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It is one of the more bit­ter ri­val­ries in the NFL and there’s al­ways plenty at stake when the Chiefs and Raiders clash. They first met in Septem­ber 1960. The Chiefs, then known as the Dal­las Tex­ans, beat the Oak­land Raiders 34- 16. The Tex­ans be­came the Kansas City Chiefs in 1963, while from 1982- 94, the Raiders were the Los An­ge­les Raiders. The Chiefs have now won 62, the Raiders 52, with two games tied, in 1970 and 1971. Four games since have gone to OT. They have met three times in post- sea­son. They last met in Au­gust 2016 when, in front of 75,000 fans at the Ar­row­head Sta­dium, the Chiefs won 21- 13. Given their start to this sea­son — win­ning five- from- five to shoot clear at the top of the AFC West — the Chiefs will be look­ing to ce­ment their po­si­tion. They were the only team in the eight di­vi­sions across the two con­fer­ences to win their open­ing five games. Oak­land had a two- and- three start to sit third be­hind the Chiefs, with just the LA Charg­ers be­low them. For this game, the first in week seven, the Raiders are at home at the Oak­land Coli­seum.

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