How Many Super Bowls Have The Chiefs Won?
The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional football team part of the American Football Conference (AFC) Western Division and National Football League (NFL). The Chiefs have won the Super Bowl three times since the team first formed. The Chiefs’ first Super Bowl win occurred in 1970 against the Minnesota Vikings. The second Super Bowl win for the Kansas City Chiefs was in 2020. The Chiefs’ most recent Super Bowl win was in 2023 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Read on to learn more about the Chiefs’ Super Bowl history.
Super Bowl IV (1969-1970)
The Kansas City Chiefs’ first Super Bowl win occurred in 1970 against the Vikings at Tulane Stadium. The Vikings were favored to win the championship game, but the Chiefs came prepared to defeat the opposition. Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson led the Chiefs to victory by throwing several touchdowns and earning a final score of 23-7. The Chiefs wouldn’t earn another Super Bowl win for the next 50 years until the 2020 Super Bowl championship.
Super Bowl LIV (2019-2020)
The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl LIV (54) championship against the 49ers in 2020. In particular, this Super Bowl win was exceptional because Patrick Mahomes II joined Kansas City in 2017 as a young quarterback. The team won 31-20 under the guidance of Andy Reid, and Chiefs fans rejoiced across the country. Even though the Chiefs haven’t won many Super Bowls, the Kansas City football team aims to win more within the next few years under the leadership of Mahomes.
Super Bowl LVII (2022-2023)
The Chiefs’ third and most recent Super Bowl victory occurred in Super Bowl LVII, during the 2022-2023 season. After a 14-3 regular-season, the Chiefs endured an unusual postseason due to the shakeup of the AFC East seeding as a result of the canceled Bills-Bengals game in Week 17. They wound up facing Cincinnati in the AFC Championship, emerging victorious by a score of 23-20, and punching their ticket to Super Bowl LVII against the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles, who also had a 14-3 regular-season record. In the Super Bowl, notable for being the first time two brothers faced off on opposite teams (Travis Kelce of Kansas City and Jason Kelce of Philadelphia), Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to a 38-35 victory over the Eagles in a fast-paced, back-and-forth contest, in which Philadelphia led at halftime, but Kansas City rebounded to win in the second half. The Super Bowl marked Mahomes second Super Bowl win, as well as his second Super Bowl MVP Award.
Chiefs Super Bowl Appearances
Although the Chiefs have only won three Super Bowl championships, Kansas City has made five appearances in the Super Bowl. The Chiefs’ first Super Bowl appearance occurred during the 1967 Super Bowl, which was won by the Green Bay Packers. The Chiefs’ fourth Super Bowl appearance took place the following year after the team’s 2020 Super Bowl championship win. Kansas City played against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and lost 31-9.
When was the last time the Chiefs won the Super Bowl?
The Kansas City Chiefs last won the Super Bowl in 2023, which was officially called Super Bowl LVII (57). Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, under head coach Andy Reid, led the team to 38-35 against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles led going into halftime, but Mahomes and the Chiefs came back in the second half to win the game.