The Kansas City Chiefs will not only kick off the NFL regular season on prime time, they will have a league-high six games under the lights in 2017.
The Chiefs will travel to Foxborough, Mass., to face the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots to open the NFL season in a Sept. 7 Thursday night primetime game.
The Chiefs also have one game on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, two on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, one on NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football and one Saturday game at home.
“Being selected to play in the season-opening game and having a league-high six primetime contests is a tremendous honor and tribute to our team organization,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said in a press release.
The Chiefs’ first home primetime game is a Monday night game against Washington on Oct. 2. They then travel to Houston for the Sunday night game on Oct. 8. The Chiefs meet the Raiders in Oakland for a Thursday night game on Oct. 19 and then follow that with a Monday night home game against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 30. The final primetime game is against the Los Angeles Chargers on Dec. 16.
The Chiefs open their home schedule at Arrowhead Stadium on Sept. 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles. The home schedule also includes games against Pittsburgh (Oct. 15), Buffalo (Nov. 26), Oakland (Dec. 10) and Miami (Dec. 24).
Other road games include games against the Los Angeles Chargers (Sept. 24), Dallas (Nov. 5), New York Giants (Nov. 19), New York Jets (Dec. 3) and Denver to close the season on New Year’s Eve. The bye comes in Week 10 (Nov. 12).
Single-game tickets will go on sale to Jackson County taxpayers (9 a.m.) and Chiefs season ticket holders (10 a.m.) on April 24. General public ticket single game sales start at 10 a.m. April 26.