The Chiefs–Raiders rivalry is considered to be one of the National Football League's most bitter. Since the American Football League was established in 1960, the Chiefs and Raiders have shared the same division, first being the AFL Western Conference, and since the AFL–NFL merger, the AFC West.
The Chiefs lead the all time series 55-51-2. The Raiders have won the last three meetings, recently shutting out the Chiefs 15-0 on December 16, 2012 at home at the Oakland Coliseum.
The Chiefs are ahead in playoff match-ups with a record of 2-1. The Chiefs are one of only two teams in the NFL with a winning record against the Raiders (with 10 or more contests).
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