Top Things From The 1970 KC Chiefs Win in the Big Game
It was January 11, 1970. A day Chiefs fans have not forgotten. KC upended the heavily-favored Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in the Number IV "Big Game" at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Here's a few things that I bet you didn't know about the game:
- The Minnesota Viking Viking were 12 1/2 favorites over the Chiefs. Not too many were giving the Chiefs a chance to win the game.
- On a wet day the Chiefs defense was dominant by forcing three interceptions, recovering two fumbles, and limiting the Vikings running game to only 67 yards. (In the AFC Championship game between the Chiefs and the Titans, Derrick Henry was held to 69 yards rushing)
- It was the first time anyone on the sideline was mic'd up during the game. Chiefs coach Hank Stram was rigged up with the microphone for NFL Films.
- The videotape of the game was destroyed a few days after the broadcast. Back in those days videotape was expensive and it wasn't a big deal to keep a copy of the game, so there wasn't a second thought about destroying it. Luckily it was covered by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and a copy of it was kept by the CBC.
- A tornado watch had been issued in the area before the game.
- The coachs had different attire for the game. The Chiefs' Hank Stram wore a three-piece suit with the Chiefs' helmet logo emblazoned on the breast pocket. On the other side of the field, Bud Grant was the first NFL head coach to not wear a tie on the sideline.