Analyzing the Chiefs schedule

Sept. 9 vs. Atlanta

Noon, Fox

Ex-Chief Tony Gonzalez returns to KC while Tamba Hali serves a one-game suspension.

Sept. 16 at Buffalo

Noon, CBS

Maybe Chiefs can do better against Bills on the road than they did at home last season.

Sept. 23 at New Orleans

Noon, CBS

Follow us here: Reeling Saints will be coached by an interim coach to the interim coach.

Sept. 30 vs. San Diego

Noon, CBS

The schedule starts to get interesting with the Chiefs’ first AFC West game of the season.

Oct. 7 vs. Baltimore

Noon, CBS

The Chiefs, who have never beaten the Ravens at Arrowhead, would love to get this one.

Oct. 14 at Tampa Bay

Noon, CBS

In their last 20 games in Florida, Chiefs are 3-17. Bucs QB Josh Freeman is out to make it 3-18.

Oct. 28 vs. Oakland

3:05 p.m., CBS

Remarkable stat: The Chiefs have lost five straight games to the Raiders at Arrowhead.

Nov. 1 at San Diego

7:20 p.m., NFL

Thursday night game at San Diego could separate contender from pretender in the AFC West.

Nov. 12 at Pittsburgh

7:30 p.m., ESPN

Will Monday Night Football be a big enough stage to handle the Chiefs vs. Todd Haley?

Nov. 18 vs. Cincinnati

Noon, CBS

This one kicks off a crucial three-game homestand. Chiefs hope to be in thick of division race.

Nov. 25 vs. Denver

Noon, CBS

Peyton Manning makes first visit to Arrowhead since 2004 — this time, in the Broncos’ orange.

Dec. 2 vs. Carolina

Noon, Fox

This will be the Chiefs’ first look at Heisman Trophy winner and second-year pro Cam Newton.

Dec. 9 at Cleveland

Noon, CBS

Romeo Crennel, offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and RB Peyton Hills return to Cleveland.

Dec. 16 at Oakland

3:15 p.m., CBS

Another remarkable stat: Chiefs have won eight of their last nine against Raiders in Oakland.

Dec. 23 vs. Indianapolis

Noon, CBS

By this point in the season, Colts rookie Andrew Luck could be slinging it like a seasoned vet.

Dec. 30 at Denver

3:15 p.m., CBS

One week after facing his old team, Chiefs get a second helping of Manning’s new one.