It wasn’t particularly pretty, but the Kansas City Chiefs made NFL history with their 26-10 win over the New England Patriots tonight.
With the victory, the Chiefs moved to 4-0 on the season. It is the fourth-straight year they’ve started off 4-0, an NFL record.
Think about that stat for a second. The last three years, Kansas City has started 4-0 with Patrick Mahomes, but also reeled five wins to kick off 2017 with Alex Smith starting at quarterback.
Also, of all the great teams and dynasties the NFL has seen–Brady/Belichick Patriots, the 70s Steelers, 80s 49ers, 90s Cowboys etc.–none ever were quite as good as the Chiefs have been starting off the year.
The @Chiefs have now started 4-0 for the fourth straight season.
They are the first team to accomplish that feat in NFL history.
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) October 6, 2020
The Chiefs haven’t looked like the offensive juggernaut they are at times this season, but they’re still 4-0. They get a home game with the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 5, and if they survive that, will be 5-0 heading into a Week 6 showdown with the formidable Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo is also 4-0 heading into a date with the Tennessee Titans this weekend. Thus far, they look like a top contender in the AFC, along with the Chiefs and Ravens.