NFL Week 11 flex scheduling changes: Chiefs-Chargers and Bengals-Steelers moved to new times


The NFL schedule always sees adjustments, and on Tuesday the league announced the season’s first flex scheduling change as two games will swap times in Week 11.

The Kansas City Chiefs were scheduled to face their divisional rival Los Angeles Chargers at 4:25 p.m. on Nov. 27, but that will be moved to prime time (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC). The Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers were originally in the Sunday Night Football slot when the schedule was released, but that divisional game was moved to the 4:25 p.m. ET slot on CBS.

The NFL first implemented flex scheduling in 2006 to ensure the best matchups for Sunday night. The NFL can use flex scheduling twice between Weeks 5-11 and any time from Week 11 on to alter which teams play on Sunday Night Football.

The Chiefs are once again in the conversation of AFC favorites and with Patrick Mahomes leading the team, they look like they could be Super Bowl contenders. At 6-2, they are on a two-game win streak and stand in first place. The Chargers are second in the AFC West and this divisional game could have major implications. At 5-3, the Chargers have won four of their last five games. 

Kansas City already makes for great television, especially in prime time, and the matchup against the Chargers is one fans would likely prefer over the Bengals against the Steelers, who currently sit in last place in the AFC North.

The defending AFC champion Bengals are 5-4, second in their division, and have shown just how difficult repeating can be. The Steelers are in last at 2-6, with a lack of consistency at quarterback.

Here is a look at the new Week 11 schedule:

Thursday, Nov. 17

Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers, 8: 15 p.m., Amazon Prime

Sunday, Nov. 20

Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., Fox
Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m., Fox
Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m., CBS
Washington Commanders at Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Fox
Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., CBS
New York Jets at New England Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS
Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m., Fox
Detroit Lions at New York Giants 1 p.m., Fox
Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m., Fox
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25 p.m., CBS
Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings, 4:25 p.m., CBS
Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Nov. 21

San Francisco 49ers vs Arizona Cardinals (Mexico City), 8:15 p.m., ESPN





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