When a date of January 15, 1967, was established, the AFL title game was moved to January 1, same as the NFL championship game in Dallas. Coach: Jack Mitchell (2-7-1) Points For: 106. Opp Pts/G: 18.8 (77th of 119) SRS: -5.95 (91st of 119) SOS: 1.05 (64th of 119) More Team Info. Kansas City Chiefs players listed alphabetically or numerically. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in, Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. Record: 11-2-1, 1st in AFL West Division (Schedule and Results) Coach: Hank Stram (11-2-1) Points For: 448 (32.0/g) 1st of 9. [8][9] Quarterback Len Dawson finished the season with 2,527 passing yards and 26 touchdowns, with only 10 interceptions, giving him a 101.7 passer rating. Burnett caught six passes for 127 yards. All rights reserved. The 1966 Kansas City Athletics season was the twelfth and penultimate season in Kansas City, and the 66th in overall franchise history. Record: 12-2-0, 1st in AFL West Division (Schedule and Results) Coach: Hank Stram (12-2-0) Points For: 371 (26.5/g) 4th of 10. Expected W-L: 10.6-3.4. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. The 1966 American Football League Championship Game was the seventh AFL championship game, played at War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo, New York, on January 1, 1967.[2][3]. It matched the Western Division champion Kansas City Chiefs (11–2–1) and the Eastern Division champion Buffalo Bills (9–4–1) to decide the American Football League (AFL) champion for the 1966 season. [7] Buffalo could do nothing with their next drive, and on their final one of the day, Kemp was intercepted by Emmitt Thomas.[11][12]. Dawson completed 16 of 24 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 28 yards. [6], Coordinates: 42°54′18″N 78°51′22″W / 42.905°N 78.856°W / 42.905; -78.856, https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/196701010buf.htm, "Kansas City is favored to halt Bills today", "Kansas City romps over Buffalo to end Bills' AFL reign, 31-7", http://media.kcchiefs.com/media/143725/playoff_history_and_summaries.pdf, http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1967/01/02/page/97/article/chiefs-rout-buffalo-31-to-7, National Football League championship games, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1966_American_Football_League_Championship_Game&oldid=973252350, American Football League Championship Game, Articles with dead external links from June 2017, Articles with permanently dead external links, Articles lacking reliable references from June 2016, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Garrett 18-yard touchdown run, Mercer kick good. Like the NFL, the host team for the title game was alternated between the divisions, with the Eastern hosting in even-numbered years and the Western in odd regardless of record. Expected W-L: 11.8-2.2. Expected W-L: 12.1-1.9. 1969 Kansas City Chiefs Starters, Roster, & Players. Kansas City Chiefs stats and statistics for the 1966 AFL season, including rushing, passing, receiving, kickoff returns, punt returns, punting, kicking and defense Mike Mercer eventually cashed in the turnover with a 32-yard field goal that gave the Chiefs a 17–7 halftime lead.[7]. [10], Their defense featured six All-Stars: Johnny Robinson, E.J. Pro-Football-Reference utilizes Official NFL data for current NFL seasons. Kemp completed 12 of 25 passes for 253 yards and a touchdown, coupled with two costly interceptions. Several of the team's names are featured at Arrowhead Stadium in a "ring of honor." After an exchange of punts, Buffalo tied the game when receiver Elbert Dubenion raced ahead of defensive back Fred Williamson "the Hammer", caught a pass from Jack Kemp at the Chiefs 45, and raced all the way to the end zone for a 69-yard touchdown reception. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. It was the last catch of the day for Arbanas, who ended up leaving the game with a separated shoulder; however, it paid off big time as Dawson threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Otis Taylor on the next play, giving the Chiefs a 14–7 second quarter lead. 2 – From 1966 to 1969, the first four Super Bowls were "World Championship" games played between two independent professional football leagues, AFL and NFL, and when the league, This page was last edited on 16 August 2020, at 05:54.