Chiefs-Raiders Rivalry Revisited

Posted Dec 13, 2012

To say the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders have a rivalry is a gross understatement. The AFC-West foes reunite Sunday in Oakland for the 108th meeting between the teams. The Chiefs have faced the Raiders more than any other team in franchise history; Sunday’s game will be the 52nd regular-season meeting in Oakland/Los Angeles.

Kansas City owns a 55-50-2 (.514) overall record against Oakland, including a 53-49-2 mark in the regular season. On the road, the series is tight (25-25-1). The Chiefs are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Oakland. Here’s a snapshot look at the results of said games:

Chiefs vs. Raiders –Last-10 matchups at Oakland

Date, Score Of, Game Note

12/28/02, L, 0-24 KC suffers first shutout since ’94.

10/20/03, W, 17-10 WR Tim Brown tackled at one-yard line.

12/5/04, W, 34-27 Kennison, 70-yard TD from Green.

9/18/05, W, 23-17 KC breaks up final pass in end zone.

12/23/06, W, 20-9 KC limits Oakland to three FGs.

10/21/07, W, 12-10 victory helped by a game-clinching INT.

11/30/08, W, 20-13 CB Maurice Leggett 67-yard fum. ret.

11/15/09, W, 16-10 S Mike Brown registers two INTs.

11/7/10, L, 20-23 OT- QB Cassel throws two TDs, Berry 2.0 sacks.

10/23/11, W, 28-0 Chiefs tab third-shutout victory vs. OAK, record 6 INTs.

Kansas City is 31-15 (.674) overall vs. the Raiders, dating back to 1990. The Chiefs own two-postseason wins against the Raiders, a 17-7 victory in the 1969 AFL Championship Game and a 10-6 win in the 1991 AFC Wild Card-Playoff Game.

Speaking of the ’91 Wild Card tilt, it was Kansas City’s first-playoff win since Super Bowl IV (1970). The victory came six days after the Chiefs topped the Raiders 27-21 in the L.A. Coliseum, earning the right to host the first week of the postseason.

The Chiefs used solid defense and a bruising ground game to help secure the victory. Derrick Thomas and the Chiefs defense forced six turnovers and allowed just two-Silver and Black field goals. Chiefs RB Barry Word bulldozed the Raiders with 33 carries and a team postseason-record of 130 yards.

Kansas City’s defense sealed the franchise’s first-ever home-playoff victory by intercepting Raiders QB Todd Marinovich on each of the Raiders’ final two drives.

So, as we’re just days away from another chapter in the Chiefs-Raiders storied rivalry, forget about the records and instead, expect a good old-fashioned AFC West showdown, with pride and bragging rights on the line.

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