How many times have the Kansas City Chiefs reached the AFC NFL Conference Finals?
The Kansas City Chiefs won one of the most exciting games in NFL history against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, earning them another ticket to the big game.
After a thrilling win over the Buffalo Bills in a game that’s been described as an instant classic, the Kansas City Chiefs are set to play in the AFC Championship for the fifth time in their history and for the fourth time in as many years.
This impressive performance can be attributed to Patrick Mahomes, who has led the team to at least this level since he became the team’s starting quarterback.
The era of Mahomes
The Chiefs’ recent performance demonstrates how Mahomes has turned the team’s fortunes around. Between the years 1970 and 2017, Kansas City only reached the AFC Championship round a single time, way back in 1993, when they played against and lost to the Buffalo Bills.
Now with the 26-year-old at the helm, they are set to host the AFC Championship for a record fourth time in a row.
In the 2018 season, they lost to the New England Patriots in overtime, 37-31, with Tom Brady leading the Pats.
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On to the Super Bowl
The following year, KC won convincingly against the Tennessee Titans 35-24 and clinched their place in the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years. They went on to hoist their second Vince Lombardi trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20.
Last year, they had their second face-off with the Bills in the AFC Conference Finals, but this time they pulled off a dominating victory, 38-24. Kansas City however lost dismally to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers without scoring a touchdown in Super Bowl LV.
On Sunday, the Chiefs are favored to beat the Cincinnati Bengals, even though they lost to them 34-17 in their Week 17 matchup. If Kansas City does prevail, they will be making another Super Bowl appearance for the third straight season.
The AFC Championship will kick off on Sunday, January 30 at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT. US viewers can watch the match on CBS.
You can also catch the action on AS USA’s live text coverage and commentary.