Kansas City, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs ended 2007 with a nine-game losing streak.
Stopping the streak there could be difficult.
The Chiefs open the 2008 regular season on the road for the second straight year with a matchup against the New England Patriots, who lost in the Super Bowl to the New York Giants to spoil their undefeated season.
And Kansas City's schedule doesn't get much easier from there, with four other games against teams that made the playoffs in 2007: at home against Tampa Bay and Tennessee, and twice against San Diego.
The Chiefs, coming off their second-worst record (4-12) in 30 years, follow the season opener in New England with a home game against the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 14, then travel to Atlanta for the first time since 1997.
Another long streak ends two weeks later - after a home game against Denver - when Kansas City plays its first regular-season game in Carolina since 1997. An even longer interlude ends on Nov. 2, when the Buccaneers play at Arrowhead Stadium for the first time since 1986 - the second-longest active streak in the NFL.
The Chiefs catch a short break in the schedule with home games against New Orleans and Buffalo at the end of November, but that's followed by road games against two of their AFC West rivals, Oakland and Denver.
Kansas City closes the season against Cincinnati on Dec. 28 after a pair of home games against San Diego and Miami.
Sept. 7 - at New England, noon
Sept. 14 - Oakland, noon
Sept. 21 - at Atlanta, noon
Sept. 28 - Denver, noon
Oct. 5 - at Carolina, noon
Oct. 12 BYE
Oct. 19 - Tennessee, noon
Oct. 26 - at N.Y. Jets, noon
Nov. 2 - Tampa Bay, noon
Nov. 9 - at San Diego, 3:15 p.m.
Nov. 16 - New Orleans, noon
Nov. 23 - Buffalo, noon
Nov. 30 - at Oakland, 3:15 p.m.
Dec. 7 - at Denver, 3:05 p.m.
Dec. 14 - San Diego, noon
Dec. 21 - Miami, noon
Dec. 28 - at Cincinnati, noon