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Here’s When the Chiefs' Bye Week Is on 2021 NFL Schedule

Adam Taylor McKillop
When will the Chiefs' Bye Week Be on the 2021 NFL Schedule?
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The 2021 NFL Schedule has officially been released. The Kansas City Chiefs enter this season with high expectations and a hopeful return to the Super Bowl. One of the biggest parts of the NFL schedule drop is circling when teams have bye weeks for next year. Check out below for when the Chiefs' bye week will be on the 2021 NFL schedule.

Chiefs Bye Week 2021

The Chiefs' bye week comes in Week 12 and corresponds with Thanksgiving Day weekend on the NFL calendar.

When is the Chiefs Bye Week?

Kansas City will kick off the 2021 NFL schedule with 11 consecutive games before their scheduled bye week in Week 12. The Chiefs' bye week is sandwiched between a Week 11 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 21 and a Week 13 game at home against the Denver Broncos on Dec. 5.

NFL Bye Weeks 2021 - Chiefs

In terms of bye weeks, this isn't necessarily a bad placement for Kansas City. This gives the Chiefs 11 games to start the 2021 season. In fact, the Chiefs do have a tough schedule that was recently ranked as the 8th-most difficult in the league.

That strength of schedule features seven games against 2020 playoff teams. However, the Chiefs will rest up during the Thanksgiving holiday and get back to work with six games to close out 2021. Of those final six games, only one features a 2020 playoff team.

NFL Schedule 2021 Bye Weeks

Right now, the Chiefs are one of the bigger favorites for a Super Bowl title in 2021. FanDuel Sportsbook gives the Chiefs +500 odds to win the Super Bowl next year. According to the latest NFL odds, the Chiefs are the leading favorite.

Chiefs Week 1

The Chiefs kick off their 2021 NFL Schedule with a home matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Kansas City enters that contest as heavy 5.5-point favorites. There's plenty of time for these lines to change and there's plenty for fans to be excited about heading into the 2021 NFL season.


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