The National Football League announced on Wednesday the regular season schedule for the 2014 season.
The Kansas City Chiefs will be featured in four nationally televised games, including three in regular season play. Kansas City will take on the New England Patriots on ESPN’s Monday Night Football in Week Four and then have back-to-back nationally televised contests in Weeks 12 and 13, when they travel to Oakland for a Thursday night contest against the Raiders, followed by a Sunday night matchup vs. the Denver Broncos on NBC. This season will mark the fifth-consecutive year the Chiefs have held at least one primetime contest. The last time Kansas City held three nationally televised games was in 2010.
“We always look forward to the schedule coming out,” Head Coach Andy Reid said. “This allows us to get started preparing for our opponents in the order we play them. Today is really about our fans. There is no question that Chiefs Kingdom will be fired up, come September.”
Kansas City’s schedule features seven games against five playoff teams from the 2013 season, including the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks. The club’s 2014 opponents boasted a combined record of 117-91 (.563) last season.
The Chiefs begin their 2014 slate at Arrowhead Stadium vs. the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 7. The club will then travel to Denver to face the division-rival Broncos on Sept. 14, followed by a trip to Miami for its second-consecutive road contest on Sept. 21.
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The Chiefs then return to Arrowhead Stadium to meet the St. Louis Rams on Oct. 26 in the Missouri Governor’s Cup matchup, with their cross-state rival. After contests vs. the Jets and at Buffalo, the Chiefs face the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Nov. 16. Kansas City travels to Arizona after back-to-back divisional matchups in Oakland and then vs. the Broncos.
On Dec. 14, the Oakland Raiders will visit Arrowhead. The Chiefs are looking to repeat the sweep of the Raiders, after defeating them twice in 2013. In Week 16, Kansas City will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, before closing out its regular season slate at home vs. the Chargers on Dec. 28.
Season ticket memberships are available now for as low as $250 per year. Single-game tickets, partial plan packages and group ticket sales information will be released at a later date.
New this season, flexible scheduling may be applied in Weeks 5-10 in addition to Weeks 11-17. During that period, flexible scheduling can be used in no more than two weeks by shifting a Sunday afternoon game into primetime and moving the Sunday night game to an afternoon start time.
A select number of games are being “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences.