Best-case schedule scenarios for Kansas City Chiefs

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With the NFL schedule set to be released soon, what are the best-case scenarios for the Kansas City Chiefs when it comes to their fall lineup?

Later this week, the NFL will reveal the complete schedule lineup for the upcoming season, and Chiefs Kingdom is eagerly awaiting to see when they play each opponent. We already know who the Chiefs will play and so that helps us get a rough idea of how difficult the campaign is going to be before the schedule drops. We already know that the Chargers will be making their way to Arrowhead for Thursday Night Football in Week 2.

Today I want to look at the best schedule scenarios for the Chiefs. Check back for my worst-case scenario article later this week. But first, a reminder of who we are playing this year.

Opponents who will visit Arrowhead Stadium in 2022: Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Las Vegas Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, and Tennessee Titans.

Franchises set for visits from the Chiefs in 2022: Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Let’s take a look at the best-case scenarios for the Chiefs as the schedule is revealed.

1. An easy road game to open the year

We already know that the Chiefs will be playing their home opener in Week 2 against the Chargers. That’s generally a good thing, because the Chargers will be tough, just like last year, and having a home game early will help.

That means the Chiefs will be opening the season on the road. Back-to-back home games to open the season would have been nice (probably at the expense of an end-of-season road tour) – but knocking out a road game to say, the Texans, won’t be bad either to kick off the road to Super Bowl LVII.