2022 NFL offseason: Latest Kansas City Chiefs news, roundup – Chiefs Wire

Find all the latest Kansas City Chiefs news, analysis and top headlines from the week of June 19-25 on Chiefs Wire down below:

Patrick Mahomes on the scars of the AFC Championship

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“Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is still dealing with the wounds from the collapse, calling that game recently his ‘worst playoff football’:

‘That second half I played, I didn’t play really good football at all. Probably my worst playoff football I’ve played was the second half of the game. So I’m just trying to use that as a learning thing that whenever I’m struggling or a team’s struggling, just find a way to get positive plays, because when you have a lead like that, you don’t want to lose that lead.’”

In this piece, Mark Schofield details one of the biggest reasons why the Chiefs collapsed against the Bengals: the drop-eight defense. It’s a good breakdown, and I respond to it in Touchdown Wire’s daily NFL newsletter.

In my response, I note that the biggest answer the Chiefs could have against drop-eight is a better running game in 2022. With Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Ronald Jones, Isiah Pacheco, Jerick McKinnon and Derrick Gore battling for time in the Chiefs’ running back room, K.C. has several guys who can take the reigns and complement Patrick Mahomes for a more balanced offense.

It’s really a matter of whether coach Andy Reid is ready to commit to a more balanced regime. I think he is, given the personnel the team chased this offseason. The Chiefs signed several receivers who can block much better than their receiving squad last year. With more trust in everyone contributing to blocking in the run game, the Chiefs might be poised to revert back to a traditional-style offense rather than one that has relied on guys like Tyreek Hill to make big plays.

Chiefs UDFA spotlight series

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Get to know each of the Chiefs’ 2022 undrafted free agents with these player spotlights:

Chiefs 2022 schedule preview series

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Nicolas Roesch breaks down each Chiefs opponent in our 2022 schedule preview series. There will be 14 opponents, and he has four so far:

Week 1: Arizona Cardinals Weeks 2 & 11: Los Angeles Chargers Week 3: Indianapolis Colts Week 4: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

More Chiefs stories

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Chiefs’ 2022 schedule

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Preseason:

Week Date Opponent Time
1 Saturday, Aug. 13 @ Chicago Bears Noon CT on KSHB-TV Tickets
2 Saturday, Aug. 20 vs. Washington Commanders 3 p.m. CT on KSHB-TV Tickets
3 Thursday, Aug. 25 vs. Green Bay Packers 7 p.m. CT on KSHB-TV Tickets

Regular season:

Week Date Opponent Time
1 Sunday, Sept. 11 @ Arizona Cardinals 3:25 p.m. CT on CBS Tickets
2 Thursday, Sept. 15 vs. Los Angeles Chargers (TNF) 7:15 p.m. CT on Amazon Prime Video Tickets
3 Sunday, Sept. 25 @ Indianapolis Colts Noon CT on CBS Tickets
4 Sunday, Oct. 2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (SNF) 7:30 p.m. CT on NBC Tickets
5 Monday, Oct. 10 vs. Las Vegas Raiders (MNF) 7:15 p.m CT on ESPN Tickets
6 Sunday, Oct. 16 vs. Buffalo Bills 3:25 p.m. CT on CBS Tickets
7 Sunday, Oct. 23 @ San Francisco 49ers 3:25 p.m. CT on FOX Tickets
8 Sunday, Oct. 30 BYE BYE BYE
9 Sunday, Nov. 6 vs. Tennessee Titans (SNF) 7:20 p.m. CT on NBC Tickets
10 Sunday, Nov. 13 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Noon CT on CBS Tickets
11 Sunday, Nov. 20 @ Los Angeles Chargers 3:25 p.m. CT on CBS Tickets
12 Sunday, Nov. 27 vs. Los Angeles Rams 3:25 p.m. CT on FOX Tickets
13 Sunday, Dec. 4 @ Cincinnati Bengals 3:25 p.m. CT on CBS Tickets
14 Sunday, Dec. 11 @ Denver Broncos (SNF) 7:20 p.m. CT on NBC Tickets
15 Sunday, Dec. 18 @ Houston Texans Noon CT on CBS Tickets
16 Saturday, Dec. 24 vs. Seattle Seahawks Noon CT on FOX Tickets
17 Sunday, Jan. 1 vs. Denver Broncos Noon CT on CBS Tickets
18 Saturday / Sunday, Jan. 7 or 8 @ Las Vegas Raiders TBD CT on TBD Tickets