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Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs helmet Chiefs
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Information
League NFL NFL
Conference AFC AFC
Division AFC West
Established 1960 (joined NFL in 1970)
Home field Arrowhead Stadium
City Kansas City, Missouri
Uniforms
Chiefs color uniform Chiefs white uniform
Color White
Championships
League
AFL 2†
1962 • 1966† • 1969
Super Bowls
Lombardi Trophy logo gray 1
IV
Conference
Conference Championship logo2 0
None
Division
9
1962 • 1966 • 1971
1993 • 1995 • 1997
2003 • 2010 • 2016

The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. They are members of the National Football League (NFL) as part of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the AFC West division.

Originally named the Dallas Texans, the club was founded by Lamar Hunt in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). In 1963, the team relocated to Kansas City and were renamed the Kansas City Chiefs. They have played home games at Arrowhead Stadium since 1972.

From 1960 to 1969, the Chiefs were a successful franchise in the AFL, winning three league championships (1962, 1966, 1969) and having an all-time AFL record of 92–50–5. They were the second AFL team (after the New York Jets) to defeat an NFL franchise in a Super Bowl when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV. The team's victory on January 11, 1970 remains the club's last championship game victory and appearance to date.

The Chiefs played the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl I, losing to the Packers by a score of 35-10. Since then, the Chiefs have played the Packers in ten regular season games, leading the all-time series, 7-3-1.

NFL Team historyEdit

FoundingEdit

Originally named the Dallas Texans, the club was founded by Lamar Hunt in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). The Texans shared the Cotton Bowl with the NFL's cross-town competition Dallas Cowboys for three seasons. Despite having a championship team in the Texans and a Cowboys team that managed only a 9–28–3 record in their first three seasons, the Dallas–Fort Worth media market could not sustain two professional football franchises. Hunt became interested in moving the Texans. Mayor of Kansas City Harold Roe Bartle extended an invitation to Hunt to move the Texans to Missouri.

Hunt agreed to relocate the franchise to Kansas City on May 22, 1963 and on May 26 the team was renamed the Kansas City Chiefs. Hunt and head coach Hank Stram initially planned on retaining the Texans name, but a fan contest determined the new "Chiefs" name in honor of Mayor Bartle's nickname. A total of 4,866 entries were received with 1,020 different names being suggested, including a total of 42 entrants who selected "Chiefs". The two names that received the most popular votes were "Mules" and "Royals."

MembershipEdit

League affiliations
AFL American Football League (1960-1969)
  • Western Division (1960–1969)
NFL National Football League (1970-present)

ChampionshipsEdit

Super Bowl IV
Super Bowl IV January 11, 1970
Tulane Stadium
New Orleans, Louisiana
Vikings helmet Minnesota Vikings 7
Chiefs helmet Double arrow icon Kansas City Chiefs 23
MVP: Len Dawson (QB)

The most prominent season in Kansas City Chiefs history was in 1969, where the Chiefs finished 11–3 record. Led by head coach Hank Stram and quarterback Len Dawson, the Chiefs defeated the New York Jets 13–6 en route to the final AFL Championship Game, where they defeated the Oakland Raiders by a score of 17–7.

In the final Super Bowl before the AFL-NFL merger became complete, the Chiefs dominated the Minnesota Vikings at Super Bowl IV. Kansas City used three field goals from Jan Stenerud and a rushing touchdown from Mike Garrett to take a 16-0 halftime lead. A dynamic 46-yard TD pass from Len Dawson to Otis Taylor in the third quarter sealed the victory as Dawson was named the game’s Super Bowl MVP, finishing with 12 of 17 passing for 142 yards and a touchdown pass.

Forty-Eight years later, Super Bowl IV remains as the last championship won by the Chiefs.

AchievementsEdit

Achievements
AP Most Valuable Player Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Super Bowl MVP
2002 PHolmes1 Priest Holmes 1969 Dawson1 Len Dawson

Packers RivalryEdit

Chiefs
Packers
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Green Bay Packers
Chiefs lead series 7–3–1
Season Date Winning team Score Stadium Series Box
1966 Super Bowl I Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 35–10 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 1–0 Football icon
1973 Oct. 14 Tie T 10–10 Milwaukee County Stadium 1–0–1 Football icon
1977 Nov. 6 Chiefs helmet Kansas City Chiefs L 10–20 Arrowhead Stadium 1–1–1 Football icon
1987 Nov. 22 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 23–3 Arrowhead Stadium 2–1–1 Football icon
1989 Nov. 6 Chiefs helmet Kansas City Chiefs L 3–21 Lambeau Field 2–2–1 Football icon
1990 Nov. 6 Chiefs helmet Kansas City Chiefs L 3–17 Lambeau Field 2–3–1 Football icon
1993 Nov. 8 Chiefs helmet Kansas City Chiefs L 16–23 Arrowhead Stadium 2–4–1 Football icon
1996 Nov. 10 Chiefs helmet Kansas City Chiefs L 20–27 Arrowhead Stadium 2–5–1 Football icon
2003 Oct. 12 Chiefs helmet Kansas City Chiefs L 34–40 (OT) Lambeau Field 2–6–1 Football icon
2007 Nov. 4 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 33–22 Arrowhead Stadium 3–6–1 Football icon
2011 Dec. 18 Chiefs helmet Kansas City Chiefs L 14–19 Arrowhead Stadium 3–7–1 Football icon

External linksEdit

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