Chiefs’ 2013 Schedule: 3 Critical Home Games


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The Kansas City Chiefs are just a little over a week from reporting to training camp so I thought it would be a good time to look at the schedule and pick out three critical home games.

In the NFL, every game is important but some more than others.

Let’s look at three biggies that will go down at Arrowhead.

9/15 Chiefs vs. Cowboys

The first home game against the Cowboys is important for a number of reasons. It is Andy Reid’s first game at Arrowhead and the first game of the new era. The Chiefs have been miserable at home the last few years (away too) so getting a win in the first one will really help set the tone of Arrowhead dominance once again.

More importantly, the Cowboys present a very solid test.They were not great in 2012 but not terrible either. Dallas presents challenges on both offense and defense. This is an important game for the Chiefs to see where they stand early on in the season.

10/13 Chiefs vs. Raiders

The Raiders have owned the Chiefs at Arrowhead lately. That has to stop. This is the first AFC West game of the year. The Chiefs need to win it and put the rest of the division on notice; times have changed.

12/1 Chiefs vs. Broncos

If the Chiefs have any delusions of taking the AFC West crown, they’re going to have to knock off the Broncos at least once in 2012 and what better placed to do it than Arrowhead? KC has a tough schedule down the stretch and this contest is their next to last home game. After this game, the Chiefs play three of four on the road, including games against the Redskins, Colts and Chargers. This is a big one for KC as they enter the stretch run.

What do you think, Addicts? What three games do you think are the most important contests at Arrowhead in 2013?