KC Chiefs 2022 schedule: Game-by-game, final record predictions

Kansas City Chiefs. Arrowhead Stadium (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
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Justin Herbert. KC Chiefs. L.A. Chargers (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Justin Herbert. KC Chiefs. L.A. Chargers (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

Week 11: at Chargers (3:25)

After the Chiefs earned a hard-fought victory on a short week earlier in the season, the Chargers get even. It seems totally plausible that the Chiefs and Chargers could split their regular-season games for the rest of the 2020s and that’s okay. It will make for some dicey stretch runs to remain atop the West, but it just is what it is. The Chargers are as complete of a team as there is in the division, and in this edition of the rivalry, they take back naming rights to Arrowhead Coastal.

Chiefs are 7-3 with seven games to play.

Week 12: vs Rams (3:25)

With the Chargers in Week 11, the defending Super Bowl champions in week 12, and the AFC champs following in Week 13, this game serves as the heart of the most difficult stretch of the season. There’s a good chance that this late afternoon game is reminiscent of the historic 2018 Monday Night Football game against the Rams in L.A. This Rams team is entirely different from the group in 2018 but has every bit of the firepower. Cooper Kupp put up arguably the greatest single-season receiving performance of all time in 2021, Cam Akers will be a force to be reckoned with in 2022, Allen Robinson came to town, and the defense is still led by Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey.

This one will be a doozy, and losses happen. Chiefs lose back-to-back games for the second time and fall to 7-4.

Week 13: at Bengals (3:25)

Sweet, sweet revenge. After two terribly frustrating losses—both of which included 21-point collapses—on the tail end of 2021, the Chiefs will get even with the Bengals in ’22. Joe Burrow and company are going to have their hands full this season with a healthy and revamped AFC North staring them in the face following their Super Bowl run, and the Chiefs coming to town late in the season will be no fun for them. The youthful energy of the new Chiefs defense will be inspired by the tails of last year’s strife against Cincinnati and it will be their best showing of the year. Chiefs get back on the winning wagon after a trip to Cincy. 8-4 through 13 weeks.

Week 14 (SNF): at Broncos (7:20)

The Chiefs’ introduction to “Mr. Unlimited” in the Mile High City. Sunday Night Football in Denver will have weeks of hype built up around it, and the Broncos’ record is likely to look pretty good at this point. They are, after all, facing a last-place schedule for the second year in a row.

Russell Wilson will have his timing down with his new receivers, and the running back tandem of Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon will be making its presence known. However, the oldest of Wilson’s children was yet to be born the last time the Broncos beat the Chiefs, and I don’t think that this is the year for them to see a Denver victory over Kansas City. Chiefs continue their dominance over the Broncos and advance to 9-4.