Kansas City Chiefs: Ranking the 5 toughest games on the 2021 schedule

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse
KC Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – JANUARY 24: Fireworks are seen after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills 38-24 in the AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 24, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

A new season and some new challenges are up ahead for the Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off another amazing run to the Super Bowl. Unfortunately they were on the opposite end of winning, and lost against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It can officially be put in the past since training camp has started and preseason games are approaching quickly.

The Kansas City Chiefs play in the AFC West, a division in which they have been the division winner in every season since 2016.  They are going to be attempting to get their 6th straight AFC West title. During that stretch, the Kansas City Chiefs have an overall record of 60-20 against all opponents in the NFL.

The NFL has elected to eliminate one preseason game turning it into a regular season game.  The 17-game schedule for the Chiefs will be a tough challenge, and to get back to the Super Bowl will be no easy task.

No. 5: A rematch of the AFC Championship

The Buffalo Bills have one of the best up and coming quarterbacks in the NFL and he really knows how to put on a show.  Josh Allen has been special in his three years of being in the NFL.  Allen has thrown for 9,707 yards averaging 7.2 yards per attempt.  He has completed 72 touchdowns while throwing 31 interceptions.  For me is he is completing over 61% of his passes.

This team has some amazing talent around him as well. Starting with the well-rounded running back group Devin Singletary, Zack Moss, and Matt Breida, a group of good pass catching backs with the ability to ground and pound.

Moving to the versatile receiving group, leading off with Stefon Diggs, who led all wideouts last year with 1,535 yards. Allen was able to connect with Diggs for eight touchdowns. Other key receivers are Cole Beasley and Emmanuel Sanders, who signed with Buffalo this year as a free agent.

Now moving to the defense which many would consider a top 10 defense in the NFL. The Bills re-sign Matt Milano, who is a staple at the linebacker position for them. They also have a very good secondary led by Tre’Davious White.

The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Buffalo Bills in Kansas City on October 10th for Sunday Night Football. This is Week 5 on the Kansas City Chiefs schedule.  This game will no doubt be a challenge for the Kansas City Chiefs. The reason it comes in at #5 is the game is Sunday Night Football the crowd will be erupting inside GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Chiefs played the Bills in the 2020 AFC Championship inside the same stadium where Patrick Mahomes threw for 325 yards, averaging 8.6 yards, and connecting for 3 touchdowns. In the same game, Tyreek Hill had 9 receptions for 172 yards.

The Chiefs have shown to play well in key moments against good football teams.  If Kansas City can get an early lead with this high powered offense, and force the hand of Josh Allen the Kansas City Chiefs will come out victorious.

This game might have jumped up on the list if it were in Buffalo.

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse