Predicting the first loss on Kansas City Chiefs schedule for 2021

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

No, the Kansas City Chiefs are not going undefeated during the 2021 NFL season.

Even if some legions of Chiefs Kingdom are clamoring for it, the 2021 Kansas City Chiefs are not going a perfect 17-0 during the regular season. Stop lying to yourself.

The Chiefs went 14-2 last season but did suffer a pair of division losses to the Las Vegas Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers. While they were the overwhelming favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champions, they did not score a touchdown vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers down in Raymond James. While Chiefs may lose a game or two this year, they are not going undefeated.

When looking at the Chiefs’ regular-season schedule, here is where they could lose their first one.

Kansas City Chiefs schedule: When will they suffer their first loss of 2021?

While the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens are incredibly tough opponents right out of the gate, look for the Chiefs to beat Cleveland at home and continue to be a menace for Lamar Jackson in Baltimore. Kansas City’s first real threat of a loss comes in Week 3 when they host the division rival Bolts. However, Andy Reid will take advantage of the new Chargers coaching staff.

Even with the Buffalo Bills coming to town in Week 5, you have to like the Chiefs’ chances of being undefeated heading into Week 6. That is when the ultimate trap game vs. the Washington Football Team at FedEx Field takes place. Ron Rivera is a great coach. Washington has a strong pass rush. And with a more daunting road game in Nashville the next week, this is when a loss could happen.

Ultimately, Kansas City has the potential to win double-digit games before suffering their first loss. They have some interesting games after the Washington date where it could happen, including Week 7 at Tennessee, Week 9 vs. the Green Bay Packers and Week 10 at the Las Vegas Raiders. After its Week 12 bye week, Kansas City could get to 13-0 before playing the Bolts again.

Kansas City could blow out Washington, but that Week 6 meeting is not one to sleep on at all.

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