Super Bowl 4 logo, Kansas City Chiefs 23VS Minnesota Vikings 7, MVP Len Dawson

Super Bowl IV (4)
Game Summary

Kansas City Chiefs
Minnesota Vikings
Kansas City Chiefs Superbowl IV Ring


Kansas City Chiefs:
Hank Stram
Minnesota Vikings:
Bud Grant

Half Time Show

Headliner: Carol Channing.


Tulane Stadium
New Orleans, LA

Date: August 17, 1970
Attendance: 80,562


Len Dawson
Quarterback (QB)
Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs Defeats Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.  Len Dawson named MVP.

The AFL squared the Super Bowl at two games apiece with the NFL. The Chiefs, who entered the game as 13-point underdogs, took advantage of five Vikings turnovers and dominated the game. The Chiefs built a 16-0 halftime lead behind Len Dawson's superb quarterbacking, strong defense and a pure desire to win.

Dawson, the fourth consecutive quarterback to be chosen the Super Bowl's top player, called an almost flawless game, completing 12 of 17 passes for 146 yards.

The Vikings, who gaine 222 yard rushing in the NFL Championship Game against Cleveland, managed just 67 yards on the ground against Kansas City in the Super Bowl championship game. To add insult to injury a usually sure handed Vikings team gave up three interceptions and two fumble recoveries to the underdog Kansas City Chiefs defense.

Despite commiting five turnovers, Minnesota had their chance to get back in the game on Dave Osborn's short TD plunge in the third quarter to make it a 9 point game. Unfortunately for the Vikings Len Dawson and the Chiefs refused to loose and on their next drive Dawson hit wide receiver Otis Taylor on a 46-yard play for the final Chiefs touchdown.

The crowd of 80,562 set a Super Bowl record, as did the gross receipts of $3,817,872.69.

Scoring Information

 ScoreTimeFirst DownsEfficiencies
Game Summary PossRPXT3Down4Down
Minnesota Vikings 725:27 2101133/90/0
Kansas City Chiefs2334:33 9 73197/150/0
TeamQtrTimePlay Description (Extra Point) (Drive Info)VisitorHome
Chiefs 1 8:08Stenerud 48yd Field Goal03
Chiefs 2 1:40Stenerud 32yd Field Goal06
Chiefs 2 7:08Stenerud 25yd Field Goal09
Chiefs 2 9:26Garrett 5 run (Stenerud kick)016
Vikings310:28Osborn 4 run (Cox kick)716
Chiefs 313:38Taylor 46 pass from Dawson (Stenerud kick)723
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