The National Football League announced on Thursday the regular season schedule for the 2018 season. The Kansas City Chiefs will be featured in five primetime television games.
"I always look forward to this time of year, getting our players back in the building, getting back to football, and then on top of that we get to see how our schedule sets up and start our preparation," Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said. "We've got a lot of work to get done before September 9th. I'm excited to get started and I know Chiefs Kingdom will be supporting us the entire way."
Kansas City will kick off its quest for a third-straight AFC West title with back-to-back road games against the Los Angeles Chargers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Chiefs have won eight consecutive contests against the Chargers. A victory against Los Angeles on Sept. 9 would mark the longest consecutive win streak against the Chargers in team history. The Chiefs return home to Arrowhead Stadium on Sept. 23 to face the San Francisco 49ers in the club's home opener. Kansas City's first primetime contest is on Oct. 1 against the Broncos in Denver. The Chiefs have won five consecutive matchups against the Broncos.
After a visit from the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 7, Kansas City will face the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on NBC's Sunday Night Football on October 14. The Chiefs will take on the Bengals and Broncos at home before traveling to Cleveland on November 4. The Chiefs face the Arizona Cardinals at home on November 11, followed by a Monday Night Football matchup against the Los Angeles Rams in Mexico City on Nov. 19.
Following the club's Bye Week on November 25 the team will travel to face the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 2. The Chiefs are 8-2 against Oakland under Head Coach Andy Reid. The final quarter of the season features a home game against the Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 9, before a Thursday night contest at Arrowhead Stadium versus the Chargers on Dec. 13. The Chiefs then travel to Seattle for their second Sunday Night Football contest of the season, facing the Seahawks in primetime on December 23. Kansas City closes out the regular season at home against the Oakland Raiders on December 30.
Fans interested in traveling to the Chiefs vs. Rams game in Mexico City are encouraged to visit Primesport.com or call (800) 591-9198. As the Official Travel Partner of the Kansas City Chiefs, Primesport offers multiple options including travel, hotel, tickets and on-site hospitality.
Chiefs single-game tickets will go on sale beginning tomorrow at 8 a.m. for both Chiefs Season Ticket Members and Jackson County taxpayers and will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Single-game tickets are subject to availability and dynamic pricing. Season Ticket Memberships are available for as low as $380 per year. Visit Chiefs.com for details.
2018 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Date | Opponent | Time | Network
Thursday, Aug. 9 | Houston Texans | 7:30 p.m. | KCTV5
Friday, Aug. 17 | at Atlanta Falcons | 6:00 p.m. | KCTV5
Saturday, Aug. 25 | at Chicago Bears | Noon | KCTV5
Thursday, Aug. 30 | Green Bay Packers | 7:30 p.m. | KCTV5
2018 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
Date | Opponent | Time | Network
Sunday, Sept. 9 | at Los Angeles Chargers | 3:05 p.m. | CBS
Sunday, Sept. 16 | at Pittsburgh Steelers | Noon | CBS
Sunday, Sept. 23 | San Francisco 49ers | Noon | FOX
Monday, Oct. 1 | at Denver Broncos | 7:15 p.m. | ESPN
Sunday, Oct. 7 | Jacksonville Jaguars* | Noon | CBS
Sunday, Oct. 14 | at New England Patriots* | 7:20 p.m. | NBC
Sunday, Oct. 21 | Cincinnati Bengals* | Noon | CBS
Sunday, Oct. 28 | Denver Broncos* | Noon | CBS
Sunday, Nov. 4 | at Cleveland Browns* | Noon | CBS
Sunday, Nov. 11 | Arizona Cardinals* | Noon | FOX
Monday, Nov. 19 | at Los Angeles Rams (Mexico City) | 7:15 p.m. | ESPN
Sunday, Nov. 25 | BYE WEEK
Sunday, Dec. 2 | at Oakland Raiders* | 3:05 p.m. | CBS
Sunday, Dec. 9 | Baltimore Ravens* | Noon | CBS
Thursday, Dec. 13 | Los Angeles Chargers | 7:20 p.m. | FOX/NFLN
Sunday, Dec. 23 | at Seattle Seahawks* | 7:20 p.m. | NBC
Sunday, Dec. 30 | Oakland Raiders* | Noon | CBS
Home games in bold; all kickoffs are Central Time.
* Subject to Flexible Scheduling
Flexible scheduling will be used in Weeks 11-17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-10, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for *Sunday Night Football *on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. Flexibility for Saturday games in Weeks 15 and 16 is also part of the 2018 schedule. In Week 15, there will be two games played on Saturday on NFL Network, with the game times of 3:30 p.m. CT and 7:20 p.m. CT to be determined. In Week 16, two of four possible match ups will be scheduled for Saturday. Start times and Saturday games for Week 15 and 16 will be announced no later than following Week 8, with the non-Saturday games to be played on Sunday. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 30. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday or Monday nights. Chiefs single-game tickets will go on sale beginning tomorrow at 8 a.m. for both Chiefs Season Ticket Members and Jackson County taxpayers and will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Single-game tickets are subject to availability and dynamic pricing. Season Ticket Memberships are available for as low as $380 per year. Visit Chiefs.com for details.