Kansas City opens the regular season on September 10, 2006 against the Cincinnati Bengals. They also end the season at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Herman Edward talked about the schedule on Thursday.
"Right away, you start off with two playoff teams," observed Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards. "If we want to consider ourselves a playoff team, that will set the stage for the type of team we want to become. Those are two very good teams and two well-coached teams with one being a division opponent, which is always important. Bye weeks can either help you or hurt you according to how you handle them. After that, it's a 14-week schedule."
"What we do in the month of October after the bye will be pretty critical. There are five games in that month and that will be a big run, especially that three-game stretch against Pittsburgh, San Diego and Seattle. That will set the table for us in November. A big game for us will be playing on Thanksgiving here at Arrowhead Stadium. Three of our games are on the road in December, including back-to-back division games before we finish up at home. It's a tough schedule, but it's a fair schedule."
The Chiefs will face five playoff teams on their schedule this season. They'll play both Super Bowl participants from a year ago when they travel to Pittsburgh on October 15th to face the Steelers and two weeks later they'll host the Seattle Seahawks at Arrowhead on October 29th.
Kansas City will have one additional prime time game outside of their AFC West tile at Arrowhead against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night. They'll face the Oakland Raiders on Saturday December 23rd in a game that will be televised by the NFL Network.
See the complete schedule below.