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Chiefs' 2008 schedule includes New England, New Orleans

The Kansas City Chiefs ended 2007 with a nine-game losing streak.

Stopping the streak there could be difficult.

The Chiefs open the 2008 regular season on the road for the second straight year with a matchup against the New England Patriots, who lost in the Super Bowl to the New York Giants to spoil their undefeated season.

And Kansas City's schedule doesn't get much easier from there, with four other games against teams that made the playoffs in 2007: at home against Tampa Bay and Tennessee, and twice against San Diego.

The Chiefs, coming off their second-worst record (4-12) in 30 years, follow the season opener in New England with a home game against the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 14, then travel to Atlanta for the first time since 1997.

Another long streak ends two weeks later — after a home game against Denver — when Kansas City plays its first regular-season game in Carolina since 1997. An even longer interlude ends on Nov. 2, when the Buccaneers play at Arrowhead Stadium for the first time since 1986 — the second-longest active streak in the NFL.

The Chiefs catch a short break in the schedule with home games against New Orleans and Buffalo at the end of November, but that's followed by road games against AFC West rivals Oakland and Denver.

Kansas City closes the season against Cincinnati on Dec. 28 after a pair of home games against San Diego and Miami.

Preseason Time TV
Thurs. Aug. 7 at Chicago 7 p.m. Ch. 5
Sat. Aug. 16 ARIZONA 7 p.m. Ch. 5
Sat. Aug. 23 at Miami 6:30 p.m. Ch. 5
Thurs. Aug. 28 ST. LOUIS 7 p.m. Ch. 5
Regular season Time TV
Sun. Sept. 7 at New England noon Ch. 5
Sun. Sept. 14 OAKLAND noon Ch. 5
Sun. Sept. 21 at Atlanta noon Ch. 5
Sun. Sept. 28 DENVER noon Ch. 5
Sun. Oct. 5 at Carolina noon Ch. 5
Sun. Oct. 12 Bye
Sun. Oct. 19 TENNESSEE noon Ch. 5
Sun. Oct 26 at New York Jets noon Ch. 5
Sun. Nov. 2 TAMPA BAY noon Ch. 4
Sun. Nov. 9 at San Diego 3:15 p.m. Ch. 5
Sun. Nov. 16 NEW ORLEANS noon Ch. 4
Sun. Nov. 23 BUFFALO noon Ch. 5
Sun. Nov. 30 at Oakland 3:15 p.m. Ch. 5
Sun. Dec. 7 at Denver 3:05 p.m. Ch. 5
Sun. Dec. 14 SAN DIEGO noon Ch. 5
Sun. Dec. 21 MIAMI noon Ch. 5
Sun. Dec. 28 at Cincinnati noon Ch. 5

Home games in CAPITAL LETTERS

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