Potential trap games on the Kansas City Chiefs schedule in 2024

Just a few days removed from the release of the 2024-25 NFL schedule and it's become obvious that many Chiefs fans are optimistic about the season, and why shouldn't they be? But every year there manages to be one or two games that become total head scratchers in the loss column for Kansas City. Here's a few games that might surprise Chiefs Kingdom this upcoming season...
Andy Reid scowled during a cold cold game against Miami this past postseason
Andy Reid scowled during a cold cold game against Miami this past postseason / David Eulitt/GettyImages
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Every single season it seems like the Kansas City Chiefs drop a game that almost everybody believes they should have won rather easily, and it never fails to upset Chiefs Kingdom. But, being a realist before the season begins is a good way to ensure that those surprise losses and "trap games" don't get under your skin too much.

Even with Patrick Mahomes at the helm and head coach Andy Reid calling the offense, there are plenty of games to look back on and wonder, "What the hell happened?" Examples include the Chiefs 20-17 loss in Indianapolis back in September of 2022 after Chris Jones was flagged late in the game for saying something toward Colts quarterback Matt Ryan.

Then there was last season when the Denver Broncos, who were a measly 2-5 and about to bench Russell Wilson, laid 24 points on Kansas City just a couple of before Halloween and embarrassed the Chiefs worse than any other game in the Mahomes era.

No matter what season there always seems to be one or two games that are the definition of a trap game and put the Chiefs one loss deeper in the record book despite being an easy victory on paper. So, this upcoming season be on the lookout for these four games as they could pop up and surprise you with a score that isn't pretty at the end of the day.

1. Kansas City vs Denver - Week 10 - Sun., November 10th

Denver has been the laughing stock of the AFC West, and to some extent the NFL, over the past few years but with a refreshed offense under a young and optimistic quarterback could spell trouble for a Chiefs defense off a short week after a Monday Night Football game six days prior.

Obviously the Broncos will be without their first-round wide receiver from a few years ago (Jerry Jeudy) but that doens't mean that Denver won't have skill players that can do what they did to Kansas City last year on their way to a six-game win streak.

Their young core, filled with multiple 21-24 year old players like running back Javonte Williams (24) and rookie wide receiver Troy Franklin (21) who many believed could have been drafted by Kansas City Xavier Worthy wasn't on the board.

Denver Head Coach Sean Payton is also hungry to prove that he was worth the haul that the Broncos gave up for him to take over the sideline last season. And after their big win last year, snapping a 16-game losing streak to Kansas City, it wouldn't surprise Chiefs Kingdom if Reid and the offense fell flat like they tend to do once or twice a season against division rivals.