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NFL Flexes Chiefs' Week 11 Game Into Primetime Slot

Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert

The two top teams in the AFC West are being flexed to Sunday Night Football in Week 11. 

According to an announcement from the NFL's official twitter account this Tuesday morning, the game between the Chiefs and Chargers next Sunday will be moved to NBC's primetime slot while the Bengals vs. Steelers matchup is now scheduled for 4:25pm EST. 

The move to flex this AFC West matchup to Sunday Night Football isn't surprising as the Chiefs and Chargers are two of the most exciting teams in football this season. 

Kansas City, 6-2, has been one of the most dominant teams in the league this year, posting three double-digit victories and two blowout wins of more than 20 points. 

On the other hand, Los Angeles has earned their 5-3 record by way of several close, one-possession games. In their five wins this season, only one (Week 4 vs. Houston) has come by greater than five points. 

Week 11's matchup between the Chiefs and Chargers will mark the second and final time the two teams play this regular season. 

In their Week 2 clash, a costly fourth-quarter interception thrown by Justin Herbert wound up being returned 99 yards for a touchdown, putting the Chiefs up 24-14. Kansas City held onto the lead the rest of the way en route to a 27-24 victory. 

Before their primetime Week 11 matchup, both teams must handle business this Sunday.

The Chiefs have an early-window game in Week 10 against Jacksonville, while the Chargers prepare for the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night Football.