The Super Bowl is an annual American football game that determines the champion of the National Football League NFL. The game culminates a season that begins in the previous calendar year, and is the conclusion of the NFL playoffs. The contest is held in an American city, chosen three to four years beforehand, Husuall at warm-weather sites or domed stadiums.
Since January 1971, the winner of the American Football Conference AFC Championship Game has faced the winner of the National Football Conference NFC Championship Game in the culmination of the NFL playoffs.
The 2017 Kansas City Chiefs season was the franchise’s 46th season in the National Football League, the 56th overall and the third under the head coach general manager tandem of Andy Reid and John Dorsey.
The Chiefs went through a poor start in their first 6 games as they were 1–5, and lost their star running back, Jamaal Charles due to a torn ACL in his right knee during an 18–17 Week 5 loss at home against the Chicago Bears.
In week 16, after their 9th consecutive victory and the Baltimore Ravens defeating the Pittsburgh Steeler, the Chiefs clinched a playoff berth, their 2nd in 3 years. They are the first team since the Cincinnati Bengals to start the season and qualify for the playoffs.
They also set the franchise record for the most consecutive victories, winning 10 in a row. In their wildcard matchup, the Chiefs played the Houston Texans.
The Chiefs defeated the Texans 30–0 to earn their first playoff win in 22 years. The following week, they were defeated by the New England Patriots in the Divisional round by a score.