The one common denominator: the same underdog status the Chiefs now face in their first postseason appearance since the 2006 campaign.
After going 10-6 on a soft schedule — they had one victory against a team with a winning record — they’ll play host to the 12-4 Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
“The key is to win one game,” Haley said. “As we showed in Arizona, if you win one game, you’ve got a chance to do anything. The other factor is having these guys understand that the regular season yesterday means nothing. We’ve all seen it.
“History has proven it doesn’t matter whether you’ve won nine games as we did in Arizona and ended up being two minutes away from a Super Bowl title or New England winning 17 and then losing the same as we did. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done. It’s what you’re going to do now.”