Reflecting on the 10 Defining Moments of the Kansas City Chiefs' 2013 Season

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Reflecting on the 10 Defining Moments of the Kansas City Chiefs' 2013 Season
John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
Image edited by Brett Gering

At this point last year, this wouldn't have been a slideshow. It would've been a slide. Two at most. 

The 2012 Kansas City Chiefs were a special kind of awful.

With the exception of cardiac kids Jamaal Charles and Justin Houston—and for the record, ballooned elbow or not, I would never call Houston "kid" if I was within arm's reach of him. Two-to-one odds that man's first shave came in a high chair—headlining an overtime upset at New Orleans, every "defining" moment would've just been a cringeworthy turnover by a head-hanging quarterback.

Opportunity knocks but once. The second time around, judging by the hordes of multi-millionaire owners lining up at his doorstep, Andy Reid is the one who knocks.

After departing Philadelphia—a city never high on appreciation (see Rocky statue, Joe Frazier...Wikipedia entry?)—the Kool-Aid Man barged into Kansas City living rooms like a sugar-buzzed Kramer

Because they reside in the same division as (arguably) the greatest regular-season quarterback of all-time, the 2013 Chiefs didn't have a "worst to first" ending—more like layoffs to playoffs, which, in itself, is no feat to scoff at. 

The following moments, amongst scads of others, kept ticket holders thoroughly glued to Kansas City's road-to-redemption narrative. 

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