3 teams KC Chiefs have the worst record against in NFL history

Even the mention of some teams will make you feel queasy.

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There are very few teams who have the Kansas City Chiefs' number anymore. And given the rate of success enjoyed by Andy Reid and the franchise these days, those historic numbers are looking better with each passing season.

When it comes to head-to-head play, only seven teams in the entire NFL have a winning record against the Chiefs. Two more have even records—or a win percentage of 50%—while the rest are looking at losing records to varying degrees.

Out of all of the teams that the Chiefs have struggled against historically, the ones against which they've fared the worst are actually quite surprising—especially when looking at the recent trajectories of some of these teams.

Without any further ado, let's look at the three teams who have the best record when facing the Kansas City Chiefs.

1. New York Giants (4-11)

The New York Giants? Yes, the New York Giants.

If this seems funny, it is. These teams have never met in the postseason, and it's likely tough to think of some soul-crushing loss to the Giants at any given point. However, it's still true that the Chiefs can't seem to beat them.

These days, the Chiefs are slowly but surely evening the score with two of three wins in the Andy Reid era. The downside here is that the NFC East so rarely plays the AFC West that it's hard to guarantee these teams ever meeting in a given year other than the every four seasons rhythm that forms the NFL's regular-season schedule.

2. Indianapolis Colts (10-18)

Speaking of miserable losses, the Colts have somehow had the Chiefs' number for quite some time. And yes, that includes Andy Reid's current run as well.

The Colts are legitimately starting over after drafting Anthony Richardson and it's possible Chris Ballard is on the hot seat if things go wrong after making this QB call. That said, the Colts were a model organization when Peyton Manning was at the helm for a lot of years, and even without him they always rise to meet the Chiefs in strange ways.

We all remember the postseason meltdown in which the Colts roared back to claim a 45-44 win and shock the Chiefs. That was just one of four wins in five postseason games for Indy.

Look, the Chiefs are 4-15 against the Colts since 1990 and somehow even the current Chiefs are not immune here, having four of six since Reid arrived. There are ghosts at work here and it's frustrating to watch them haunt the Chiefs.

3. Pittsburgh Steelers (14-23)

Out of the teams on this short list, this is the one that feels the most "right."

The Steelers have been one of the NFL's most consistently successful franchises in history, including a spectacular run under Chuck Noll and again under Bill Cowher. Even their current head coach Mike Tomlin is a likely Hall of Fame teacher in the making and it's likely that the Steelers have a great record against most NFL teams historically.

Not only that but Chiefs Kingdom has suffered some especially painful losses to the Steelers over the years. How about a game in which the Chiefs defense held Pittsburgh without a touchdown in the postseason and still lost due because 6 field goals was somehow enough? There's also a 43-14 drubbing back in 2016 that was embarrassing as well.

The good news is that the Chiefs have won their last three, and who is going to bet on Kenny Pickett to outduel Patrick Mahomes anytime in the next few years?