KC Chiefs schedule: Worst-case possibilities for 2022

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With the NFL releasing the official 2022 schedule later this week, what are some of the worst scheduling scenarios possible for the Chiefs?

The NFL schedule release is happening this week and there’s much anticipation around the Kingdom about when the Chiefs will be playing their opponents. We already know who the opponents are going to be so we’re able to know a little bit of what to expect. We also already know that the Chargers will be coming to Arrowhead in Week 2 for the home opener.

Today I want to look at the worst schedule scenarios for the Kansas City Chiefs. You can check out my best-case scenarios here. First, here is a quick recap of who we are playing this year.

Everyone who will be visiting Arrowhead Stadium in 2022:

  • Buffalo Bills
  • Denver Broncos
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Las Vegas Raiders
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Tennessee Titans

Opponents 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
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Let’s look at some potential worst-case scenarios for the Chiefs’ schedule and hope against each of these as it’s unveiled on Thursday.

1. Another gauntlet to open the season

You may remember last year, the Chiefs opened up with a brutal schedule, facing the Browns, Ravens, Chargers, Bills, and Titans all within the first 7 weeks. Sure enough, KC came out bruised and battered with a 3-4 record and sporting an ugly loss to the Titans.

Even though I think the team has improved, especially on defense, I’d had to see history repeat itself. But it could. A nightmare gauntlet to open the season would look something like the Bucs, Chargers, Bills, Broncos, and Titans all in the first half of the season. I hope not.