The Kansas City Chiefs bye week is over — and you know know what that means.
It is time for your yearly reminder that Andy Reid has an excellent record after his team’s bye week. In his 21-year coaching career, Reid is 17-3 in the week following the bye for an 85% win percentage.
Two of Reid’s three post-bye losses actually came in Kansas City, but his record after the bye with the Chiefs is still good: 4-2 (66%).
Let’s remember Reid’s post-bye games since joining the Chiefs:
2013: Broncos 27, Chiefs 17
The previously-undefeated (9-0) Chiefs are handed their first loss of the season, as Peyton Manning threw for more than 300 yards and a touchdown and Montee Ball ran for two scores. This was the fourth of seven straight wins for the Broncos over the Chiefs.
2014: Chiefs 23, Chargers 20
Cairo Santos hit a 48-yarder, leaving 21 seconds on the clock, and safety Kurt Coleman picked off Philip Rivers to seal the game. The Chiefs improved to 3-3 and the Chargers dropped to 5-2 as the Chiefs snapped their five-game winning streak.
2015: Chiefs 29, Broncos 13
This was game in which Peyton Manning broke the career pass yardage record before throwing four interceptions and getting benched in favor of Brock Osweiler. Charcandrick West was the Chiefs’ rushing leader with 92 yards and a touchdown.
2016: Chiefs 26, Raiders 10
Spencer Ware ran for 131 yards and a touchdown, but the star of the game was Dontari Poe, who scored thanks to Hungry Pig Right. The play was considered a rush — but it looked more like a screen pass from Alex Smith.
2017: Giants 12, Chiefs 9 (OT)
One of the ugliest football games of all time. The Giants came in 1-8 and beat a previously 6-3 Chiefs team. Travis Kelce threw an interception. It was the second of four losses in a row that eventually led to Andy Reid reportedly giving Matt Nagy play-calling duties.
2018: Chiefs 40, Raiders 33
This was the Chiefs’ first game after releasing running back Kareem Hunt. Patrick Mahomes threw for 295 yards and four touchdowns — and without Hunt, was also the team’s leading rusher. Nine carries for 52 yards.
2019: Chiefs ??, Raiders ??
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What was your favorite post-bye win in the Reid era?
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2014 vs. Chargers
2015 vs. Broncos
2016 vs. Raiders
2018 vs. Raiders