The team was formed in 1960 as the AFL's Dallas Texans. They won a championship in 1962 then moved and became the Kansas City Chiefs the following season. They became a dominant team in the late 1960s, with 4 playoff berths. They lost in Super Bowl I in 1966, the first meeting of AFL and NFL teams. In 1969, the dominated Minnesota for a Super Bowl IV victory. From 1972-89, the Chiefs went on a long streak of years in which the missed the playoffs. They finally recovered in early 1990s under the direction of Marty Schottenheimer, with 7 playoff berths in 8 years from 1990-1997. They also had Joe Montana play quarterback during his final seasons. The Chiefs had their most recent playoff apperance in 2003. They have recently had incredibly offenses and amazing players such as Trent Green and Tony Gonzales, but have been plagued by bad defenses.
"The Purple People Eaters of Minnesota were viewed by many as the most hard-nosed defense in the league, but the Kansas City Chiefs were the toughest team today, as the have won the Super Bowl."
by Sports Info July 05, 2006
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The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. They are currently members of the Western Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL).

The Chiefs hold the distinction of being the second AFL team (after the New York Jets) to defeat an NFL club in an AFL-NFL World Championship Game when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.

The Chiefs are led by: Trent Green (QB), Priest Holmes (RB), Larry Johnson (RB), and Eddie Kennison (WR).
1) The Kansas City Chiefs are the best team in the NFL.
by JulianQ May 16, 2006

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