“Run It Back” means something a little different for the guys from NFL Network.
Two of the co-hosts from “Good Morning Football” — AP lobbyist Peter Schrager and Kyle Brandt — run the video from an old game back once a week under the NFL Throwback umbrella.
This week, Schrager and Brandt dialed into the Kansas City Chiefs’ Divisional round matchup with the Houston Oilers from the 1993 playoffs. Spoiler alert: Joe Montana leads the Chiefs to upset Houston, and it would be Kansas City’s last playoff win for 22 seasons. It also marked Warren Moon’s final game with the Oilers.
Schrager recounted the Chiefs’ 1993 season.
SCHRAGER: “I went back and did a deep dive on the ‘93 Chiefs because you have to remember — they’ve had one playoff win in between 1973 and 1992, so it’s not this great, rich ‘70s and ‘80s Chiefs. There’s not much heart there. You know they won the Super Bowl in ‘70 with Lenny Dawson at quarterback, but there’s like this great void of Chiefs football for nearly two decades. They go and they get Montana. When I say Montana has not started a game in two full seasons because of an elbow injury, it means that this guy has been on ice for the 49ers, as Steve Young took the mantle of that QB1 and was on and leading them to playoff victories and MVP awards...
“Montana’s watching for two full seasons. So the Chiefs go and acquire him. He becomes the starting quarterback, and it’s not just Montana. Because simultaneously, Marcus Allen, maybe one of the greatest running backs of all time leaves the Raiders to go to the archrival Kansas City Chiefs.”
Led by Allen’s 15 touchdowns, the Chiefs finished the regular season 11-5 and won in overtime against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round, leading to this matchup against the Oilers.
What do you remember about the game?