How many Super Bowls have the Chiefs won? History of Kansas City’s big game appearances

The Chiefs have a long legacy of Super Bowl appearances dating back to the NFL’s original championship games. But the franchise is in the midst of an extraordinary dynastic run in the 21st century.

Led by the coach-QB combo of Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City has made three Super Bowl trips in four years from 2020-23. They are on the precipice of a fourth if they defeat the 49ers in Super Bowl 58.

A fourth Super Bowl victory would put the franchise in rarefied air: Only six other NFL teams have claimed at least four championships, and the Chiefs would tie the Packers and Giants with four wins apiece.

Here’s what to know about their Super Bowl history.

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Chiefs Super Bowl history

When is the last time the Chiefs went to a Super Bowl?

The Chiefs’ most recent trip to the Super Bowl was last year. Kansas City defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 38-35, in Super Bowl 57 to claim the franchise’s third NFL championship.

Prior to that, the Chiefs played played in Super Bowl 54 in February 2020, beating the 49ers thanks to a comeback led by Mahomes. They lost to Tom Brady and the Buccaneers the following year, however, to avoid becoming repeat champions. It was the fourth appearance in the big game in franchise history but the first since 1970.

Game Date Opponent Result MVP
Super Bowl 1 Jan. 15, 1967 Packers Packers 35, Chiefs 10 Bart Starr
Super Bowl 4 Jan. 11, 1970 Vikings Chiefs 23, Vikings 7 Len Dawson
Super Bowl 54 Feb. 2, 2020 49ers Chiefs 31, 49ers 20 Patrick Mahomes
Super Bowl 55 Feb. 7, 2021 Buccaneers Buccaneers 31, Chiefs 9 Tom Brady
Super Bowl 57 Feb. 12, 2023 Eagles Chiefs 38, Eagles 35 Patrick Mahomes

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How many Super Bowls have the Chiefs won?

The Chiefs have won three Super Bowls. Their first title came in 1970 over the Vikings, with Len Dawson earning game MVP honors. That was three years after the Chiefs lost in the first-ever Super Bowl, which was then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship. Bart Starr and the Packers got the better of them that day.

Kansas City claimed their second ring three years ago. Patrick Mahomes led a comeback to beat the 49ers, 31-20. 

On Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, Mahomes and the Chiefs overcame a 10-point second half deficit to claim Super Bowl 57.

How many teams have won back-to-back Super Bowls?

Entering the 2023 NFL regular season, seven franchises have won consecutive Super Bowls, and it’s a feat that’s been accomplished eight times overall. The list:

  • Packers
  • Dolphins
  • Steelers (twice)
  • 49ers
  • Cowboys
  • Broncos
  • Patriots


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