With an appearance and potentially a win in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, Andy Reid is set to break multiple postseason records.
When the Kansas City Chiefs play in the divisional round of the playoffs, history will have been made at kickoff. Andy Reid will have coached his 11th postseason game with the Chiefs. That will be the most in Chiefs history as Reid is currently tied with Marty Schottenheimer with 10 playoffs games coached.
It is crazy to think, but Reid has already coached 10 postseason games with the Chiefs. Since being hired by the franchise in 2013, Reid has coached the Chiefs to the playoffs every year except for 2014.
During the 2015-16 postseason, Reid guided the Chiefs to a shutout win over the Houston Texans, ending a 22-year postseason drought. Three years later in the playoffs, Reid coached the Chiefs to a win against the Indianapolis Colts at Arrowhead Stadium, the first home playoff win in 25 years.
Given that Reid has helped end those two droughts, it’s only fitting that Reid earns the honor for most postseason games coached. However, he could own another postseason franchise record after the game.
If the Chiefs win their game in the divisional round of the playoffs, Reid will capture his sixth postseason win as the head coach of the Chiefs. Reid is currently tied with Hank Stram for most postseason victories with five. A win will give Reid the most postseason wins in franchise history.
In addition to the two postseason victories mentioned above, Reid won three games last year, giving him the five he has now. Stram won one playoff game when the franchise was in Dallas. After moving to Kansas City, Stram collected four more wins.
On top of that, a victory would obviously give the Chiefs another AFC Championship appearance. According to FanSided’s Matt Verderame, the Chiefs would become the first team in NFL history to host the AFC Championship three years in a row. As for the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles are the only team to have hosted the NFC Championship from 2002 through 2004.
Yes, both of those teams were coached by Reid. If things go well, Reid will be owning a lot of postseason records this year.