Chiefs on the hunt for NFL’s elusive three-peat after becoming back-to-back Super Bowl champions

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The Kansas City Chiefs joined an elite institution erstwhile they overcame nan San Francisco 49ers successful overtime successful Las Vegas connected Sunday nighttime to go back-to-back Super Bowl champions.

In doing so, they became conscionable nan eighth NFL squad to successfully take sides their title successful consecutive seasons.

A comparatively lackluster play resulted successful Kansas City entering nan large crippled arsenic nan underdog – a conception that backmost Patrick Mahomes quickly dismissed while hoisting nan Vince Lombardi Trophy for nan 3rd clip successful his career.

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With 3 Super Bowl wins successful conscionable 5 seasons, nan Chiefs person surely earned their correct to a dynasty claim. But their streak mightiness not yet beryllium over. 

"The goal’s ever been to get three, but we couldn’t get present without getting to 2 and having that target connected our backmost each year," seasoned tight extremity Travis Kelce said during nan position of nan Vince Lombardi Trophy.

"I couldn’t beryllium much proud of you guys," he continued, speaking straight to his teammates. "And really astir it – we get a chance to do it 3 times successful a row."

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"How do you get excited for that, baby? You spell statement successful Las Vegas and get backmost to it!"

With that, nan Chiefs are now connected nan hunt for nan elusive three-peat – a feat ne'er accomplished by immoderate NFL team.

Only 8 teams person ever successfully defended their title of reigning Super Bowl champions, pinch nan Pittsburgh Steelers being nan only squad to person ever done it twice. The past back-to-back champion was nan New England Patriots successful 2003 and 2004. 

The biggest facet impacting Kansas City’s chances for a three-peat will beryllium really nan Chiefs style their roster successful nan offseason. 

Defensive tackle Chris Jones will beryllium nan apical attraction arsenic he is group to go a free agent. Long-term statement negotiations person been taking spot for nan past 2 offseasons, and Jones moreover held retired done Week 1 earlier agreeing to a one-year deal.

Cornerback L'Jarius Sneed will besides beryllium a apical privilege for Chiefs wide head Brett Veach.

"Sometimes I look astatine our business and I'm like, 'I don't cognize really we're going to do this,' but we usually activity done things systematically and person a database of nan priorities," Veach said earlier Sunday’s game, per ESPN.

"It's highly difficult because you person 2 keystone players there."

Super Bowl LIX seems for illustration a life away, but Vegas is already making its prime for adjacent year’s champion.

So, wherever do nan Chiefs fall? According to Caesars Sportsbook, Kansas City enters nan offseason pinch nan second-lowest likelihood astatine +700 down nan favourite San Francisco 49ers astatine +575.

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