Bills vs Chiefs: Can Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs avoid the Super Bowl hangover?


The Buffalo Bills take on the Kansas City Chiefs tonight on NBC. Live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night in America. Sunday night’s match-up will also be available via live stream on Peacock.

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 the Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs:

  • Where: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO
  • When: Sunday, October 10
  • Start Time: 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff; live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night In America
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Stream liveWatch live on Peacock or with the NBC Sports App

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