April 17, 2012
Up first for the Chiefs is a season opener against Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons at Arrowhead Stadium. The game marks the third consecutive season Kansas City has opened its schedule at home and will feature the return of TE Tony Gonzalez.
Kansas City and Atlanta haven’t met since Gonzalez was traded to the Falcons following the 2008 season.
Following the opener with Atlanta, Kansas City travels to Buffalo before facing off against Drew Brees, Philip Rivers and Joe Flacco in consecutive weeks.
A pair of primetime games against Pro Bowl quarterbacks also highlight Kansas City’s 2012 schedule with matchups against the Chargers and Steelers on national television.
The Chiefs will go on the road for both primetime settings beginning with a Week 9 Thursday night game in San Diego. It’s the first time Kansas City will play on Thursday Night Football since hosting NFL Network’s first-ever live broadcast on Thanksgiving Night in 2006.
Kansas City will then have 10 days to prepare for a Monday Night Football meeting with Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers in Pittsburgh.
Speaking of Pro Bowl quarterbacks, the Chiefs won’t face the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos until Week 12.
Kansas City is also set to face Pro Bowlers Andy Dalton and Cam Newton in 2012.
Chiefs Regular-Season Schedule
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 9, Atlanta, 12:00 PM
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 16, at Buffalo, 12:00 PM
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 23, at New Orleans, 12:00 PM
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 30, San Diego, 12:00 PM
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 7, Baltimore, 12:00 PM
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 14, at Tampa Bay, 12:00 PM
Week 7: BYE
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 28, Oakland, 3:05 PM
Week 9: Thursday, Nov. 1, at San Diego, 7:20 PM
Week 10: Monday, Nov. 12, at Pittsburgh, 7:30 PM
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 18, Cincinnati, 12:00 PM
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 25, Denver, 12:00 PM
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 2, Carolina, 12:00 PM
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 9, at Cleveland, 12:00 PM
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 16, at Oakland, 3:15 PM
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 23, Indianapolis, 12:00 PM
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 30, at Denver, 3:15 PM