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Four Takeaways From the Chiefs' 2017 Preseason Opponent Announcement

The Chiefs will play the 49ers, Bengals, Seahawks and Titans


The Kansas City Chiefs' preseason opponents are out, with the team set to begin play at Arrowhead Stadium at home against the San Francisco 49ers in their first game.

Here's how the full schedule looks:

Chiefs' Preseason Schedule

Preseason game 1 | vs. San Francisco | KCTV5 Preseason game 2| at Cincinnati | KCTV5 Preseason game 3 | at Seattle | August 25, 2017, on CBS (nationally) at 7 p.m. CT Preseason game 4 | vs. Tennessee | KCTV5---

The Chiefs defense will face what could be a San Francisco quarterback battle Week 1.

The first team the Chiefs play against this preseason is the San Francisco 49ers, who, at the moment, have just two quarterbacks on their roster—Matt Barkley and Brian Hoyer. Many analysts expect the 49ers to either draft or pick up another quarterback by the start of the preseason, in what could turn out to be a three-way quarterback battle.

Those options' first test will be a Chiefs defense in a tough place to play—Arrowhead Stadium.

The last time the Chiefs played in Cincinnati, Cairo Santos set a Chiefs record with seven field goals in one game.

In Week 4 of the 2015 season, Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos set a Chiefs franchise record with seven made field goals. All of the points the Chiefs scored came off of Santos' foot in a game they ultimately lost, 36-21.

A nationally televised matchup with the Seattle Seahawks for the Chiefs' third preseason game is a perfect test.

As is stated each year, the third preseason game is the most important in getting ready for the NFL regular season. In recent preseasons as coach of the Chiefs, Andy Reid has played his starters for the first half and sometimes even into the third quarter in these third preseason games.

With that in mind, having this final dress rehearsal in one of the toughest places to play in the league—Seattle's CenturyLink Field—on a Friday night on national television could be the perfect test as to whether or not the team is ready for Week 1.

There also, of course, is the noise rivalry that exists between Chiefs and Seahawks fans. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Arrowhead Stadium is still the loudest stadium in the world after the Chiefs reclaimed the title from Seattle on September 29, 2014.

Chiefs could "avenge" one of only four 2016 losses against the Tennessee Titans.

The 2016 Chiefs team was one of the best in recent memory, as it posted a 12-4 record en route to an AFC West title.

One of the Chiefs' four losses came in Week 15 at home against the Tennessee Titans, when former Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop booted a 53-yard field goal as time expired.

It certainly won't hold the same weight, but it would be satisfying for Chiefs fans to go home with a win against the Titans to end the preseason. 

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