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Looking At How The Royals May Affect Chiefs Schedule

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KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 16:  A general view of Kauffman Stadium during the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Kansas City Royals on April 16, 2011 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 16: A general view of Kauffman Stadium during the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Kansas City Royals on April 16, 2011 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The 2011 NFL regular season schedule will be released Tuesday evening and rather than just wait for it we want to take a closer look at predicting how the Chiefs might start the season.

One of the things that would affect the Chiefs early in the season is the Kansas City Royals schedule. The two teams share a parking lot so they likely won't have games scheduled at the same time.

The NFL season is expected to begin on Sunday, Sept. 11. The Royals are away that weekend, meaning the Chiefs can be home or away. The Royals are home the weekend of Sept. 18 so the Chiefs probably wouldn't be playing a noon game because the Royals play at 1:00 p.m. that day. The weekend after that is Sept. 25 and the Royals are away.

So the baseball schedule barely affects the Chiefs, if at all.

There is precedent for the two to play on the same day. Last year the Royals were scheduled for a night game on Monday, Sept. 13. The Chiefs of course were opening the season against the San Diego Chargers that evening.

So the KC team with a shade of royal blue moved their game up earlier in the day and teamed up with the Chiefs for the longest day ever.

As someone said to me before Pioli's press conference last Friday, one of these days the Royals are going to make the playoffs and cause another scheduling problem for the Chiefs. One of these days.