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Chiefs getting out the yellow paint for the postseason

The team is once again bringing back the classic 1960s end zone paint scheme for this Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans.

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

In recent days, some Kansas City Chiefs fans had noticed images of the Arrowhead Stadium end zones showing the team name painted in a different style than usual — leading to online speculation that the team was bringing back the classic yellow end zone paint scheme for the postseason.

On Wednesday, the team tweeted a video of the ground crew painting the field for Sunday’s Divisional round game against the Houston Texans — one that appeared to carefully avoid showing the end zones.

But on Thursday, the team went all in.

As you can see in a live-stream video from the Mothership posted on Thursday, the yellow paint for the retro look was being applied to the end zones; the team is indeed bringing it back for the postseason.

The team had previously brought back this paint scheme for the 2019 home opener against the Baltimore Ravens.

Prior to September, the Chiefs had not used the scheme since their final game in Municipal Stadium on December 25, 1971 — the famous double-overtime playoff loss to the Miami Dolphins. It was commonly used during the years the team played at at the old stadium — including, of course, the championship season 50 years ago.

For this postseason run, the Chiefs are pulling out all the stops.

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