The Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV in Miami last season, defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20. It was their first championship since 1995, and it came after they lost their first two games to Pittsburgh and Denver before winning nine straight. The victory also ended the 49ers' record-setting streak of three consecutive title games finishing with a losing record.
Before the 2019 season, many predicted that if the Chiefs made the playoffs they would be eliminated by either the Steelers or Broncos again. But thanks to some strong regular season play, including a win over both Pittsburgh and Denver, along with some help from other teams during the postseason, the Chiefs were able to end up as the number one seed in the AFC. They went on to beat both the Steelers and Broncos in the playoffs before finally being defeated by the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.
Here are the Chiefs' all-time statistics: wins, losses, playoff victories, playoff defeats, total seasons played. This includes any players who have appeared in at least one game for the Chiefs but not finished the season (such as injuries) or players who have been given out suspensions during the season/postseason tests positive for drugs multiple times.
Final score: Chiefs 17, 49ers 16.
In 1970, the Kansas City Chiefs were the second AFL club to defeat an NFL squad in an AFL-NFL World Championship Game, defeating the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 in Super Bowl IV. Since then, Kansas City has not returned to the Super Bowl. The Chiefs have only lost three games by less than a touchdown during that time frame.
The first AFL club to do so was the Oakland Raiders, who defeated the Green Bay Packers 31-14 in Super Bowl XI. The Chiefs' victory came one year after they ended the San Francisco 49ers' 27-game winning streak and marked the first time two former American Football League teams had met in the championship game.
Kansas City has been one of the most successful franchises in the NFL since its inception in 1960. The team has won more than 30 games five times and made the playoffs nine out of 10 seasons. They have also appeared in four Super Bowls (III, IV, VII, VIII), winning three of them (III, IV, VII). Their overall record is 24-26-1.
The Chiefs currently play their home games at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The stadium is also known as "The Kettle", due to its appearance from outside when viewed from above.
Arrowhead Stadium was built in 1974 and has been renovated several times since then.
Super Bowl IV: The Chiefs defeat the Vikings, 23-7. The 11th of January (UPI) is a holiday in New Orleans. The Kansas City Chiefs, who finished second in the American League West standings, were crowned champions of all football today after defeating the Minnesota Vikings in the Super Bowl by a score of 23-7. Earl Morrissette and Paul Warfield had first-half touchdowns for Kansas City, while Jim Marshall stopped Billy Hunter to end any Viking hopes of victory. This was also the first Super Bowl to feature two African-American head coaches (Don Shula of the Baltimore Colts and Hank Stram of the Vikings).
Super Bowl VIII: The Raiders defeat the Redskins, 27-17. The 1972 season was the only time up until 2001 that neither of the original eight teams to win the NFL Championship has done so since. It was also the first time since 1969 that both finalists were from the same conference. The Oakland Raiders, who finished first in the Pacific Division standings, were crowned champions of all football on February 3rd at the Orange County Stadium in Orange County, California. They defeated the Washington Redskins by a score of 27-17.
Super Bowl IX: The Steelers defeat the Dolphins, 7-0. The 1973 season was the only time up until 2001 that neither of the original eight teams to win the NFL Championship has done so since.
The Chiefs defeated Tampa Bay for the first time since Joe Montana led Kansas City to a 27-3 win on September 5, 1993. The Buccaneers had won five consecutive games in a series that the Chiefs lead 8-5. LB for the Chiefs Dorian O'Daniel left the game in the first quarter after injuring his right ankle. He was replaced by rookie Daryl Richardson who ended up finishing the game.
Tampa Bay traveled to Kansas City for a Monday Night Football game on October 23, 1994. The Chiefs took advantage of two early Tampa Bay turnovers to build a 21-0 lead before the Bucs scored their only touchdown of the night with less than three minutes remaining in the third quarter. The score was still 21-7 in favor of Kansas City when Steve Young passed to Ricky Watters for an 11-yard touchdown completion with 3:50 remaining in the fourth quarter. That's when things got crazy in Lawrence! The Chiefs defense couldn't stop Tony Banks on four straight plays from the Tampa Bay 25-yard line, and then they allowed him to throw another touchdown pass to Michael Westbrook with 2:44 remaining in the game. With no timeouts remaining, the Chiefs went for it on 4th down from their own 35-yard line and succeeded when Eric Dickerson ran for a 1-yard touchdown with 31 seconds remaining to seal the victory for Kansas City.
Since their comeback win over Tampa Bay in 1994, the Chiefs have gone 0-4 against the Bucs in Tampa Bay.
The Kansas City Chiefs (14-2) are back after capturing the No. 1 seed in the AFC conference and defeating the San Francisco 49ers in last year's Super Bowl 54. They had a bye in the wildcard weekend before winning the divisional weekend 22-17 over the Cleveland Browns and the AFC Championship game 38-24 over the Buffalo Bills. The Chiefs will face off against the New England Patriots (15-1) at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Last year was the first time since 1995 that a team who didn't go undefeated during the regular season won the Super Bowl. The Patriots were able to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in overtime of the NFC championship game to advance to their third Super Bowl appearance in four years. It was also New England's ninth trip to the NFL Championship game which is the most out of any other team.
Since its inception in 1996, the Kansas City franchise has won one Super Bowl title with head coach/general manager John Fox being the only person to have coached both the Broncos and Chiefs. He won his only title as the defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos in 2015 after the team went 11-5 during the regular season. He replaced Andy Reid who left town after three seasons to take over as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The 49ers won their second Super Bowl XIX by defeating the Dolphins 38-16.
|Miami Dolphins (1) (AFC) (14–2)||San Francisco 49ers (1) (NFC) (15–1)|
|Head coach: Don Shula||Head coach: Bill Walsh|