KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 13: Christian Okoye #35 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball against the Miami Dolphins during an NFL football game October 13, 1991 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Okoye played for the Chiefs from 1987-92. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
56. Chiefs beat Bills on Monday Night Football (1991)
Throughout the 1970s and 80s, the Kansas City Chiefs were a bad joke being played on the hearts of those in the Midwest for the better part of 20 years. The team was awful and the stadium was quiet, giving the whole thing a very sad vibe. Finally, the Chiefs hired Marty Schottenheimer in 1989 and within two years, they were back in the postseason. Still, Kansas City was not quite back onto the national scene until a Monday night contest against the Buffalo Bills in Oct. 1991.
Facing the defending AFC champions, the Chiefs rode the wave of a crazed fan base in front of million. Kansas City won the game 33-6, showcasing a dominant defense and a terrific rushing attack. Many walked away stunned at the noise in Arrowhead Stadium, not realizing the impact it could have for the red and gold. It was the moment when the Chiefs became a contender and stopped being a punchline.
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