The Kansas City Chiefs' first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years means the franchise is finally moving out of the shadow of the American Football League era and leaving one other team in the dust. The Chiefs' win over the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship game means the New York Jets are the lone team that has not reappeared in the Super Bowl since the NFL-AFL merger. The New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers and Oakland Raiders have all made the Super Bowl since both leagues converged in 1970. The Jets made an appearance in Super Bowl III – the first year the phrase “Super Bowl” was officially used.
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