The Kansas City Chiefs’ schedule for the 2022 season has been officially confirmed and there is a Super Bowl theme on the road ahead for K.C.
The Chiefs will have four games with a Lombardi connection this year, with two Super Bowl rematches and games against both of last season’s championship contenders.
The Chiefs’ trip down Super Bowl memory lane will kick off in Week 4. The Chiefs will face Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football, a rematch from Super Bowl LV. It will be the first time the two teams have met since that unfortunate day in Tampa, and K.C. will be hoping to fare much better than they did last time.
The new schedule for the Kansas City Chiefs has a definite Super Bowl flavor to it at several different points.
It will also be another opportunity to see Mahomes and Tom Brady go head-to-head, and down the road, we could look back at this game as the last time two of the game’s greatest quarterbacks met on the field.
Week 4 isn’t the only Super Bowl rematch K.C. will have this year, with the Chiefs also set to face off against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7. Again, this will be the first time K.C. and the 49ers have faced off since they met in Super Bowl LIV.
The game against the Niners will no doubt bring back some great memories of Super Bowl 54—Tyreek Hill’s crucial catch, Damien Williams’ title-clinching run, Andy Reid hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. And who knows, we might see the Chiefs bring back 2-3 Jet Chip Wasp just for the memories.
Later in the season, K.C.’s Super Bowl tour will move on to what could have been. The Chiefs will face last season’s two Super Bowl teams the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals in back-to-back games in Weeks 12 and 13.
Chiefs fans will no doubt feel that the game against the Rams should have been another Super Bowl rematch, were it not for a totally disastrous second half in the AFC Championship game. We’ll never know what would have happened had it been the Rams and KC facing off at SoFi stadium last February, but the Week 12 matchup will offer a glimpse of what might have been.
The very next week the Chiefs will play in a massive revenge game when they hit the road to take on Cincinnati. The loss in the AFC Championship game still stings, and Chiefs fans will have to endure likely dozens of references to their colossal meltdown during the broadcast while watching this one. The players and coaches will surely want to earn some sort of redemption for what transpired the last time these two sides met, and Chiefs fans will be hoping to see it.
Will a regular-season win over the Bengals make up for the agony and pain of last year’s conference championship game? No way. But would it still be deeply and incredibly satisfying to see the Chiefs come out and smoke Cincinnati? Absolutely.