FiveThirtyEight: The Chiefs are chronic underachievers

Neil Paine looks at the Chiefs' historically poor playoff record and explores whether they can breakthrough this weekend.
2:01 | 06/18/18

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Of all the questions floating around this weekend's divisional round of the NFL playoffs the one I'm most interested. Is whether the Kansas City Chiefs. Can stop their losing ways in the playoffs. That if his city chiefs and made the playoffs thirteen times since the NFL expanded playoff field to twelve teams in 1990. That's the eight most of any franchise in league over that span that's pretty good right making it to the playoffs with some regularity. Problem is that seat just haven't been able to win once they got there Ilia four playoff wins over that span in sixteen tries. That's the bit. You with playoff wins of any franchise in the league despite all of those appearances they've won far fewer games and you would expect from a team that played as many playoff games as they had a summer has knew that teens that its seats that face they face the patriots in the rape it. And that Peyton Manning led Indianapolis Colts over the years. The top team. But even after taking all of that into account they still have been the most disappointing team in the playoffs over that span the years so what do chiefs fans have to look forward to this weekend to think things might be different for. Well for starters they're playing at home which is mourning can say for some of its heat's playoff games in the past. They're also playing a team that you low rates lower than them the Pittsburgh Steelers. And if you're an M omens. The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the biggest over achievers in playoff history especially if you look back to the super ball heiress starting in 1966. So and so is we have. A great over achiever in this match up against one of the biggest under achievers in NFL playoff history for what it's worth though are you a model thinks that the chiefs have a 64% chance of beating the Steelers and advancing to just their second conference championship game since 1990. And the other games this week we've got Dallas favored over Green Bay Atlanta favored to beat the Seattle Seahawks. And the New England Patriots pretty big favorites over the Houston Texas that should be a pretty everything we have.

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