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doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,937 ✭✭✭✭✭

Can the Chiefs become the first team in NFL history to three-peat? After seeing the Chiefs incredible playoff run last season and this season, I wouldn't put anything past them. Mahomes played the entire playoffs last season with an ankle injury, didn't matter. This season, they beat Miami, then go into a hostile Buffalo environment as underdogs and beat a hot Bills team, go into a hostile Baltimore as underdogs and beat what many people considered to be the best team in the NFL, the Ravens, then go to the Super Bowl as underdogs and win it all for the repeat. This franchise is just tough as nails to beat, laser focused, Mahomes has the heart of a lion, and I think they have a good chance at a three-peat.

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,450 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Chiefs three-peat?
    That would be Way Too Cool... :)

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,716 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Chiefs this season were simply the tallest midget in the circus. In what could be called a very forgettable NFL season for a number of reasons.

    Tom Brady was absolutely right when he stated right after this season began, paraphrase, that the quality of the NFL has gone downhill.

    That being said, the Chiefs could three-peat. But it sure seems right now that the Chiefs are quite full of themselves, and that's fine, they deserve it. However that attitude is going to make a three-peat very difficult. Especially because next season they are going to have a large target on their back with each game they play.

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,937 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @GroceryRackPack said:
    Chiefs three-peat?
    That would be Way Too Cool... :)

    Yes it would, Mahomes and the Chiefs fascinate me, they are just tough as nails to beat. I must admit, I thought they were dead in the water at times during the regular season, and man they just turned into a freaking monster once the playoffs started, the heart of a lion. I'm afraid I'm going to be talking about them for a while, once I become fascinated by something, it's hard to let go.

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,937 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Next season is going to be a blast, a potential Chiefs three-peat, the return of the dark knight in Gotham city, let's go!

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    galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 7,131 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i'm so amped-up for this coming draft. not only is it top-heavy with solid signal callers, but there are a number of difference-making receivers coming out. i don't like making guarantees, but i'd be willing to park $ on the Chiefs plucking one at #32.

    give Mahomes a new play toy and then it's on for a potential 3-peat

    (glad you're back double d)

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    SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,712 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe.

    The answer will reveal itself during the months of January and February, 2025 (will the Chiefs make the playoffs?; and if they do, will they go 3-0 or 4-0 in the playoffs to win the Lombardi trophy?).

    In the mean time, place your bets now with your favorite Sports betting site.

    Another similar question is whether SF will threepeat next year as a participant in the NFC title game?

    It is interesting to me that what SF and its fans are now experiencing (having now gone through 29 NFL seasons [1995 through 2023] without winning a Superbowl and going 0-3 in Superbowl games during that 29 year stretch) is what the Denver Broncos and its fans (including me) experienced over 37 AFL/NFL seasons [1960 through 1996] without winning a Superbowl and going 0-4 in Superbowl games during that 36 year stretch.

    I remember how lousy it was for long suffering Denver Bronco fans to see that team not win a Lombardi Trophy after playing in four Superbowls (probably fans of Buffalo and Minnesota have experienced the same). And I suspect that fans of the 49rs are experiencing the same thing now.

    Kyle Shanahan should talk to his dad about his dad's experience coaching Denver to its first two Superbowl wins in the 1998 and the 1999 Superbowls. Maybe doing so will help Kyle Shanahan as he moves forward towards OTAs and the opening of 2024 Training Camp in a little over 5 months.

    Another thing for this Denver Bronco fan is that the success that K.C. is experiencing does not bother me at all. Denver vs. K.C games have been really fun to experience, regardless of who wins. Good for the Chiefs and the AFC West. I would think the same way about the Chargers if they were successful. I would not think the same way about the Raiders however.

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    Basebal21Basebal21 Posts: 2,230 ✭✭✭✭

    @galaxy27 said:
    i'm so amped-up for this coming draft. not only is it top-heavy with solid signal callers, but there are a number of difference-making receivers coming out. i don't like making guarantees, but i'd be willing to park $ on the Chiefs plucking one at #32.

    give Mahomes a new play toy and then it's on for a potential 3-peat

    (glad you're back double d)

    Its more than top heavy, its absolutely loaded. Whatever you want on offense other than maybe TE where theres 1 elite one, Edge rushers, CBs, the second round is basically going to be legitimate first round talents that fell because theres only so many first round picks

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,937 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @galaxy27 said:
    i'm so amped-up for this coming draft. not only is it top-heavy with solid signal callers, but there are a number of difference-making receivers coming out. i don't like making guarantees, but i'd be willing to park $ on the Chiefs plucking one at #32.

    give Mahomes a new play toy and then it's on for a potential 3-peat

    (glad you're back double d)

    Thanks buddy, I get heated at times during debates, nothing personal towards you or anybody else. Don't get too used to me though, I'll probably quit the forum again soon. 😂😂

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    pdoidoipdoidoi Posts: 491 ✭✭✭

    It's hard to repeat titles because too many players want to get the most money they can .Players leave and it gets harder and harder to win.

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,937 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Excellent article about this year's Chiefs, it points out exactly what I was talking about, how this team looked dead in the water during the regular season, yet somehow they are Super Bowl champions. This is why I'm not ever going to doubt Reid, Mahomes, and the Chiefs again.

    How the 2023 Chiefs should change how we view football
    Not everything has to be perfect for Kansas City to win Super Bowl titles.

    Let's get this out there right away: I didn't think the 2023 Kansas City Chiefs could win the Super Bowl.

    When did this mindset start for me?

    I would say around the Philadelphia Eagles game, where the offense had a poor showing after a bye. At that point, I was entirely skeptical of the team in general. While the defense was undoubtedly an excellent unit, the offense continuously stumbled and regressed over the season. Before the bye week, the offense wasn't necessarily good, but they were hitting rock bottom with performances against the Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills — and eventually the Las Vegas Raiders.

    Even after a bye week and many opportunities to get this fixed, the offense just kept hitting new lows for itself.

    Speaking of that Raiders game, that was when I admittedly was done with this team. And for good reason. The team played a horrendous offensive game in Week 16 after 15 weeks of prior struggles. They had hit rock bottom. I wrote on this website that the offense was broken, and in hindsight, I still believe it was true. From Weeks 8 to 16, the Chiefs were 18th in expected points added per play and 12th in success rate, which isn't a sign of a broken offense. However, the Chiefs were 20th in passing EPA and 12th in success rate while also being 19th in rushing EPA and 26th in success rate. They were a below-average-to-poor offense for almost half the season.

    Even without stats, the film wasn't making it look any better at all: the offensive tackle problems, the wide receiver mistakes and the turnovers. The fact that tight end Travis Kelce's production had taken a step back from previous years. The Chiefs themselves made it clear they were done with the offense. Between Kelce throwing his helmet on the sideline, and guys screaming at each other, the offensive vibes were awful. It wasn't just myself that had doubts about this Chiefs offense; everyone around the entire organization was struggling to find answers offensively.

    And yet, the Chiefs just won their third Super Bowl in five years.
    And here I sit, with pie on my face, as the team that I didn't believe won the Super Bowl ended up pulling it out. The team that I famously picked to lose to both the Bills and Ravens in the playoffs ended up winning the Super Bowl.

    So, where was I wrong? What did I miss about this team? How could I ever have doubted Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid? Well, it's because the Chiefs had never won like this before.

    When the Chiefs won their previous two Super Bowls, there was no doubt that the Chiefs were an elite football team. In 2019, when Patrick Mahomes, Eric Fisher, Chris Jones and Tyreek Hill played, they weren't beaten (in fact, this remained the case through both 2019-20 in one of the most underrated two-year runs ever).

    The Chiefs' defense wasn't quite as good in 2019 as it would be in 2022 or 2023, but by the end of the year, they had rounded into being an above-average unit, and the offense was still reaching supernova levels when they were fully healthy. In my opinion, the only reason why the 2019 team isn't mentioned as one of the best teams ever is because of the playoffs' slow starts. That team was an outstanding football team.

    In 2022, there was zero doubt that the Chiefs were an elite football team.

    They undoubtedly had the best offense in the NFL while also having a top-10 defense the second Trent McDuffie returned from injured reserve. Their Super Bowl opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles, was also a tremendous team on both sides of the ball and could have won that game, but that version of the Chiefs was a terrific team that I also feel will be underrated over time.

    So, in both 2019 and 2022, I truly believed the Chiefs could win the Super Bowl because I viewed them as an elite group. There was no doubt in my mind they were Super Bowl favorites. Like any team, they had to face adversity in order to win, but there never was a moment that I didn't view them as that level of team.

    For the 2023 Chiefs, I never viewed them as that. They were clearly always a playoff-level team that would be a tough out, but I genuinely thought the Ravens and Bills — and particularly the Ravens — were among the best teams I've ever watched.

    So... what did I get wrong?
    Well, the way I view football can be very analytical, and to a fault. I view what I watch on Sundays and through statistics as the way I measure elite teams. I don't think about football as who is the tougher, stronger group of players, but how they look on a football field and how they match up with opposing teams. If you have elite units on both sides of the ball, I will take you seriously as a Super Bowl-level team.

    The 2023 Chiefs weren't that. Analytically, this wasn't an elite team like the 2019 and 2022 teams. They were massively flawed. Even within this playoff run, the offense had a ton of moments of mistakes or sputters as they had to grind out these games. Even with playoff focus and experience, this team had many flaws that showed up in each of their last three wins.

    And yet, where I was wrong on this team is that resiliency, perseverance and experience do matter. Those factors are shown in every Super Bowl team ever.

    It doesn't always have to be analytical — sometimes, just having a team with the right mindset and mentality can be enough when you have an all-time quarterback, coach and one elite unit.

    So, moving forward, I'll now view Chiefs teams differently.

    I won't be as analytical and buy into those factors. The 2023 Chiefs proved to me that the factors that are unquantifiable matter. Just because you don't appear to be a Super Bowl-level team doesn't mean you can't be one. As long as this team has the core tenets of their foundation moving forward, they should be viewed as a team that can win a Super Bowl any year.

    And for the last time: I couldn't have been more wrong on the 2023 Chiefs. I'm glad they proved me wrong, and I'll revere what they did as a team for the rest of my life.

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    DarinDarin Posts: 6,302 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Priority 1 should be signing Chris Jones to a new contract and then getting some receivers.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,716 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2024 7:20AM

    https://people.com/travis-kelce-executive-producer-film-my-dead-friend-zoe-sxsw-8580322

    Travis Kelce’s First Film as a Producer, My Dead Friend Zoe, to Debut at SXSW

    My oh my, our boy Travis certainly has become a busy beaver. Seems like him and Taylor are having a personal competition as to who's the most famous?

    Those two may be the most famous worldwide couple since Antony & Cleopatra. 😂

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The more other teams bulk up on talent the higher the odds go for a KC 3peat. Suits my interest just fine.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SanctionII said:
    Maybe.

    The answer will reveal itself during the months of January and February, 2025 (will the Chiefs make the playoffs?; and if they do, will they go 3-0 or 4-0 in the playoffs to win the Lombardi trophy?).

    In the mean time, place your bets now with your favorite Sports betting site.

    Another similar question is whether SF will threepeat next year as a participant in the NFC title game?

    It is interesting to me that what SF and its fans are now experiencing (having now gone through 29 NFL seasons [1995 through 2023] without winning a Superbowl and going 0-3 in Superbowl games during that 29 year stretch) is what the Denver Broncos and its fans (including me) experienced over 37 AFL/NFL seasons [1960 through 1996] without winning a Superbowl and going 0-4 in Superbowl games during that 36 year stretch.

    I remember how lousy it was for long suffering Denver Bronco fans to see that team not win a Lombardi Trophy after playing in four Superbowls (probably fans of Buffalo and Minnesota have experienced the same). And I suspect that fans of the 49rs are experiencing the same thing now.

    Kyle Shanahan should talk to his dad about his dad's experience coaching Denver to its first two Superbowl wins in the 1998 and the 1999 Superbowls. Maybe doing so will help Kyle Shanahan as he moves forward towards OTAs and the opening of 2024 Training Camp in a little over 5 months.

    Another thing for this Denver Bronco fan is that the success that K.C. is experiencing does not bother me at all. Denver vs. K.C games have been really fun to experience, regardless of who wins. Good for the Chiefs and the AFC West. I would think the same way about the Chargers if they were successful. I would not think the same way about the Raiders however.

    Denver had Terrell Davis for those 2 SBs That's what would help Kyle.

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    spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,470 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would bet against it, odds are not for a 3-peat unless a team is more dominant than the Chiefs have been..........


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