Chiefs open 2015 regular season against Texans

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs begin the regular season on Sept. 13 on the road against the Houston Texans and have a Week 9 bye, the NFL announced Tuesday evening.

Press box view of the Chiefs taking the field minutes before kickoff.

Press box view of the Chiefs taking the field minutes before kickoff.

“April is an exciting time of year for us,” coach Andy Reid said in a statement released by the team. “Along with the schedule release and the NFL Draft, we also get our first opportunity as a team to get back to football. After seeing our schedule today including three primetime games, I know Chiefs Kingdom will be as energized as I am come September.”

The Chiefs’ three primetime games include one against the Denver Broncos in Week 2 at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday Night Football. The remaining two are on the road against the Green Bay Packers in Week 3 on Monday Night Football and San Diego Chargers in Week 11 on Sunday Night Football.

Kansas City appeared in three primetime contests in 2014, two at home and one on the road.

Three of the Chiefs’ first four games are on the road, but the scenario is switched down the stretch with the Chiefs playing three of the final four games at Arrowhead Stadium.

Here’s the full 2015 schedule, times are Central Standard Time, including the opponent’s 2014 final record:

• Week 1: Sept. 13, 12 p.m. – @ Houston Texans (9-7)
• Week 2: Sept. 17, 7:25 p.m. – Denver Broncos (12-4)
• Week 3: Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. – @ Green Bay Packers (12-4)
• Week 4: Oct. 4, 12 p.m. – @ Cincinnati Bengals (10-5-1)
• Week 5: Oct. 11, 12 p.m. – Chicago Bears (5-11)
• Week 6: Oct. 18, 12 p.m. – @ Minnesota Vikings (7-9)
• Week 7: Oct. 25, 12 p.m. – Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)
• Week 8: Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m. – Detroit Lions (11-5) in London
• Week 9: Bye Week
• Week 10: Nov. 15, 3:25 p.m. – @ Denver Broncos
• Week 11: Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. – @ San Diego Chargers (9-7)
• Week 12: Nov. 29, 12 p.m. – Buffalo Bills (9-7)
• Week 13: Dec. 6, 3:05 p.m. – @Oakland Raiders (3-13)
• Week 14: Dec. 13, 12 p.m. – San Diego Chargers
• Week 15: Dec. 20, 12 p.m. – @ Baltimore Ravens (10-6)
• Week 16: Dec. 27, 12 p.m. – Cleveland Browns (7-9)
• Week 17: Jan. 3, 12 p.m. – Oakland Raiders