KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid might spend hours waxing poetic about enjoying at Arrowhead Stadium.
He’ll extoll the virtues of the gang, which set a Guinness World Document final season for loudest outside stadium on the planet.
He’ll reward the die-hards that present up hours earlier than kickoff, pouring into the parking zone and creating a university-like environment on recreation days.
He’ll level out that the venue is among the hardest locations for an opponent to play.
What Reid gained’t talk about, both by selection or by ignorance, is the truth that the Chiefs haven’t gained a postseason recreation of their forty four-yr-previous house in additional than 20 years.
“I really like bringing groups in right here,” Reid stated Monday, “and now a playoff recreation — it was rocking and rolling that recreation the place they set the decibel document. The bottom was shaking. And I can’t anticipate this.”
The Chiefs welcome the Steelers on Sunday within the divisional spherical of the playoffs, a rematch of a lopsided Week four loss in Pittsburgh.
It’s the primary time Kansas Metropolis has hosted a playoff recreation since 2011, when the Ravens romped to a 30-7 victory, and the primary time there was a divisional spherical matchup on the stadium pitched simply off Interstate 70 since a loss to Indianapolis on Jan. eleven, 2004.
Not surprisingly, the Chiefs are gearing up for an enormous weekend.
Workforce president Mark Donovan hung out Monday discussing the sport-day occasions which might be deliberate, and the way parking tons will open for keen tailgaters sooner than regular. Donovan stated tickets have been bought out and that the gang might be one of many largest and loudest in years.
However requested concerning the Chiefs’ playoff futility at residence, Donovan was caught a bit speechless.
“I don’t know if you need to win video games to revive or solidify the long-lasting nature of Arrowhead,” he stated. “I had the great fortune of working for the NFL and touring to all of the markets and being in all of the stadiums, and there’s one thing particular about Arrowhead, and the playoffs will enlarge that.”
Maybe that’s true, however that “particular” feeling has nothing to do with playoff historical past.
Kansas Metropolis has misplaced 4 straight residence playoff video games, three of them within the divisional spherical, since beating the Steelers — coincidentally sufficient — within the wild-card spherical on Jan. eight, 1994.
Three of them have been one-possession video games, solely underlining the frustration skilled at residence.
The truth is, the Chiefs have solely gained two playoff video games at house of their historical past, despite the fact that they proudly…