What’s new with the Kansas City Chiefs? That’s what this page is all about.
The Team Spirit OVERTIME website begins where the Team Spirit books end.
That’s because football never stands still … And I can never squeeze everything I want into 48 pages!
Scroll down for team updates, player profiles, and stats you won’t find in the book. Click on the videos to the left to hear me talk about Team Spirit OVERTIME as well as my favorite players. And take a look below at some of the Chiefs collectibles I have in my home—pretty cool, right?
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2019 Season Preview: The Chiefs looked like a sure thing to reach the Super Bowl last season, and have to be ranked among the favorites in 2019. Patrick Mahomes is an elite passer with a pair of dangerous playmakers, Travis Kelsey and Tyreek Hill, plus rookie Mecole Hardman, the fastest player on the team. The Kansas City defense needs to get better against the pass, and perhaps it will thanks to newcomers Eric Berry and Justin Houston.
2018 Season Roundup: The Chiefs were the best team in football until they lost in overtime of the AFC Championship Game. In his first year as a starter, Patrick Mahomes had a record-smashing season with 5,097 passing yards and 50 touchdowns. Receivers Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill had All-Pro seasons, with 190 catches and 22 touchdowns. Kansas City’s defense gave up a lot of points, but it didn’t catch up with them until their playoff loss to the Patriots.
September 16, 2018: Patrick Mahomes was named AFC Player of the Week for the second week in a row. His 10 touchdown passes set a record for the most in the first two games of a season. In Kansas City’s 42–37 victory over the Steelers, he also became the youngest quarterback to throw six scoring passes in a game.
2018 Season Preview: Young quarterback Patrick Mahomes will create a lot of excitement in Kansas City in 2018. Will that turn into a lot of wins? The Chiefs won 10 times last year and it will take a huge year from the offense to match that total in 2018. Mahomes will be working with two great receivers, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, and do-it-all running back Kareem Hunt. Justin Houston leads a defense that has room for improvement.
2017 Season Roundup: The Chiefs started and finished the year strong to make the playoffs, but lost six of seven games in the middle of the season. Those weaknesses came back to haunt them against the Titans in their Wild Card meeting, as the team blew a 21–3 halftime lead to lose 22–21. Kansas City fans still had plenty to cheer about, with QB Alex Smith, running back Kareem Hunt, and receivers Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill enjoying spectacular seasons.
September 7, 2017: Rookie Kareem Hunt gained 246 total yards on Opening Day against the Patriots. It was the most yards for a player in his first NFL game.
2017 Season Preview: The Chiefs have an excellent all-around team, but with four games against the Broncos and Raiders, there are no guarantees they will make the playoffs again. Quarterback Alex Smith got off to a quick start and had a nice year. If he can’t repeat that performance, rookie Patrick Mahomes is waiting on the sidelines. They have quality receivers in Chris Conley and Tyreek Hill. Linebacker Justin Houston, recovered from a knee injury, will anchor the defense.
2016 Season Roundup: The Chiefs won the AFC West with a 12–4 record. After starting the year 2–2 they lost just twice the rest of the way. Alex Smith had a solid season at quarterback and Travis Kelce had one of the best seasons ever by a tight end. The defense was led by Eric Berry and Marcus Peters, and Tyreek Hill starred on special teams. Kansas City fans thought this might be the year the Chiefs reached the Super Bowl, but they lost a close playoff game to the Steelers, 18–16.
2016 Season Preview: The Chiefs could not start any slower than they did in 2015. That’s good news for Kansas City fans, who hope quarterback Alex Smith and running back Jamaal Charles can lead the team to the playoffs. The defense is loaded with talent, and is led by Eric Berry, whose return from cancer last season was one of the NFL’s best stories.
January 3, 2016: The Chiefs became the first team ever to follow a 5-game losing streak with a 10-game winning streak.
2015 Season Preview: With Jamaal Charles running the football and the defense keeping opponents out of the end zone, the Chiefs may have enough to edge the Broncos for the AFC West title. QB Alex Smith has a new target in sure-handed Jeremy Maclin.
September 2, 2014: After a great 2013 season, the Chiefs will be happy to simply repeat their record in 2014. That will be challenging, as several key offensive linemen signed free agent deals with other teams. The defense—which was amazing for half the season, must play an entire year at that level. Running back Jamaal Charles will be Kansas City’s go-to guy again in 2014, and could walk away with a Player of the Year award when it’s all said and done.
December 15, 2013: Jamaal Charles scored five touchdowns against the Oakland Raiders. He became the first running back with four TD catches in one game, and the only player ever to catch four scoring passes and run for a touchdown in the same game.
September 23, 2013: Linebacker Justin Houston was named Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in the season’s first three games. In those two games he had 7.5 sacks.
September 8, 2013: The Chiefs defeated the Jaguars 28–2. It marked the first time in league history that a game had finished with that score.
September 4, 2013: The Chiefs could be the most improved team in the AFC, thanks to new coach Andy Reid and new quarterback Alex Smith. Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe give Smith some good tools to work with. The team’s defense is led by a talented group of linebackers. Will that be enough to make up for a so-so defensive line? If all the pieces fall into place, Kansas City could surprise everyone and snag a Wild Card spot.
February 2, 2013: Nothing went right for the Chiefs in 2012. The team finished 2–12 and few of those losses were even close. Bad luck haunted the team on and off the field, and the fans ran out of patience. With the first pick in the 2013 draft, the Chiefs hope to win back the trust of their fans—who are some of the best in pro football.
Summer, 2012: Kansas City fans are excited about Jamaal Charles’ new running partner, Peyton Hillis. They give the Chiefs an awesome one-two punch. This should help Matt Cassel return from an injury in 2011 to have a good 2012 season.
|1962*||AFL Championship||Houston Oilers||Won 20–17 (2 OT)|
|1966||AFL Championship||Buffalo Bills||Won 31–7|
|1966||Super Bowl I||Green Bay Packers||Lost 35–10|
|1969||AFL Championship||Oakland Raiders||Won 17–7|
|1969||Super Bowl IV||Minnesota Vikings||Won 23–7|
|1993||AFC Championship||Buffalo Bills||Lost 30–13|
|2019||AFC Championship||Tennessee Titans||Won 35-24|
|2019||Super Bowl XLIV||San Francisco 49ers||Won 31-20|