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    Best Kansas City Chiefs Teams of All Time: A Look at the 10 Greatest Squads in Franchise History

    Through 65 seasons, the Chiefs have snatched four Super Bowl victories and own an AFL-NFL title. But only 10 comprise the best teams ever.

    The Kansas City Chiefs now have four Super Bowl banners to marvel at inside their facility.

    But beyond their trio of titles over the last five seasons, there are other Chiefs teams that comprise PFN’s list of best Kansas City teams of all time.

    Who Are the Greatest Teams in Kansas City Chiefs History?

    10) 1995 Chiefs

    One year after Joe Montana rode off into the sunset, the Chiefs weren’t expected to emerge as one of the league’s best teams.

    But the ’95 Chiefs became head coach Marty Schottenheimer’s first team to hit 13 regular-season wins. That Kansas City team rode the defensive wave of ranking first in scoring defense and second in yards allowed.

    Steve Bono and Kimble Anders produced Pro Bowl seasons at quarterback and fullback, respectively, with the latter blocking for 35-year-old running back Marcus Allen.

    That Chiefs team clinched home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs before falling to a Jim Harbaugh-led Indianapolis Colts team in the Divisional Round.

    9) 1968 Chiefs

    The ’68 Chiefs team recorded a then-franchise record of 12 wins.

    Led by Hall of Famer Hank Stram, Kansas City ranked fourth in both total yards of offense and defense. Len Dawson spearheaded the offense under center and the Chiefs’ first place finish in the old AFL West.

    The Chiefs, though, were bounced immediately by the rival Oakland Raiders in the Divisional Round.

    8) 1997 Chiefs

    This team became the second under Schottenheimer to win 13 games.

    Kansas City even navigated with Elvis Grbac and Rich Gannon starting in more than six games. Grbac went 8-2 as a starter, while Gannon completed a 5-1 mark. Andre Rison finished the year with 1,092 yards. A rookie tight end named Tony Gonzalez was also hauling in passes that season.

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    But like the ’95 Chiefs, KC was knocked out right away in the Divisional Round — this time to the eventual Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos.

    7) 1966 Chiefs

    Longtime Chiefs fans likely remember this team well. This KC team was history’s first AFL champion and played in the first-ever Super Bowl.

    But before the historic first big game, Kansas City breezed through the regular season at 11-2-1. The Chiefs then defeated the Buffalo Bills 31-7 to seal the AFL championship before falling to the league’s first-ever Super Bowl champion, the Green Bay Packers, 35-10.

    6) 2020 Chiefs

    Navigating through the threat of COVID-19, one record fell for the Chiefs.

    Kansas City rolled to a franchise-best 14 victories — beating its previous best mark of 13 regular season wins.

    The Chiefs were engineered by the NFL’s best offense, led by Patrick Mahomes and the explosive duo of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, who combined for 26 touchdowns through the air.

    But Kansas City fell to Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in what became the last championship for that heralded duo.

    5) 1962 Chiefs

    Before “Super Bowl” became a popular word in the world’s vocabulary, this was Kansas City’s first championship winner.

    This title also came before the Chiefs’ move to KC, as the franchise was then known as the Dallas Texans.

    The Stram-led Texans watched Tommy Brooker send his 25-yard field goal attempt through the uprights in overtime to beat the Houston Oilers 20-17 for the title.

    One year later, the Texans were rebranded as the Kansas City Chiefs.

    4) 2023 Chiefs

    The most recent championship Chiefs team cracks the top five. This one, though, will be remembered by KC fans as the most grueling one.

    Kansas City endured a longer road to the Vince Lombardi Trophy by finishing 11-6 and starting out the playoffs as a wild card team for the first time since 2017.

    But KC surpassed Miami in frigid temperatures, Buffalo in cold elements as well, and No. 1 seed Baltimore for the AFC title before capping things off with a thrilling overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas. And this Chiefs team rode a defense that ranked second in yards allowed.

    Oh, this was also the team that drew in Taylor Swift and the country/pop singer’s massive fanbase in their NFL takeover.

    3) 2019 Chiefs

    This is the team that sparked the Chiefs’ current dynasty.

    Following their heartbreaking overtime loss to the New England Patriots for the AFC title the previous season, Mahomes and company finished 12-4 and ended a 50-year Super Bowl dry spell by beating the Titans for the conference title before beating the 49ers in the big game.

    This Chiefs offense ranked fifth in points. Mahomes went on to capture the first of three Super Bowl MVP trophies.

    2) 1969 Chiefs

    We can’t forget about the first Super Bowl-winning Chiefs team.

    What made this run astonishing was that even with an 11-3 mark, the Chiefs didn’t win the AFL West title. But they turned to defense in beating the New York Jets 13-6 and then the Raiders 17-7 in the AFL Championship Game.

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    That unit went on to pummel Joe Kapp with three sacks and two interceptions to snatch the Super Bowl over the Minnesota Vikings.

    1) 2022 Chiefs

    The best Chiefs team ever belongs to the 2022 squad.

    How dominating was this team? The 14-3 Chiefs ranked first in total yards and passing yards — the latter stat led by an uncanny 5,250 passing yards from Mahomes. Kelce also rewrote the Chiefs’ tight end record books by reeling in 110 receptions. Chris Jones led the defense to a No. 11 ranking while tallying 15.5 sacks in his All-Pro campaign.

    It’s also worth mentioning that this Chiefs team was widely criticized before the season after trading away fan favorite Tyreek Hill, as the “Cheetah” went to the Dolphins.

    Kansas City responded by winning their second Vince Lombardi Trophy since the 2019 season.

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