On This Date In Raiders History: Raiders Defeat Defending AFL Champion Chiefs

Chiefs Raiders 1967

On This Date In Oakland Raiders History:

October 1, 1967

The Kansas City Chiefs came into Oakland 2-0 coming off an AFL Championship in 1966. The Oakland Raiders were also 2-0 at the time and had came in second place in the division to the Chiefs the year before.

The Raiders opened up the scoring in the second quarter on a one-yard pass from Daryle Lamonica to Clem Daniels. A George Blanda field goal and a Chiefs touchdown would end the half at 10-7 in favor of the Raiders.

In the third quarter, the only score came on another Blanda field goal.

Blanda then kicked a 42-yarder in the fourth, giving the Raiders a 16-7 lead. The Chiefs would respond with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Otis Taylor from Mike Garrett. The Raiders would counter with a 29-yard pass from Lamonica to Bill Cannon.

The Chiefs had one final touchdown on a 6-yard run by Garrett but it was not enough to overcome the deficit and the Raiders had emerged victorious with a 23-21 final.

The Raiders would go on to finish the season 13-1 and win their first AFL Championship.