The National Football League announced on Thursday the regular season schedule for the 2017 season. The Kansas City Chiefs will be featured in a league-high six primetime television games, the most in franchise history, including three at Arrowhead Stadium.
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For the first time in franchise history, the club will participate in the NFL’s season-opening contest, a Thursday, Sept. 7 matchup against the reigning Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. Kansas City’s first primetime contest at Arrowhead will be on Oct. 2, when the club faces Washington on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. The following week, the Chiefs travel to Houston (Oct. 8) to take on the Texans on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. For the second time in 2017, the Chiefs will participate in back-to-back nationally televised contests, facing the Raiders in Oakland on Thursday Night Football on Oct. 19, followed by a Monday Night Football appearance against Denver at Arrowhead Stadium on Oct. 30. The club’s final primetime game is a Saturday home contest against the Los Angeles Chargers on Dec. 16.
“Being selected to play in the season-opening game and having a league-high six primetime contests is a tremendous honor and a tribute to our team and organization,” Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said. “We’ve already started preparation for these teams and we know we have a lot of great challenges ahead of us. We are looking forward to getting in front of Chiefs Kingdom and building off the success we had last season.”
The Chiefs first home game of the 2017 season comes against Philadelphia on Sept. 17. It will be Reid’s second matchup against his former team, the last was a 26-16 victory over the Eagles on Sept. 19, 2013. On Sept. 24, KC travels to Los Angeles to face the Chargers. The Chiefs have won six consecutive contests against the Chargers. On Oct. 15 the Chiefs will welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers into Arrowhead Stadium, a rematch of last year’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game. The club travels to Dallas on Nov. 5. Reid is 18-11 all-time against the Cowboys.
After the Bye Week on Nov. 12, the Chiefs travel to New York to face the Giants on Nov. 19, followed by a home game against Buffalo on Nov. 26. Prior to last season, the Chiefs and Bills had faced off in eight-straight seasons. The Chiefs travel back to New York on Dec. 3 to face the Jets before returning home for three consecutive December contests at Arrowhead Stadium against the Raiders (Dec. 10), Chargers (Dec. 16) and Dolphins (Dec. 24). Kansas City will close out the regular season against the Broncos in Denver on Dec. 31. The Chiefs have won 11 consecutive AFC West Division contests and are coming off their first AFC West Division Title since 2010. The combined record of Kansas City’s opponents this year is 121-86 (.585).
Chiefs single-game tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 24 to Jackson County taxpayers (9 a.m.) and Chiefs Season Ticket Members (10 a.m.) and will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26. Single-game tickets are subject to availability and dynamic pricing. Season Ticket Memberships are available for as low as $380 per year. Visit Chiefs.com for details.
2017 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Date | Opponent | Time | Network
Friday, Aug. 11 | San Francisco 49ers | 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 19 | at Cincinnati Bengals | 6 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 25 | at Seattle Seahawks | 7:25 p.m. | CBS
Thursday, Aug. 31 | Tennessee Titans | 7:30 p.m.
2017 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
Date | Opponent | Time | Network
Thursday, Sept. 7 | at New England Patriots | 7:30 p.m. | NBC
Sunday, Sept. 17 | Philadelphia Eagles | Noon | FOX
Sunday, Sept. 24 | at Los Angeles Chargers | 3:25 p.m. | CBS
Monday, Oct. 2 | Washington Redskins | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN
Sunday, Oct. 8 | at Houston Texans* | 7:30 p.m. | NBC
Sunday, Oct. 15 | Pittsburgh Steelers* | 3:25 p.m. | CBS
Thursday, Oct. 19 | at Oakland Raiders | 7:25 p.m. | CBS/NFLN/Amazon
Monday, Oct. 30 | Denver Broncos | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN
Sunday, Nov. 5 | at Dallas Cowboys* | 3:25 p.m. | CBS
Sunday, Nov. 12 | BYE WEEK
Sunday, Nov. 19 | at New York Giants* | Noon | CBS
Sunday, Nov. 26 | Buffalo Bills* | Noon | CBS
Sunday, Dec. 3 | at New York Jets* | Noon | CBS
Sunday, Dec. 10 | Oakland Raiders* | Noon | CBS
Saturday, Dec. 16 | Los Angeles Chargers | 7:30 p.m. | NFLN
Sunday, Dec. 24 | Miami Dolphins | Noon | CBS
Sunday, Dec. 31 | at Denver Broncos* | 3:25 p.m. | CBS
Home games in bold; all kickoffs are Central Time.
*Subject to Flexible Scheduling
Flexible scheduling will be used in Weeks 10-15 and 17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-9, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-15, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 31. The NFL schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime.