AFL-NFL World Championship game.
The place: Tulane Stadium, Louisiana, January 11, 1970.
The time: 2:30 P.M. Central
The teams: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Minnesota Vikings
Quarterbacks: Len "The Cool" Dawson vs. Joe "Indestructible" Capp
Weather conditions: 61 degrees, overcast, wet field, a tornado watch had been issued.
The odds: Vikings by 14.
Firsts: Hank Stram wore a mike and was recorded during the superbowl. Over 80,000 in attendance.
Lasts: World Championship game, would come to be known as Superbowl, so named by Lamar Hunt. Last game between the AFL and NFL, they would combine the following year to form the NFL.
Len Dawson under center E.J. Holub. Len Dawson was MVP of the Championship. He completed 12 of 17 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown, with 1 interception.
Buck Buchanan and Curly Culp stop the run.
Emmit Thomas returning interception
Willie Lanier lining up. He hit so hard that he would knock himself out, thus the special helmet.
Sack of Joe Kapp, Jerry Mays coming in for the assist.
Jan Stenerud kicking one of his 3 Field goals, longest was 48 yards.
Dave Osborn being knocked over Willie Lanier by Buck Buchanan
Curly Culp stopping Dave Osborn at line of scrimmage.
Bobby Bell standing over Johnny Robinson after Robinson's interception of Joe Kapp. Notice in this picture the black on Bobby's jersey. Sports Illustrated so despised the AFL that they blacked out the 10th year AFL patch on Bobby's jersey with magic marker.
Score: Chiefs 23, Vikings 7
The Chiefs routinely played a 3-4 defense which held the the Vikings rushing yards to 67. The defeat was total for the Vikings, as even their "Indestructible" quarterback Joe Kapp had to be helped off the field in the fourth quarter after being sacked by Chiefs defensive lineman Aaron Brown. The Offense also destroyed "The Purple People Eaters" defense.