Despite finishing at the top of their respective divisions in the 2017 NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs are looking to take that next step on the Road to Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. And in 1970, both teams made that final step, facing off in Super Bowl IV in New Orleans.
January 11, 1970 brought about an unforgettable Super Bowl IV between the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs. This game was played in New Orleans, Louisiana at Tulane Stadium. The conditions of the game were very wet but the Kansas City Chiefs played their hearts out. A massive 80,562 people attended Super Bowl IV in 1970, the largest crowd yet. At the end of the game the Kansas City Chiefs won against the Minnesota Vikings 23-7.
Most experts went into this game thinking the NFL team playing at Super Bowl IV would win. However, the AFL member Kansas City Chiefs proved them wrong. The Chiefs had some major defense going on and only allowed the Vikings to 67 rushing yards. The Super Bowl MVP happened to be Len Dawson of the Kansas City Chiefs. Dawson was able to complete 12 of 17 passes for 142 yards and that resulted in one touchdown and one interception.
The halftime was show was one of the most interesting shows this far during Super Bowl. Carol Channing was the halftime entertainment, which changed things up a bit because halftime shows typically resulted in a college band playing. The announcers for Super Bowl IV were Jack Buck and Pat Summerall, which made for an attention-grabbing Super Bowl IV.