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"The Franchise" presented by GEHA | Ep. 15: The Playoff Push
This week, on "The Franchise" presented by GEHA, the Chiefs head toward the playoffs as the regular season comes to a close. We relive the thriller in New England that saw the Chiefs clinch their fourth consecutive AFC West title and return home with a few members of the team. Then, we sit down with Quarterback Patrick Mahomes as he takes us through the snowy win over the Denver Broncos. And finally, we finish off the year strong, as we recap the final two games of the season and the path in which the Chiefs locked up the 2nd seed in a tight AFC Playoff race.
The Franchise Episode 14: Super Bowl LVII | Presented by GEHA
Season 3, Episode 14: As the Chiefs prepare for Super Bowl LVII, they reflect on their historic journey to Arizona. The Chiefs pack up and travel to Arizona, their home for the week, while they prepare to face Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles. During a week of important preparations, distractions loom as seemingly endless media availability persists. Travis Kelce and Frank Clark lead the Chiefs to lock in during an important week of practice at Arizona State University. Enjoying the Arizona sun, Voice of the Chiefs Mitch Holthus reflects on the climb, in both the long and short terms, that it's taken for the Chiefs to reach the top of the NFL. Then, in a memory-setting night in Glendale, the Chiefs defeat the Eagles in Super Bowl LVII. Down 10 points at halftime, Patrick Mahomes guts out a nagging ankle injury to thrust the Chiefs into the history books. Travis Kelce, Nick Bolton, Isiah Pacheco, Kadarius Toney, and Skyy Moore catch touchdowns as the Chiefs light up the scoreboard. With 8 seconds to go, Harrison Butker kicks a go-ahead field goal to bring home a second Lombardi trophy over the last four seasons. Chiefs Kingdom comes together on Grand Avenue in Kansas City to celebrate one of the greatest runs in NFL history.
The Franchise Episode 13: The Championship Round | Presented by GEHA
Season 3, Episode 13: In this championship edition of The Franchise presented by GEHA, Clark Hunt reflects on the journey his father, Lamar Hunt, took during the inception of the AFL. Now regarded as a key member of the NFL's beginnings, Clark discusses how important it is to the Chiefs to have an opportunity to bring home a third Lamar Hunt trophy against the Bengals. After enduring an ankle injury against the Jaguars, quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the subject of a media blitz as the football world looks forward to the AFC Championship. Cody Tapp and Alex Gold look forward to the Chiefs' matchup against Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals. Then, the Chiefs meet the Bengals for the fourth time in just over a year. Chris Jones, Frank Clark, and Travis Kelce bring legendary performances as Patrick Mahomes leads the team to their third straight Lamar Hunt trophy in four years. The Chiefs earn a berth in Super Bowl 57, where they will meet the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Franchise Episode 11: All Hands on Deck | Presented by GEHA
Season 3, Episode 11: The NFL playoff picture is starting to take shape as the Denver Broncos come to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium lead by interim head coach Jerry Rosburg and quarterback Russell Wilson. The Kansas City Chiefs are held in check but Jerick McKinnon scores two touchdown and quarterback Patrick Mahomes breaks the 5,000 passing yard threshold. The Chiefs come out victorious 27-24 and they wait for the result of the Bills and Bengals game on Monday night. Unfortunately there is a tragic situation that occurs to Damar Hamlin, a Bill's safety, that results in the game being canceled. The Chiefs Vice President of Sports Medicine and Performance Rick Burkholder address the Chiefs staff and explains how he prepares the team for a long postseason run with the help of his fellow trainers Donald Glover and Tiffany Morton. The Kansas City Chiefs then travel to Las Vegas, Nevada to take on the Las Vegas Raiders. The team jumps out to a big lead with some fancy new formations. Cornerback Trent McDuffie is wired for a great game by the defense.
The Franchise Episode 10: Can't Hold Us Down | Presented by GEHA
Season 3, Episode 10: The Kansas City Chiefs travel to Texas in Week 15 to take on the Houston Texans for a chance to win seven straight AFC West titles. The game goes into overtime but the Chiefs are able to pull out a win 30-24 thanks to a fumble recovery by Willie Gay Jr. and a long touchdown run by Jerick McKinnon. Rookie cornerback Trent McDuffie utilizes his day off to watch film and take notes on the upcoming opponent, the Seattle Seahawks. He reflects on his rookie year and prepares for the Chiefs Rookie Graduation. The graduation is also attended by the whole rookie class including George Karlaftis, Skyy Moore, Isiah Pacheco, and Bryan Cook. Winter weather strikes Kansas City as Christmas Eve falls on the Chiefs Kingdom. The Seattle Seahawks roll into GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium as the teams face-off in week 16. The Chiefs are victorious 24-10 due in part to incredible play by Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs defense who keep quarterback Geno Smith in check. Following the game Andy Reid is gifted a Christmas present of a double cheeseburger by Travis Kelce and the team. Trey Smith takes time this holiday season with his sister following the game and go to lunch at Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue. This episode features music by GRIZ.
The Franchise Episode 9: The Longest Road | Presented by GEHA
Season 3, Episode 9: As the Chiefs take on a three game road stand, they prepare to take on Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals in a rematch of the AFC Championship game. First rounder George Karlaftis and his girlfriend Kaia prepare for Christmas as George reflects on his long journey to the American gridiron. Patrick Mahomes gives back to the community that has embraced him since day one in his third annual 15 and the Mahomies gala. L'Jarius Sneed reflects on his miraculous journey to the NFL, and the Chiefs defeat the Broncos for the 14th straight time. The Chiefs' three game road stretch sets the stage for an epic seeding race with the rest of the AFC.
The Franchise Episode 8: Eatin' Good | Presented by GEHA
Season 3, Episode 8: Now well into their 2022 season, the Kansas City Chiefs memorialize the late Robert Thomas with a special patch and ceremony. The father of legendary Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas, Robert Thomas was crew member on a B-52 Stratofortress in Operation Linebacker II. The Chiefs take on the Jacksonville Jaguars, and come away with a 27-17 victory as Carlos Dunlap notches his 100th career sack. Now in his thirteenth season, Dunlap reflects on his time in the league and the things he's learned over his career. Then, the Chiefs' offensive line meets on their day off to grab brunch together at KC's Homesteader Cafe, an important ritual during a long season. Orlando Brown Jr. speaks on the importance of bonding to their success on the field. Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes prepare for an AFC West showdown with Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers, and the Chiefs come away with a signature comeback victory after three touchdowns by tight end Travis Kelce. Frank Clark and Justin Reid give back to their communities with thanksgiving week turkey drives, and the Chiefs take on Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams in a cross-conference test against the reigning Super Bowl Champs.
The Franchise Episode 7: Our Style of Fight | Presented by GEHA
Season 3, Episode 7: As the Chiefs meet the San Francisco 49ers in a Week 7 duel, Patrick Mahomes connects with Mecole Hardman for three touchdowns in a 44-23 rematch of Super Bowl LIV. Then, a much-needed BYE week for the team does not go wasted by Brett Veach and the front office staff, who acquire wide receiver Kadarius Toney ahead of the NFL's 2022 Trade Deadline. Juan Thornhill takes advantage of the BYE Week to propose to his girlfriend Reagan in Savannah Georgia. Regan and Juan reflect on their engagement, and life in the NFL. The Chiefs induct Kimble Anders into their Hall of Fame. Then, Andy Reid and company get back to football in a gritty matchup versus Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans. The Chiefs' defense steps up in a quiet night for the offense as the 5-2 Chiefs and 5-2 Titans duel into overtime.
The Franchise Episode 6: Best on Best | Presented by GEHA
Season 3, Episode 6: In this episode of the Franchise presented by GEHA, Chiefs Kingdom prepares to enjoy a two-game home stand as the Chiefs prepare to square off against the Raiders and the Bills. Chiefs fans share a little bit about what makes tailgating at Arrowhead so special. Then, the Chiefs take on Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders in a stunning showdown. Down 17-0 early, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs fight back, throwing four touchdowns to tight end Travis Kelce. The Chiefs rally and win the game. Defensive Backs coach Dave Merritt talks about his young group of DBs as the Chiefs prepare to take on Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills. The Bills come to town in the latest entries of one of the NFL's greatest quarterback match-ups. Despite a great performance from Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs defense, the Bills come out victorious. The Chiefs prepare to take on the San Francisco 49ers in a re-match of Super Bowl 54.
The Franchise Episode 5: A Chance for Retribution | Presented by GEHA
In this episode of The Franchise presented by GEHA, the Chiefs sustain their first loss of the 2022 season to the Indianapolis Colts. L'Jarius Sneed and the Chiefs defense get after Matt Ryan, but their pressure is not enough to overcome a gritty performance by the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. A northeast native, assistant general manager Mike Borgonzi has been a Chief since 2009 — years of hard work are coming to fruition. However, balancing family life is of the utmost importance to Borgonzi as he continues to ascend the ranks in the Chiefs' front office. Hurricane Ian approaches Florida's west coast as the Chiefs prepare to take on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mitch Reynolds and Brock Baumert make contingency plans as the Chiefs' matchup with the Bucs is nearly shifted to Minneapolis. Then, the Chiefs dominate the Buccaneers in a rematch of Super Bowl 55.
The Franchise Episode 4: Whole World Watchin' | Presented by GEHA
Season 3, Episode 4: As the Chiefs begin their 2022 campaign, defensive end Mike Danna reflects on his journey to the gridiron. Then, the Chiefs travel to Glendale to take on the Arizona Cardinals. Safety Justin Reid lobbies Coach Andy Reid to let him put his kicking capabilities to the test in a real game. When kicker Harrison Butker sustains an injury, Reid's talents are put to the test as the emergency kicker. The Chiefs breeze past the Cardinals to open the NFL season. On a short week, the team prepares to take on Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers in the first ever Thursday Night game on Amazon Prime. Down by ten points in the second half, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs rally to a victory over their division rival on the back of the longest go-ahead pick six in NFL history from rookie Jaylen Watson. Jaylen Watson chronicles his journey from a small junior college to the biggest stage in the NFL.
The Franchise Episode 3: One Percent Better | Presented by GEHA
Season 3, Episode 3: As the Chiefs' 2022 Training Camp comes to a close, Brett Veach and the front office staff lock in on choosing the final 53 man roster. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs move home to Kansas City just in time for pre-season game number two against the Commanders. Against Washington, the Chiefs earn their first win of the pre-season on the heals of two touchdowns from tight end Jody Fortson. Fortson's pre-season re-emergence marks the end a long road back from an achilles injury. As he prepares for the regular season, we catch up with him and his mom on the player's day off to reflect on the road he's traveled over the last year. Then, Kansas City mourns the loss of legendary quarterback Len Dawson. Against the Packers, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs honor the Hall of Fame QB with a classic "choir huddle" to open the game. Then, the Chiefs beat the Packers on two touchdowns from Matt Bushman. With the pre-season behind them, the Chiefs finalize their 53 man roster.
The Franchise Episode 2: Living Your Dreams | Presented by GEHA
Season 3, Episode 2: While the Kansas City Chiefs are hard at work with Training Camp, the security team keeps the mood light with "Bob the Bobcat" in the dorms. Go inside the wide receiver group with JuJu Smith-Schuster and Skyy Moore as they are mic'd up for practice. Justin Reid and Joe Thuney take a break from practice with a game of chess. The offensive and defensive line work hard at practice with Trey Smith and Chris Jones. Elijah Lee returns home to Blue Springs High School as they begin their preseason camp. Matt Nagy is back with the Chiefs and discusses his return. The team travels to Chicago, and Travis Kelce meets with the Production team the day before the game. The Chiefs face the Chicago Bears in Preseason Week One and Justin Watson discusses his game and first camp with the Chiefs.
The Franchise Episode 1: Setting The Standard | Presented by GEHA
Season 3, Episode 1: As the Kansas City Chiefs get ready for the 2022 NFL Season, they make their way back to Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph. Clark Hunt introduces the team's winning tradition to fresh faces. Steve Spagnuolo and Joe Cullen work with the young Chiefs defense to prepare for Training Camp and the season. Rookie Cornerback Trent McDuffie gets introduced to Kansas City culture. Then, fans are back and Training Camp begins as the 2022 season rapidly approaches. Travis Kelce and JuJu Smith-Schuster rally the team to persevere during the first weeks of camp, and Orlando Brown arrives just in time for padded practices.
The Franchise Episode 14: Divisional Round | Presented by GEHA
Season 2, Episode 14: On this episode of The Franchise presented by GEHA, our playoff campaign continues. Coordinators Steve Spagnuolo and Eric Bieniemy reflect on the last time the Bills and Chiefs met. Then, we follow the legendary voice of the Chiefs, Mitch Holthus, through his pre-game routine as he prepares to call one of the most important games of his career. Finally, the Chiefs meet the Bills in an instant-classic Divisional playoff game. Down by three points with thirteen seconds (:13) left in the fourth quarter, Patrick Mahomes connected with Travis Kelce to put the Chiefs in field goal range. After Harrison Butker sent the game to overtime, Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce connected for the game winning score that keep the Chiefs' Super Bowl dreams alive.
The Franchise Episode 12: The Playoff Push | Presented by GEHA
Season 2, Episode 12: On this episode of The Franchise, we fight to secure seeding in the 2021 NFL Playoffs as the regular season comes to a close. We wrap up our home campaign against the Pittsburgh Steelers, then compete in two tough road trips against the Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos. Tyrann Mathieu, Travis Kelce, Mecole Hardman, and Frank Clark reflect on the end of the season and The Athletic's Nate Taylor breaks down end-of-season seeding scenarios.
The Franchise Episode 11: Division Dominance | Presented by GEHA
Season 2, Episode 11: On this episode of The Franchise, we go to battle with two division foes in back to back weeks. As the team looks to host the Las Vegas Raiders and head on the road for Thursday Night Football against the Los Angeles Chargers. But before all of that, we catch up with the Head Coach of the Head Coach, Andy Reid's wife Tammy, as she gives us a lesson in Christmas baking. And finally, planning a trip for an NFL team is no easy task, and we can a behind the scenes look at how it all goes down.
The Franchise Episode 8: Finding Balance | Presented by GEHA
Season 2, Episode 8: Moving on from a hard loss to the Tennessee Titans, we head off the field with James Winchester and Demarcus Robinson's families as they take in everything Fall in Kansas City has to offer. Then, we honor former Chiefs great Tim Grunhard, who was a stalwart along the offensive line during the 1990s. Finally, we recap an exciting Monday night game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium as quarterback Patrick Mahomes was wired for sound.
The Franchise Episode 7: More Than Ready | Presented by GEHA
Season 2, Episode 7: In this episode of The Franchise, we move on from a toss loss against the Buffalo Bills and prepare for a matchup with the Washington Football Team. We meet up with rookie offensive lineman Trey Smith at the YMCA Challenger Fantasy Camp and catch up with running back Darrel Williams after being thrust into a starting role. Finally, we take a tour of defensive lineman Alex Okafor's closet as he packs for the trip to Washington.
The Franchise Episode 6: Block the Noise | Presented by GEHA
Season 2, Episode 6: Following the loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, we catch up with Safety Tyrann Mathieu during his weekly yoga and mindfulness session. Then, we head to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles and secure Head Coach Andy Reid's 100th victory with the Chiefs. And finally, we make a pit stop at Big Charlie's Saloon, Philly's most recognizable Chiefs bar.
The Franchise Episode 5: Back Again | Presented by GEHA
Season 2, Episode 5: On this episode of The Franchise, we relive the exciting return of fans to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in the thrilling victory over the Cleveland Browns. Then, we take a look at the week of work leading up to the game in Baltimore as we sit down with Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy and Special Teams Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach Dave Toub. Finally, we head to Baltimore for a matchup with the Ravens.
The Franchise Episode 4: Stay Hungry | Presented by GEHA
Season 2, Episode 4: On this episode of The Franchise presented by GEHA, we sit down with Head Coach Andy Reid as we end the preseason at the newly christened GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, with the Chiefs squaring off against the Minnesota Vikings. We take a tour of Juan Thornhill's jersey collection and recap how his long road to recovery is finally coming to an end. And we catch up with the newest addition to the 53 man roster, Jody Fortson as he details his journey to make the 2021 Kansas City Chiefs.
The Franchise Episode 3: Fire Up | Presented by GEHA
Season 2, Episode 3: On this episode of The Franchise presented by GEHA, we go on the field with Head Coach Andy Reid as the team concludes training camp in St. Joseph, we attempt to catch some fish with 2nd year punter Tommy Townsend, get up close with newly acquired running back Jerick McKinnon, and see what long snapper James Winchester has in store for the last days of Chiefs camp. Finally, we step into the booth with defensive lineman Khalen Saunders also known as Sir Bink$. And as the preseason kicks off we relive the best sights and sounds from the first two weeks of the preseason.
The Franchise Episode 2: To the Moon | Presented by GEHA
Season 2, Episode 2: With training camp now underway, we get a look at an Andy Reid led practice through the eyes of quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Then, we spend an off day at the lanes with 3rd year wide receiver and amateur bowler Mecole Hardman. Finally, we sit down with rookie linebacker Nick Bolton as he discusses how his first training camp is going and his hopes for his 1st season in the NFL.
The Franchise Episode 1: Down the Line | Presented by GEHA
Season 2, Episode 1: Following a devastating loss in Super Bowl 55, the Kansas City Chiefs look to reload an already talented roster. We travel up to St. Joseph, Missouri for Chiefs training camp with newly acquired offensive lineman Orlando Brown Jr. as he details how his short time with the retooled offensive line has gone. Then, we rip open some packs with 5th year Chiefs offensive lineman, and professional Twitch streamer, Andrew Wylie. And finally, we kick it off in St. Joe as Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid and the rest of the Chiefs staff prepare to climb the mountain once again in hopes of a third straight Super Bowl appearance.