KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Chiefs players said they’re confident the current squad will get a win in over the Tennessee Titans in Sunday’s AFC Championship.
Tim Grunhard, who lost in an AFC Championship as a player, said the experience of being in this position last year sets the team up for success this year.
“Experience is so important,” Grunhard said. “They've been there before, they understand what they need to do, they understand what the tempo is going to be.”
Kendall Gammon, a former long snapper, agrees. He thinks players understand the significance of this moment.
“You just recognize as a player that window of opportunity doesn't come along very often. Everyone is wholly and completely focused and ready to go. I'm looking for a great game on Sunday,” he said.
The game is at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday at 2:05 p.m. Grunhard and Gammon said the crowd will be a huge factor and it’s time those fans were rewarded with a trip to the Super Bowl.
“We put the fans through a lot here in Kansas City,” Grunhard admitted. “In the 90s we went to the playoffs I think nine times and never had the opportunity to go to the Super Bowl. We lost AFC Championship games a couple of times over the past 25 years. Let's get that monkey off our back and go to a Super Bowl and let the Kansas City Chiefs fans enjoy and be a part of watching a Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs in it!”