8. 1969 AFL Championship – Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders
Some of the older fans on our page are probably screaming at the top of their lungs that this should be higher up on the list.
In fairness, the game certainly means a ton not only to the Chiefs organization but to the history of pro football. This was the last game between teams in the American Football League, with the AFL-NFL merger coming in 1970. It was marking the end of an incredibly important era of football.
So why is the game not higher? It wasn’t played very well and there was not a ton of drama. Oakland got horrific quarterback play from both Daryle Lamonica and George Blanda, due in large part to perhaps the best single-season defense of all time.
Also, the Chiefs were a disaster offensively for much of the day. The turnovers were dotting the box score much more than head coach Hank Stram would have liked. In fact, the two teams combined for eight of them, with four apiece.
Ultimately, however, this game has to be included. It was the third and final AFL championship for the Dallas/Kansas City franchise and sent the Chiefs to Super Bowl IV, which might just show up later on this list.
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