Now Kansas City Chiefs fans can tailgate for a few more hours when the Houston Texans come to town! The NFL announced Thursday that the start time for the Chiefs home game October 20th against the Texans has been moved from noon to 3:25 p.m. CT.
In their announcement, the league says they move was made to “accommodate regional broadcast patterns”, but a closer look reveals that the only late start game for CBS-TV is the Baltimore Ravens/Pittsburgh Steelers contest. Normally, that game is one of the highest ranked games of the week. However, the Steelers are struggling badly and stand 0-4 going into their bye this week. They could easily be 0-5 going into that game against the Ravens.
The Ravens, meanwhile, are madly inconsistent at 2-2, and with a road game against the improved Miami Dolphins and a home game against the Green Bay Packers and could themselves be 2-4 when .
Therefore, the NFL might like to have a back-up game in place that could have some national interest just in case their worst-case scenario happens. The Chiefs and head coach Andy Reid and their 4-0 record is a popular story this year and their turnaround is a feel-good story that has captured the attention of a lot of fans.
Houston QB Matt Schaub’s fourth quarter meltdown last week in a 23-20 overtime loss at home to the Seattle Seahawks, where he threw a pick-six interception for the third consecutive week, has fans burning his jersey in the parking lot and a Houston restaurant disdainfully offering Matt Schaub Burger Specials where you get to “pick six” toppings for your burger.
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