An NFL spokesman has informed Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that the league is targeting a mid-April release for the 2014 NFL schedule.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tells PFT via email that the league currently is aiming for the “normal target” of mid-April. Aiello also said there’s currently no plan to release part of the schedule (e.g., the Thanksgiving games, the Week One primetime games).
Florio guesses the date could be either April 15 or April 22 based on past schedule releases. It could be different this year since the draft was pushed back from late April to early May, but early indications are is not much will change on that front.
We already know who the Chiefs will play this season, so there is not much drama there. What we don’t know is “when” they will play. After last season’s 11-win season and the high-profile matchups in this year’s schedule, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Chiefs land a few primetime games.
The Chiefs had their road game against Denver flexed to a Sunday Night Football game last year, but they did not have any other scheduled primetime games. It has also been a while since the Chiefs were on Monday Night Football. With opponents like Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, and New England, plus the high television ratings Kansas City posted in 2013, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Chiefs get a Sunday and Monday night game.
For now we’ll just have to speculate on how many primetime games the Chiefs will have in 2014. However, rest assured we’ll have an actual answer sooner than later.
2014 CHIEFS OPPONENTS
Home: Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks
Road: Oakland, Denver, San Diego, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers
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