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Chiefs in the exact quarterbacking situation as their last playoff win

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 3: Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs walks off the field after the game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium during on January 3, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 2: Joe Montana attends the 2nd Annual NFL Honors at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Tyler Kaufman/WireImage)

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 3: Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs walks off the field after the game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium during on January 3, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 2: Joe Montana attends the 2nd Annual NFL Honors at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Tyler Kaufman/WireImage)

Alex Smith is in for one crazy playoff victory, if history is any indication.

After all, his Kansas City Chiefs have seen this playoff matchup before. Their last playoff win came 22 years ago in Houston. They were led by a former San Francisco 49er, too.

1994: Chiefs. In Houston. Joe Montana, former 49ers QB. 2016: Chiefs. In Houston. Alex Smith, former 49ers QB.

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Joe Montana harnessed all of his old magic on Jan 17, 1994. He had sore ribs and a swollen left hand, but still guided Kansas City to a 28-point second half and a huge comeback win.

They lost to the dynasty Buffalo Bills in the next round. And the Chiefs haven't won a playoff game since that comeback.

That is, until Smith renders the 22-year circle complete and ends the drought as only a former 49er can.