Chiefs News /13: KC is having the toughest first half of the schedule in NFL history

Chiefs News /13: KC is having the toughest first half of the schedule in NFL history

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2 – Chargers from Los Angeles

Record 2021: 9-8

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Record 2021: 12-5

week 2: Thursday, September 15 at 8:15 p.m. ET on Prime Video

I think the Chargers are the best team in an energetic AFC West. It sounds good saying this on the radio or TV, but I’ll look stupid if the Bolts don’t play Kansas City in Week 2.

Well, the chargers did handed the Chiefs a loss at Arrowhead last September, with Justin Herbert throwing four touchdown passes, including the game winner in the last minute of the game. Then the two teams continued playing an instant classic Thursday night soccerwith Patrick Mahomes and company prevailing in overtime and leaving Brandon Staley to answer questions about some controversial fourth decisions.

Mahomes vs. Herbert will be something special for a long time to come. And I can’t wait to see the Chargers’ revamped defense, with JC Jackson and Khalil Mack joining Derwin James and Joey Bosa. Will Mahomes remain his dominant self – especially when it comes to blasting the top of the defense – without Tyreek Hill?

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AFC WEST CHAMPIONS

Total Profit: over 10.5 (-130)

Make playoffs: -240

Division win: +160

Win Conference: +500

Win super bowl: +900

Kansas City has made many changes this offseason, from revamping the receiving corps to adding new faces in the secondary school. The Steve Spagnuolo-led defense has a history of playing up to four games together as a unit before settling into their identity. While the Chiefs are benefiting from opening their season against a Cardinals team without DeAndre Hopkins, their next six games before the Week 8 bye will be grueling. You need to make the most of preseason and week 1 to get everyone on the same page as quickly as possible.

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Week 12: Rams at Chiefs

This is one of the busiest weeks of the season with great games throughout the weekend. However, this one tops the list because it features the best offensive and defensive players in the NFL, as well as two of the league’s best coaches, and many more stars on both sides of the ball.

The Arizona Cardinals host the Kansas City Chiefs in their 2022 NFL opener | Revenge of the Birds (Arizona Cardinals SB Nation)

Arizona will open the season at home for the 10th time since games began at State Farm Stadium in 2006. In 18 seasons at Sun Devil Stadium, the Cardinals never played at home in Week 1.

The Cardinals go into the game against the Chiefs with an 11-5 record at home games at State Farm Stadium.

Arizona has never lost a regular season opener under their head coach Cliff Kingsbury, who posted a 2-0-1 record in his first three seasons. The Cardinals have won each of their last two season openers, defeating the defending NFC champion 49ers 24-20 in 2020 and defeated reigning AFC South champions Titans last season 38-13.

Combined with their Week 1 win in Tennessee in 2021, this will mark the first time since 1996-97 (Colts and Bengals) that the Cardinals have opened a straight season against opponents from the AFC.

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2022

Week 1: at the Chicago Bears, TBD

week 2: vs. Washington Commanders, TBD

week 3: vs. Green Bay Packers, TBD

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Week 1: Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Rams open 2022 season; Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks Monday Night Football | ESPN

The NFL will kick off its 2022 season where last season’s last game kicked off — at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., when the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams host the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 8, teams said known on Thursday.

The Bills-Rams matchup features elite quarterback play between Matthew Stafford and Josh Allen, who has guided the Bills to back-to-back playoff appearances. This game underscores a challenging schedule for the Rams, whose opponents have the highest win rate in the league from last season (56.7%). NBC will broadcast the game.

The Monday Night Football opener offers an intriguing story – Russell Wilson making his debut for the Denver Broncos against his old team, the Seattle Seahawks, at Lumen Field. Wilson led the Seahawks to two Super Bowl appearances and nine winning seasons in 10 years. Seattle traded Wilson to Denver in March for multiple draft picks and veteran players. The game will air September 12 on ESPN.

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Jacksonville Jaguars at Chiefs – Week 10

For the third year in a row, the Jaguars selected two players in the first round NFL draft. The theory goes that bottom-of-the-table teams get access to better players in the draft, giving them a chance to improve with an infusion of talent.

But that’s just a theory. Jacksonville has eclipsed .500 only once since 2008. Will first overall pick Travon Walker — along with linebacker Devin Lloyd, picked up at 20 — finally help turn things around?

With quarterback Trevor Lawrence (and head coach Doug Pederson), it’s always possible. But I wouldn’t name it probably.

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