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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Kansas City @ Pittsburgh - Week 17 - Wed., December 25th (Christmas)

I think I speak for everybody in Chiefs Kingdom when I say that Kansas City's Christmas game last season was one of the lowest points in the Mahomes era. Two defensive scores in less than 30 seconds for Las Vegas put the game on ice it felt like, ruining what is supposed to be a joyous holiday for everyone around the world.

So when the Chiefs pulled another Christmas matchup, this time only available on Netflix, it automatically brought back bad memories that scare me and should scare the rest of Chiefs Kingdom.

But, "luckily" it's only Pittsburgh that the Chiefs have to face off against after Santa Claus drops off presents. And although the Steelers have been underperforming over the past few years, thanks to mediocre quarterbacking and loud-mouthed receivers, it doesn't mean that Head Coach Mike Tomlin--who still hasn't had a losing season over 17 years--won't have a different squad this Christmas.

The good news? Mahomes is 2-0 against Pittsburgh, including a six-touchdown game back in September of 2018 during his first full season as a starter. The bad news? The holiday game, which takes place in Pittsburgh, is the Chiefs' third game in 10 days which caps off a brutal stretch that includes a game at Cleveland (12/15) and at home versus a strong Houston team just four days before Christmas.

It's easy to see how the Chiefs might drop this game against Pittsburgh, marking an 0-2 record on Christmas for Mahomes, even if it's an aging Russell Wilson or a revamped Justin Fields under center for the Steelers. But, if the Chiefs can pull off the victory after such a short week and a tough 10-day stretch then they can head into their final game of the season with ease almost two weeks later.