The Chiefs opponents for the 2014 pre-season were announced Wednesday and among the four games Andy Reid’s club will face three division champions from last year and a nationally televised game.
That comes on Sunday, August 17th, when they visit Charlotte to play the Carolina Panthers, the top team in the NFC South in 2013. The game will be broadcast by FOX-TV with kickoff set for 7 p.m. CDT.
They will travel to Green Bay to finish up the pre-season schedule. Home games are against Cincinnati and Minnesota at Arrowhead Stadium. The Packers finished in the top spot in the NFC North and the Bengals won the AFC North.
Actual dates and times have not been finalized for three of the four games. The regular season schedule should be released sometime by the end of April.
Here’s how the August schedule breaks down:
Pre-season game #1 β August 8-9-10, Cincinnati visits Kansas City. It’s the first time the Chiefs have faced the Bengals in the exhibition schedule since the 1988 season. Overall, the teams have met seven times in the games that did not count.
Pre-season game #2 β August 17, a national TV (FOX) game against Carolina with a 7 p.m. CDT kickoff at Bank of America Stadium. It’s the first time the Chiefs have visited Charlotte to play the Panthers in the pre-season. The teams met once before (1997) at Arrowhead.
Pre-season game #3 β August 22-23-24, Minnesota will play at Arrowhead. It’s the first time the Vikings have been in K.C. for the pre-season since 2003. The teams have faced each other 15 times in August.
Pre-season game #4 β August 28-29, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin against the Packers. It’s the fifth straight season these teams have played in the pre-season. Last year they faced each other at Arrowhead Stadium.