The 2021 NFL schedule will be released May, 12, at 7 p.m. Arrowhead Time (6:45 p.m. on team accounts), but a number of the Kansas City Chiefs games will leak out before the full schedule is officially released Wednesday night.
We’ll keep track of leaks we deem noteworthy right here (refresh throughout the day for additional updates).
EDIT: The schedule has been released and is official! You can find it here.
Chiefs 2021 schedule leaks
- Week 1 - vs. Cleveland Browns on Sunday, September 12 at 3:25 p.m. — announced and confirmed by the Chiefs and NFL.
- Week 3 - vs. Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, September 26 at Noon — as reported by Chargers writer Gilbert Manzano.
- Week 4 - at Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, October 3 — as mentioned here and confirmed by Arrowhead Pride.
- Week 5 - vs. Buffalo Bills on Sunday Night Football on Sunday, October 10 at 7:20 p.m. — as reported by CJ Caggiano and confirmed by Arrowhead Pride.
- Week 6 - at Washington Football Team on Sunday, October 17 at Noon — as noted by Hogs Haven and confirmed by Arrowhead Pride.
- Week 8 - vs. New York Giants on Monday Night Football on Monday, November 1 at 7:15 p.m., as confirmed by Arrowhead Pride. Art Stapleton of The Record Sports first reported that the matchup between the Chiefs and Giants would be primetime.
- Week 9 - vs. Green Bay Packers — as reported by Master Tesfatsion, who has seemingly been on top of schedule leaks all day.
- Week 10 - at Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday Night Football on Sunday, November 14 at 7:20 p.m., as reported by Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
- Week 15 - at Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football on Thursday, December 16 at 7:20 p.m., as reported by Daniel Popper of The Athletic.
- Week 18 - against the Denver Broncos, time to be determined.
NFL schedule 2021 release info
- Release time: 6:45 p.m. Arrowhead Time on the Chiefs’ official accounts. and 7 p.m. on NFL-based channels (Wednesday, May 12, 2021)
- How to watch: NFL Network | ESPN
- Rapid reaction: The AP Podcast Network will have its own reaction show posted late Wednesday night into Thursday morning (Subscribe on your platform here).
Chiefs 2021 opponents
- Home: Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers
- Away: Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and Washington Football Team