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Let’s talk about the Chiefs 2018 schedule where they have five primetime games and open up in Los Angeles and close at Arrowhead.

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The Kansas City Chiefs’ 2018 NFL schedule is here!

The biggest game is probably Week 6: The Chiefs on Sunday Night Football against the defending AFC champion New England Patriots. It will mark the first time Patrick Mahomes takes on Tom Brady, and the world will be watching due to it being a primetime game.

Here is the Chiefs’ 2018 schedule:

1 | Sep 09 | Chiefs @ Chargers | StubHub Center | 3:05 PM CBS

2 | Sep 16 | Chiefs @ Steelers | Heinz Field | 12:00 PM | CBS

3 | Sep 23 | 49ers @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | FOX

4 | Oct 01 | Chiefs @ Broncos | Sports Authority Field at Mile High | 7:15 PM | ESPN

5 | Oct 07 | Jaguars @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

6 | Oct 14 | Chiefs @ Patriots | Gillette Stadium | 7:20 PM | NBC

7 | Oct 21 | Bengals @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

8 | Oct 28 | Broncos @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

9 | Nov 04 | Chiefs @ Browns | FirstEnergy Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

10 | Nov 11 | Cardinals @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | FOX

11 | Nov 19 | Chiefs @ Rams | Estadio Azteca (Mexico City) | 7:15 PM | ESPN

12 | Bye

13 | Dec 02 | Chiefs @ Raiders | Oakland Coliseum | 3:05 PM | CBS

14 | Dec 09 | Ravens @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

15 | Dec 13 | Chargers @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 7:20 PM | FOX

16 | Dec 23 | Chiefs @ Seahawks | CenturyLink Field | 7:20 PM | NBC

17 | Dec 30 | Raiders @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

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Rapid analysis

The Chiefs walk away with five primetime games—Monday Night Football Week 4 at Denver, Sunday Night Football Week 6 at New England, Monday Night Football Week 11 in Mexico City vs. the Los Angeles Rams, Thursday Night Football Week 15 at home against the Los Angeles Chargers, and Sunday Night Football Week 16 at Seattle.

That’s only one primetime game this season at Arrowhead Stadium. The two primetime division games should be fun, and so should Mahomes vs. Brady I.

The Chiefs’ opener comes on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers. If you remember last season, that was pretty much a home game:

Kansas City Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers
Chiefs fans take over the StubHub Center in Carson
Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The Chiefs have three road games in the first four games, which isn’t ideal, but they finish with three out of the last four coming at Arrowhead Stadium—a potential advantage if there is a close playoff race down the wire.

Chiefs 2018 preseason schedule

Week 1: Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs

Week 2: Kansas City Chiefs at Atlanta Falcons

Week 3: Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears

Week 4: Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs 2018 strength of schedule

The Chiefs play the 19th toughest schedule in the league in 2018, according to CBS Sports.

Here is the strength of schedule for every team (based upon opposing records from 2017):

1 Green Bay Packers 138-118 0.539

T-2 Detroit Lions 137-119 0.535

T-2 New Orleans Saints 137-119 0.535

4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 136-120 0.531

T-5 Cleveland Browns 134-122 0.523

T-5 Los Angeles Rams 134-122 0.523

T-5 Seattle Seahawks 134-122 0.523

T-8 Arizona Cardinals 133-123 0.520

T-8 Chicago Bears 133-123 0.520

T-8 Minnesota Vikings 133-123 0.520

T-8 New York Giants 133-123 0.520

12 Carolina Panthers 131-125 0.512

13 Atlanta Falcons 130-126 0.509

14 Washington 129-127 0.504

T-15 San Francisco 49ers 128-128 0.500

T-15 Dallas Cowboys 128-128 0.500

T-15 Miami Dolphins 128-128 0.500

18 Buffalo Bills 127-129 0.496

T-19 Philadelphia Eagles 126-130 0.492

T-19 Kansas City Chiefs 126-130 0.492

21 Baltimore Ravens 125-131 0.488

T-22 New England Patriots 124-132 0.484

T-22 Indianapolis Colts 124-132 0.484

24 Los Angeles Chargers 123-133 0.480

T-25 New York Jets 122-134 0.477

T-25 Pittsburgh Steelers 122-134 0.477

T-25 Jacksonville Jaguars 122-134 0.477

T-25 Denver Broncos 122-134 0.477

T-29 Cincinnati Bengals 121-135 0.473

T-29 Oakland Raiders 121-135 0.473

31 Tennessee Titans 119-137 0.465

32 Houston Texans 116-140 0.453

Chiefs 2019 opponents

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

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