretch could be brutal: In the last four weeks, the Raiders have all three away division games: at Chiefs (Week 14), at Chargers (Week 15), at Broncos (Week 17).
• Denver, 7-3, has its bye this week, and is hopeful Trevor Siemian and Aqib Talib come out of it healthy. The Broncos have the toughest final three games of any team in the league, playing a trio of teams currently 7-2: Patriots home, Chiefs road, Raiders home.
Ever since John Elway has taken over as the Denver Broncos General Manager, the Broncos have been just about unbeatable at home during primetime games.
Broncos-Chiefs game on Nov. 27 flexed to @SNFonNBC. Denver is 13-1 (.929) in primetime at home in last 5 yrs, including 7-0 on SNF.— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) November 14, 2016
When playing at Mile High in primetime, the Broncos are 13-1 in the past five years. The only loss coming during that Thursday Night loss to the San Diego Chargers a few years back. They're also 7-0 on Sunday Night Football during that span as well.
So these odds should favor the Broncos in two weeks when they take on their division rivals in a battle for first place.
As of now, the Broncos are 1-2 when it comes to division games. They split with the last-place San Diego Chargers and suffered another embarrassing loss to the Oakland Raiders two weeks ago. So if they want to keep their division winning streak alive, they need to start winning more AFC West games.