20 Facts About Kansas City Chiefs

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

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2. The Kansas City Chiefs compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) West division.

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

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5. 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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6. 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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7. The defense that Thomas and Smith anchored in their seven seasons together was a big reason why the Kansas City Chiefs reached the postseason in six straight years.

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

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9. 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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10. Clark Hunt made note of "bright spots at different points this season," but felt that overall the Kansas City Chiefs were not progressing.

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11. 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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12. 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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13. 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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14. 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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15. The only other time the Kansas City Chiefs wore white at home was throughout the 1980 season under Marv Levy.

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

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17. 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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18. On January 5, 2013, the Kansas City Chiefs hired Andy Reid to be their next head coach.

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

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20. 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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