Chiefs Get ESPN Primetime Game

The NFL awarded the Kansas City Chiefs it's first prime time tilt since November 2004. It was a major effort by Kansas City Chiefs Chairman of the Board Clark Hunt, who asked the NFL to give the city a prime time game to unveil the NEW Arrowhead. The league granted the request and the Chiefs will face division rival San Diego on Monday Night Football.

That's the good news. The bad news is that the Kansas City Royals are scheduled to play the Oakland A's that night across the parking lot at 7:05. The Chiefs don't kick off until 9:15 but that's not enough of a time gap to accommodate the tailgating hysteria that will ensue from Chiefs fans prior to the late Monday Night kickoff.

The 2010 schedule certainly offers some challenges for the Chiefs who once again get a pair of late December games at home against Tennessee December 26th and the Raiders January 2nd, 2011.

In the middle of the schedule the Chiefs face an eleven game stretch, where they will play seven road games against the Colts, Texans, Raiders, Broncos, Seattle, San Diego and finally their cross state rivals the St. Louis Rams. They'll mix in home games versus the Jaguars, Bills, Cardinals and Denver.

Still the schedule is not as tough as it was a year ago when the Chiefs faced the NFC East. This year they'll face the NFC West which is arguably the weakest NFC conference.

CHIEFS 2010 SCHEDULE
Monday, Sept. 13 vs. San Diego – 9:15 (ESPN)
Sunday, Sept. 19 @ Cleveland – Noon (CBS)
Sunday, Sept. 26 vs. San Francisco – Noon (Fox)
BYE WEEK
Sunday Oct, 10 @ Indianapolis – Noon (CBS)
Sunday Oct, 17 @ Houston – Noon (CBS)
Sunday Oct, 24 vs. Jacksonville – Noon (CBS)
Sunday Oct, 31 vs. Buffalo – Noon (CBS)
Sunday Nov, 7 @ Oakland – 3:15 (CBS)
Sunday Nov, 14 @ Denver – 3:05 (CBS)
Sunday Nov, 21 vs. Arizona – Noon (Fox)
Sunday Nov, 28 @ Seattle – 3:05 (CBS)
Sunday, Dec, 5 vs. Denver – Noon (CBS)
Sunday, Dec, 12 @ San Diego – 3:15 (CBS)
Sunday Dec, 19 @ St. Louis – Noon (CBS)
Sunday Dec, 26 vs. Tennessee – Noon (CBS)
Sunday Jan, 2 vs. Oakland – Noon (CBS)

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