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The best and worst games on the Chiefs 2018 schedule

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The Kansas City Chiefs have released their 2018 NFL schedule and we are ready to break it all down, from the best game to the worst stretch to Patrick Mahomes taking up residence in Denver because he owns the Broncos ...

The best game of the year

Let’s start here with the best game of the season. That would be Sunday Night Football against New England. The Chiefs will be playing the Patriots in Week 6 so it should be a good matchup in the middle of the season. Last year the Chiefs stunned the NFL with a win in Foxboro. This year, it’ll be Mahomes vs. Brady.

The worst part of the schedule

It’s how they start. The Chiefs are on the road to start the season against a legitimately good Chargers team. Then it’s the Steelers — in Heinz field. A home game against the next Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo, is next followed by a primetime game against Denver. That is, um, a tough start!

Speaking of Denver ...

Patrick Mahomes could own Denver

Mahomes started the Chiefs season finale last season in which he beat the Broncos in Denver. That’s one win in Denver and he has yet to play a game at Arrowhead.

The Chiefs this year play their first two games on the road then one home game and then they play the Broncos in Denver on Monday Night Football. That means there is a very real possibility that Mahomes at one point in his career has more wins in Denver than in Kansas City.

Derek Carr at Arrowhead in December

Remember when Derek Carr came to Arrowhead and had one of the worst games of all time? Oh, you don’t know WHICH GAME I’m talking about? Yeah, that’s why Derek Carr in cold weather is a good thing for the Chiefs. Carr’s best performance at Arrowhead came last year when he nearly completed 60 percent of his passes (and two interceptions).

Arrowhead to end the season

Just like last year, the Chiefs have three of their final four games of the regular season at home in the friendly confines of Arrowhead Stadium. You can expect frigid weather so Patrick Mahomes better be up for it.

Late bye week!

I’ll take it! NFL people like the late bye week because you need the rest more in November than you do in September or October. Players and coaches will like that bye week.

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