The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills 38-24 on Sunday evening to advance to their second straight Super Bowl. After a long season of close calls, the Chiefs won this game in convincing fashion and now look to be early favorites to repeat as NFL champions when they face off with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in two weeks.
While I may not have had quite as much of an emotional response to this win, it was still incredibly satisfying. The Chiefs have been on a mission to “Run It Back” since day one of this season and they now find themselves just one win away from making that happen. There will be plenty of time over the next two weeks to analyze the match up with Tampa Bay, but today I thought we should take a moment and really look at how and why the Chiefs have returned to the Super Bowl.
While just winning one Super Bowl is incredibly hard to do, making it back to the Super Bowl is even more rare. Avoiding the Super Bowl hangover and having the talent and consistency to get there again the next season is not something that should be taken for granted. So I’ve come up with the top ten reasons the Chiefs were able to make it back to the NFL’s biggest game this season.
I could have stayed up all night trying to get the perfect order of this top ten list, and while I stand by the order I ended up with, I certainly think we could have a long debate of where to rank some of these results. So if your list/order are different than mine I certainly understand that. So without further ado, let’s get to the list.