Unless you’ve been hibernating for a year, it’s common knowledge that the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl last season. Oh, and we’ve got a lot to catch you up on.
The Chiefs made some serious history with their win in Super Bowl 54 in February 2020. They’d played in two Super Bowls before, but the last had been a win in 1970. That meant 50 years separated Super Bowl wins for the Kansas City franchise, a record wait.
With Patrick Mahomes dominating during the regular season yet again, the Chiefs lost just two games (and only one with Mahomes starting), going 14-2 and claiming the AFC’s top seed. That set Kansas City up with a homefield path to Super Bowl 55 and a chance at a repeat.
Here’s more to know about the Chiefs’ quest to hoist the Lombardi Trophy for a second year in a row and how that’d fit into franchise and league history.
Chiefs Super Bowl history
When is the last time the Chiefs went to a Super Bowl?
You know this answer: 2020. The Chiefs played in Super Bowl 54 in February 2020, beating the 49ers thanks to a comeback led by Patrick Mahomes. It was the third appearance in the big game in franchise history but the first since 1970.
|Super Bowl 1||Jan. 15, 1967||Packers||Packers 35, Chiefs 10||Bart Starr|
|Super Bowl 4||Jan. 11, 1970||Vikings||Chiefs 23, Vikings 7||Len Dawson|
|Super Bowl 54||Feb. 2, 2020||49ers||Chiefs 31, 49ers 20||Patrick Mahomes|
How many Super Bowls have the Chiefs won?
The Chiefs have won two Super Bowls, 50 years apart. Their first title came in 1970 over the Vikings, with Len Dawson earning game MVP honors. That was three years after the Chiefs lost in the first-ever Super Bowl, which was then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship. Bart Starr and the Packers got the better of them that day.
Of course, the Chiefs claimed their second ring a year ago. Patrick Mahomes led a comeback to beat the 49ers, 31-20.
How many teams have won back-to-back Super Bowls?
Entering the 2020 NFL regular season, seven franchises have won consecutive Super Bowls, and it’s a feat that’s been accomplished eight times overall. The list:
- Steelers (twice)
If the Chiefs win Super Bowl 55 on Feb. 7, 2021, they’d be the eighth franchise to claim consecutive Super Bowl titles after winning in 2020. It’d be the ninth time overall that such a feat was accomplished.