KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs now know the full 2023 season after Thursday night’s big reveal.
The NFL announced on Thursday morning that Kansas City will open the season at home against the Detroit Lions on Thursday, Sept. 7.
The Chiefs will travel to Germany to play the Miami Dolphins in Frankfurt on Nov. 5, squaring off against former star wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
Chiefs fans also know to circle a couple of holidays this winter, with a Christmas Day game against the Las Vegas Raiders, and a New Year’s Eve matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.
In all, the Chiefs will play in at least six primetime games this season and two more that will likely have nationwide audiences with their Christmas Day and Germany games.
Here’s the full 2023 Chiefs schedule:
- Week 1 vs. Detroit Lions, Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7:20 p.m. on NBC
- Week 2 at Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 17 at noon on CBS
- Week 3 vs. Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 24 at 3:25 p.m. on FOX4
- Week 4 at New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 1 at 7:20 p.m. on NBC
- Week 5 at Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 8 at 3:25 p.m. on CBS
- Week 6 vs. Denver Broncos, Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:15 p.m. on Amazon Prime
- Week 7 vs. Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Oct. 22 at 3:25 p.m. on CBS
- Week 8 at Denver Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 29 at 3:25 p.m. on CBS
- Week 9 vs. Miami Dolphins in Germany, Sunday, Nov. 5 at 8:30 a.m. on NFL Network
- Week 10 BYE WEEK
- Week 11 vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, Nov. 20 at 7:15 p.m. on ESPN
- Week 12 at Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 26 at 3:23 p.m. on CBS
- Week 13 at Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Dec. 3 at 7:20 p.m. on NBC
- Week 14 vs. Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3:25 p.m. on CBS
- Week 15 at New England Patriots, Monday, Dec. 18 at 7:15 p.m. on ESPN
- Week 16 vs. Las Vegas Raiders, Monday, Dec. 25 at noon on CBS
- Week 17 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 31 at 3:25 p.m. on CBS
- Week 18 vs. Los Angeles Chargers, Jan. 6 or Jan. 7 TBD
Here’s the Chiefs’ 2023 preseason schedule:
- Preseason Week 1 at New Orleans Saints, TBD
- Preseason Week 2 at Arizona Cardinals, TBD
- Preseason Week 3 vs Cleveland Browns, TBD
Along with the Eagles game, the most anticipated matchups are when the Chiefs face the Dolphins, Bengals, Bills, Bears, Jets and Jaguars along with their AFC division rivals.
The Dolphins host an array of weapons on both sides of the ball led by Hill, who has been jokingly taunting his former team and some former teammates all year.
The Bengals and the Bills have become AFC rivals of the Chiefs because of their recent run-ins in the regular season and playoffs, and all of the teams and fanbases involved feel that way.
The Bears have a budding star in quarterback Justin Fields, who will have his first duel with Patrick Mahomes. Chicago’s general manager Ryan Poles is a former Chiefs scout and front office executive that has made some impressive moves in his short time in the Windy City.
The Jets matchup will be the first time that Mahomes has faced star QB Aaron Rodgers in a game that will be a sort of passing of the torch from the last generation’s top quarterback to this generation’s top quarterback.
The Jaguars are led by head coach Doug Pederson and a number of Jags personnel who used to work for the Chiefs and Andy Reid. The teams also met in the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs last season.
Single-game tickets and group tickets go on sale on Friday. They can be purchased on the Chiefs website.