Chiefs to host 2 playoff rematches at Arrowhead in 2021

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Posted at 2:14 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 15:14:21-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missing football? Can’t wait for another game to forget the sour taste of Super Bowl LV?

The Chiefs will host rematches of the AFC Championship and Divisional playoffs games next season at Arrowhead Stadium.

While the schedule won’t be released for another two months, we know who the home and road opponents will be for the 2021 season.

In addition to the typical home-and-away games with the other three AFC West teams — the Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers — Kansas City will face every team from the AFC North and the NFC East.

The Chiefs, who have won a record five straight AFC West titles, also face the other two division champions from the AFC, the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans, next season.

The rematch with the Bills, who dethroned the New England Patriots as AFC East champions, will be at Arrowhead.

Kansas City beat Buffalo 38-24 in the AFC Championship Game this season.

The Chiefs also will host a rematch of the AFC Divisional showdown with the Cleveland Browns, a 22-17 victory in which quarterback Patrick Mahomes left the game with a head injury.

Mahomes and company also will face Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens for the fourth straight season in 2021.

The Chiefs beat the Ravens during the 2018 and 2019 seasons in Kansas City then claimed a lopsided win at M&T Bank Stadium last September.

Kansas City travels to Baltimore again with Mahomes looking to improve on a 3-0 record in head-to-head meetings with Jackson.

The Chiefs also host the reigning AFC North champion Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants next season, while traveling for games at the AFC South champion Titans in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as the Cincinnati Bengals, the NFC East champion Washington Football Team and the Philadelphia Eagles.

The latter two games could pit the Chiefs against former starting quarterback Alex Smith and mark coach Andy Reid’s second game at Philadelphia since he was fired after the 2012 season and came to Kansas City.