Kansas City Chiefs: Five games that should be in primetime in 2020

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Spencer Ware #39 of the Kansas City Chiefs ran the football during the third quarter in the snow against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

The schedule for the 2020 NFL season is set to be released on May 9th. What five Kansas City Chiefs games deserve to be in primetime this season?

While there’s uncertainty on when the 2020 NFL season might get underway, if it does kick off as scheduled and is a full 16 game schedule, there are five games that stand out for the Kansas City Chiefs when it comes to primetime games.

Prior to Andy Reid coming to town, the Chiefs were seldom included in primetime games because people didn’t want to watch them. Now, however, they’re must-see TV and are almost always a part of a fantastic game.

That will be no different this year and with the Chiefs entering the 2020 season as the reigning Super Bowl champs, one would have to think they’d be included in several games under the lights this year. Whether it’s on Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football, or even the less popular Thursday Night Football, what match-ups are the most appealing to see in primetime this year?


There’s usually at least one AFC West match-up in primetime for the Chiefs and more often than not, it comes on Thursday night. It’s not necessarily between the two best teams in the division though, as the Chiefs played the Broncos on Thursday night last year and they were not on the same page talent wise whatsoever.

This year is a different story, however, and the Chiefs and Broncos could be a dark horse contender for Sunday Night Football this year, especially with them facing each other twice. While this might not be scheduled for primetime immediately, if the two teams play well in 2020 (which unless KC has a major injury, there’s no reason why they wouldn’t), one of the Chiefs/Broncos games could be flexed into Sunday Night Football.

The Broncos made it a point to add offensive firepower this year and it’s obvious as to why: They know they’ll need to score points in order to beat the reigning champions. In seasons past, Denver has tried to win with defense, but that hasn’t worked out for them well, especially in the past four years, as they’ve been swept by Kansas City in each of the last four seasons.

While Chiefs/Broncos is more likely to be a Thursday night affair, don’t be shocked if both of their match-ups end up in primetime eventually.

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