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2022 NFL schedule: Chiefs make history with first eight games on roster


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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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Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs records a video message on the sidelines during the 2022 NFL Pro Bowl vs. NFC at Allegiant Stadium on February 6, 2022 in Las Vegas.
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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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2022 NFL schedule: Chiefs make history with first eight games on roster

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid leaves the field after a game against the Baltimore Ravens on September 19, 2021 in Baltimore.
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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.

2022 NFL schedule: Chiefs make history with first eight games on roster

Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes runs with the football during the AFC Championship game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium on January 30, 2022 in Kansas City, Mo.
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The Chiefs finished 12-5 last season and walked away with their sixth straight AFC West title.



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