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Kansas City Chiefs to follow NFL opener against Baltimore with a trip to another huge rival in Week 2

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The Kansas City Chiefs' second game was revealed before the full schedule was released.

Kansas The City Chiefs will continue their first home game of 2024 against the The Baltimore Ravens traveling to another AFC North team just a week later.

Before the full schedule is released Wednesday night, the Super Bowl champion’s second game has already been revealed in advance.

And it has been announced that Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and company will hit the road for a tough matchup in Week 2.

They will face Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals, who won the AFC North in 2021 and 2022, reaching the Super Bowl in the first of those two seasons.

Although the Bengals had a tough 2023 season and missed the playoffs, Burrow and company will be a formidable opponent for the Chiefs, having defeated them three of the last five times they played.

The Kansas City Chiefs’ second game was revealed before the full schedule was released.

The Super Bowl champion will hit the road for a tough showdown in Week 2.

The Super Bowl champion will hit the road for a tough showdown in Week 2.

Patrick Mahomes and company. face Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2

Patrick Mahomes and company. face Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2

The last two, however, ended in Chiefs victories, with Mahomes leading KC to a 25-17 victory when the teams met on New Year’s Eve last season.

Cincinnati fans have used their three wins over Mahomes’ Chiefs to fuel the rivalry in recent years.

Even Mayor Aftab Pureval joined in the mockery ahead of the 2023 AFC Championship matchup by releasing a mock proclamation.

On Instagram, the mayor shared a video in which he mocked the Chiefs’ signal caller by claiming that officials had asked Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow to take a paternity test to determine if he is the Mahomes’ father, given his 3-0 record against Kansas City.

He also referred to the Chiefs’ stadium, Arrowhead, as Burrowhead, referring to the nickname Bengals fans use to mock their rivals for Burrow’s dominance on their field.

However, after the Chiefs’ victory in the playoff matchup, Travis Kelce responded to Mayor Pureval.

Madridhead my ass!’ Kelce shouted over Mahomes’ shoulder as the quarterback gave his postgame interview, ‘This is Mahomes’ house.’

Bengals fans referred to the Chiefs' stadium as Burrowhead, referencing Burrow's previous record.

Bengals fans referred to the Chiefs’ stadium as Burrowhead, referencing Burrow’s previous record.

Mahomes followed that up in his postgame interview, saying, “We showed this place is Arrowhead, it’s not Burrowhead here.”

Ja’Marr Chase provided the Chiefs with bulletin board material heading into last season.

He made headlines when he declared Burrow the best player in the league and when told that his own quarterback had ranked Mahomes the best, he responded, ‘Pat who?’

But it’s Burrow himself who already fueled the fire ahead of the two rivals’ clash in Week 2 after his appearance on Travis and Jason Kelce’s New Heights.

“They have great players, we have great players,” Burrow said during the special show live from the University of Cincinnati. for him Bengalis website. ‘I think we match up pretty well with them. We’re built to beat them.’

Cincinnati has bragging rights over all other AFC teams as they are the only ones to beat the Chiefs in the playoffs since the 2019 season.

Burrow and the Bengals overcame a 21-3 overtime deficit to win the 2021 AFC Championship game, but the Chiefs got revenge the following year by winning the 2022 AFC title game 23-20.

Joe Burrow believes Cincinnati Bengals are 'built to beat' Kansas City Chiefs

Joe Burrow believes Cincinnati Bengals are ‘built to beat’ Kansas City Chiefs

Burrow suffered an injury to his right (throwing) wrist in mid-November, just two months after signing a five-year contract extension worth $275 million. He is the highest-paid player in NFL history annually, earning $55 million annually.

He underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament, forcing him to sit out the rest of the season.

But the signal-caller appears to be getting closer to returning for the 2024 season, as he was seen pitching in practice earlier this month.

Bengals coach Zac Taylor had said in March that Burrow was “right on time” with his rehab and was expected to participate in the team’s offseason program.

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