Chiefs on the hunt for NFL’s elusive three-peat after becoming back-to-back Super Bowl champions
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The Kansas City Chiefs joined an elite company when they overcame the San Francisco 49ers in overtime in Las Vegas on Sunday night to become back-to-back Super Bowl champions.
In doing so, they became just the eighth NFL team to successfully defend their title in consecutive seasons.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds the Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl LVIII, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
A relatively lackluster season resulted in Kansas City entering the big game as the underdog – a notion that quarterback Patrick Mahomes quickly dismissed while hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the third time in his career.
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With three Super Bowl wins in just five seasons, the Chiefs have certainly earned their right to a dynasty claim. But their streak might not yet be over.
"The goal’s always been to get three, but we couldn’t get here without getting to two and having that target on our back all year," veteran tight end Travis Kelce said during the presentation of the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
"I couldn’t be more proud of you guys," he continued, speaking directly to his teammates. "And how about it – we get a chance to do it three times in a row."
Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs holds the Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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"How do you get excited for that, baby? You go party in Las Vegas and get back to it!"
With that, the Chiefs