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The Kansas City Chiefs 2017 NFL schedule is here! The biggest game is what you thought - Chiefs at Patriots for the NFL’s season opener on Thursday night, September 7. The Chiefs will be ‘dogs but they will also likely be competitive.

Here is the Chiefs 2017 schedule, with LOTS of primetime games:

  1. at Patriots, 9/7, 7:30 pm, NBC
  2. Eagles, 9/17, 12pm, Fox
  3. at Chargers, 9/24, 3:25 pm CBS
  4. Redskins 10/2, 7:30 pm, ESPN
  5. at Texans, 10/8, 7:30 pm, NBC
  6. Steelers, 10/15, 3:25 pm, CBS
  7. at Raiders, 10/19, 7:25 pm, CBS/NFLN
  8. Broncos, 10/30, 7:30 pm, ESPN
  9. at Cowboys, 11/5, 3:25 pm, CBS
  10. Bye
  11. at Giants, 11/19, 12 pm, CBS
  12. Bills, 11/26, 12 pm, CBS
  13. at Jets, 12/3, 12 pm, CBS
  14. Raiders, 12/10, 12 pm, CBS
  15. Chargers, 12/16, 7:25 pm, NFLN
  16. Dolphins, 12/24, 12 pm, CBS
  17. at Broncos, 12/31, 3:25 pm, CBS

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It looks like the Chiefs will have at least five national TV games — the opener on NBC, MNF vs. Redskins, SNF at Texans, TNF at Raiders, MNF vs. Broncos and the Chargers on NFLN (I’m not sure if that’s nationally televised or not but it’s at night).

The Chiefs have the second toughest schedule in the NFL, according to the strength of schedule. This is mainly because the AFC West was a powerhouse last season. The four toughest schedules in the NFL are Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers and Raiders — all AFC West teams.

The NFL schedule is formulaic in that we already know the Chiefs future schedule, for the most part. Each year the Chiefs play their divisional opponents twice so that’s six games. They also play one rotating NFC and AFC division each year for eight more games. The Chiefs then play the team that finished in the same spot as them in the two other AFC divisions. For example, the Chiefs are playing the AFC West and AFC East this year. They finished first in the division last year so they’ll play the first place AFC North team (Steelers) and first place AFC South team (Texans).

Chiefs 2017 preseason schedule

Week 1: San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs

Week 2: Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 3: Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks (CBS, 7 p.m. Arrowhead Time, Friday, Aug. 25)

Week 4: Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs 2017 strength of schedule

1. Denver Broncos: 147-107-2, .578

2. Kansas City Chiefs: 147-108-1, .576

3. Los Angeles Chargers: 145-110-1, .568

4. Oakland Raiders: 144-111-1 .564

5. Buffalo Bills: 143-112-1, .561

6. Miami Dolphins: 140-116-0, .547

7. Washington Redskins: 138-116-2, .543

T-8. New York Giants: 135-117-4, .535

T-8. New York Jets: 137-119-0, .535

T-10. Dallas Cowboys: 134-118-4, .531

T-10. Philadelphia Eagles: 134-118-4, .531

12. New England Patriots: 135-121-0, .527

13. Atlanta Falcons: 133-122-1, .521

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 132-123-1, .518

15. New Orleans Saints: 130-125-1, .514

16. Carolina Panthers: 129-127, .504

17. Los Angeles Rams: 121-130-5, .482

18. Green Bay Packers: 122-132-2, .480

19. Chicago Bears: 122-133-1, .479

20. San Francisco 49ers: 119-132-5, .475

T-21. Detroit Lions: 119-135-2, .469

T-21. Cleveland Browns: 119-135-2, .469

23. Arizona Cardinals: 118-135-3, .467

24. Baltimore Ravens: 117-137-2, .461

T-25. Seattle Seahawks: 115-138-3, .455

T-25. Houston Texans: 115-138-3, .455

T-27. Minnesota Vikings: 115-139-2, .453

T-27. Pittsburgh Steelers: 115-139-2, .453

29. Cincinnati Bengals: 115-141-0, .449

T-30. Jacksonville Jaguars: 111-142-3, .439

T-30. Tennessee Titans: 111-142-3, .439

32. Indianapolis Colts: 107-146-3, .424

Chiefs 2018 opponents

Home: Broncos, Raiders, Chargers, Ravens, Bengals, Cardinals, 49ers, AFC South

Away: Broncos, Raiders, Chargers, Browns, Steelers, Rams, Seahawks, AFC East

Chiefs 2019 opponents

Home: Broncos, Raiders, Chargers, Texans, Colts, Packers, Vikings, AFC North

Away: Broncos, Raiders, Chargers, Jaguars, Titans, Bears, Lions, AFC East