There were a number of great rivalries in the old AFL, but the greatest of all might just be the Chiefs and the Raiders. Both teams were dominant in the latter half of the 1960s, and their AFL Western Division battles became the stuff of legend. Their mutual hatred began in the 1960s and carries into today. A few years ago, The Kansas City Star writer, Blair Kerkhoff, outlined his top five reasons why the teams still hate each other in the following piece:
There are many reasons for the hatred between the Chiefs and Raiders, here are five
More recently The Star’s Kerkhoff and Vahe Gregorian spoke with one of the key members of those old Chiefs teams, Hall of Fame linebacker Bobby Bell, to talk Raiders, Chiefs and rivalries. The result is a fantastic interview full of Tales from the Chiefs & Raiders Games that can be found in the link below. Enjoy!