The Kansas City Chiefs have already made history ahead of Super Bowl LVII. By virtue of their AFC title game win over the Bengals, the Chiefs have joined a small group of teams that advanced to three Super Bowls over a four-year span.
The Chiefs, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, tight end Travis Kelce and defensive lineman Chris Jones, guided the franchise to its first title in 50 years at the end of the 2019 season. They made it back to the big game in 2020 but were upset by Tom Brady’s Buccaneers. Two years later, Mahomes and Co. are hoping to win another ring while getting Andy Reid a Super Bowl victory over his former team.
A win over the Eagles would give the Chiefs a 3-1 all-time record in Super Bowls and a 2-1 record during the Reid/Mahomes era. Here’s a look at the teams the Chiefs joined in history and how each one fared on football’s biggest stage.
Super Bowl record: 2-1
In just his second year in Miami, Don Shula led the Dolphins to the franchise’s first Super Bowl at the end of the 1971 season. Miami’s Cinderella season came to a crashing halt in the Super Bowl, however, as the more seasoned Cowboys blasted the “happy to be there” Dolphins, 24-3.
The loss served as motivation for the ’72 Dolphins, who made history by becoming pro football’s only perfect team. The Dolphins capped off their perfect season by besting Washington in Super Bowl VII. Fittingly, Miami received a stellar defensive performance that day from its “No Name” defense and Super Bowl MVP, safety Jake Scott.
Miami successfully defended its title in 1973. The Dolphins didn’t go undefeated, but they lost just two games that season while compiling a two-year record of 32-2. Facing the Vikings in Super Bowl VIII, the Dolphins leaned on fullback Larry Csonka, who won MVP honors after setting then-Super Bowl records with 33 carries for 145 yards and two touchdowns.
Super Bowl record: 0-3
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Author : Bryan DeArdo
Publish date : 2023-01-31 01:42:33
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