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The Kansas City Chiefs may not have the toughest schedule in terms of opponent winning percentage, but their first eight games of the season aren’t easy.
The Chiefs made history Thursday night when the NFL schedule was released, becoming the first team to start a season with eight opponents who finished with winning records the previous season, according to Elias Sports.
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The team’s week off is week 8.
Their first eight games: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Las Vegas Raiders, Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans.
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Four of the Chiefs’ first eight games will be played in prime time. The Chiefs play the Chargers on Amazon on Thursday, September 15 at home. The team is on the road Sunday night, October 2, against the Buccaneers. The Chiefs will host the Raiders on Monday, October 10 and host the Titans on Sunday, November 6.
Kansas City was one win away from returning to the Super Bowl last season, losing to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship.
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The Chiefs finished 12-5 last season and walked away with their sixth straight AFC West title.