Bengals, Panthers, Vikes & Pack In Chiefs Pre-Season

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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.

5 Responses to “Bengals, Panthers, Vikes & Pack In Chiefs Pre-Season”

  • April 10, 2014  - R W says:

    Hard to get worked up over a pre-season schedule. I do give credit to the NFL for keeping its product in the face of their fans 52/12 which requires skill and thought.

  • April 10, 2014  - Johnfromwichita says:

    RW, actually it’s easy to get worked up over a pre-season schedule. It’s when they charge season ticket holders the same price as a regular season game and you have to pay it.

    I’d be more willing to pay it if, after the first game, our second pre-season game was between our cheerleaders and theirs.

    Then they could charge me $27 to park.

    Wait. They do that anyway.

  • April 13, 2014  - Russell says:

    Only real geeks get into the PS…as with any sport but the NFL is a little more relevant because so many players have to make an impact in a short amount of time. Plus week 3 is practically a RS game.

  • April 13, 2014  - Niblick says:

    JFW-Several teams have gone to premium pricing this year. Pre-season games are the lowest price, lesser attractive regular season games are lower priced and the top games are the highest priced. If the Chiefs were doing it probably Denver, Seattle, New England would be the premium games. You pay the same total as now, but at least you are paying less for pre-season and more for the premium games.

    You are still paying too much for pre-season but it’s an improvement. I hope the Chiefs go to that next year.

  • April 13, 2014  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Russell, you’re right. They are very meaningful for the players trying to make the team. Period of time that seems long to fans is probably too fast for some players.

    And we don’t go to the games. We just donate the eight tickets to Big Brother/Sister.

    I bet somebody has a good time.

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