Kansas City Chiefs join NFL's second dynasty after win in Super Bowl LVIII

The Kansas City Chiefs joined an elite group of NFL teams after winning Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday. The Chiefs became the second team in the Super Bowl era to win three Super Bowls in a five-year span, joining the NFL's first dynasty, the New England Patriots, who did it twice, from 2001-04 and 2014-18.

Here's a look at the Chiefs' place in history following their latest championship and the criteria used to rank the NFL's greatest dynasties.

  1. New England Patriots (2001-18) The Patriots won three Super Bowls in a four-year span from 2001-04. After a 10-year hiatus, during which they suffered two heartbreaking losses, they won three Super Bowls in a five-year span from 2014-18. The Patriots' dynasty is unparalleled, winning six Super Bowls, nine AFC titles, and 17 division titles during the NFL's first two decades of the millennium.
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers (1972-79) After nearly 40 years of losing, the Steelers soared to uncharted heights during the 1970s. Led by team president Dan Rooney, head coach Chuck Noll, and a talented scouting department, the Steelers constructed arguably the most talented roster in pro football history. The Steelers won four Super Bowls in a six-year span, the only team to do so, and became the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls twice.
  3. Green Bay Packers (1960-67) Under Vince Lombardi, the Packers enjoyed a magical run that included five NFL titles in seven years. From 1960-67, Lombardi's Packers played for the NFL title six times, with the only loss coming against the Eagles in 1960. The Packers won back-to-back titles in 1961-62 and became the second NFL team to win three consecutive titles, including the first two Super Bowls.
  4. San Francisco 49ers (1981-94) The 49ers enjoyed a magical run that ultimately led to the franchise becoming the first to win five Vince Lombardi Trophies. Led by Bill Walsh's innovative West Coast offense, the 49ers were tabbed as the team of the '80s after winning Super Bowls XVI, XIX, and XXIII. In 1989, under first-year head coach George Seifert, the 49ers dismantled the Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV. The '90 49ers were a field goal away from possibly becoming the first team to win three consecutive Super Bowl titles.
  5. Kansas City Chiefs (2019-present) Andy Reid's team earned a seat at this exclusive table after winning Super Bowl LVIII. They joined the '70s Steelers, '90s Cowboys, '00s and '10s Patriots as the only teams to win three Super Bowls over a five-year span. The Chiefs' success is even more impressive considering it is happening during the Super Bowl era. Kansas City joined the Patriots as the only teams this century to play in four Super Bowls over a five-year span.
  6. Dallas Cowboys (1991-95) In just three years, Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones helped turn the Cowboys from a 1-15 outfit to Super Bowl champions. How did they do it? By forcing several popular yet aging veterans into retirement, making a slew of successful draft picks, and putting an emphasis on team speed.
  7. Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders: 1967-85 No NFL team enjoyed more consistent success than the Raiders during this span. During this 18-year run, the Raiders won 11 division titles, earned 15 playoff berths, captured one AFL title and three Super Bowls.

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