Hello, America. Get to know the KC Chiefs because you’re going to be seeing a LOT of them over the next six weeks. The Chiefs are 3-0 and beat the Patriots in their own house so they were going to be a big story over the next six weeks anyway but their TV schedule is going to ensure that America sees the Chiefs.
The Chiefs next six games will all have big audiences. They play in primetime four of their next six games. The two that they aren’t in primetime for are the top afternoon games. Check out the Chiefs schedule over the next six weeks (H/T Chase Snyder):
- Week 4; Monday Night Football vs. Redskins:
- Week 5: Sunday Night Football vs. Texans
- Week 6: Late Sunday afternoon game vs. Steelers
- Week 7: Thursday Night Football vs. Raiders
- Week 8: Monday Night Football vs. Broncos
- Week 9: Late Sunday afternoon game vs. Cowboys
The Cowboys game is a true national TV game as there isn’t a doubleheader next to it. And it’s the Cowboys so everyone will watch it anyway. The other non-primetime draw (Pittsburgh) is arguably the only team that can compete with the Cowboys when it comes to total fans.
This is a great chance for the Chiefs. They don’t want to be like the Raiders who have looked dreadful their last two primetime appearances. They want to show up for the big stage. These national TV games are how a lot of narratives start because Joe Sports Fan in Connecticut isn’t watching the Chiefs unless it’s in primetime.
For now, the Redskins on Monday night looks like one of the top games of the week. Can’t wait.