NFL schedule-makers are resigned to the fact that they can't make everyone happy, and this year is no different.
But did they have to be quite so harsh to both Missouri teams?
Games to look forward to in 2011
In Week 1, they face the Philadelphia Eagles at the Edward Jones Dome and then they travel to the New Meadowlands to face the New York Giants on "Monday Night Football." After that, they return home to take on the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins. The Rams' bye falls early, in Week 5, although it does allow them to get some much-needed rest for back-to-back road encounters with the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys. Finally, they return home against the New Orleans Saints.
The Chiefs reached the postseason as the AFC West winner, only to be quickly bounced by the Ravens. But if they have any hopes of returning to the playoffs, they'll need to survive a brutal five-game stretch from Weeks 11 through 15 that has them taking all four teams from the conference title games, as well as the New England Patriots.