5 crucial games that could determine Kansas City Chiefs’ 2022 NFL season

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With the entire schedule for the 2022 NFL season having been officially released, Kansas City Chiefs, among other teams, can start their preparations. The schedule is complete with dates, times, and locations for every game of the regular season from Week 1 to Week 17.

The Kansas City Chiefs hope to once again be Super Bowl contenders during the 2022 NFL season, as they have been for the last four years. They face a difficult schedule this year, so the task won’t be easy for them. They have many crucial games along the way which will directly impact the outcome of the regular-season.

Here are five games that will be pivotal to the Chiefs’ success this season. Divisional games have been excluded from this list, as these game are always crucial for every team .


#5 – Week 3 vs. Indianapolis Colts

Mahomes escapes the Colts pass rushers

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The only one of their first eight opponents who didn’t make the playoffs is the Indianapolis Colts, who still finished the season with a winning record. It will be important for the Chiefs to capitalize on a relatively weaker matchup.


#4 – Week 1 vs. Arizona Cardinals

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Mahomes and the Chiefs will be hoping for a much better outcome when they meet again in the 2022 NFL season. The game will take place in Week 9 on Sunday Night Football at Arrowhead Stadium.


#2 – Week 6 vs. Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills apply pressure to Patrick Mahomes

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The two teams also faced off during the 2021 regular season, where Allen and the Bills came away with a commanding 38-20 victory.

Allen and Mahomes are part of a blossoming rivalry that appears to be set up for many exciting games in the future. Their next round in Week 6 of the 2022 NFL season is a highly-anticipated rematch.


#1 – Week 13 vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Mahomes evades the Bengals defense

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Joe Burrow is the only quarterback that Patrick Mahomes doesn’t have a victory against despite having several chances. Burrow is also the only quarterback besides Tom Brady to defeat Mahomes in the postseason. The Chiefs quarterback will look to get some revenge against Burrow in Week 13 of the 2022 NFL season.

Edited by Akshay Saraswat

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