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NEW YORK – CIRCA 1969: Don Maynard #13 of the New York Jets is dragged down by Jim Marsalis #40 of the Kansas City Chiefs during and NFL football game at Shea Stadium circa 1969 in the Queens borough of New York City. Maynard played for the Jets from 1960-72. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

24. Chiefs beat Jets in AFL Divisional Game (1969)

On Dec. 20, 1969, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the defending Super Bowl-champion New York Jets 13-6 in the AFL Divisional playoffs.

The game took place in windy Shea Stadium, causing muchtrouble for Chiefs kicker Jan Stenerud who ended up missing three field goals through the course of the game. The first half was rather quiet offensively for both teams where the only scoring came from the feet of the each team’s field goal kickers making it 3-3 at the break.

The defense continued to control the tempo of the game in the second half as Joe Namath threw an interception to defensive back Emmitt Thomas and then was intercepted again the next drive by Jim Marsalis. A costly running into the punter penalty by the Jets would propel the Chiefs into adding another field goal to take the lead making it 6-3.

New York was quick to respond and drove all the way down to the Chiefs 1-yard line where they had the opportunity to take the lead with a touchdown but were limited to a field goal making it 6-6. That goal line stand by the defense provided enough inspiration for the offense to score a touchdown the following drive and give the Chiefs a 13-6 lead. It was a cushion that would hold the rest of the game due to Kansas City’s defense.

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