The NFL released the preseason schedule on Thursday. Dates and times haven’t been announced, but here’s a first look at the opponents for the Kansas City Chiefs:
Week 1 (Aug. 11-15) vs. Seattle Seahawks
Comment: The Chiefs will begin their preseason at Arrowhead Stadium against a team they frequently face at home in the preseason. So Kansas City fans will get their semi-usual dose of Russell Wilson playing a handful of snaps. The game most likely will be played either Aug. 12 (Friday) or Aug. 13 (Saturday). The Royals are playing at Kauffman Stadium on Aug. 11.
Week 2 (Aug. 18-22) at Los Angeles Rams
Comment: Whatever rivalry that existed between the Chiefs and Rams when they shared the state of Missouri (very little) disappeared when the Rams’ moving vans crossed the state line. But this game still will be a novelty. Little remembered fact: The Chiefs played the last NFL game at the L.A. Coliseum, in 1994 against the Raiders.
Week 3 (Aug. 25-28) at Chicago Bears
Comment: The Chiefs missed winning the AFC West championship by one game last season. That game well could have been their October meeting against the Bears at Arrowhead. The Chiefs allowed two fourth-quarter touchdowns and lost by one point. The Chiefs also lost their best offensive player, running back Jamaal Charles, for the season with a torn ACL.
Week 4 (Sept. 1-2) vs. Green Bay Packers
Comment: The teams had met several years in a row in the preseason before taking a break last year. The game is certain to be played on Sept. 1 (Thursday). The Royals play the Tigers on Sept. 2 at Kauffman Stadium.