The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the most consistent teams in the NFL.
They’ve made the playoffs every year since 2015 and have won nine postseason games.
Head coach Andy Reid joined the squad in 2013 and he has only missed the playoffs once during his tenure.
Since Patrick Mahomes took over as the team’s full-time starter, they’ve been to four consecutive AFC Championship Games and two Super Bowls.
The Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV in a playoff run wherein they had to come from behind in every game to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
However, Hill was traded to the Miami Dolphins and signed a four-year, $120 million contract.
Likewise, All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu joined his hometown team, the New Orleans Saints.
The departures of both players could weaken the Chiefs on both sides of the ball.
Worst yet, their 2022 schedule doesn’t get any easier, according to Pro Football Focus.
The teams with the toughest schedules next season pic.twitter.com/mSpwHwN11p
— PFF (@PFF) May 23, 2022
PFF ranks the Chiefs as the team with the hardest strength of schedule next season.
Completing the top five are the New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Las Vegas Raiders, and Buffalo Bills.
A Glimpse At The Chiefs’ 2022 Schedule
The Chiefs are in the AFC West, which is arguably one of the toughest divisions at present.
Therefore, they will have to face the Raiders, Denver Broncos, and Los Angeles Chargers at least twice.
Meanwhile, the Broncos traded for Russell Wilson to facilitate their talented offensive unit.
Aside from their division rivals, the Chiefs will also face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, and Tennessee Titans.
Kansas City will also play NFC West teams in the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, and Los Angeles Rams.
The Chiefs hope that their defense can neutralize these teams throughout the regular season.