3 Biggest Trap Games on Chiefs' 2024 Schedule

Travis Kelce and the Chiefs have a few difficult spots on the 2024 schedule
Travis Kelce and the Chiefs have a few difficult spots on the 2024 schedule / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Week 17 @ Pittsburgh Steelers (Christmas Day)

I hate everything about this game for the Chiefs. It'll be their third in 10 days after hosting the Texans on December 21st and playing in Cleveland on the 15th. Since it's Week 17, players will likely be hurting and have more trouble with the short rest.

Plus, there's the fact it's on Christmas! We saw Kansas City struggle on the holiday last season. Pittsburgh annually has one of the NFL's best and most physical defenses, the exact kind of team you'd hope to avoid after facing Houston four days prior.

Who knows if Russell Wilson or Justin Fields will be the Steelers' QB at this point, though Pittsburgh usually finds itself in the playoff hunt at the end of the year. It's possible the Chiefs will have clinched a playoff spot and the Steelers are fighting for one, so there could be a motivation imbalance as well.

TJ Watt is dangerous coming off the edge. If the Steelers can force a couple of turnovers, the Chiefs may quickly find themselves in a dog fight.

With the playoffs coming so quickly after this contest, anything is on the table. Fingers crossed Kansas City is fully healthy, but I wouldn't be surprised if this was a game certain players sat out to recover in time for the postseason.

Either way, there are too many negative possibilities to consider this anything other than a trap game.

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