After 25 years, Chiefs wipe the slate clean. Up next, New England Patriots on Sunday

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January 14, 2019 - 9:47 AM

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) battles Indianapolis Colts defensive back George Odum for yardage in the second quarter during an AFC Divisional game on Saturday, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs advanced, 31-13. Jill Toyoshiba/Kansas City Star/TNS

The Chiefs new history is a minute old, maybe two, and here comes Andy Reid up the stairs and into the happiest moment of his six years in Kansas City. He catches eyes with his grandson, does a sort of grandpa two-step, then lifts him up for a hug. The old coach has known so much disappointment this time of year. Not now. Finally, not now.

The Chiefs’ new history is three minutes old, maybe four, and here comes Patrick Mahomes up those stairs like a bolt of lightning. He swoops in, smile stretching his face, and gives his headband to a small fan wearing a No. 15 T-shirt. The boy screams, poses for a picture, and yells toward nobody in particular.

“This is Mahomes!”

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