3 Losses on Chiefs' 2024 Schedule That Would Be Catastrophic

Now that the Chiefs' full 2024 NFL season schedule has been revealed, here's a look at three losses that would be catastrophic for Kansas City.
The Chiefs must avoid losing to these three teams next season.
The Chiefs must avoid losing to these three teams next season. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Week 15 @ Cleveland Browns

One of the worst stretches of the Chiefs' 2024 schedule takes place in December. Andy Reid's team is being forced to play three games in a 10-day span and it all begins with a Week 15 collision with the Cleveland Browns. So, why would losing to the Browns be catastrophic?

For starters, there's nothing special about the Browns. Yes, they have good defense with some decent playmakers on offense, but they have several question marks, too. Deshaun Watson still looks like a shell of his former self while Nick Chubb still hasn't played since destroying his knee in Week 2.

That's without mentioning how Cleveland lost several key defenders to free agency, including linebackers Anthony Walker and Sione Takitaki, cornerback Mike Ford, and defensive lineman Jordan Elliott.

Secondly, a loss to the Browns could send the Chiefs into a downward spiral. If Kansas City loses in Cleveland, the players and coaching staff only have six days to pull themselves together before hosting an incredibly tough Houston Texans team at Arrowhead Stadium. After that, there are only four days before the Chiefs take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Christmas Day.

There just isn't enough time for the Chiefs to rebound from any disappointing losses during that December stretch. The last thing they need is to find themselves on a losing streak ahead of the postseason, which would surely put their chances of a three-peat at risk.

Fortunately, oddsmakers are feeling confident about the Chiefs beating the Browns on the road. According to DraftKings, Kansas City is the early 3-point road favorite to beat Cleveland in Week 15.

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