Now that the NFL’s 2022 season has ended, we now know which teams the Kansas City Chiefs will play in 2023. The league has also announced which of the matchups will be at home and on the road.
Sometime in May, we’ll learn exactly when all these games will be played. But here’s what we know so far.
Kansas City will play eight of its 17 games against teams that are in the 2022 playoffs: the Chargers (twice), Bills, Bengals, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars and Vikings. Five of those games will be at home, while three will be on the road. The Chiefs will play three other teams — the Patriots, Lions and Packers — that were still in postseason contention going into the final week of the 2022 regular season. One of those games will be at home, while the other two will be on the road.
2023 Opponent Strength of Schedule
|3||New England Patriots||0.5507|
|5||New York Giants||0.5496|
|6||New York Jets||0.5473|
|9||Los Angeles Rams||0.5338|
|10||Las Vegas Raiders||0.5254|
|12||Los Angeles Chargers||0.5185|
|15||San Francisco 49ers||0.5146|
|16||Kansas City Chiefs||0.5141|
|22||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0.4839|
|24||Green Bay Packers||0.4758|
|31||New Orleans Saints||0.4275|
Still, based on 2022 season records, the Chiefs’ 2023 opponents have an average record of 0.5141. That ranks 16th in the league. The Eagles’ 2023 opponents have the best 2022 records (0.5669), while those of the Falcons have the worst (0.4171).
But as we saw this season, preseason expectations of schedule difficulty can be pretty misleading. One thing is certain: head coach Andy Reid and his staff will “look forward to the challenge” of playing every one of the team’s opponents.