CBS scheduled to air 14 Chiefs games in 2014 - KCTV5

CBS scheduled to air 14 Chiefs games in 2014

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The Kansas City Chiefs released their 2014 schedule Wednesday night and CBS is set to air 14 of their preseason and regular season matchups.

The preseason kicks off Aug. 7 when the Chiefs take on the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Chiefs then head to Charlotte, NC, where they play the Carolina Panthers on Aug. 17, followed by another home game against the Minnesota Vikings on Aug. 23.

Preseason finishes up with an Aug. 28 matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

The Chiefs begin their 2014 slate at Arrowhead Stadium vs. the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 7. The club will then travel to Denver to face the division rival Broncos on Sept. 14 followed by a trip to Miami for its second-consecutive road contest on Sept. 21.

After facing the Patriots on Monday Night Football, Chiefs QB Alex Smith will make his return to San Francisco to face his former squad on Sunday, Oct. 5. The club has its Bye Week in Week Six then travels to San Diego to take on the Chargers on Oct. 19.

The Chiefs then return to Arrowhead Stadium to meet the St. Louis Rams on Oct. 26 in the Missouri Governor's Cup matchup with their cross-state rival. After contests vs. the Jets and at Buffalo, the Chiefs face the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Nov. 16. Kansas City travels to Arizona after back-to-back divisional matchups in Oakland and then vs. the Broncos.

On Dec. 14, the Oakland Raiders will visit Arrowhead. The Chiefs are looking to repeat the sweep of the Raiders after defeating them twice in 2013. In Week 16, Kansas City will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field before closing out its regular season slate at home vs. the Chargers on Dec. 28.

"We always look forward to the schedule coming out," Head Coach Andy Reid said in a press release. "This allows us to get started preparing for our opponents in the order we play them. Today is really about our fans. There is no question that Chiefs Kingdom will be fired up come September."

The Chiefs will be featured in four nationally televised games including three in regular season play. Kansas City will take on the New England Patriots on ESPN's Monday Night Football in Week Four and then have back-to-back nationally televised contests in Weeks 12 and 13 when they travel to Oakland for a Thursday night contest against the Raiders followed by a Sunday night matchup vs. the Denver Broncos on NBC.

Kansas City's schedule features seven games against five playoff teams from the 2013 season, including the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks. The club's 2014 opponents boasted a combined record of 117-91 (.563) last season.

Click here to see the Chiefs' full schedule.

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