1991 season – The three-game sweep
1991 was a season of little note for the franchise, as the Steve Deberg led Kansas City Chiefs finished with 10 wins and six losses. 10 wins was somewhat of an accomplishment, for a franchise’s fanbase that had suffered through the doldrums of the 1970s and 1980s, but it left most wanting more.
The real highlight of the season was the Chiefs dominance against their rivals to the West. In the first contest against the Raiders the Chiefs came from 11 points down in the fourth quarter to win by a score of 24-21.
The following contest, the exact opposite would occur. The Chiefs defense, one of the hallmarks of the Mary Schottenheimer-led1990s teams, would hold off a furious comeback by the Raiders to prevail 27-21.
For only the third time in franchise history the Chiefs and Raiders would play a third time during the season, this time in the playoffs. What’s more, in what had only happened four times to that point in NFL history, they would play each other two weeks in a row.
The third contest carried with it ultimate bragging rights, as winning would earn the victor a trip to the divisional round. While the 1991 season ended the same as many others had before, the Chiefs would achieve a franchise first. Their 10-6 victory in the Wild Card round was the first time they had completed the rare three-game sweep, beating the Raiders three times in one season.