Chiefs host Lions to begin Super Bowl title defense in 2023

The Kansas City Chiefs will begin their Super Bowl title defense against the Detroit Lions in the first game of the 2023 NFL season.

Next year’s NFL schedule was announced in bits and pieces on Thursday. The Chiefs will face the upstart Lions, who narrowly missed out on making the playoffs in 2022. Detroit finished second in the NFC North with a 9-8 record. The Lions have not made the playoffs since the 2016 season.


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Detroit Lions No. 16 Jared Goff will be in action on December 24, 2022 against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

The game will take place at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on September 7 and will air on NBC.

Kansas City won an epic thrilling Super Bowl defeating the Philadelphia Eagles. The Chiefs were initially not expected to win the Super Bowl as they traded Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins and the Denver Broncos acquired Russell Wilson, but the team persevered.

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The Chiefs will have several key players during the 2023 offseason, including offensive linemen Orlando Brown and Andrew Wiley, wide receivers Juju Smith-Schuster and Mekor Hardman, and safety Juan Thornhill. lost. The team acquired offensive lineman Donovan Smith, safety Mike Edwards and linebacker Drew Trunkill to try and cover some of the holes.

Patrick Mahomes vs Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs No. 15 Patrick Mahomes watches before a game against the Seattle Seahawks at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, December 24, 2022. (David Urit/Getty Images)


The Chiefs will face Hill again this season. Kansas City will face Germany’s Miami in one of the NFL’s international games. The team also plans a rematch with the Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals this season.

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