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Chiefs Opponent Scout

Taking a look at what to expect from the Kansas City Chiefs' upcoming opponents.

Opponent Scout: Getting to know the Jarrett Stidham-led Raiders

The divisional rival has a new starting quarterback for the first time since 2013.

Opponent Scout: Geno Smith is the driver of Seattle’s efficient offense

The long-time backup is having a career year, and it’s a big reason why Seattle has been so consistent offensively.

Opponent Scout: Jerry Hughes’ rushing style could give Chiefs trouble against Texans

Against Kansas City, Houston could get an advantage when its top rusher lines up as an EDGE on passing downs.

Opponent Scout: Back end of Broncos’ defense will make Chiefs work

Denver’s defense is the only reason they’ve been competitive at all this season.

Opponent Scout: Bengals’ explosive offense seems to be hitting its stride

Battling injuries in recent weeks, the Cincinnati offense may be putting it all together in time to host Kansas City.

Opponent Scout: Chargers’ pass attack will be key to upsetting Chiefs

If Los Angeles wants to avoid the season sweep, they’ll need to do more of what worked in the first matchup.

Opponent Scout: Jaguars’ efficient offense boosted by electric Travis Etienne

Jacksonville’s second-year running back has become more of a playmaker as the season has gone on.

Opponent Scout: Titans’ offense is as dependent on Derrick Henry as ever

It’s no surprise that Henry is the team’s most important weapon, but he’s been even more of a focal point this year.

Opponent Scout: Attention on 49ers’ running game opens space for Deebo Samuel

San Francisco’s offense still revolves around its rushing attack, but Kansas City can’t over-commit to stopping it.

Opponent Scout: Von Miller has elevated the ceiling of the Bills’ defense

Buffalo already had a solid, deep defensive line. Now it has a difference-making edge rusher.

Opponent Scout: Raiders’ Davante Adams will get a chance to take over the game

The new Las Vegas weapon will be the key to the offense putting up points in Arrowhead Stadium.

Opponent Scout: Buccaneers’ defense is full of dangerous playmakers

This season’s best NFL defense gets the job done by getting the best out of its most talented players.

Opponent Scout: Jonathan Taylor heads tough challenge for Chiefs linebackers

For the linebackers having to step up, starting with the Colts running back is a baptism by fire.

Opponent Scout: Chargers’ edge-rushing duo can wreck a game plan

Los Angeles has two of the best edge defenders in the NFL leading its defensive front.

Opponent Scout: Kyler Murray presents huge first test for Chiefs’ pass rushers

In the season opener, a Kansas City defensive unit that needs to prove itself will get its chance.

Opponent Scout: Bengals’ offensive line will be key point in AFC Championship

The Bengals have an incredible, young quarterback — but protecting him has been a challenge.

Opponent scout: Bills will live or die with the performance of Josh Allen

Buffalo has had a roller-coaster season — which has coincided with the ups and downs of its talented quarterback.

Opponent scout: How the Steelers can keep up with the Chiefs

Anything can happen in the postseason — and during Wild Card weekend, Pittsburgh is hoping to prove that’s true.

Opponent Scout: Broncos will try to limit Kelce and Hill again

Just like in the last game, Denver will use the strength of its defense to directly counter the strength of Kansas City’s offense.

Opponent Scout: Joe Burrow isn’t a typical young quarterback

The Cincinnati quarterback has the awareness (and playmakers) to make defending him far from simple.

Opponent scout: Steelers’ pass rush is led by NFL’s sack leader

Pittsburgh’s defense has carried the team — and it starts with their Defensive Player of the Year candidate.

Opponent scout: Chargers’ passing attack should be Chiefs’ main focus

The combination of Justin Herbert and any of Los Angeles’ pass-catchers will be their biggest threat.

Opponent Scout: Raiders will want to attack Chiefs’ defense through the air

In their first matchup, Las Vegas had opportunities for big passing plays against Kansas City.

Opponent Scout: Denver’s running back duo can open up its offense

In recent weeks, the surging Broncos have been aided by a strong running game.

Opponent scout: How the Chiefs handle the Cowboys at Arrowhead

Explaining the points to watch with Dallas coming into Kansas City.

Opponent Scout: Raiders edge rushers can blow up a game plan

Las Vegas has the pass rush to make things harder than they already have been for the Kansas City passing game.

Opponent scout: Don’t sleep on this supporting cast surrounding Jordan Love

Green Bay is a dangerous team, even without their starting quarterback.

Opponent scout: Daniel Jones can make plays with his arm — and his feet

The Giants’ quarterback threatens defenses with his dual-threat ability.

Opponent Scout: Titans’ offense starts and ends with Derrick Henry

Tennessee has no hesitation to pound the rock with the NFL’s best running back.

Opponent Scout: Washington’s defensive front is talented and unique

An underwhelming Washington defense still presents problems up front with their personnel and alignment.

Opponent Scout: Bills’ defense will pounce on Chiefs’ mistakes

This season, the Buffalo defense has arguably been the league’s best — especially at creating turnovers.

Opponent Scout: Chiefs must be patient, take what Eagles give them

The Kansas City offense must rely on short passes and the running game to counter Philadelphia’s conservative defense.

Opponent Scout: Chargers’ red-zone offense matches Chiefs’ red-zone defense

Something will have to give as two units with abysmal red-zone play will go head to head on Sunday.

Opponent Scout: Secondary receivers have a chance to shine against Ravens

While Baltimore’s run defense was stout, there were holes in their pass coverage throughout their Week 1 loss.

Opponent Scout: Every level of Chiefs’ defense will be challenged by Browns

Cleveland’s efficient offense can create big plays in the run game and through the air on any down.

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