NFL Admits It Screwed the Chiefs With 2024 Schedule

The NFL admitted the Chiefs have one of the most difficult 2024-25 schedules
The NFL admitted the Chiefs have one of the most difficult 2024-25 schedules / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It's no secret that the Chiefs' 2024-25 schedule is one of the hardest in the NFL. Kansas City starts the year with the Baltimore Ravens before taking on the Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons, and Los Angeles Chargers, then later in the year faces a brutal stretch with three games in 10 days.

The Chiefs are trying to become the first team in NFL history to win three consecutive Super Bowls, and this schedule is doing them no favors.

NFL officials apparently know they gave Kansas City a hard path, even admitting as much.

NFL Admits it Gave Chiefs Difficult Schedule

NFL Vice President of Broadcast Planning, Mike North, admitted to Adam Schefter of ESPN that "we maybe gave the Chiefs the hardest schedule in the league."

However, North had full confidence that good teams would win and be in the playoffs regardless. North noted that the Chiefs "have been our bell cow for a while" and are used to the unique schedule quirks as the NFL experiments.

He said that no one with the Chiefs has complained about the schedule and they expected to have a difficult one. Kansas City will play on every day of the week except Tuesday. The NFL wants to capitalize on the franchise's rapidly growing popularity since Travis Kelce started dating Taylor Swift, so the Chiefs are, in a way, penalized for their popularity.

Nonetheless, Kansas City is favored to win the AFC for the fifth time in six years. Even if the NFL gives the Chiefs the league's hardest schedule, I'm confident that Patrick Mahomes & Co. will come out on top.

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