NFL schedule to be released Tuesday

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The 2015 NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET, as part of a three-hour special on NFL Network. While we already know who the Kansas City Chiefs are playing and where the games will be played, we are about to find out a litany of specifics, including the order of opponents and amount of primetime games.

If you have not seen the Chiefs’ list of opponents, they are below.

Home: Oakland, San Diego, Denver, Chicago, Detroit (London), Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Buffalo
Away: Oakland, San Diego, Denver, Green Bay, Minnesota, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Houston

The only things we know is that Kansas City will play Week 8 against the Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium in London, England. The contest is set for 9 a.m. ET, giving the local viewers an 8 a.m. start. Each team that plays at London has an automatic bye week the following Sunday, so the Chiefs will be of Week 9. While this whole idea of playing a home game in England is a tough pill for many to swallow, having a Week 9 bye week is a beautiful thing.

It will be interesting to see how many primetime games the Chiefs draw. My guess is three, not including the London affair. We know each team gets a Thursday night game, and I’ll bet Kansas City has two others. It is always fun to play on national television, especially when the Chiefs show up like they did last year against the New England Patriots.

One thing to keep in mind is the Kansas City Royals schedule. During the first two weekends of the NFL season, the Royals are away from Kauffman Stadium, leaving one to believe the Chiefs will open up with a pair of games at Arrowhead Stadium. If that is the case, Kansas City would have the chance to quickly get out of the blocks.