- 1966 American Football League season
year = 1966
Kansas City Chiefs
September 2 1966- December 18 1966
January 1 1967
sb_name = XL
January 1 1967
sb_site = War Memorial Stadium,
Buffalo, New York
American Football Leagueseason was the seventh regular season of the American Football League, and one of the last before the AFL-NFL Merger. The league entered talks with the National Football Leagueregarding a merger, which would take effect fully in 1970.
The season ended when the
Kansas City Chiefsdefeated the Buffalo Billsin the AFL Championship game, only to be defeated by the National Football League's Green Bay Packersin the first ever AFL-NFL World Championship Gamewhich is now known as the Super Bowl.
With the addition of Miami, the AFL had 9 teams, grouped into two divisions, and still played a 14 game schedule. With 8 clubs, each one had played a home-and-away game against the other 7 teams. All nine teams faced each other at least once, and each team would play six others twice. Though Boston and Miami were both in the Eastern Division, they met only once that season, on November 27. The best team in the Eastern Division would play against the best in the Western Division in a championship game. If there was tie in the standings, a playoff would be held to determine the division winner.
* AFL Championship Game
* [http://www.databasefootball.com/boxscores/scheduleyear.htm?yr=1966&lg=afl Football Database]
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