Clark Hunt: “So special” to have AFC title game at home

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The Chiefs ended a long run without a home playoff win by beating the Colts 31-13 on Saturday and that win means they will be hosting the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium next Sunday.

It is the first time the game will be played in Kansas City and it is just the second time the Chiefs have gone to the conference championship since the AFL-NFL merger. Winning the game would mean winning the Lamar Hunt Trophy, which is named after the franchise’s founder and father of current owner Clark Hunt.

“It’s been a long time coming. It’s something we feel as an organization we should have accomplished in recent history,” Hunt said, via Adam Teicher of ESPN.com. “Since Andy [Reid] came here, we’ve had a lot of shots. But finally we get a chance to win that AFC championship and to get to do it at home is so special for us.”

The Chiefs will host either the Patriots or the Chargers next Sunday. They lost 43-40 in New England in Week Six and split two games with the Chargers with the Chargers win coming in Kansas City.

22 responses to “Clark Hunt: “So special” to have AFC title game at home

  1. Hard to believe with all of the success they had over the years.

    Its going to be loud and proud in Arrowhead!

    I love playoff football. Wish my Bears could have pulled it out! Oh well lol…

  2. rckymtnthnder17 says:
    January 12, 2019 at 10:21 pm
    The Broncos have won the “lamar Hunt trophy” 8 times. That’s 8 more times than the chiefs.
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    Cool story bro. What are the odds of a 9th next week?

  3. I am a normal Chiefs fan and met Lamar Hunt once in Las Vegas. He was a complete gentleman, introduced me to his wife and was truly a good person considering he had no idea who I was. It’s too bad he can’t be there to watch if the Chiefs win.

  4. rckymtnthnder17 says:
    January 12, 2019 at 10:21 pm
    The Broncos have won the “lamar Hunt trophy” 8 times. That’s 8 more times than the chiefs. ==========================================================================================

    Keep living in the past, as your Donkeys ain’t going to be playing for a 9th one next Sunday, nor anytime soon in the coming years.

  5. rckymtnthnder17 says:
    January 12, 2019 at 10:21 pm
    The Broncos have won the “lamar Hunt trophy” 8 times. That’s 8 more times than the chiefs.
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    Classic BURN to Chiefs fans! All of America outside of the 816 area code appreciates your humor! Can’t argue history!

    Good luck chiefs… You might catch up with the raiders success someday, then we can talk BRONCOS….

  6. rckymtnthnder17 says:
    January 12, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    The Broncos have won the “lamar Hunt trophy” 8 times. That’s 8 more times than the chiefs.
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    If the Chiefs cheated like the Broncos, they might have more than zero.

  7. Joe Toronto,
    Remember way back in the preseason when i said Patrick Mahomes was going to be better than Tom Brady. Was going to give the Chiefs a shot at the lombardi for years to come?
    Your comment was to say, “you might want to pump the brakes”.
    Well, i didnt touch the brakes, I keep my foot on the gas pedal….just like Mahomes.
    So glad the Raiders hace such a great scout like yourself

  8. Glad that IF pats win today they play KC on their field. May the best teams win and no excuses. Tired of the torrential tears about Pats at Gillette.

    But no matter what happens, The Dynasty is in the books, forever. Our reward for the first 40 years of penance and fasting.

  9. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    January 12, 2019 at 10:36 pm
    rckymtnthnder17 says:
    January 12, 2019 at 10:21 pm
    The Broncos have won the “lamar Hunt trophy” 8 times. That’s 8 more times than the chiefs.
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    Cool story bro. What are the odds of a 9th next week?

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    Nice Zinger! But let’s allow the man to enjoy Donkey history. It’s all he’s got.

  10. Not a Chiefs fan by any means but I like Andy Reid and I will root for them over either the Patriots or the Chargers. Nice to see some new faces at the top.

  11. This is finally our year. No way New England or the Chargers come into Arrowhead next week and win. Andy Reid simplified the defense after the Chargers loss and they’ve played so much better. Brady and Rivers have played some of their worst football in their careers at Arrowhead.

  12. It will also be special when they lose in their first ever AFC championship game at home next week. 🙂

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