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Six primetime games for Chiefs during 2017 season

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The New England Patriots will open the 2017 NFL season at home against the Kansas City Chiefs, ESPN reports. (AP) The New England Patriots will open the 2017 NFL season at home against the Kansas City Chiefs, ESPN reports. (AP)
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The Kansas City Chiefs will play a league-high six games on primetime during the 2017 season. 

The first primetime game - and first of the season - is a trip to the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. 

Three of the team's first five games will be nationally televised. The Chiefs return to Monday Night Football with a home game against the Washington Redskins. 

Following a Sunday night showdown in Houston, the Chiefs return home Oct. 15 to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers knocked out the Chiefs in the playoffs last season. 

The following Thursday, Kansas City makes what could be their final trip to Oakland for a Thursday Night Game. 

The entire schedule, which includes multiple national televised games: 

Date                                        Opponent                               Time                           Network
Thursday, Sept. 7                   at New England Patriots         7:30 p.m.               NBC
Sunday, Sept. 17                   Philadelphia Eagles              Noon                        FOX
Sunday, Sept. 24                    at Los Angeles Chargers        3:25 p.m.              CBS
Monday, Oct. 2                      Washington Redskins          7:30 p.m.                    ESPN
Sunday, Oct. 8                        at Houston Texans*                7:30 p.m.                NBC
Sunday, Oct. 15                     Pittsburgh Steelers*             3:25 p.m.                   CBS
Thursday, Oct. 19                   at Oakland Raiders                 7:25 p.m.               CBS/NFLN/Amazon
Monday, Oct. 30                    Denver Broncos                    7:30 p.m.                    ESPN
Sunday, Nov. 5                       at Dallas Cowboys*                3:25 p.m.                 CBS
Sunday, Nov. 12                    BYE WEEK                            - - - -                            - - - -
Sunday, Nov. 19                     at New York Giants*               Noon                           CBS
Sunday, Nov. 26                    Buffalo Bills*                         Noon                           CBS
Sunday, Dec. 3                       at New York Jets*                   Noon                           CBS
Sunday, Dec. 10                    Oakland Raiders*                  Noon                           CBS
Saturday, Dec. 16                  Los Angeles Chargers         7:30 p.m.                    NFLN
Sunday, Dec. 24                    Miami Dolphins                     Noon                           CBS
Sunday, Dec. 31                     at Denver Broncos*                3:25 p.m.                     CBS

“Being selected to play in the season-opening game and having a league-high six primetime contests is a tremendous honor and a tribute to our team and organization,” Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said in a statement. “We’ve already started preparation for these teams and we know we have a lot of great challenges ahead of us. We are looking forward to getting in front of Chiefs Kingdom and building off the success we had last season.”

Kansas City finished the 2016-2017 season as the AFC West Champions and with a 12-4 record.

Questions remain for the Chiefs as they come off a widely successful 2016-2017 season. One of the questions focuses on who will open the season as the team’s quarterback.

The 2017 NFL Draft starts at 7 p.m. on April 27. The Chiefs own the 27th pick, one many are calling for them to use on a quarterback. The team has not drafted a quarterback in the first round since drafting Todd Blackledge with the seventh pick in the 1983 draft.

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