The Chiefs and Raiders have engaged in a bitter rivalry ever since they became AFL Western Conference rivals in 1960 and have shared the same division since that time.
Both teams were considered AFL powers and their success certainly spilled over once the league merged with the NFL in 1970. Nearly 60 years later, the two teams will meet on Sunday evening at Arrowhead Stadium with first place in the AFC West on the line.
Chiefs-Raiders by the numbers
Chiefs-Raiders In the playoffs
Unbelievably, the two teams have only met three times in the postseason. The Raiders beat the Chiefs 41-6 in 1968 and the Chiefs upset Oakland in 1970 17-7 in route to a SuperBowl title. The last time the two teams met in the playoffs was back in 1991, a 10-6 Chiefs win at Arrowhead.
30 years of Chiefs dominance
The Marty Schottenheimer era saw the beginning of the modern era of Chiefs dominance over the Raiders. Schottenheimer put great emphasis on the rivalry and always felt that the Raiders would eventually melt down if his team executed properly for four quarters. His 18-3 record against the Raiders from 1989-1998 will always be remembered fondly by Chiefs fans. Since that time Kansas City leads the series 43-19.
The Andy Reid era
Not to be outdone by Schottenheimer’s accomplishments, Andy Reid has continued the tradition of Chiefs dominance. His record against Oakland since becoming the head coach of Kansas City back in 2013 is a profound 11-2 with another opportunity for a win on Sunday as the Chiefs are coming off a bye and mostly healthy for the first time all season.