We knew this day was coming. You knew we would write something about it.
20 years ago on this date, January 16, 1994, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Houston Oilers. It was in the AFC Divisional round, which pushed the Chiefs to face the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship game. The Chiefs would lose that game to the Bills, sparking eight straight playoff losses over the next 20 years, an NFL record.
That January 16, 1994 game came against a team that that doesn't exist anymore in a division that doesn't exist anymore and played in a stadium that doesn't exist anymore. It was also the last time the Chiefs won a playoff game.
The heartbreak usually doesn't hurt this bad. Maybe that's because the cuts are so fresh. It was less than two weeks ago that the Chiefs had the most Chiefs playoff loss of all-time by blowing a 28-point lead. Was it the worst feeling ever? You can be the judge, but it's up there.
It's so long ago that I can barely remember what stage of life I was in. I watched the game with Chris and my Dad in the living room. I was still planning on playing in the NBA at that point -- assuming, you know, MLB didn't work out. The Chiefs being a good team wasn't something I savored or tried to remember because the Chiefs were always good and my 10-year old self never would have imagined we would be sitting here today talking about January 16, 1994.
As KC Chiefs fans, our natural state is depression. So please take the time today to watch all three video installments below of the Chiefs last playoff win against the Oilers. It will certainly add to your depression.
(Note: The Keith Cash spike on the Buddy Ryan sign is at the 47:20 mark of the second video).
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