Kansas City Chiefs, American expert turf football crew that is situated in Kansas City, Missouri, and plays in the American Football Conference (AFC) of the National Football League (NFL). As an individual from the now-outdated American Football League (AFL), the establishment won three class titles (1962, 1966, and 1969) and Super Bowl IV (1970).
The group, initially situated in Dallas and known as the Texans, was one of eight establishing establishments when the AFL appeared in 1960. The Texans were claimed by Lamar Hunt, who—subsequent to having been censured in his prior endeavor to buy the NFL's Chicago Cardinals—started the establishing of the AFL by sorting out other imminent NFL proprietors who had been turned somewhere around the set up association. Chase enlisted Hank Stram to fill in as the Texans' first head mentor, and Stram drove the group to two widely appealing completions in its initial two seasons. The Texans acquired quarterback Len Dawson (like Stram a future Hall of Famer) before the 1962 season, and Dallas went 11–3 that year, overcoming the Houston Oilers in the AFL title game. Regardless of the group's prosperity, the Dallas market was not ready to support two football establishments (the other being the NFL's Dallas Cowboys), and Hunt chose to migrate the Texans to Kansas City in 1963.
The recently renamed Chiefs came back to the center of the AFL West standings until 1966. That season they again won 11 diversions and caught the AFL title. The Chiefs were then a piece of a standout amongst the most noteworthy crossroads in turf football history when they went head to head against the Green Bay Packers in the primary yearly AFL-NFL World Championship Game (which would later be renamed the "Super Bowl" by Hunt), which they lost 35–10. In 1969 the Chiefs highlighted the association's driving resistance—which featured future Hall of Famers Willie Lanier, Bobby Bell, and Buck Buchanan—and they by and by won an AFL title and earned a billet into the Super Bowl. At the Super Bowl the Chiefs crushed the Minnesota Vikings in what was the last game at any point played by an AFL establishment, as the two groups converged in 1970. Kansas City showed up in 1971 however then entered a period that saw the group post losing records in 9 of the 14 seasons somewhere in the range of 1972 and 1985 and miss the postseason in every one of those years.
In 1989 the Chiefs employed head mentor Marty Schottenheimer and drafted linebacker Derrick Thomas. Schottenheimer guided Kansas City to a playoff compartment in his second season with the group, and in 1993, driven by quarterback Joe Montana, the Chiefs progressed to the AFC title game, which they lost to the Buffalo Bills. With Thomas and guarded end Neil Smith mooring a heavy barrier, the Chiefs won a NFL-best 13 diversions in 1995, however they were vexed in their opening playoff challenge by the Indianapolis Colts. The Chiefs tied for the best record in the alliance in 1997 however were again crushed in their first playoff game, this time by the division rival Denver Broncos.
Following a five-year postseason dry season, Kansas City—with a high-scoring offense highlighting running back Priest Holmes and tight end Tony Gonzalez—again won 13 amusements and a division crown in 2003. By and by, an outstanding normal season was trailed by playoff frustration as the Chiefs were again angry with home by the Colts. The group then had a progression of respectably effective years, including another postseason billet (and first-round misfortune) in 2006, preceding a sudden slide brought about an establishment most exceedingly terrible 2–14 record in 2008 and the contracting of another front office and training staff, which helped direct Kansas City back to the playoffs after the 2010 season. Be that as it may, that turnaround was fleeting, and the group experienced another training change late in Kansas City's disillusioning 2011 season, which was trailed by yet one progressively after the 2012 battle.
Under new mentor Andy Reid, the ability loaded Chiefs quickly improved in 2013, winning 11 diversions and acquiring a playoff billet. The group then lost its opening playoff game, broadening the establishment's postseason triumph dry spell to 20 years. Kansas City at long last snapped its streak following the 2015 season when the Chiefs beat the Houston Texans 30–0 preceding being killed by the guarding champion New England Patriots in the following round of the playoffs. In 2016 the Chiefs won 12 recreations—the group's best season in over 10 years—to catch a division title yet again lost in their opening playoff game. Kansas City again won a division title just to get steamed in their first postseason game in 2017. Behind the play of second-year phenom quarterback Patrick Mahomes II, the Chiefs highlighted the most unstable offense in the NFL in 2018 in transit to posting a 12–4 record that was tied for the best in the gathering. Kansas City won their first postseason challenge yet lost a sensational AFC title game to the Patriots in extra time.