Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs: A Historic Rivalry, a Hot Encounter

Lloyd C. A. Wells was one of the first African-American NFL scouts. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas.

Most of his career in the NFL was spent with the Kansas City Chiefs working with Hank Stram. Later in his career, he worked for Muhammed Ali, one of the world champions in boxing.

Wells would talk loud and hard to a couple of Oakland Raiders when they visited Houston, usually during the offseason in those days. Wells would brag that the Chiefs were going to beat the "heck" out of Oakland back in the day.

Wells had connections with Otis Taylor, Warren Wells, and others who would show up at a club named Syls, and things would rumble in the club when they would show up together. This gathering place was located near Dowling and Blodgett across the street from the Houston Area Urban League, an organization which advocated for disenfranchised people from all communities.

Wells attended Wheatley High School in Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas with this writer's father.

The football stories (and professional photography experiences) were shared with this writer over the years before my father passed away in 1996.

This writer would hear the urban stories or legends from a distance while living in Brooklyn Heights, New York between 1966 and 1971. My love for history was present even in those days, and I took notes and saved relics from the past.

Well, let's take a look at a sample of the record and see what happened between the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs. In those days, the Raiders and Chiefs were fierce competitors.

Week     Day     Date     Score Chiefs-Raiders

3          Sun      10.21.67        21-32  We won!

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