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2024 NFL schedule release: Kansas City Chiefs to host Baltimore Ravens in Kickoff Game

The 2024 season kicks off with an AFC Championship Game rematch.

The NFL announced Monday morning that the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs will open the season at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC.

The game is a rematch of the AFC Championship Game in January, which the Chiefs won, 17-10, in Baltimore.

Pitting the perennial AFC powers always made the most sense as K.C. kicks off a campaign in search of a third consecutive Super Bowl title and its fourth Lombardi in six seasons. Lamar Jackson and a bulldozing Derrick Henry squares off against a Steve Spagnuolo defense that pestered the former MVP quarterback in the title game. A revamped Ravens defense faces Patrick Mahomes and a Chiefs offense that got a booster charge of speed at the receiver position this offseason.

The matchup offers pizzazz, explosiveness and big-name stardom worthy of a season opener.

The NFL will unveil the entire 2024 schedule at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday on NFL Network.

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