By TOMMY REZAC
St. Joseph Post
The NFL announced the regular season schedule for the 2022 season on Thursday, and the Kansas City Chiefs are currently slated to play in five primetime contests, including three nationally televised games at Arrowhead Stadium.
This year’s regular season schedule features nine games vs. eight playoff teams from 2021.
The Chiefs will kick off the season against Patrick Mahomes’ former college coach Kliff Kingsbury and the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Kansas City then returns home to face the Los Angeles Chargers on Sept. 15 - the inaugural installment of Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video.
After facing the Colts on the road Sept. 25, the Chiefs have back-to-back primetime contests - the first a rematch of Super Bowl LV when they face the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday Night Football on Oct. 2. KC then returns home to take on the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football on Oct. 10
On Oct. 16, the Chiefs host the Bills at 3:25 - a rematch of last year’s AFC Divisional showdown and overtime thriller.
On Oct. 23, the Chiefs hit the road again, this time to take on the 49ers. It will be the first regular season meeting between the two clubs since Super Bowl LIV. Following the team’s Bye Week, KC will host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday Night Football on Nov. 6, then continue in the AFC South by hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 13.
After a trip to Los Angeles to face the Chargers on Nov. 20, KC comes home to host the defending Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams on Nov. 27.
The Chiefs will kick off the month of December with three-straight road contests - the first an AFC Championship rematch with the Cincinnati Bengals on Dec. 4, then a Sunday Night Football matchup with the Denver Broncos on Dec. 11, followed by a trip to Houston to face the Texans on Dec. 18. Five of Kansas City’s final eight games this year will be on the road.
Kansas City will be home for Christmas and New Year’s this season with contests against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, Dec. 24, and then the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Jan. 1. The club will close out regular season play in Las Vegas, taking on the Raiders on either Jan. 7 or 8.
In the preseason, KC will be on the road Week 1 against the Chicago Bears. Weeks 2 and 3 of preseason play will be against the Washington Commanders and Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead. Dates and times for preseason games will be announced at a later date.