NFL Kansas City Chiefs Calendar Odds & Analysis

Posted by Derrick Harper on May 12, 2020 in

After a magical 2019 season, the Kansas City Chiefs are looking to do something that’s very rarely done. In 2020, the Chiefs will defend their title and look to repeat as NFL champions. Led by Patrick Mahomes and a high powered offense, the Chiefs come into 2020 as one of the favorites to win the AFC and make an appearance in Tampa Bay at the Super Bowl.

The AFC West will be a much tougher division this season. The Broncos have bolstered their offense, the Raiders are improved, and the Chargers are still a very tough team. Let’s take a look at Kansas City’s 2020 schedule and their NFL odds.

NFL Kansas City Chiefs Calendar Analysis

Week 1 vs. Houston

The Chiefs will continue on with the tradition of the Super Bowl champions hosting the first game of the season. It’s been a tumultuous offseason for Houston, with GM/Head Coach Bill O’Brien making some questionable personnel moves. The Chiefs will get their rings and will be fired up in front of a raucous home crowd.

Week 2 @ Los Angeles Chargers

Will the Chiefs see the veteran signal-caller Tyrod Taylor, or will they see the Chargers first round pick, Justin Herbert, under center? Although this game is on the road, the stadium could very well be filled with Chiefs fans.

Week 3 @ Baltimore Ravens

This Monday Night battle could possibly be a preview of the AFC Championship game. This will pit the powerful Ravens defense against one of the top offenses in the game. This will also be a matchup of the last two NFL MVPs in Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes.

Week 4 vs. New England

We’re not really sure what the Patriots are going to look like. Will Jarrett Stidham be the Pats signal-caller, or will they bring in a veteran? Bill Belichick has been able to give Patrick Mahomes trouble in the past, will that still be the case?

Week 5 vs. Las Vegas

The Raiders have made strides under Jon Gruden. However, we’re not sure if Derek Carr or Marcus Mariota will be the quarterback. Whoever is under center will have some weapons at their disposal.

Week 6 @ Buffalo

The Chiefs will be playing on short rest as they travel to Buffalo for a Thursday night clash. Buffalo is the favorite to win the AFC East. This should be a battle, as Buffalo’s defense will be a very good unit.

Week 7 @ Denver

Going to Denver is always a challenge. John Elway has given young quarterback Drew Lock some weapons for his arsenal. Look for a steady diet of running back  Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsey to keep the ball on the ground and grind out the clock.

Week 8 vs. New York Jets

The Jets are still the Jets, and have yet to get Sam Darnold much help.

Week 9 vs. Carolina

The Panthers are in rebuild mode and aren’t ready to compete with the top teams.

Week 10 – Bye

Week 11 @ Las Vegas

After coming off of a relatively easy three-week stretch, the Kansas City Chiefs travel to Sin City for a Sunday Night primetime game. We’re still not sure who will be in charge of the Raiders offense, but look for a steady diet of the ground and pound offense led by Josh Jacobs.

Week 12 @ Tampa Bay

The Bucs are this year’s superstar team. With the acquisitions of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay is now a legitimate NFC playoff team.

Week 13 vs. Denver

The Broncos come to Kansas City on a Sunday night. Arrowhead is one of the toughest places to play, but is even tougher for opposing teams in primetime.

Week 14 @ Miami

Will we see rookie first-round quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, or will the veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick be under center? Either way, the Dolphins are still a year or two away.

Week 15 @ New Orleans

The Saints are one of the favorites to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. The Superdome is one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL, and the Saints feed off of the energy of their fans.

Week 16 vs. Atlanta

The Falcons have a very good offense, but their defense is still a work in progress. The Falcons could be playing for a higher draft pick at this point in the season, and the Chiefs could be playing for home field advantage.

Week 17 vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Will the Kansas City Chiefs be in a position to rest their starters in this one?