Kansas City Chiefs
- Super Bowl Championships: 1
- Last Super Bowl Championship: Super Bowl 4
- Claim to Fame: The Chiefs were the first team to appear in the Super Bowl in two different decades
- Claim to Shame: Since 1970, they have only appeared in one conference championship game (which they lost)
When Lamar Hunt moved his Dallas Texans to Kansas City in 1960, he started a love affair between a franchise and one of the most loyal and dedicated fan bases in all of sports.
The Chiefs are one of the AFLs oldest and most respected franchises. Their early success, three AFL championships in the first decade, caught the cities curiosity. And winning Super Bowl 4 against the Minnesota Vikings gave the Chiefs Kansas City’s undivided attention.
But the fanbase is rightfully growing a little impatient waiting for another championship. Fortunately, the past five seasons under head coach Andy Reid have provided some hope.
The 2018 season was one of the best in franchise history. Patrick Mahomes won NFL MVP in his first season as starter, posting video-game-like numbers (50 TDs, 12 INTs, 113.8 passer rating).
Tyreek Hill’s world class ability to take the top off a defense certainly helped, but he was far from the only threat on the KC offense. Travis Kelce, Sammy Watkins, Damien Williams, and rookie Mecole Hardman will make defending the Chiefs’ attack a monumental task for any defense.
On defense, the 2018 Chiefs were awful, and it wound up costing them in their losses, including their 37-31 setback to the Patriots in the AFC Championship. They took steps to remedy that in the offseason, bringing in Frank Clark, Tyrann Mathieu, Kendall Fuller, and Alex Okafor. If they can pair their alarmingly effecitve offense with even a league-average defense, this may be the Super Bowl favorite.
|Passing YPG Allowed||16||230.8|
|Rushing YPG Allowed||30||141.3|
|Bashaud Breeland||Hamstring||questionable||Breeland was lifted from the last game with a hamstring injury, and it remains to be seen if he will take the field against the Patriots on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 12/03/2019|
|Frank Clark||Shoulder||questionable||Clark was forced from the last game with a shoulder injury, and his status for Sunday's battle versus the Patriots is up in the air. Lasted Updated: 12/03/2019|
|Rashad Fenton||Hamstring||questionable||Fenton came off the field during the previous game with a hamstring injury. It is uncertain if he will play against the Patriots on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 12/03/2019|
|Darius Harris||Shoulder||IR||Harris has been placed on the Injured Reserve/Non-Football Injury list as he is recuperating from offseason right shoulder surgery. He will miss an undetermined length of time. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Marcus Kemp||Knee||IR||Kemp has been designated for the injured reserve list due to a torn ACL and MCL in his knee. Lasted Updated: 08/19/2019|
|John Lovett||Shoulder||IR||Lovett has been placed on the injured reserve list with a shoulder injury. Lasted Updated: 08/27/2019|
|Jordan Lucas||Shoulder||questionable||Lucas was held out of the last game with a shoulder injury. It is unclear if he will be active versus the Patriots on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 12/03/2019|
|Emmanuel Ogbah||Pectoral||IR||Ogbah has been sent to the injured reserve list with a torn right pectoral muscle. Lasted Updated: 11/18/2019|
|Martinas Rankin||Knee||IR||Rankin has wound up on injured reserve with a knee injury. Lasted Updated: 11/11/2019|
|Keith Reaser||Achilles||IR||Reaser has been added to the injured reserve list due to a torn Achilles tendon. Lasted Updated: 08/08/2019|
|Greg Senat||Undisclosed||IR||Senat has hit the injured reserve list with an unspecified injury. Lasted Updated: 11/03/2019|
|Breeland Speaks||Knee||IR||Speaks has would up on injured reserve after having surgery to repair a sprained MCL and meniscus injury in his right knee. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Tim Ward||Knee||IR||Ward is on the Injured Reserve/Non-Football Injury list while healing from a knee injury, and it is unknown how much time he will be forced to miss. Lasted Updated: 07/04/2019|
|David Wells||Calf||IR||Wells has landed on the injured reserve list due to a calf injury. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Damien Williams||Ribs||questionable||Williams missed the previous game with a left ribs injury, and it is unknown if he will be dressed for Sunday's contest against the Patriots. Lasted Updated: 12/03/2019|
|Darrel Williams||Hamstring||questionable||Williams exited the previous game with a left hamstring injury, and it is undetermined if he will draw back into the lineup Sunday against the Patriots. Lasted Updated: 12/03/2019|
|Xavier Williams||Ankle||IR||Williams has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a high-ankle sprain, and there is currently no timetable for return. Lasted Updated: 10/09/2019|