6. 1993 AFC Divisional – Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Oilers
It’s always sweeter to win when nobody is giving you a chance.
This was the scenario when the Chiefs rolled into the Astrodome to take on the Houston Oilers in a game that changed the course of Houston football for decades to come.
The Oilers were one of the best teams in football in 1993. After starting the season with a 1-4 record, Houston ripped off 11 straight wins to earn the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs. Many thought the Oilers would finally break through and reach the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history, only to be derailed by Joe Montana and Co.
Houston got off to a flying start, taking a 10-0 lead in the first half while Montana was hit all over the field by Buddy Ryan’s defense. However, the Chiefs battled back in the second half. Trailing 13-7 early in the fourth quarter, Kansas City reeled off two touchdowns in the span of a minute before allowing an Ernest Givins touchdown.
Up 21-20 in the final moments, Marcus Allen ripped off a 21-yard touchdown, giving Kansas City a 28-20 advantage. The win would propel the Chiefs into the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills, the first time they reached that stage since 1969.
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