For the first time since 1970, the Kansas City Chiefs are playing the season as the defending Super Bowl champions.
This is a brand new feeling for most Kansas City Chiefs fans, as the organization has not been the reigning Super Bowl champion in five decades. How will that change things for the Chiefs, or will it?
Well, for one, it puts an immediate target on the team’s back, as teams will bring their A game each and every week. Everyone wants to be the team that takes down the champ and that’s what the Chiefs will be dealing with on a weekly basis this year.
For those who are also fans of the Royals, just think to how not even them winning the World Series, but just being in it put a target on their back. They didn’t win it all in 2014, but them making it to the Fall Classic only to come up short put them on the map and made them a target throughout the 2015 season.
They didn’t let that rile them though, instead using other teams’ targeting as a way to motivate themselves to go and get the title, which they did the second time around.
The Kansas City Chiefs will need to be prepared to defend their title and expect teams to do whatever it takes to take them down.
While the Chiefs don’t quite fall into the category that the Royals did, they’re definitely going to be a group that opponents make it a point to bring their all when they face the defending champs. No one is going to sleep on the reigning Super Bowl winners, especially with the Chiefs winning all three postseason games in comeback fashion.
No more will teams get a big lead against the Chiefs and then let up off the brakes. They saw what happens when they let the Chiefs gain momentum and that’s something the champs will have to deal with this year.
For the fans, this is going to be a special season no matter how it ends. We’ll get to watch our Super Bowl defending champion Chiefs take the field each week (hopefully COVID-19 doesn’t put the season on any kind of delay) and that’s something we could only dream of before February.
I saw some great Chiefs teams in the 90s, but when push came to shove, they couldn’t get to the biggest game of the year. Now that their choking label has been shed, fans can be a little more relaxed in big games and know that it is possible for this team to accomplish the ultimate goal, which is to win the Super Bowl.