The Kansas City Chiefs playoff winless streak is 21 years old right now, old enough to drink. It will turn 22 years old on January 16 of this year -- if the Chiefs don't win this weekend in the AFC Wild Card game against the Houston Texans.
It's fitting that the Chiefs are playing a Houston-based team because it was a Houston team they beat back on January 16, 1994 for their last playoff win. It was the Houston Oilers back then and the Chiefs, who were 7-point underdogs in the game, won the game for the right to go the AFC Championship game. The loss the following week to the Bills kicked off the 20-plus year playoff winless streak.
A few things from these highlights :
- A Houston player saying this about Joe Montana: "Knockout, baby. He won't last the first quarter."
- Keith Cash throwing the ball at the Buddy Ryan poster. Still the best thing ever.
- The Chiefs defense had nine sacks and three turnovers.
- Tim Grunhard in the locker room after the game: "Don't doubt us anymore. Now get out of here!"
Time to end the streak.