KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bad news for Chiefs fans.
We mentioned a bit of good news yesterday, noting oddsmakers' confidence in a Kansas City win.
That said, the team has the worst playoff history among the 12 teams that made the 2019 postseason, including the eight teams that remain alive entering the Divisional Round playoffs.
Then again, that’s to be expected, because Kansas City has the second-worst postseason record in NFL history at 10-19.
Only the perpetually bungling Cincinnati Bengals, who have only won five of 19 playoffs games, have a worse postseason win percentage.
Yes, the Detroit Lions (7-13, .350), Cleveland Browns (11-20, .355) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-9, .400) have better playoff win percentages than the Chiefs’ .345.
However, an optimistic fan should know that Kansas City could vault five teams and move up to 26th with three straight games, and a Super Bowl, this postseason.
And with Patrick Mahomes, anything is possible.
The top four teams all-time in NFL postseason win percentage advanced in 2019.
New England, whose .649 playoffs win percentage is the best in history, were eliminated last week, but Baltimore, Green Bay and San Francisco remain in the hunt.
Here’s the list. Read ‘em and weep:
Team — Record (win%)
1. Baltimore — 15-9 (.625)
2. Green Bay — 34-22 (.607)
3. San Francisco — 30-20 (.600)
4. Seattle — 17-16 (.515)
5. Tennessee — 16-20 (.444)
6. Houston — 4-5 (.444)
7. Minnesota — 21-29 (.420)
8. Kansas City — 10-19 (.345)