You might not admit it, but the Kansas City Chiefs have established a dynasty. Since Patrick Mahomes became their full-fledged starting quarterback, they have never finished a season before the AFC Championship Game. They’ve won four games, giving them the right to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.
But this season, Andy Reid's crew can join rarified air if they win Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers. Defeating the NFC champions will make them only the seventh NFL team to win back-to-back Super Bowls.
The Green Bay Packers did it in the first two Super Bowls thanks to legends like Bart Starr, Jerry Kramer, Paul Hornung, Willie Davis, Ray Nitschke, and Herb Adderley. Meanwhile, the Don Shula-coached Miami Dolphins won Super Bowl VII to complete a perfect 17-0 season and Super Bowl VIII against the Minnesota Vikings.
The Joe Montana and Jerry Rice-led Niners achieved the feat by winning Super Bowls XXIII and XXIV. The Dallas Cowboys had their turn in Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII, thanks mainly to the trio of Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin.
John Elway, Terrell Davis, Shannon Sharpe, Bill Romanowski, and Steve Atwater led the Denver Broncos to victories in Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII. Meanwhile, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are the latest team to pull it off after winning Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX.
Finally, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the only team with back-to-back Super Bowl victories twice. All four championships came in the 1970s, thanks to icons like Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, John Stallworth, Joe Greene, Jack Ham, Jack Lambert, and Mel Blount. They won Super Bowls IX, X, XIII, and XIV.
The Chiefs earned another Super Bowl ticket by defeating the Baltimore Ravens in this season's AFC title game. It's the first AFC Championship they've played away from Arrowhead Stadium during the Mahomes era. A week before that game, they defeated the Buffalo Bills on the road in the Divisional Round. Kansas City started the 2023 NFL playoffs with a Wild Card Round victory against the Dolphins.