NFL Schedule Screws Chiefs Over With Ridiculous Late-Season Stretch

The Chiefs play three games in 10 days in one tough December stretch
The Chiefs play three games in 10 days in one tough December stretch / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The full Chiefs schedule for the 2024-25 season has arrived and we now have a week-by-week breakdown to predict and dream about for the next four months.

While this is an exciting moment, there's one brutal late-season stretch that'll have the Chiefs playing three games in 10 days. Considering how important rest is at the end of the year, this is just setting Kansas City up for failure.

As the Chiefs try to become the first team in NFL history to win three straight Super Bowls, the league sure isn't doing them any favors.

Chiefs Have Brutal Three-Game Stretch in December

The Chiefs travel to Cleveland to face the Browns on December 15th, face the Texans at home on the 21st then immediately go on the road to play Pittsburgh on Christmas four days later.

Frankly, I'm not sure why the schedule-makers chose to do this. Chiefs vs. Texans was one of the most exciting matchups going into the release, though now I just want Kansas City to escape from that stretch healthy.

Neither the Browns nor Steelers are scary opponents, but we've seen injuries and exhaustion impact games in the past. It wouldn't surprise me to see the Chiefs lose once or twice in those three games, or they might choose to rest certain players dealing with nagging injuries.

We're a long way away from December, so the organization has plenty of time to prepare. Nonetheless, it's frustrating and worrisome to see three games in rapid succession like that. The Chiefs lost to the Raiders on Christmas Day in 2023, perhaps the Steelers will offer a similar surprise as the final game in that marathon run.

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