Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) carries past New Orleans Saints outside linebacker David Hawthorne (57) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game at the Superdome in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ There are only seven players left on the Kansas City Chiefs roster who've been with the team since the 2008 season, who have enjoyed scant few highs and unimaginable lows.
In that time span, there have been four coaching changes. There's been two seasons in which the Chiefs went 2-14, matching the franchise mark for futility. There was a murder-suicide that involved a teammate, and a fan revolt that came to symbolize a lost season a year ago.
Yet for Jamaal Charles, Brandon Flowers and the rest of those hardy souls, all of those years of disappointment have been worth it now that Kansas City is back in the playoffs.
The Chiefs visit Indianapolis on Saturday searching for their first postseason win since 2003.