Chiefs vs. Raiders: Historical Timeline

Take a look back at the historical rivalry between the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders

1960s

- Friday, September 16, 1960The Chiefs, then known as the Dallas Texans, played the Oakland Raiders for the first time at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, California. The Texans defeated the Raiders, 34-16. Running back Jack Spikes led the way for the Texans with 13 rushing attempts for 88 yards and a touchdown.

- Thursday, September 13, 1962Owner Lamar Hunt traded quarterback Cotton Davidson to Oakland for the Raiders' first-round draft pick in the AFL's 1963 draft along with the negotiating rights to tackle Fred Miller. Hunt made the trade without consulting with head coach Hank Stram and upon learning of the move, Stram was furious. The Texans franchise would use the pick on future Hall of Fame defensive tackle Buck Buchanan.

- Wednesday, June 8, 1966Under leadership from Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt, the AFL agreed to merge with the NFL, much to the dismay of Raiders owner Al Davis, who at the time had been the AFL's commissioner.

- Sunday, January 15, 1967After splitting their season series with the Raiders, the AFL Champion Chiefs played in the first ever Super Bowl. The Chiefs lost to the Packers, 35-10.

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- Sunday, January 14, 1968After sweeping the season series with the Chiefs, the AFL Champion Raiders played in the second ever Super Bowl. The Raiders lost to the Packers, 33-14.

- Sunday, December 22, 1968In the 1968 season, the Chiefs and Raiders split their regular season matchups and were both 12-2 entering the AFL's divisional round. The Raiders routed the Chiefs, 41-6, at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to advance to the AFL Championship.

The Raiders lost to the Jets, 27-23.

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1970s

- Sunday, January 4, 1970Entering the 1969 playoffs, the Chiefs were 11-3 and the Raiders were 12-1-1, including two regular-season wins over the Chiefs. In the playoffs, the Chiefs beat the New York Jets to advance to the AFL Championship versus the Raiders on January 4, 1970.

The Chiefs beat the Raiders in the AFL Championship, 17-7. With the NFL merger taking place the following year, it was the AFL's final game, and the Chiefs advanced to Super Bowl IV.

- Sunday, January 11, 1970The Chiefs won Super Bowl IV by defeating the NFL's Minnesota Vikings, 23-7.

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- Sunday, November 1, 1970In a pivotal game against the Raiders, the Chiefs were ahead, 17-14, when quarterback Len Dawson apparently sealed the win when he ran for a first down that would have allowed the Chiefs to run out the clock.

But while on the ground, Dawson was speared by Oakland defensive end Ben Davidson. Kansas City wide receiver Otis Taylor retaliated and a bench-clearing brawl ensued. Offsetting penalties were called, nullifying Dawson's first down.

The Chiefs punted the ball and Raiders kicker George Blanda eventually booted a game-tying field goal with eight seconds remaining. The tie eventually cost the Chiefs the AFC West division crown as Kansas City finished the year with a 7-5-2 record, while the Raiders went 8-4-2.

- Sunday, January 9, 1977The Raiders won Super Bowl XI by defeating the Minnesota Vikings, 32-14.

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1980s

- Sunday, January 25, 1981The Raiders won Super Bowl XV by defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10.

- Sunday, January 22, 1984The Raiders won Super Bowl XVIII by defeating the Washington Redskins, 38-9.

1990s

- Saturday, December 28, 1991The Chiefs defeated the Raiders in the wild card round of the NFL playoffs, 10-6. Running back Barry Word rushed 33 times for 130 yards. The Chiefs won all three contests against the Raiders that season.

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- Sunday, November 14, 1993Former Raider Marcus Allen returned to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as a member of the Chiefs and ran for 85 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown in Kansas City's 31-20 victory over the Raiders.

- Monday, February 15, 1999The Oakland Raiders signed former Chiefs quarterback Rich Gannon. Gannon would go on to lead the Raiders to an AFC Championship in the 2002 season.

2000s

- Sunday, October 21, 2007The Chiefs defeated the Raiders, 12-10, for their ninth straight victory against Oakland. Chiefs running back Larry Johnson rushed 24 times for 112 yards and a touchdown in the win.

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2010s

- Sunday, October 13, 2013The Chiefs ended the Raiders' six-game winning streak at Arrowhead Stadium with a 24-7 win in a game in which Arrowhead Stadium set the record for the loudest open-air venue at 137.5 decibels.

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- Thursday, November 20, 2014The Raiders, who were winless, defeated the Chiefs, 24-20, on Thursday Night Football, snapping Kansas City's five-game winning streak.

The top shots from the Chiefs vs. Raiders series history

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