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Comeback city

Comeback city

(Illustration by Krieg Barrie)


The number of games the 2020 Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs won in the postseason after trailing by double digits, an NFL rec­ord. The 2007 New York Giants came from behind to win four games in the postseason but had not trailed by double digits in any of those games. Other Super Bowl champions have come from behind to win three postseason games, but none had come back from more than one double-digit deficit. The Chiefs, after 10 games this season, had a 6-4 record before winning nine straight games to claim the Super Bowl title.


The number of points the Kansas City Chiefs scored in the last 8:33 of their Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 2. The Chiefs had been down 20-10 before coming back to win 31-20.


The number of come-from-behind wins in the 2015 postseason for the Kansas City Royals, Major League Baseball’s World Series champion that year. The number tied for the most comeback wins in a single postseason in MLB history.


The total number of runs the Royals scored after the seventh inning during 2015 postseason games, an MLB record, with the 2002 Angels a distant second with 36 runs, according to ESPN.

The number of games in which the Royals came from behind to win during the 2015 World Series. The Royals won the series 4 games to 1 against the New York Mets.