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The Kansas City Chiefs ...... a Strange, but True Divisional Playoff History

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Since the merger of the AFL and the NFL in 1970, the Chiefs have a long history of losing strange divisional playoff games.

In 1971, the Chiefs lost the longest game in NFL history in double overtime to the Miami Dolphins ...... in spite of Ed Podolak's 350 all-purpose yards, which remain a post-season record to this day. Also, the first pure place-kicker to ever be elected to the Hall-of-Fame (Jan Stenerud) missed a chip-shot field goal with less than a minute remaining in the 4th quarter, which would have won the game for the Chiefs.

 

In 1995 the Chiefs were the #1 seed in the AFC with a record of 13-3, and were heavily favored against Jim Harbaugh's Indianapolis Colts ...... but lost by a score of 10-7.

 

In 1997 they again were 13-3 and the #2 seed in the AFC, but lost in the divisional playoffs to John Elway's Broncos, who would go on to beat the defending world champion Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl.

 

In 2003 it was again the Indianapolis Colts haunting the heavily favored,  #2 seeded Chiefs again. This time the Colts beat the Chiefs in a 38-31 shootout IN A GAME IN WHICH NEITHER TEAM PUNTED. O.o

 

And now in 2016, the Chiefs lost yet another divisional playoff game on their home field in a game in which they outscored their opponents, 2 touchdowns to 0.

 

The Kansas City Chiefs ...... a strange (and painful), but true divisional playoff history.

 

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On 1/16/2017 at 5:46 PM, OFFNY said:

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Since the merger of the AFL and the NFL in 1970, the Chiefs have a long history of losing strange divisional playoff games.

In 1971, the Chiefs lost the longest game in NFL history in double overtime to the Miami Dolphins ...... in spite of Ed Podolak's 350 all-purpose yards, which remain a post-season record to this day. Also, the first pure place-kicker to ever be elected to the Hall-of-Fame (Jan Stenerud) missed a chip-shot field goal with less than a minute remaining in the 4th quarter, which would have won the game for the Chiefs.

 

In 1995 the Chiefs were the #1 seed in the AFC with a record of 13-3, and were heavily favored against Jim Harbaugh's Indianapolis Colts ...... but lost by a score of 10-7.

 

In 1997 they again were 13-3 and the #2 seed in the AFC, but lost in the divisional playoffs to John Elway's Broncos, who would go on to beat the defending world champion Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl.

 

In 2003 it was again the Indianapolis Colts haunting the heavily favored,  #2 seeded Chiefs again. This time the Colts beat the Chiefs in a 38-31 shootout IN A GAME IN WHICH NEITHER TEAM PUNTED. O.o

 

And now in 2016, the Chiefs lost yet another divisional playoff game on their home field in a game in which they outscored their opponents, 2 touchdowns to 0.

 

The Kansas City Chiefs ...... a strange (and painful), but true divisional playoff history.

 

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By the way, I left 2 of the Chiefs' divisional playoff losses since 1970 out, but there was a reason for that.

I only included the ones which had major historical importance and/or a rather strange quality to them. There was nothing particularly noteworthy about the Chiefs' 1991 divisional playoff loss to the Bills in Buffalo by a score of 37-14, or their 2015 divisional playoff loss to the Patriots in Foxborough by a score of 27-20. The Chiefs were heavy underdogs to the Bills in 1991, and they lost accordingly (37-14.) They were moderate underdogs to the Patriots in 2015, and they lost accordingly (the score was 27-13 in favor of the Patriots late in the 4th quarter before the Chiefs added a touchdown with only 1:13 remaining to close the gap to 27-20.)

 

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On 1/16/2017 at 5:46 PM, OFFNY said:

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Since the merger of the AFL and the NFL in 1970, the Chiefs have a long history of losing strange divisional playoff games.

In 1971, the Chiefs lost the longest game in NFL history in double overtime to the Miami Dolphins ...... in spite of Ed Podolak's 350 all-purpose yards, which remain a post-season record to this day. Also, the first pure place-kicker to ever be elected to the Hall-of-Fame (Jan Stenerud) missed a chip-shot field goal with less than a minute remaining in the 4th quarter, which would have won the game for the Chiefs.

 

In 1995 the Chiefs were the #1 seed in the AFC with a record of 13-3, and were heavily favored against Jim Harbaugh's Indianapolis Colts ...... but lost by a score of 10-7.

 

In 1997 they again were 13-3 and the #2 seed in the AFC, but lost in the divisional playoffs to John Elway's Broncos, who would go on to beat the defending world champion Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl.

 

In 2003 it was again the Indianapolis Colts haunting the heavily favored,  #2 seeded Chiefs again. This time the Colts beat the Chiefs in a 38-31 shootout IN A GAME IN WHICH NEITHER TEAM PUNTED. O.o

 

And now in 2016, the Chiefs lost yet another divisional playoff game on their home field in a game in which they outscored their opponents, 2 touchdowns to 0.

 

The Kansas City Chiefs ...... a strange (and painful), but true divisional playoff history.

 

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(2018 Postseason)

 

And here the Chiefs are again ........ the #1 overall seed in the AFC, and a divisional playoff game against one of their prime nemesis in this particular playoff round (the Colts.)

 

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2 hours ago, OFFNY said:

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(2018 Postseason)

 

And here the Chiefs are again ........ the #1 overall seed in the AFC, and a divisional playoff game against one of their prime nemesis in this particular playoff round (the Colts.)

 

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The Colts will be difficult to beat. They had a pretty good defense today and Luck and his oline controlled the game. 

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On 1/16/2017 at 5:46 PM, OFFNY said:

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Since the merger of the AFL and the NFL in 1970, the Chiefs have a long history of losing strange divisional playoff games.

In 1971, the Chiefs lost the longest game in NFL history in double overtime to the Miami Dolphins ...... in spite of Ed Podolak's 350 all-purpose yards, which remain a post-season record to this day. Also, the first pure place-kicker to ever be elected to the Hall-of-Fame (Jan Stenerud) missed a chip-shot field goal with less than a minute remaining in the 4th quarter, which would have won the game for the Chiefs.

 

In 1995 the Chiefs were the #1 seed in the AFC with a record of 13-3, and were heavily favored against Jim Harbaugh's Indianapolis Colts ...... but lost by a score of 10-7.

 

In 1997 they again were 13-3 and the #2 seed in the AFC, but lost in the divisional playoffs to John Elway's Broncos, who would go on to beat the defending world champion Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl.

 

In 2003 it was again the Indianapolis Colts haunting the heavily favored,  #2 seeded Chiefs again. This time the Colts beat the Chiefs in a 38-31 shootout IN A GAME IN WHICH NEITHER TEAM PUNTED. O.o

 

And now in 2016, the Chiefs lost yet another divisional playoff game on their home field in a game in which they outscored their opponents, 2 touchdowns to 0.

 

The Kansas City Chiefs ...... a strange (and painful), but true divisional playoff history.

 

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On 1/5/2019 at 7:50 PM, OFFNY said:

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(2018 Postseason)

 

And here the Chiefs are again ........ the #1 overall seed in the AFC, and a divisional playoff game against one of their prime nemesis in this particular playoff round (the Colts.)

 

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Since winning the Super Bowl in 1969, the Chiefs were 0-5 in Divisional playoff games that were played at their home stadium in Kansas City ....... that wretched winless streak is now over, as they have slain 2 dragons in one shot (not only did they finally win a home playoff game in the divisional round, but they did it against the Colts, who had tortured them in the postseason over the last quarter of a century prior to today.)

 

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