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Week 17 NFL Schedule: Cowboys Vs. Giants Chosen For Sunday Night Football; Chiefs Vs. Broncos Remains New Year's Day Afternoon Game

The Denver Broncos lost to the Buffalo Bills on Saturday afternoon and will now need to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs for the AFC West title. However, that New Year's Day game won't be moved to NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast. Two weeks after having its game against the New England Patriots denied a spot on the network, the Broncos will host the Chiefs at Mile High on Sunday afternoon. The network chose instead to show the Dallas Cowboys against the New York Giants.

The Giants currently hold first place in the NFC East, but the Cowboys can win the division by defeating the Giants. The two teams met on Sunday Night Football during Week 14. The Giants defeated the Cowboys on the road, 37-34. Eli Manning threw a touchdown and led a second scoring drive for the win in the final four minutes of the game. Brandon Jacsobs had the go-ahead score on a one-yard run with 45 seconds left in the game.

Apparently NBC doesn't buy into a Tim Tebow vs. Kyle Orton matchup. It might not be pretty, after all.

For more on this Week 17 game, visit Broncos blog Mile High Report and Chiefs blog Arrowhead Pride. Be sure to check out SB Nation NFL for more news and notes around the league.