The Kansas City Chiefs were founded by Lamar Hunt in 1960 as
the Dallas Texans, a charter member of the AFL. The team moved to Kansas City in
1963 and then became part of the NFL once the AFL-NFL merger was completed. The
Chiefs also hold the distinction of being the second AFL team to defeat an NFL
team in the Super Bowl (the Jets had done so the year before).
In the short history of the AFL, the Chiefs were a dominant
force, winning three championships: 1962, 1966 and 1969. In 1962, the then
Texans defeated the Houston Oilers 20-17 in a thrilling, two overtime game.
In 1966, the Chiefs beat the Bills 31-7. The Chiefs then
advanced to Super Bowl I, where they were defeated 35-10 by the Green Bay
Finally, in 1969, Kansas City defeated the Oakland Raiders
17-7 to advance to Super Bowl IV against the Minnesota Vikings. Although the
Vikings were favored, the Chiefs won 23-7.
The Chiefs of these early years had an impressive collection
of talent. Head coach Hank Stram was noted for his colorful personality and
innovative play calling. He helmed a team that also featured quarterback Len
Dawson, linebackers Bobby Bell and Willie Lanier, and defensive tackle Buck
Buchanan, all now in the Hall of Fame.
After Stram, the coach the Chiefs are most associated with is
Marty Schottenheimer, who spent ten seasons with the team and compiled a record
of 101-58-1. During his tenure with the Chiefs, they made seven trips to the
playoffs, won three division titles and advanced to the AFC Championship game in
1993, where they lost to the Buffalo Bills.
Some of the most notable Chiefs during and after the
Schottenheimer era include cornerback Dale Carter, linebacker Derrick Thomas,
tight end Tony Gonzalez, running backs Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson, free
safety Deron Cherry, guard Will Shields and defensive end Neil Smith.
Championship Game Appearances:
1962: Won 20-17 over the Houston Oilers
1966 (AFL Championship): Won 31-7 over the Buffalo Bills
1967 (Super Bowl I): Lost 35-10 to the Green Bay Packers
1969 (AFL Championship): Won 17-7 over the Oakland
1970 (IV): Won 23-7 over the Minnesota Vikings
Hall of Famers:
Marcus Allen, Running Back (1993-1997)
Bobby Bell, Linebacker (1963-1974)
Buck Buchanan, Defensive Tackle (1963-1975)
Len Dawson, Quarterback (1963-1975)
Lamar Hunt Founder, Founder/Owner (1960-2006)
Willie Lanier, Linebacker (1967-1977)
Marv Levy, Head Coach (1978-1982)
Joe Montana, Quarterback (1993—1994)
Warren Moon, Quarterback (1999-2000)
Jan Stenerud, Placekicker (1967-1979)
Hank Stram, Head Coach (1960-1974)
Emmitt Thomas, Cornerback (1966-1978)
Mike Webster, Center (1989-1990)
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