The Kansas City Chiefs are back in their second straight Super Bowl, and fourth one in five years. The defending champions won their sixth straight AFC title game after ousting the Baltimore Ravens on the road. The upset marked Patrick Mahomes’ second road playoff game aside from past Super Bowl appearances. Kansas City previously beat the Bills in Buffalo in the divisional round.
Mahomes and Co. ended the regular season 11-6, with some ups and downs giving them their most losses since 2014. Now they look to win back-to-back NFL titles, but standing in their way are the San Francisco 49ers. As Kansas City prepares to face the NFC’s top-seeded team, here are three reasons to root the Chiefs on Feb. 11 in Las Vegas.
1. A dynasty in the making
The Chiefs have been an AFC powerhouse for years, making the playoffs every year since 2015 and reaching three Super Bowls since 2019, winning two of them. They defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl last year and are looking for their second straight championship.
Kansas City can do something no team has done since the New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005 (Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX) by winning back-to-back championships. The Chiefs have proven time and time again they are the team to beat since Mahomes became the starter.
The Chiefs are on the verge of securing that dynasty status, so why not be along for the ride while they attempt to do so.
2. Rooting for trio of Mahomes, Kelce, Reid
In the divisional round, Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce dethroned Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski for most touchdowns in the playoffs by a quarterback-receiver duo with 19. The two are arguably the greatest QB-TE duo and continuing to make their case with each game.
Mahomes finished the regular season going 10-6 in 16 games, with a career high in completion percentage (67.2), along with 4,183 passing yards and 14 interceptions.
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Author : Shanna McCarriston
Publish date : 2024-02-07 23:28:45
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