Kansas City Chiefs: Possible Primetime Games In 2015

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Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL will announce the schedule for the 2015 season on Tuesday at 7:00 PM and that means Kansas City Chiefs fans can officially start making tailgating plans. The only game we know about right now is the NFL opener on Thursday, September 10th that will take place in Foxboro.

We already know the Chiefs’ preseason schedule and it consists of four teams that Kansas City played in 2014.

I thought it might be fun to predict what possible games the Kansas City Chiefs could play in in primetime in 2015. The Chiefs will play their usual AFC West opponents (Denver, Oakland, and San Diego) two times a piece, and will also play the AFC North and NFC North. The Chiefs also will see the Texans and Bills, as both of those teams finished second in their respective divisions.

So, let’s take a look at the five most likely match ups that will land on a primetime game. Keep in mind the Chiefs are coming off a winning season and almost made the playoffs last year, so they will probably get more than one primetime game. The Chiefs for sure will land at least one Thursday Night game, as every team in the league does.

5) Buffalo Bills (Monday Night Football)

Just for kicks and giggles, I’ll predict what night I think the teams will play, and I think the Chiefs will see the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football. Why the Bills? Well, this will be the eighth consecutive year that these two teams have played and it just so happens this year that the Bills could be a legitimate playoff contender.

Buffalo hired Rex Ryan as their head coach during the off season and also picked up LeSean McCoy in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles for linebacker Kiko Alonso. The Bills got Matt Cassel to be their quarterback as well, which could be the main storyline in this game.

I put this as a Monday night game because typically Thursday night games are for division rivals, and Sunday night games are the “big dogs” in the NFL. Monday Night Football pits teams against each other and it’s about 50/50 in terms of if they’re good games or not. Chiefs/Bills would be a great Monday Night Football game.

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