Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are one win away from becoming the NFL’s second dynasty since the turn of the century, five years removed from the New England Patriots’ final Super Bowl win.
You could argue that the Chiefs are already a dynasty after capturing a fourth AFC title in five years. But when looking at history, three Super Bowl wins appears to be the bar as far as dynasties are concerned. No one, for example, is confusing the late 2000s/early 2010s Giants a dynasty. You could say the same thing about the 2000s Steelers, who won two Super Bowls and played in a third over a six-year span.
They may not be a dynasty yet, but the Chiefs’ recent run is still among the greatest of the Super Bowl era. You can see below where they current sit in history, but first, here was the criteria used when putting this list together.
Sustained run of excellence
No dynasty can match what the Patriots put together during the first two decades of the millennium. In all, Bill Belichick’s team won six Super Bowls, nine AFC titles, and 17 division titles. The Patriots also completed the only 16-0 regular season in NFL history in 2007.
The Patriots won three Super Bowls in a four-year span from 2001-04. After a 10-year hiatus (that included two heartbreaking losses to Eli Manning’s Giants), New England won three Super Bowls in a five-year span from 2014-18. The common denominator during the Patriots’ reign was Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, who took home MVP honors during four of his six Super Bowl wins in New England. Two of Brady’s former teammates, cornerback Ty Law and receiver Randy Moss, have been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Defensive lineman Richard Seymour, a member of the Patriots first run of championships, is a three-time Hall of Fame finalist. Former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will be…
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Author : Bryan DeArdo
Publish date : 2024-02-07 12:05:31
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