This is about the time that the rivalry peaked between the Raiders and the Chiefs. The bad blood from the merger was fresh while the Raiders and Chiefs were actually playing for something in those days.
The Raiders and Chiefs were really playing for something huge in this game. Both teams concluded the 1967 season, went to the playoffs and earned the right to to meet in the AFL title game.
The Chiefs had plenty of star power with Dawson at quarterback, running back Mike Garrett, and Taylor at receiver on offense. On defense, they had tackle Buck Buchanan, corner Fred Williamson, with linebackers Bobby Bell and Willie Lanier.
The Raiders had their own star power with quarterback Daryle "the Mad Bomber" Lamonica, running back Hewitt Dixon, receiver Fred Biletnikoff, center Jim Otto and guard Gene Upshaw on offense.
On defense they had tackle Tom Keating, Davidson at end, linebacker Dan Conners, and of course, corner Willie Brown.
This was set up to be the ultimate matchup, but it never materialized as the Raiders blew the Chiefs out 41-6. It wasn't a competitive game, but it was the greatest game because of what it meant for the Silver and Black.
The Raiders won the AFL Championship—sending them to their first Super Bowl in franchise history.