Jets-49ers on “MNF” in Week 1; Bills-Dolphins launch “TNF”; Bengals-Chiefs in Week 2

  • OR: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • WHEN: Week 2 | September 15 | 4:25 p.m. ET | CBS, NFL+

The Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals will renew their rivalry in Week 2 of the 2024 NFL season.

CBS announced Tuesday morning that the AFC Powers will begin at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 15.

This marks the sixth time the budding rivals will face each other in three seasons. This is the first time they will meet before December.

Joe Burrow missed the final game in 2023 against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs after suffering a season-ending wrist injury in Week 11. All signs point to the QB being ready for training camp in July, keeping him on pace for the first showdown with Mahomes. .

The Bengals won the first three matchups against the Chiefs in the Burrow-Mahomes era, leading to the infamous “Burrowhead” chatter before the 2022 AFC Championship Game. KC won that game to head to the Super Bowl and own a two-game winning streak against Cincy.

Placing the game early in the season gives the best chance that both QBs will be healthy for the 2024 showdown.

The Signalmen are the headliners, but the match provides additional intrigue. The teams have two defenses that could be among the best in the league. Travis Kelce, Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, Marquise Brown, rookie Xavier Worthy, Isiah Pacheco and others highlight what could become a classic matchup.

The Chiefs open the season against the Baltimore Ravens, followed by the Bengals. It’s a serious one-two punch for the two-time defending Super Bowl champions to start the campaign.

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