On This Date 1/5/1986

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The New England Patriots stun the Los Angeles Raiders 27-20 at the LA Coliseum to advance to the AFC Championship Game for the first time in franchise history. The Raiders were their own worst enemy committing six turnovers, including a fumbled kickoff in their own end zone. After the game, Matt Millen of the Raiders punched out Patriots GM Pat Sullivan. Sullivan spent the entire game heckling Howie Long, leading Millen to step in and defend his teammate. The Patriots would go on to lose to the Chicago Bears 46-10 in Super Bowl XX.

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