Opening game[ edit ] The first regular season game to be shown by NBC under this contract, between the Miami Dolphins and the Pittsburgh Steelersaired on September 7,followed by the first Sunday-night game — between the Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants — on September 10, Flexible scheduling[ edit ] NBC Sunday Night Football is the beneficiary of the league's new flexible-scheduling system. Since the NFL now considers Sunday Night Football to be its featured game of the week, for the final seven weeks of the season seven of the final eight weeks during the, and seasons because of Christmas weekendthe NFL has the flexibility in selecting games that are more intriguing and typically have playoff implications to air on Sunday night.
A lot has changed for Indianapolis in the intervening 10 months, most notably because Andrew Luck announced his retirement shortly before the start of the season. The Chiefs, meanwhile, have picked up where they left off last season. Kansas City is —the only team still unbeaten in the NFL along with the Patriots—and has looked every bit the Super Bowl contender everyone expected it to be.
Patrick Mahomes leads the league in passing yards with 1, through four games at an average of 9.
The reigning MVP averages Last week, Mahomes went of for yards as the Chiefs beat the Lions in Detroit After throwing at least two touchdown passes in 14 consecutive games, the third-year quarterback failed to extend his streak to Maybe the least flashy, most surgical thing he's ever done.
Considering the Colts rank 16th in total defense and have allowed yards per game this season so far, the Chiefs quarterback could well join the illustrious list. Despite not throwing for a touchdown against the Lions, Mahomes still leads the league in touchdown passes this season with 10, along with Lamar Jackson and Jacoby Brissett, who will lead the Colts on Sunday.
The year-old completed 24 of his 46 passes on Sunday, throwing for yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
Despite his effort, the Colts fell to Oakland at home, losing in Indianapolis against the Raiders for the first time in 18 years. With wide receivers T.
Hilton and Devin Funchess out injured, the Colts struggled to get going and were punished for a lack of composure offensively. Kansas City defeated Detroit Kick-off is scheduled for p.
Form The Chiefs are the only team along with the New England Patriots to be after winning on the road against the Detroit Lions last week. Indianapolis, meanwhile, dropped to after losing in Oakland against the Raiders.
The Colts could be without wide receivers Parris Campbell and T. Hilton, who did not practice on Wednesday as they recover from an abdominal and quadricep injury respectively. Series record Indianapolis leads the all-time series and has won two of the last three regular season meetings against the Chiefs, losing the most recent meeting in October Odds According to Oddschecker , the Chiefs are