Super Bowl IV (4)
Kansas City Chiefs:
Half Time Show
Headliner: Carol Channing.
New Orleans, LA
Date: August 17, 1970
Kansas City Chiefs
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.