The National Football League announced its 2015 regular season schedule on Tuesday and if the league wanted to see if the Kansas City Chiefs are a playoff caliber team, they certainly will know after the first four games.
The Chiefs open up with three of their first four games on the road with trips to Houston, Green Bay and Cincinnati and the one lone home game for Kansas City is a nationally-televised game in Week Two against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
If they survive that gauntlet, they can take solace in the fact that they end the season with four of the last six games at home in Arrowhead Stadium.
In addition, the team will play at least four games in front of a national audience with the Week Two game, a Week 3 match-up against Green Bay on Monday Night Football, the International Series Game in Week 8 against Detroit in London, England, and finally the Week 11 Sunday Night Football game against San Diego.
Here is the schedule with dates and which networks will be broadcasting the game. All times listed are Central times (CT).
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 13 – Chiefs @ Houston Texans (Noon kickoff, CBS)
Week 2: Thursday, Sept. 17 – Denver Broncos @ Chiefs (7:25 p.m. CBS, NFL Network)
Week 3: Monday, Sept. 28 – Chiefs @ Green Bay Packers (7:30 p.m., ESPN)
Week 4: Sunday, Oct. 4 – Chiefs @ Cincinnati Bengals (Noon, CBS)
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 11 – Chicago Bears @ Chiefs (Noon, CBS)
Week 6: Sunday Oct. 18 – Chiefs @ Minnesota Vikings (Noon, CBS)
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 25 – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Chiefs (Noon, CBS)
Week 8: Sunday, Nov. 1 – Detroit Lions vs Chiefs – London, England International Series (8:30 a.m. FOX)
Week 9: Bye week
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 15 – Chiefs @ Broncos (3:25 p.m., CBS)
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 22 – Chiefs @ San Diego Chargers (7:30 p.m., NBC)
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 29 – Buffalo Bills @ Chiefs (Noon, CBS)
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 6 – Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders (3:05 p.m., CBS)
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 13 – Chargers @ Chiefs (Noon, CBS)
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 20 – Chiefs @ Baltimore Ravens (Noon, CBS)
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 27 – Cleveland Browns @ Chiefs (Noon, CBS)
Week 17: Sunday, Jan. 3 – Raiders @ Chiefs (Noon, CBS)
Of course, due to the flex scheduling the NFL implemented last season to maximize television ratings, this schedule is subject to change. But for now, plan your tailgates and home get-togethers accordingly.