With Saturday marking their first home playoff win in 25 years, the Kansas City Chiefs are in a position to do something they never have before: win the Lamar Hunt Trophy.
The trophy is named after the late owner of the Chiefs and is awarded annually to the winner of the AFC. Kansas City can bring it home with a win in next Sunday's AFC Championship Game.
"It's been a long time coming. It's something we feel as an organization we should have accomplished in recent history," Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, son of Lamar, said after Saturday's divisional round win over the Indianapolis Colts, according to ESPN's Adam Teicher.
"Since (head coach 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."
Lamar Hunt founded the American Football League in 1960 and moved his Dallas Texans franchise to Kansas City in 1963 to become the Chiefs. He spearheaded the AFL-NFL merger and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972. Hunt died in 2006 after battling prostate cancer.
The Chiefs will host the AFC Championship Game for the first time against either the New England Patriots or Los Angeles Chargers.