54 Facts About Kansas City Chiefs


Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri.

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The Chiefs compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference West division.

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The Kansas City Chiefs joined the NFL as a result of the merger in 1970, and the team is valued at over $3.

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Kansas City Chiefs won three AFL championships, in 1962,1966, and 1969, and were the second AFL team to defeat an NFL team in an AFL–NFL World Championship Game, when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.

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The Kansas City Chiefs were the second team, after the Green Bay Packers, to appear in more than one Super Bowl as well as the first to appear in the championship game in two different decades.

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Since then, the Kansas City Chiefs have won eight of their last eleven playoff games, including Super Bowl LIV in 2020 over the San Francisco 49ers, which earned the franchise their first championship in fifty years.

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Kansas City Chiefs considered moving the Texans to either Atlanta or Miami for the 1963 season.

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The Kansas City Chiefs were invited to play the NFL's league champion Green Bay Packers in the first AFL–NFL World Championship Game.

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The Kansas City Chiefs lost the game but gained the respect of several Packers opponents following the game.

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The Kansas City Chiefs were placed in the American Football Conference's West Division.

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In 1970, the Kansas City Chiefs won only seven games in their first season in the NFL and missed the playoffs.

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From 1975 to 1988, the Kansas City Chiefs had become a team that rarely won which provided Kansas City Chiefs fans with nothing but futility.

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Kansas City Chiefs made a mistake in drafting quarterback Todd Blackledge over future greats such as Jim Kelly and Dan Marino in the 1983 NFL Draft.

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In Schottenheimer's ten-season tenure as head coach, the Kansas City Chiefs became a perennial playoff contender, featuring offensive players including Steve DeBerg, Christian Okoye, Stephone Paige and Barry Word, a strong defense, anchored by Thomas, Smith, Albert Lewis and Deron Cherry, and on special teams, Nick Lowery, who was then the most accurate kicker in NFL History.

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The Kansas City Chiefs selected tight end Tony Gonzalez with the 13th overall selection in the 1997 NFL Draft, a move which some considered to be a gamble being that Gonzalez was primarily a basketball player at California.

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The Kansas City Chiefs then traded a first-round draft pick in the 2001 NFL Draft to St Louis for quarterback Trent Green and signed free agent running back Priest Holmes to be the team's cornerstones on offense.

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In 2003, Kansas City began the season with nine consecutive victories, a franchise record.

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The Kansas City Chiefs honored their owner for the remainder of the season, as did the rest of the league.

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Kansas City Chiefs began their 2008 season with the youngest team in the NFL.

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The Kansas City Chiefs had a league-high thirteen selections in the 2008 NFL Draft and chose defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and offensive lineman Branden Albert in the first round.

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Tyler Thigpen become the third Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback in as many games for a start against the Atlanta Falcons.

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The Kansas City Chiefs struggled off the field as much as on as tight end Tony Gonzalez demanded a trade and running back Larry Johnson was involved in legal trouble.

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The Kansas City Chiefs reorganized their offense to a new spread offense game plan focused around Tyler Thigpen.

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The Kansas City Chiefs made a huge gamble by using the spread offense, as most in the NFL believe that it cannot work in professional football, and head coach Herm Edwards was traditionally in favor of more conservative, run-oriented game plans.

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The coaching additions proved to be very successful, as the Kansas City Chiefs would go on to secure their first AFC West title since 2003.

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Kansas City Chiefs acquired quarterback Alex Smith from the San Francisco 49ers for the Kansas City Chiefs' second-round pick, 34th overall, in the 2013 draft and a conditional pick in 2014 draft.

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The Kansas City Chiefs selected Eric Fisher with the first overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.

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Streak achieved by the Kansas City Chiefs broke a franchise record for nine straight and second nine plus game win streak under Reid.

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On January 1,2017, the Kansas City Chiefs clinched the AFC West and the second seed going into the playoffs that year.

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Kansas City Chiefs became the 11th quarterback to throw for 5,000 yards and the 3rd to throw for 50 touchdowns.

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Kansas City Chiefs joined Peyton Manning as only the 2nd player in NFL history to throw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns.

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The Kansas City Chiefs hosted their second AFC Championship game in consecutive years facing the sixth-seed Tennessee Titans.

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On February 2,2020, in Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, the Kansas City Chiefs played against the NFC's top seed, the San Francisco 49ers.

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Kansas City Chiefs began their playoff slate with a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round, and advanced to play the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round.

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From 1960 to 1973, the Kansas City Chiefs had grey facemask bars on their helmets, but changed to white facemasks in 1974, making them one of the first teams in the NFL to use a non-gray facemask.

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The Kansas City Chiefs do not have an official alternate jersey, although unofficial alternate jerseys are sold for retail.

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Kansas City Chiefs wore their white jerseys with white pants at home for the 2006 season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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The only other time the Kansas City Chiefs wore white at home was throughout the 1980 season under Marv Levy.

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In 2007, the Kansas City Chiefs honored Lamar Hunt and the AFL with a special patch.

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Kansas City Chiefs fans have reclaimed the record on September 29,2014, on ESPN's Monday Night Football against the New England Patriots, the fans recorded a sound reading of 142.

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From 1992 to 2009 the Kansas City Chiefs conducted summer training camp at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls in River Falls, Wisconsin.

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In terms of NFC teams, the Kansas City Chiefs formerly shared a cross-state rivalry with teams located across the state of Missouri in St Louis, namely the Cardinals and Rams.

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The Kansas City Chiefs again retired Warpaint in 2021 as a part of their commitment to stop the use of Native American imagery.

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Kansas City Chiefs have employed a cheerleading squad since the team's inception in 1960.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have 3 contributors, 3 coaches, and 18 players in the Hall of Fame.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have the second-most enshrinees of any NFL team in their team Hall of Fame behind the Green Bay Packers, who have enshrined over 100 players and team contributors over the years in the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

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Gunther Cunningham was on the Kansas City Chiefs' coaching staff in various positions from 1995 to 2008, serving as the team's head coach in between stints as the team's defensive coordinator.

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Kansas City Chiefs promoted general manager Jack Steadman to become the team's president in 1977.

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Denny Thum served as interim general manager until January 13,2009, when the Kansas City Chiefs named New England Patriots executive Scott Pioli the team's new general manager.

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Kansas City is the sixth-smallest media market with an NFL team, but they have had the second-highest attendance average over the last decade.

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The Kansas City Chiefs averaged 77,300 fans per game from 1996 to 2006, second in the NFL behind the Washington Redskins.

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Kansas City Chiefs had been hospitalized since December 2010 after suffering a brain aneurysm.

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Kansas City Chiefs fans carry on a tradition that began at Florida State University in the mid 1980s by using the Seminole WarChant as a rallying cry during key moments in their football games.

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Kansas City Chiefs have escaped the more intense criticism of other teams, such as the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians who changed their names beginning with their 2022 seasons, for using Native American names and logos, however attention increased in 2020 in advance of their appearance in Super Bowl LIV.

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