Many K.C. Chiefs fans are still raving over the team’s 33-29 come-from-behind win on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Ever since Patrick Mahomes has played for the Chiefs, he has been known as the comeback king.
Regular season and playoffs included, Mahomes earned his eighth fourth quarter come-from-behind win, so Chiefs fans knew the game was far from over.
We rank the five best season-opening games in K.C. Chiefs history.
Following Sunday’s win, now is a better time than ever to look back at some of Kansas City’s best wins to open up a season. In this article, we will rank the five best Week 1 NFL games in Chiefs history. As always, comment below or let us know on social media if we missed a game or if you agree or disagree with this list.
5. Chiefs vs. Jets, Sept. 11, 2005
The New York Jets could have defeated the Chiefs in this game. At the very least, they could have made the game interesting. The Jets had 390 yards of total offense, one more yard than the Chiefs.
But New York’s seven fumbles prevented it from being able to score until the final minute of the game. Quarterback Chad Pennington was responsible for six of those seven fumbles. Pennington’s six fumbles tied for second most in NFL history behind Len Dawson’s seven.
Running backs Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson combined for 211 yards of total offense and three touchdowns. A strong rushing performance was on brand for the Chiefs back then.
The Jets, coached by eventual Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards, scored with 29 seconds left, preventing the Chiefs from earning a shutout. However, that did not prevent the national media from talking about this game so much. Unfortunately, the attention was more on the Jets mishaps rather than Kansas City’s win.