Chiefs hoping to keep September success rolling in season-opener

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes gets the Chiefs' fans excited during the first...
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes gets the Chiefs' fans excited during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Chicago Bears Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)(David Banks | AP)
Published: Sep. 11, 2022 at 9:44 AM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A staple of Andy Reid-led Kansas City Chiefs teams has been their ability to dominate the opening month of the season.

During the last four seasons, the Chiefs are 15-2 in games during the month of September.

In 2021, that trend took a hit with the Chiefs going 1-2 in the opening month. That early-season struggle during which the Chiefs lost their final two games of September in 2021 ended an 11-game winning streak during the month to begin quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ career.

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Sunday, Kansas City travels to Arizona to take on another team that thrives early in the season. Although the Cardinals haven’t sustained success throughout seasons at the same level as the Chiefs, Kliff Kingsbury’s squad is 5-1 in the month of September during the past two seasons.

After opening as 1.5-point favorites when oddsmakers set the opening line, Kansas City is now favored by 6.5 points. Over the 15-2 span on the field in September, the Chiefs are 12-5 against the spread.

The season gets underway Sunday on KCTV5. Kickoff is at 3:25 p.m.