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OAKLAND, CA – JANUARY 4, 1970: Head Coach Hank Stram of the Kansas City Chiefs is lifted up on the shoulders of his players after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Oakland Raiders in AFL Championship Game on January 4, 1970 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Chiefs won the game 17-7. Stram coached the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs from 1960-74. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

9. Chiefs beat Raiders in AFL Championship Game (1969)

The Chiefs-Raiders rivalry is one of the most storied rivalries in the NFL today, but it stems from all the way back in the early years of the American Football League.

One of the most memorable battles between the two franchises dates all the way back to the 1969 AFL Championship game. This was a chance for revenge in Kansas City, as the Chiefs had been smoked in the AFC West tiebreaker the year earlier, 41-6. Going into the game, the Chiefs had no success to feel good about, having lost both regular-season contests to Oakland, including a division-decided game in the final week.

To have another shot at redemption in the playoffs against a division rival that had beat them three games straight was just what the doctor ordered. The tightly-contested game stayed at a 7-7 score through the first half with turnovers from both teams being a major contributing factor. Kansas City fumbled the ball five times total and four were recovered by the Raiders. On the other side of the ball, Oakland turned it over four times as well, all of them being interceptions.

In the third quarter an interception from Emmitt Thomas would change the momentum completely over to the Chiefs resulting in a 17-7 win over the Raiders. Kansas City was dominant on defense, forcing Daryle Lamonica to the bench. It was the first time since 1966 that the Raiders had been held to single-digit points.

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