Top 100 all-time Kansas City Chiefs moments: 75-51

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KANSAS CITY, MO – DECEMBER 28: Running back Priest Holmes #31 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with his teammates after breaking the record for single-season rushing touchdowns with his 26th touchdown of the year against the Chicago Bears in the second quarter December 28, 2003 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs won 31-3. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

71: Chiefs start season 9-0 (2003)

Dick Vermeil’s tenure in Kansas City brought an offensive explosion that the team had never seen before or since. During that time, there was no year that showcased that more than the 2003 season. The Chiefs started the season with an offensively explosive nine-game winning streak that featured five games where they scored more than 35 points. Led by Trent Green, Priest Holmes, Tony Gonzalez, and Eddie Kennison, the 2003 Chiefs appeared to be an offensive juggernaut that was simply going to roll over everyone they faced.

The streak was the longest in Chiefs history and had fans buzzing about the potential of the team heading into the postseason. The Chiefs would wrap up the season at 13-3 which was good enough for the No. 2 seed and a BYE week in the playoffs. The offense was clearly the focal point of the organization as the defense merely tried to keep pace.

Ultimately, the Chiefs offense wouldn’t be enough in the playoffs. Despite a solid performance from Green and Co., Kansas City was unable to overcome the Colts in a game that is now remembered for featuring no punts by either team. The Chiefs had squandered their best shot at postseason success since Joe Montana because they couldn’t force a fourth down.

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