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Thread: Webnews: Chiefs schedule makes NFL history: First eight opponent

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    Post Webnews: Chiefs schedule makes NFL history: First eight opponent

    By Michael David Smith

    The Chiefs’ 2022 schedule is unprecedented in NFL history. Kansas City opens with eight straight opponents who had a winning record last season. That makes the Chiefs the first team ever to start the season with eight consecutive games against teams that had a winning record, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Here are the [more] Read more…

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    Holy crap! What a Guantlet! The AFC West Plays the NFC West; and NFC south. That rotation is already predictable the 3 year cycle of in conference and 4 year out of conference rotation, you can predict every teams schedule first 14 games for decades in advance. But The cool thing about the scheduling is the 3 games that depend on where you finish, it used to be 2 games, in conference, and now they added a 3rd from out of conference.
    Every division winner of the preceding year must play all 3 other division winners in conference, often the best games of the season. Thats how Patriots and Colts played almost every year. 1 of them is from playing their whole division, the other 2 strength of schedule. Now that last game means Chiefs play 2 division winners NFC, the Bucs, and the Rams because NFC West. Good choice of NFL picking Bucs instead of Packers or Cowboys.

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    The 17th game sucks because the extra games of 4th and 3rd place teams vs other 3rd and 4th place teams; games you don't tune into live, but download from 720pier if they turned out to be barn burners. BUT the extra games of Division winners playing out of conference; gives us the prospect of Superbowl revenge or Superbowl previews.
    In any case, if the Chiefs make it to Division Round with THIS schedule; they're going all the way.

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    Don't worry about hardest schedules. They're excellent for winning in January. 2011 Giants went 9-7 with a hell schedule containing most of the top seeded playoffs teams. The Packers, Niners, Saints, Patriots. Defeated the Patriots in week 9 IN Foxboro (with best offense players injured too), lost to the rest. They inexplicably lost unbelievably to the 4-12 Redskins TWICE would have been 11-5 but 9-7 made them into playoff afterthoughts.
    Meanwhile: They had played the best teams close and had film and knowledge; and used it to blowout the packers; squeak by the Niners and win it all against a Patriots team that was total opposites. 2011 Patriots: A Paper Tiger tested by nobody during the season; the Patriots won 13 games against 8-8 or less teams, losing to ALL winning teams including the Giants in wk 9. They beat the 8-8 Tebows Division round ; and narrowly won vs a better Ravens team on dropped passes. They should NEVER have been favored vs Giants in the 2011 SB. Everybody was surprised except people paying close attention...Patriots Couldn't even beat the team that ruined a perfect season 4 years earlier, AT HOME in week 9 hobbled by injury? They're going to beat a healthier team on a hot streak? Even odds at best.
    Anyway, a 10-7 postseason birth by the Chiefs with THIS Schedule is way better then a 14-3 cupcake walk. This is the Mahomes Chiefs, playoffs isn't good enough.

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    If you want to be the best, gotta play the best. Looking forward to the Tampa Bay and Buffalo games.

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