Green Bay Packers
This one is pretty obvious. The Chiefs and Packers met in the first Super Bowl after the 1966-67 season. The Packers rolled to a 35-10 win over Kansas City, contributing to the notion at the time that the NFL was the superior league to the AFL. Packers head coach Vince Lombardi only added fuel to that fire with his… let’s say controversial post-game comments about the Chiefs and the AFL.
“I think the Kansas City team is a real tough football team, but it doesn’t compare with the National Football League teams,” Lombardi said after the Green Bay victory. “That’s what you want me to say. I said it.”
The Chiefs didn’t take too kindly to this comment. It was a popular belief at the time that the NFL was superior, but Lombardi’s disrespectful comments took things to a whole new level.
These comments fired up the Chiefs and head coach Hank Stram. The next game Kansas City played against the NFL, hosting the Chicago Bears, the Chiefs rolled to a 66-24 victory. The AFL would win two of the next three Super Bowls, including the Chiefs’ Super Bowl IV victory, before the leagues would merge into one.
You can’t help but think of this history every time the Chiefs and Packers play. The historical significance of this matchup is undeniable. While they don’t get to play that often any more, Kansas City-Green Bay is always an intriguing matchup.