Los Angeles Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich is hit hard by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas during the Raiders 10-6 loss to the Chiefs in the 1991 AFC Wild Card Playoff Game on December 28, 1991 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Marinovich had 12 completions in 23 attempts for 140 yards and 4 interceptions in the game. (Photo by Mitchell Reibel/Getty Images)
75. Chiefs beat Raiders for first playoff win in 22 years (1991)
In 1991, the Kansas City Chiefs made the playoffs for the second consecutive season. Kansas City was not able to win the AFC West but managed to be the best wild card team, giving it the No. 4 seed and a home game against the Los Angeles Raiders. The game would pit the immortal Todd Marinovich against Steve DeBerg.
In what was one of the uglier playoff games in recent memory, the two teams slugged it out with a combined eight turnovers (six from Los Angeles). The Chiefs were able to take a 10-6 victory, giving the franchise its first victory in the postseason since Super Bowl IV. Marinovich was intercepted four times while DeBerg threw for only 89 yards with a touchdown. Barry Word was the star, rushing for 130 yards.
Kansas City would advance to play the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional round and was easily defeated with Mark Vlasic at quarterback.
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