Super Bowl LVIII preview: Chiefs’ emerging dynasty faces a tough test vs. 49ers

There’s no clear qualification for an NFL dynasty. But whatever benchmarks need to be met, the Kansas City Chiefs probably reach them with another Super Bowl victory.

The Chiefs have been to four Super Bowls in five seasons. They’ve won two of them, with a chance at a third on Sunday. If you count the 1990s Dallas Cowboys as a dynasty, you’d have to include this Chiefs era, too, if they win another one. The Cowboys made three Super Bowl and won all three. The Chiefs could have three Super Bowl championships and four conference championships in five years. They couldn’t be denied entry into the dynasties club after that.

“It has been thrown around a lot,” tight end Travis Kelce said of the dynasty talk. “I think the number three is a big number in terms of dynasties and things like that. Hopefully we can get this thing and you guys can start talking about dynasties. We’re trying to get this third ring, though.”

The San Francisco 49ers had a dynasty once, but they haven’t won a Super Bowl since then. It seems strange that the 49ers’ last Super Bowl championship came at the end of the 1994 season. One of the reasons the 49ers haven’t won it all in almost 30 years is the Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes led a fourth-quarter comeback to beat the 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV four years ago.

On Sunday, the 49ers will try to get some revenge, while the Chiefs will be looking to take another step toward dynasty status.

[How to watch the Super Bowl: TV channels, streaming and mobile options]

Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET, CBS

Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas

Betting line: 49ers -2, total is 47.5

Odds via BetMGM

Why we’re watching (non-football reasons)

Last year, 114.3 million viewers watched the Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl. The game was only part of the show.

The Super Bowl is a cultural event. On Sunday, country star Reba McEntire will sing the national anthem. Post Malone will sing “America the Beautiful,” and Andra Day will sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” to round out…


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