Few NFL teams can match the rich history of the Kansas City Chiefs. That history continues to get richer as the franchise has captured its third Super Bowl win in five years with a 25-22 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII.
The Chiefs have had many great teams over the years. Some of those teams won champions, while others came up just short. This year’s team has joined the 1969, 2019 and 2022 teams as world champions. They are also the ninth team (and first in 20 years) to repeat as champions.
So, where do the 2023 Chiefs rank among the franchise’s best teams? Let’s just say they’re right up there with the best of them, as you’ll see below.
Before we get to my rankings, it should be noted that it’s almost impossible to compare current teams with ones that played over 50 years ago. The advent of free agency and the salary cap has completely changed how rosters are formed. You also can’t ignore evolution and the physical changes that exist now compared to a half-century ago.
With that in mind, when comparing teams of different eras, I choose to look mostly at the talent that exists on each roster, with the understanding that team’s today can’t build teams like that anymore. Coaching, strength of opponents and enduring legacy are also considered when making lists like this
Without further ado, let’s see where the ’23 Chiefs stack up with the franchise’s other Super Bowl teams following their 25-22 win over the 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII.
6. 2020 Chiefs
Injuries on the offensive line were the biggest reason why Kansas City came up short of successfully defending its title. Without solid protection, Patrick Mahomes spent most of Super Bowl LV running away from Buccaneers defenders.
It was a completely different night for Mahomes’ counterpart, Tom Brady, who surgically dissected Kansas City’s defense to the tune of three touchdowns on 21…
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Author : Bryan DeArdo
Publish date : 2024-02-12 05:54:58
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