The Kansas City Chiefs like the rest of the NFL, got their schedule released, and there are some pros and cons to look at.
The Chiefs are the defending Super Bowl champions, and are in the process of making a dynasty, as they have won two in the last four years. So, you can expect that they will always get every team’s best.
Sure, that’s a con, and it will be most years, but there are other cons too, just like there are some pros. You could also say that while playing in Germany is great for the franchise, fanbase, and league overall, it just adds extra miles on the players.
One CBS Sports analyst broke down the biggest pros and cons for the Chiefs and their 2023 season, and how they can impact the outcome of the year.
One good thing for the Chiefs: The Chiefs get their three biggest games at home (Eagles, Bills, Bengals), which definitely feels like an advantage for a team that went 7-1 in Kansas City last season.
One bad thing for the Chiefs: The Chiefs are going to have to survive a brutal travel schedule that runs from Week 8 thru Week 13. During that span, they’ll hit the road for four games with trips to Denver (Week 8), Germany (Week 9), Las Vegas (Week 12), and Green Bay (Week 13). -John Breech, CBS Sports
One of the biggest advantages of the Chiefs 2023 schedule that didn’t get mentioned, is the fact they play their Super Bowl rematch against the Philadelphia Eagles after a bye week. We all know the old saying in the NFL by now, right?
Andy Reid doesn’t lose after the bye week. The last time he lost a game that came after the bye week was in 2017 when he lost to the New York Giants in overtime with Alex Smith as his quarterback.
So, he hasn’t lost the game after a bye week with Mahomes as his quarterback. Getting to play the Eagles after a full week’s rest is huge.