KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The more you win in the National Football League, the more difficult your schedule will be, so it was no surprise to see the Chiefs schedule was loaded once again when it was released on Thursday.

The Chiefs are tied with the San Francisco 49ers fifth-hardest schedule in the league based on the winning percentage of last year’s opponents, but there is one thing in particular about the Chiefs schedule that stands out more than others.

They will be the first team in NFL history to play their first eight games against opponents that had a record above .500 the previous season according to Elias Sports Bureau.

This doesn’t give the Chiefs much room for error as they must build chemistry and start to mesh quickly with all their new pieces, and the improvement within the division. Notably, new wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Skyy Moore need to click with QB Patrick Mahomes in order to replace Tyreek Hill’s production following his trade to Miami.

The Chiefs begin the regular season on September 11 against the Arizona Cardinals at 3:25 p.m., on CBS, the same location they’ll look to end their season in Super Bowl 57.

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