Chiefs schedule: Which game is hardest?

Jan 3, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws during the first half against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 3, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws during the first half against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /
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In 2016, which of the Kansas City Chiefs’ games will be the toughest to win?

Kansas City does not have a brutal road to the playoffs this season. In fact, the Chiefs only play four teams that made the postseason last year, with the Denver Broncos (2x), Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans on the docket.

However, there are some tough games on the slate mostly against the teams mentioned above. While Denver will be faced both home and away, the others are all on the road. Pittsburgh comes in Week 4 on a Sunday Night Football.

So which is the toughest? For my money, it is the Steelers in primetime. Carolina is certainly a terrific team but doesn’t have an explosive offense. In fact, I think the Chiefs could win that game because of the matchups. Houston is a decent team but Kansas City might even be favored on the road. Denver is to be respected, but it has lost a ton in the offseason and Mark Sanchez isn’t scaring anybody.

Frankly, Pittsburgh on the road in any capacity is brutal, but in primetime that team and its fans will be even more fired up. The Chiefs will have to play their best game to stop the trio of Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Markus Wheaton. The only positive is Kansas City’s offense should be able to score against Pittsburgh’s mediocre secondary.

What do you say, Addicts? Is this the toughest game on the schedule or do you see a bigger challenge?