Kansas City Chiefs on the Verge of History Ahead of Game Against Chargers

Published 01/03/2021, 12:58 PM EST
Nov 29, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) celebrates with head coach Andy Reid his touchdown scored against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The Kansas City Chiefs have had a spectacular season so far. The Chiefs dominated the NFL so far and hold a 14-1 record – the best record in the AFC.

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Patrick Mahomes has continued to get even better this season, and he’s been playing supremely well. But the Chiefs’ teams have been excellent all-around so far.

The Kansas City Chiefs have been playing at an elite level for the entire season. They have made history throughout the year.

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Nov 22, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) runs the ball ahead of Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Damon Arnette (20) during the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs tallied a 10th straight win on Sunday. It marks the second-longest single-season winning streak in franchise history. Only the 2015 Chiefs team, which won 11 straight games including the Playoffs, have recorded a better stretch of games.

Additionally, the Chiefs’ 14 wins also marked a regular-season franchise record. And they’re just the 8th team since 1978 to record 14 or more wins the year after winning a Super Bowl. But they can build on this rap sheet with their game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Kansas City Chiefs playing for a historic season

If the Chiefs can beat the Los Angeles Chargers, they will become only the 4th team in 21 years to win 15 or more games in an NFL regular season.

It would put them in an elite category among NFL teams that have achieved this, including the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots.

However, the Chiefs will not have it easy against the Chargers. The Chiefs are choosing to rest star quarterback Patrick Mahomes ahead of the Playoffs. Additionally, they will be without several key players who will either be rested or given a respite due to injury.

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Nov 22, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs will be hoping to get some of their reserve players some repetitions and playing time ahead of the start of the post-season.

Allowing more role-players to get some time will mean that the Chiefs will have more options going into the Playoffs this year. And depth, as we have seen in the past, is crucial for any team hoping to make a deep playoff run.

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The Chiefs will need to find a way to win without Patrick Mahomes and other key players. But the task will not be easy at all.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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