Five Reasons to Get Excited for the Chiefs' 2015 Preseason Schedule

The 2015 preseason schedule was released on Thursday; here’s why you should be pumped about it

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Week 1: away at Arizona Cardinals – Revenge on the Line

The Chiefs played all four of their 2015 preseason opponents during the 2014 season and went an even 2-2 in the process.

One of the losses was a late-season game against the Cardinals in Arizona that came down to the wire. After the Chiefs built a 14-6 lead heading into the halftime locker room, the Cardinals rallied with 11 points in the second half for a 17-14 win.

The first time the Chiefs hit the field in 2015, they will have a chance to right that wrong to some degree.

Week 2: Seattle Seahawks at home – Keeping the Fourth Quarter Clean

One of the most memorable games of the 2014 season was a matchup of the then-defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

The Chiefs, led by 159 yards rushing from Jamaal Charles, locked down their 24-20 lead by blanking the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter, an effort that included three fourth-down stops.

Also, Marshawn Lynch, despite rushing for 124 yards, was successfully held out of the end zone.

The Chiefs will look to defend their turf once again against a Seahawk team that returned to the Super Bowl in 2014.

Week 3: Tennessee Titans at home – Familiar Faces

When Tennessee visits Arrowhead Stadium for Week 3 of the preseason, tight end Anthony Fasano, running back Dexter McCluster, defensive end Ropati Pitoitua and kicker Ryan Succop will be among the six former Chiefs that are now members of the Titans.

With Week 3 of the preseason typically serving as the last real rehearsal for starters, fans can likely look forward to seeing a lot playing time from some former Chiefs.

Another major positive for fans is that since Week 3 falls at home this season, they will get the chance to see the last major preview of the 2015 Chiefs in their home building.

Week 4: at St. Louis Rams – Defending the Governor's Cup

The Governor's Cup is the trophy awarded when two Missouri football teams play against one another.

The last time the Chiefs played the Rams for the Cup was last year at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 8. After the Rams scored on the first drive of the game, the Chiefs scored 34 unanswered points to win the game, 34-7.

For the Governor's Cup, the Chiefs historically lead the Rams 6-0 in the regular season while the Rams lead the series 9-5 in preseason games.

Football is Back

The preseason schedule release is the very first sign that football is on its way back. That should be reason enough to get this excited:

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