1. 1962 AFL Championship – Dallas Texans at Houston Oilers
This was the longest American Football League game of all-time and it so happened to be for the title. Houston had won the previous two years and was looking for a three-peat behind the considerable talents of George Blanda and Billy Cannon. Dallas wanted its first championship behind the young duo of Hank Stram and Len Dawson.
Despite Dawson only throwing for 88 yards, the Texans were able to win the game because Blanda threw five interceptions in defeat. Dallas took a 17-0 lead at Houston’s Jeppesen Stadium and appeared well on its way, only to see the Oilers come roaring back in the second half to tie the score.
In the first overtime, nobody scored leading to the first-ever second overtime session. In that frame, it would be the 25-yard field goal by Dallas’ Tommy Brooker that gave owner Lamar Hunt his first taste of victory.
Oddly enough, it would be the last game ever played by the Dallas Texans, who became the Kansas City Chiefs before the 1963 season. Still, this game ranks at the very top because of the drama, the ending and the title.