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Bad Luck Chuck will stay home from Chiefs-Titans AFC Championship Game

Superstitions aren’t silly when your team wins a playoff game!

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes greets fans while leaving the field after the AFC Divisional Round playoff football game against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are playing the Tennessee Titans on Sunday for a chance at appearing in Super Bowl 54, and it would appear they are pulling out all the stops. The man nicknamed Bad Luck Chuck will be staying home for the game, and might even get a boost to his viewing party from Head & Shoulders.

Last week, the Chiefs were trailing the Texans 21-0 at the end of the first quarter. Charles Penn elected to leave the game at that point in hopes of switching things up for the team. After giving up a field goal early in the second quarter to fall behind 24-0, the Chiefs began their comeback. Mecole Hardman ran back a kick 58 yards that the Chiefs turned into a touchdown. It turned into a 51-7 run as Kansas City won 51-31 to advance to Sunday’s AFC title game.

Sports superstitions are nothing new. Most any passionate sports fan can probably point to a moment when they did something that made no sense but they believe it helped turned things around. When the 49ers played the Giants in the 2003 Wild Card round, they were getting blown out in the back half of the third quarter. Trailing 38-14, I got up and walked around my coffee table. Shortly after, the 49ers scored a touchdown. I decided to keep slowly walking around the coffee table and they kept scoring and eventually won 39-38.

Superstitions can be silly, but can you definitively prove they do nothing? That’s what I thought!