22. Boston Patriots Rep the AFL

What: Conference Championship @ San Diego Chargers
Date: 1/5/1964

After finishing second to the Houston Oilers for two straight seasons, the Patriots finally made it over the hump and won the AFL's East division. The Pats were led to their first postseason appearance by Pro Bowl quarterback Babe Parilli, who finished the '63-'64 season with 2,345 yards, 13 TDs, 24 INTs and 7 fumbles. Yeah, the game's changed a bit since then. Although Boston lost to San Diego in the Conference Championship, the season marked the first true success in the franchise's history.