This Day in History: Super Bowl IV


On January 11, 1970, Super Bowl IV was played at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans to a then record crowd of 80,562 fans and an estimated television audience of 44.3 million viewers. The AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs were initially labeled as the underdogs in this game. However, this label soon changed to champions as the Chiefs defense dominated the game by limiting the Vikings offense to only 67 rushing yards, forcing three interceptions, and recovering two fumbles. The Kansas City Chiefs went on to defeat the Minnesota Vikings 23-7.


Kansas City's Len Dawson became the fourth consecutive winning quarterbacks to be named Super Bowl MVP. He completed 12 of 17 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown, with one interception. Dawson also recorded three rushing attempts for 11 yards.


Check out some great footage from this game.

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