September 2, 2023
By Fred Liggett
The NFL off season has come to an end which means the work begins for the Kansas City Chiefs to repeat as Super Bowl Champions. Since the Chiefs won Super Bowl 57 in Phoenix, Arizona there has been a lot of talk about the big game. Now there is a lot of talk about going back to the big game, Super Bowl 58, set to be played in Las Vegas, Nevada.
When the Chiefs won Super Bowl 54 in south Florida the talk of winning the big game ended about a month later thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. No TV appearances, team celebrations and a trip to the White House. This past off-season the Chiefs were able to enjoy a normal off season for a Super Bowl Champion with a number of commercials, hosting TV shows and being welcomed to the White House by President Biden. To cap off the busy summer schedule the team held a private ring ceremony inside Kansas City’s historic Union Station.
Now the time has come to get back to work and try to do it all over again. The last team to repeat as Super Bowl Champions were the New England Patriots who won the big game after the 2003 and 2004 seasons. Chiefs players know the odds facing them and were quick to say after enjoying their ring ceremony “it was time to move on” to the next season.
To get back to the big game in February the Chiefs will have to win some big games first as the schedule maker has the team playing future hall of famer Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets on the road. Later the Chiefs host the Eagles in a Super Bowl 57 rematch on a Monday night. A flight to Germany is planned where the Chiefs take on Tyreek Hill and the Miami Dolphins. The Chiefs will also face the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals who hope to dethrone the Chiefs from the top of the AFC. With home games set for both Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve Chiefs fans are excited to get this repeat attempt underway.
During the off-season Chiefs All Pro Travis Kelce was asked how much longer he thought he could continue playing and the Chiefs winning ways. Kelce responded “til the wheels fall off.” The NFL season can be a long journey with 17 games played over 18 weeks but as long as the wheels stay on the Chiefs chances look good for a return to the big game. That’s What I REID Into it for this season.