Kansas City Chiefs Open Season Against The Patriots

Kansas City Chiefs. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /

The 2017 NFL Schedule is slowly being leaked today. As many expected, the Kansas City Chiefs will be opening the season on the road against the Patriots.

For a while now, analysts have believed the Kansas City Chiefs would take on the New England Patriots in the NFL season opener on Thursday Night. The 2017 NFL schedule is being released today, and the early reports are that the Chiefs did score that prime time match-up.

Of course, the Patriots will be getting the top billing in this game. The defending Super Bowl champs open the season at home in prime time. So get ready for plenty of talk about how great Tom Brady is, and how dominant New England looks this year. It’s going to be pretty annoying.

For the Chiefs, this will be an opportunity to set an early tone for the year. One good thing about playing the defending Super Bowl champs in the season opener is that the game is instantly behind you. A win can translate to early momentum. A loss can be quickly forgotten.

Some experts are already writing off the Chiefs this year. Others are already crowning the Patriots as the champs for the next 10 years. However, the last time these two teams met in the regular season Kansas City sent the Pats “on to Cincinnati.

This should be the first of several prime time match-ups for the Kansas City Chiefs this year. After a 12-4 season, KC is certainly worthy of getting some more time in the spotlight. Adding to this is the fact the Chiefs have a lot of marquee games on their schedule.

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It had been assumed for a while that the Kansas City Chiefs would be taking on the New England Patriots to kick off the season. It’s a good match-up for the NFL to kick off the season with. Sure, all the focus will be on the Patriots, but don’t expect that to deter Andy Reid and the Chiefs.