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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs finished the regular season 14-2, best in team history, courtesy of their 38-21 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. They had a 10-game winning streak snapped but only after resting many of their key regulars. They won the AFC West championship for a fifth straight season.
All of that might be nice, but it will be quickly forgotten if the Chiefs don’t win three more games in the postseason and repeat as Super Bowl champions. This season’s Chiefs will be judged not for what they’ve done so far, but what’s to come from this point forward.
If the Chiefs get those three additional victories, they’ll have the NFL’s first back-to-back Super Bowl championships in 15 years. If the season ends without a second consecutive championship, it will be looked at as a failure. This season was always about repeating for the Chiefs. They re-signed many of their own players, quarterback Patrick Mahomes included,