Cincinnati Bengals vs Kansas City Chiefs: Can Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs avoid the Super Bowl hangover?


It’s the Cincinnati Bengals vs Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday afternoon as Joe Burrow and Patrick Mahomes meet in the AFC Conference Championships. Kick-off time is at 3:05 p.m. ET. See below for additional information on how to watch the game.

After hoisting up the Lombardi trophy in 2019 and then making a second consecutive Super Bowl appearance last year where they lost to Buccaneers 31-9, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs look to become the fourth team ever to reach 3 straight Super Bowls. However, NFL history has shown us that shaking off the “hangover” of a Super Bowl loss is an uphill battle.  Only 8 teams have made a repeat appearance to the Super Bowl the year after losing the big game. See below to find out which teams have achieved those feats.

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Teams that have made 3 or more consecutive Super Bowl Appearances:

  • Miami Dolphins (1971-1973) – Lost in ’71, won in ’72 and ’73.
  • Buffalo Bills (1990 -1993) – Lost in ’90-’93.
  • New England Patriots (2016-2018) – Won in ’16 and ’18, lost in ’17.

Teams that have made it back to the Super Bowl the year after losing:

  • 1970 + 1971 Dallas Cowboys (won SB VI in 1971 season)
  • 1971 + 1972 Miami Dolphins (won SB VII in 1972 season, then repeated in SB VIII)
  • 1973 + 1974 Minnesota Vikings (lost SB IX in 1974 season)
  • 1986 + 1987 Denver Broncos (lost SB XXII in 1987 season)
  • 1990-93 Buffalo Bills (Lost four straight Super Bowl appearances)
  • 2017-18 New England Patriots (won Super Bowl LIII in 2018 season)

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How to watch Cincinnati Bengals vs Kansas City Chiefs:

  • Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
  • Time: 3:05 p.m. ET
  • Where: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO
  • TV Channel: CBS

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