Kansas City Chiefs schedule 2024: Game by game and final record predictions

After Wednesday's release of the 2024 NFL schedule, we finally know when the Chiefs will play every opponent. What does their schedule look like and what could their record look like?
AFC Championship - Kansas City Chiefs v Baltimore Ravens
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The 2024 NFL schedule is finally out, and we officially know which dates the Chiefs will play on this season. They open the season against the Baltimore Ravens, the same team they defeated in last season's AFC Championship Game. Additionally, they will play on Christmas Day for the second consecutive year, this time on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Chiefs are projected to appear in five primetime games, tied for the most in the NFL. These include three matchups on NBC and two on ESPN/ABC. Notably, they will start the season with two consecutive home games for the first time since 2003.

What does the entire schedule look like, and how will the Chiefs fare in each game? Which games are stone-cold locks, and which ones could be challenging for Kansas City?

Let's review every game on the Kansas City Chiefs' upcoming schedule and project the outcome of each matchup.

Week 1: vs. Baltimore Ravens (September 5, 7:20, NBC)

The Chiefs will commence their quest for a three-peat on Thursday, September 5, 2024, against the same team they beat in last season’s AFC Championship Game.

Baltimore should remain competitive, but they may take a step back this season. They lost multiple starters on the offensive line as well as their defensive coordinator. The Chiefs have consistently proven they can beat the Ravens in both the postseason and regular season.

Given how the Chiefs stumbled out of the gates last season, I don’t expect it to happen again. Expect Kansas City to come out firing on all cylinders, even if Rashee Rice’s status is unknown. The Chiefs are 5-1 in Week 1 during the Mahomes era and 9-2 during the Andy Reid era. Expect their early season success to continue this year.

PREDICTION: Chiefs 27, Ravens 17 and the Chiefs start 1-0.