Chiefs Get Wish For Monday Night Game; 2010 Schedule

The Hunt Family asked the NFL schedule makers for a national TV broadcast to highlight the first regular season game in the revamped Arrowhead Stadium.

They got their wish, as the Chiefs will open at home against the San Diego Chargers in the second-game of the opening weekend Monday night doubleheader. Kickoff is 9:15 p.m. CDT and the broadcast will be on ESPN.

It’s the Chiefs first home Monday night game since November 22, 2004 when they hosted the New England Patriots.

The remainder of the Chiefs home schedule all features noon kickoffs at this point. Flex scheduling at the end of the season could change that, but the remainder of the home games against Denver, Oakland, Arizona, Buffalo, Jacksonville, San Francisco and Tennessee will all be early Sunday games.

Two of those home games come in the season’s final weeks, against Tennessee and Oakland. They also open with two of their first three at home against the Chargers and San Francisco.

Toughest road stretch comes in November and early December when they have road games in five of seven weeks. Other than their home games, the Chiefs don’t face much in the way of bad weather games on the road, with Cleveland coming in September and Denver in mid-November. The Chiefs play just once in the Eastern Time Zone, at Indianapolis on October, 10.

The Chiefs schedule includes just four games against three opponents who made the playoffs last season: San Diego twice, Arizona and the Colts.

Here’s the Chiefs 2010 schedule:


Monday 14 San Diego 9:15p ESPN
Sunday 20 @ Cleveland Noon CBS
Sunday 27 San Francisco Noon FOX


Sunday 3 BYE WEEK    
Sunday 10 @ Indianapolis Noon CBS
Sunday 17 @ Houston Noon CBS
Sunday 24 Jacksonville Noon CBS
Sunday 31 Buffalo Noon CBS


Sunday 7 @ Oakland 3:15p CBS
Sunday 14 @ Denver 3:05p CBS
Sunday 21 Arizona Noon FOX
Sunday 28 @ Seattle 3:05p CBS


Sunday 5 Denver Noon CBS
Sunday 12 @ San Diego 3:15p CBS
Sunday 19 @ St. Louis Noon CBS
Sunday 26 Tennessee Noon CBS


Sunday 2 Oakland Noon CBS

18 Responses to “Chiefs Get Wish For Monday Night Game; 2010 Schedule”

  • April 20, 2010  - boomer1110 says:

    Your September calendar is a day ahead…Chiefs open Monday Sept 13 according to NFL

  • April 20, 2010  - Niblick says:

    All of the September dates are off by one day. I’m happy we get that one prime time game.

  • April 20, 2010  - Jim Lloyd + says:

    Early in the season , you can slow or stop Rivers getting in there fast , the only bad thing is if he is in with his quickness , 1st game is the best spot.

  • April 20, 2010  - Danny W says:

    If we can start out fast and beat everyone in September and then SURVIVE the first three games in October we could win out three games in November Its actually possible the Chiefs could win 8 maybe 10 games. I know I am shooting for the moon but hey Miami went 1-15 then made the playoffs.

  • April 20, 2010  - ED says:

    Love the fact we’re on MNF. Looking at the schedule based on how weak it is I can see us winning 9 to 10 games pending on how much we improve this team through the draft. If Pioli can improve the o-line and get us another pass rusher that alone is good for a 9 to 10 win season based on that schedule

  • April 20, 2010  - ChiefAddiction63 says:

    I laugh when people are already predicting the outcome of the Chiefs’s season before one preseason game has even been played. How many times have you seen the “bad” teams be good the following year and the playoff teams have a losing season? It happens every year with the exception of the Colts, Patriots and a few other teams. Look at last year’s schedule; how many of you expected the Chiefs to beat the the Bengals? I’ll bet nobody put money on the Chiefs to beat Pittsburgh.

  • April 20, 2010  - Warpaint says:

    You people that keep whining about the Chiefs needing to draft a pass rusher, or Eric Berry, are idiots. We have 2 good pass rushers now.. and adequate starters in the backfield. Our biggest need still lies with the DT or linebacker positions. Otherwise, the others are going to be running all over, trying to catch whoever has the ball, as they did last year.

  • April 20, 2010  - Mad Chief says:

    Yeah, Warpaint…drafting the best Safety prospect in a decade would be stupid, huh?

    Your point is taken. Your delivery needs work, though. Just because someone has a different opinion…doesn’t make them a “whiner” or an “idiot”.

  • April 20, 2010  - Mad Chief says:

    Hey, gorillafan got his wish! First game of the season, no less. And Enrique was right. Holy sh*t, how cool would it be to beat the Bolts to start the season…and on MNF at Arrowhead? I’m thinking I’ll be there for this one. Yes…definitely.

    Bye week after three games really blows.

    Other than that, though…this is the best looking (and most fair) Chiefs schedule I’ve seen in years. If we can’t play AT LEAST .500 football this season? Something is seriously wrong.

  • April 20, 2010  - Michael says:

    True, the delivery is a bit…well, I guess it speaks for itself.

    So, Warpaint, which linebacker or defensive tackle should the Chiefs take at number 5? Rolando McClain, Dan Williams? I wouldn’t be too mad with Williams, although I would prefer a second round DT like Joseph, Thomas, or Troup in the 3rd, because that seems alittle high for Williams. Then again, it’s a need, and if he fits, it could be worth it.

    I have to agree, though, that defense was one of the worst I’ve ever seen, the rush d in particualr. Whatever they do, that has to be addressed. By the way, idiotic though it may be, I think a great safety can make an entire defense better. Great players make a team better, period.

  • April 20, 2010  - Don in Wichita says:

    ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?? I know where I’ll be on Monday night kickoff weekend! I just hope when we play the donkeys or the faders late in the season at home they won’t be meaningless matchups. I agree, a week 4 bye blows.

  • April 20, 2010  - Danny W says:

    Thanks Mad Chief great posts brother.

  • April 21, 2010  - True Red & Gold says:

    Good, a desirable schedule. We need that to help keep this team going in the right direction. That is one less excuse as well. We will be facing 6 teams in a rebuild year 2 of which have first year coaches. I think it is great that the schedulers gave us Haley’s old team and Gaily’s new team. Those both will be fun to look forward to. I am not going to predict a .500 season but this schedule gives plenty of reason to hope and believe that it is possible. Chief63 let people dream, what is the harm in that?

  • April 21, 2010  - Justin D says:

    It is good to see some enthusiasm for a change. We have been down so long and nothing but gripes about players, coaches, GM’s and schedules…we are on our way back!

  • April 21, 2010  - ChiefAddiction63 says:

    @True Red & Gold, I just think it’s senseless to predict what a team will do when you don’t even know what players will be on the team or have seen them play. Some people think preseason games are worthless, but I think the WAY a team plays (not the final score) does usually indicate how they will play in the regular season. The Chiefs looked like crap in the preseason the past two years and it reflected in the regular season.

  • April 21, 2010  - Chief Joseph says:

    I agree with Danny W, Mad Chief you always leave insightful posts.

    I would love to get Berry(along with every other Chiefs fan here in Billings, MT that I know), but then again, we all really wanted Curry last year and we all saw how that turned out…so I wont get my hopes up. I think with the additions we’ve already made on the O-line, we don’t need another tackle, especially with so many holes in our D. A linebacker would be great, but not at 5. Hopefully we can actually trade down a few spots, get McClain and some extra picks…

  • April 21, 2010  - Chief Joseph says:

    And as for our schedule, I’m really excited for it. I agree, I think with this schedule, we have no excuse but to at least double our win total from last year, if not make a run for the playoffs. Of course, I always think we’re going to do a lot better than we do! But I think going at least 8-8 is pretty realistic with the progress Pioli and crew are making and with that new schedule.

  • April 21, 2010  - arrowhead1978 says:

    I haven’t seen any progress from Pioli and crew, unless picking up aging vets means progress? I will wait until after the season starts to say they are making progress. I guess since pioli got in front of reporters last week that is progress…

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