Going into Week 5 of the 2011 NFL Season the Kansas City Chiefs have managed a 1-3 record. They achieved their first win last week over the Minnesota Vikings 22-17 after losing their first 3 games to the Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions and division rival San Diego Chargers. The one thing that can be said is that the team has shown some type of improvement every week leading up to their defeat the Vikings. Let’s explore the rugged journey, filled with formidable foes that lay a head on their schedule in 2011.
This Sunday, Chief tickets should sell out fast when they face off against the slipping Colts. Although the Colts are 0-4 this season without their field general QB Peyton Manning; the defense has shown signs of resolve. The Colts are led by veteran QB Kerry Collins and the Chiefs are led by QB Matt Cassel who fared very well against the Vikings last week. Even though both teams are sporting dismal records, KC still has hopes of breaking out in the AFC Western Division and being in the thick of the playoff race. This will be a very competitive game. Last year the Colts won 19-9 in Indy.
The team will have a bye next week and then come back against the division rival Oakland Raiders on October 23rd in Oakland. These teams play each other tough. Last year they lost in Oakland 23-20. This game should be close and very exciting as well. On Monday Night October 31st the Chiefs tickets will sell out fast when they host the division rival San Diego Chargers on Halloween. When they hosted the Chargers last year in Week 1 they defeated them 21-14. This will be a great game to watch because both teams can nil afford to lose a division match up.
In week 9, they will host the Miami Dolphins in a crucial AFC confrontation on Nov 6th. Week 10 has them hosting their 3rd straight home game against division rival Denver on November 13th. The Broncos lost to the Chiefs in Kansas City last year 10-6. This will be a great game to watch as there are sure to be some fireworks. In week 11 they travel to New England to take on the Patriots on November 21st. This will also be a MNF game. This will be a tough match up, but the Patriot defense is vulnerable. Cassel will be returning to play his old team again.
In Week 12, they host last years AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers on November 27th on SNF. This will be the 3rd time this season that they have played in prime time and this game will be awesome to enjoy. Week 13 will pit KC against the Bears in Chicago on December 4th. This should be an exciting game as well. Week 14 will have the Chief taking on the New York Jets in Jersey. This could be a defensive game with a lot of hard hitting. Week 15, fans get the chance to see them face off against the World Champion Green Bay Packers. The Packers are trying to repeat and the Chiefs will want to stand in their way. They will face the Raiders again in Week 16 in KC. The Raiders won both meetings last season. The last game of the 2011 regular season will be played in Denver against the Broncos on New Years Day. Denver won 49-29 here last season. This team has a long tough schedule that will be filled with many memorable gridiron moments you don’t want to miss.