Chiefs to play both Super Bowl teams in 2005
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City will open the regular season Sept. 11 at home against the New York Jets before going on the road for back-to-back, nationally televised night games, the NFL announced Wednesday.
Also on Kansas City's schedule are home games against both of last season's Super Bowl teams, the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. The Chiefs will play seven games against five teams that made the playoffs in 2004.
''This is a challenging schedule with two of the first three games on national television and on the road,'' said Chiefs President Carl Peterson. ''However, I think it is a fair schedule and I am personally pleased with the fact that we open at home and finish with our last two games at Arrowhead Stadium.''
Of the three night games the Chiefs will play, one is a Monday Night Football matchup with Denver on Sept. 26. The other two are Sunday contests, the first at Oakland on Sept. 18, the other Nov. 20 at Houston.
The Chiefs end the regular season with a Jan. 1 game against Cincinnati. It will be the first time Kansas City has played on New Year's Day since beating Buffalo 31-7 in the 1966 AFL championship game.
The complete 2005 schedule:
Sept. 11, New York Jets, noon.
Sept. 18, at Oakland, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 26, at Denver, 8 p.m.
Oct. 2, Philadelphia, noon.
Oct. 9, bye week.
Oct. 16, Washington, noon.
Oct. 23, at Miami, noon.
Oct. 30, at San Diego, 3:05 p.m.
Nov. 6, Oakland, noon.
Nov. 13, at Buffalo, noon.
Nov. 20, at Houston, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 27, New England, noon.
Dec. 4, Denver, 3:15 p.m.
Dec. 11, at Dallas, 3:15 p.m.
Dec. 17, at N.Y. Giants, 4 p.m.
Dec. 24, San Diego, noon.
Jan. 1, Cincinnati, noon.