Top 10 Kansas City Chiefs RivalriesAs you might already know I’m a Chiefs fan through and through. As with any team you’ll have some bitter rivalries. Here’s some of the more notable rivals of the Chiefs
The Top Ten
The Chiefs and Raiders rivalry is a harsh, hostile, and bitter rivalry. These two teams just straight up hate each other. They go way back to the AFL days. There’s been a lot of notable games between these two teams including 1968 in a playoff game where both teams were 12-2, there’s the 1969 AFL championship, the 1970 tie which was when the rivalry truly started to boil. Chiefs were leading late but Ben David dove into Len Dawson with his helmet and was then Ben David was attacked by Chiefs wide receiver Otis Taylor which sparked a bench clearing brawl. There’s also the 2017 Thursday night game in which Oakland won 31-30. Kansas City currently leads the series 65-53-2 and has a 2-1 postseason advantage despite Oakland having 3 Super Bowls and KC has 1. As a Chiefs Fan there’s three things that are inevitable. Death, Taxes, and hating the Oakland Raiders
They absolutely hate the Raiders even when they are trash
Denver is another division foe who has been in the same division as KC since the AFL days. Both these teams have hostile home environments and the games are usually close. Some highlights from this rivalry could be seen during the Jon Elway era at Denver including his shootout with Joe Montana as well as the game in Arrowhead where the Chiefs fans were so loud they almost got a penalty because Elway couldn’t hear. This rivalry has been pretty tense but not as tense as the Raiders rivalry. Kansas City currently leads 63-55 all time but Denver has a 1-0 advantage in the playoffs
The Chiefs and Colts rivalry isn’t really notable for the regular season games but rather for their postseason meetings. They have met in the playoffs 5 times and Indianapolis is 4-1 so far. There was the 2003 AFC divisional game and 2006 wild card game. The most memorable had to have been the 2013 wild card game in which Indy won 45-44 after Kansas City went full Reid. The most recent playoff matchup was 2018 in which Kansas City won 31-13. Indianapolis leads the All Time Series 16-10
The Chiefs and Chargers rivalry isn’t quite as strong as the other divisional foes. Don’t get me wrong we still hate them but not as strongly as Denver or Oakland. Kansas City leads 61-56-1 but the Chargers have a 1-0 advantage in the playoffs. This rivalry has heated up recently with both KC and LA in contention for a division title. KC has won 9 of the last 10 but LA won the last meeting at Arrowhead in a classic game
Oddly enough yes this rivalry has been in existence for awhile Buffalo leads 26-21-1 and 2-1 in the playoffs. While not as big anymore it was pretty big in the 60s and early 90s.
I had no idea this was even a rivalry.
This rivalry started when these two teams met in Super Bowl I. While it has gone dormant since these two teams only meet once every four years there’s still been some memorable moments including the 2003 game in which KC won 40-34 in OT. In 2007 Brett Farve beat the Chiefs to get a win against every NFL team. In 2011 Kansas City pulled off an upset over the 13-0 packers giving them their only loss of the regular season. KC leads all time 7-4-1. With the two teams set to meet in the 2019 season it will be interesting to see what happens in Rodgers vs Mahomes
I’m hyped to see Rodgers and Mahomes on Sunday Night Football this year.
Is there any team New England isn’t rivals with at this point? These two teams have had an interesting rivalry over the past few years with the Patriots winning 3 of the last 5 including two playoff wins
To the Chiefs, please do us a favor and win against Tom Brady
-signed, the rest of the NFL
The Chiefs and dolphins have met exactly 30 times in their history including 3 playoff meetings. Miami has won all 3 and leads 16-14 all time. This rivalry has kinda gone dormant however
These two teams have met twice in the playoffs and 35 times overall. The Steelers have been dominant in the series winning 23 opposed to Kansas City winning 12. They have split the postseason meetings 1-1
The Rams and Chiefs aren’t really big rivals but met when the Rams were in St Louis and would play for the governors Cup. Kansas City led the in state rivalry 6-0
Off Topic but shoutout to Phillysports for coming up with this list trend