This season, the Kansas City Chiefs will not be accused of playing a soft schedule. After playing one of the easiest in the league last year, the Chiefs will square off against all four teams that reached the conference championship games.
Many of those bouts will be at home with matchups against the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and Denver Broncos. Add home dates with the San Diego Chargers and cross-state rival St. Louis Rams, and the slate is packed.
For some with season tickets, this question has to be modified to which game are you most excited for? For those who are only planning to attend one or two games, the question becomes which contest will you be laying money to see in person?
While all those games have different appeals, the Sunday night tussle versus Denver sticks out to me. Personally, I'm a big fan of the NBC telecasts and I believe the late Sunday game has much more cache to it than Monday night at this point. When I saw Peyton Manning was coming to Arrowhead for a night game, I was amped up to say the least.
Even better, that game is in late November when the playoff race is in full swing. Who knows, maybe that contest will be for the lead in the AFC West as it was last season.
Living about 20 hours away from Kansas City here in New York, I've only been to Arrowhead once, back in Dwayne Bowe's rookie season. When the Chiefs host the Broncos, that night will mark my second time seeing a game in our venerable venue, except this time I'm flying (that drive is B-R-U-T-A-L).
So, which game gets your motor running?