Kansas City Chiefs’ 2014 Schedule Should Be Much Tougher Than 2013’s

By Aaron Charles
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If 2013 performances are any indication, the Kansas City Chiefs should have a much tougher schedule in the upcoming season. Here is a look at Kansas City’s 2014 opponents along with their 2013 records.

Kansas City Chiefs 2014 Home Opponents:

Denver Broncos 13-3 (.813)
San Diego Chargers 9-7 (.563)
Oakland Raiders 4-12 (.250)
New England Patriots 12-4 (.750)
New York Jets 8-8 (.500)
Tennessee Titans 7-9 (.438)
St. Louis Rams 7-9 (.438)
Seattle Seahawks 13-3 (.813)

Kansas City Chiefs 2014 Road Opponents

Denver Broncos 13-3 (.813)
San Diego Chargers 9-7 (.563)
Oakland Raiders 4-12 (.250)
Buffalo Bills 6-10 (.375)
Miami Dolphins 8-8 (.500)
Pittsburgh Steelers 8-8 (.500)
Arizona Cardinals 10-6 (.625)
San Francisco 49ers 12-4 (.750)

Next season, the Chiefs will have seven games against winning teams, three against .500 teams and six against losing teams as compared to 2013 when Kansas City had six games against winning teams, one against a .500 team and nine against losing teams. Kansas City’s 2013 opponents finished the year with a total record of 114-142 (records for AFC West opponents were added in twice). Their opponents for next season finished 2013 with a total record of 143-114.

Another interesting note about Kansas City’s schedule for next season is that they will take on all four teams that made the AFC and NFC Championship Games, and of course they’ll be facing the Broncos twice.

2014 should be incredibly exciting for Chiefs fans with several big games against top-notch competition. Obviously their opponents won’t be the exact same teams they were in 2013, but it’s safe to say Kansas City will be facing some of the NFL’s best. The Chiefs made huge strides in the first year of the John Dorsey/Andy Reid era, and they’ll need to keep making huge strides with what looks like a big upgrade in competition.

Aaron Charles is a Kansas City Chiefs writer for rantsports.com. Follow him on twitter @aaroncharleskc or add him to your network on Google

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