Sunday Night Football decided to replace an old-time showdown between two AFC West rivals. Christopher Hanewinckel USA TODAY Sports

A classic AFC West showdown won't be seen in front of a national audience.

Instead, the NFL flexed a Week 11 showdown between the Chiefs and Chargers out of the Sunday Night Football spot. They'll play at 3:05 local time.

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A Bengals-Cardinals game with more playoff appeal will take this game's place. It's a pretty standard and simple decision.

Chiefs fans won't agree with it. That Week 11 match-up was their last chance to see the team in primetime -- unless they keep winning and lock down a playoff seed.

(h/t Arrowhead Pride)