The National Football League announced on Thursday the regular season schedule for the 2016 season. The Kansas City Chiefs will be featured in three primetime television games, including two at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs will host the Oakland Raiders in Week 14 on Thursday Night Football followed by a Dec. 25 Christmas matchup on Sunday Night Football vs. the Denver Broncos on NBC. KC's first nationally-televised game is at Pittsburgh in Week 4 on Sunday Night Football. This season will mark the seventh-consecutive year the Chiefs have held at least one primetime contest and the third-straight year the team has been slated for three night games. The Chiefs will open the season at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 11, vs. the San Diego Chargers.
"I always look forward to the schedule coming out because it means we are closer to football," Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said. "We are looking to build off of last year's momentum beginning next week with the start of our offseason program. Our fans provide us with the best home-field advantage in the National Football League and we are excited to welcome opponents into Chiefs Kingdom."
Kansas City's schedule features five games against four playoff teams from the 2015 season including the defending Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos and the NFC Champion Carolina Panthers. The club's 2016 opponents boasted a combined record of 104-104 (.500) last season.
Following KC's home opener, the Chiefs will then hit the road for a rematch with the Texans in Houston on Sunday, Sept. 18. Kansas City's last visit to Houston culminated in the club's first playoff win in 22 years after shutting out the Texans 30-0 in a 2015 AFC Wild Card game. The Chiefs return home to face the Jets on Sept. 25 before rounding out the first quarter of the season on the road at Pittsburgh on Sunday Night Football Oct. 2.
Week 5 will serve as the club's Bye Week before traveling to Oakland to face the Raiders on Oct. 16. KC will go head-to-head against the Saints at home on Oct. 23, then visit Indianapolis on Oct. 30 before returning home again to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 6. The second half of the season kicks off at the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 13 followed by a home contest vs. the Buccaneers in Week 11. The Chiefs will then have back-to-back road contests for the first time all season in Weeks 12 and 13 when they travel to Denver on Nov. 27 and then Atlanta on Dec. 4.
The final quarter of the season features three consecutive home games and two national games, the first of which is a Thursday night contest vs. the Raiders on Dec. 8. The Chiefs will take on the Tennessee Titans at home on Dec. 18 and then face the Broncos on Sunday Night Football at Arrowhead on Dec. 25. Kansas City wraps up its regular season schedule on the road vs. the Chargers on Sunday, Jan. 1.
Chiefs single-game tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 18, to Jackson County taxpayers (9 a.m.) and Chiefs Season Ticket Members (10 a.m.) and will go on sale to the public at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19. Single-game tickets are subject to availability and dynamic pricing. Season Ticket Memberships are available now for as low as $350 per year. Visit chiefs.com for details.