Super Bowl III|Super Bowl V

January 11, 1970

The Chiefs, in their second Super Bowl appearance, evened the score in the AFL/NFL Super Bowl rivalry with a big win over the Vikings (who began their hapless Super Bowl efforts with this contest, poor things).

MVP quarterback (the 4th consecutive quarterback to be named the game's MVP) Len Dawson had a stellar game, and the Chiefs defense held the Vikings to just one touchdown to contribute to the biggest win yet by a Super Bowl team.

Attendance for the game was a new record of 80,562. A new gate receipt record was also set this game, with gross sales equaling $3,817,872.69. Hank Stram coached the Chiefs, while Bud Grant suffered his first Super Bowl loss as coach of the Vikings.

Statistics (from www.superbowl.com):

                           SCORING
Minnesota                  0  0  7  0 --  7
Kansas City                3 13  7  0 -- 23

KC-  FG Stenerud 48,  8:08 1st
KC-  FG Stenerud 32,  1:40 2nd
KC-  FG Stenerud 25,  7:08 2nd
KC-  Garrett 5 run  (Stenerud kick),
     9:26 2nd
MIN- Osborn 4 run  (Cox kick), 10:28 3rd
KC-  Taylor 46 pass from Dawson (Stenerud kick),
     13:38 3rd

TEAM STATISTICS                  Minn.          K.C.
Total First Downs                  13             19
  Rushing                           2              9
  Passing                          10              7
  Penalty                           1              3
Total Net Yardage                 239            273
Total Offensive Plays              50             62
  Average Gain per Offensive Play 4.8            4.4
Rushes                             19             42
  Yards Gained Rushing (Net)       67            151
  Average Yards per Rush          3.5            3.6
Passes Attempted                   28             17
  Passes Completed                 17             12
  Had Intercepted                   3              1
  Tackled Attempting to Pass        3              3
  Yards Lost Attempting to Pass    27             20
  Yards Gained Passing (Net)      172            122
Punts                               3              4
  Average Distance               37.0           48.5
Punt Returns                        2              1
  Punt Return Yardage              18              0
Kickoff Returns                     4              2
  Kickoff Return Yardage           79             36
Interception Return Yardage         0             24
Fumbles                             3              0
  Own Fumbles Recovered             1              0
  Opponent Fumbles Recovered        0              2
Penalties                           6              4
  Yards Penalized                  67             47
Total Points Scored                 7             23
Touchdowns                          1              2
  Rushing                           1              1
  Passing                           0              1
  Returns                           0              0
Extra Points                        1              2
Field Goals                         0              3
  Field Goals Attempted             1              3
Safeties                            0              0
Third-Down Efficiency             3/9           7/15
Fourth-Down Efficiency            0/0            0/0
Time of Possession              25:27          34:33

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Minnesota                 No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Brown                      6        26      10     0
Reed                       4        17      15     0
Osborn                     7        15       4t    1
Kapp                       2         9       7     0

Kansas City               No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Garrett                   11        39       6     1
Pitts                      3        37      19     0
Hayes                      8        31      13     0
McVea                     12        26       9     0
Dawson                     3        11      11     0
Holmes                     5         7       7     0


Passing
Minnesota             Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Kapp                  25      16     183     0     2
Cuozzo                 3       1      16     0     1

Kansas City          Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Dawson                17      12     142     1     1


Receiving
Minnesota             No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Henderson              7       111      28     0
Brown                  3        11      11     0
Beasley                2        41      26     0
Reed                   2        16      12     0
Osborn                 2        11      10     0
Washington             1         9       9     0

Kansas City           No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Taylor                 6        81      46t    1
Pitts                  3        33      20     0
Garrett                2        25      17     0
Hayes                  1         3       3     0


Interceptions
Minnesota             No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Krause                 1         0       0     0

Kansas City           No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Lanier                 1         9       9     0
Robinson               1         9       9     0
Thomas                 1         6       6     0


Punting
Minnesota             No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Lee                    3        37.0    50     0

Kansas City           No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Wilson                 4        48.5    59     0


Punt Returns
Minnesota            No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
West                  2     0      18    11    0

Kansas City          No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Garrett               1     0       0     0    0


Kickoff Returns
Minnesota             No.      Yds.     LG    TD
West                   3        46      27     0
Jones                  1        33      33     0

Kansas City           No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Garrett                1        18      18     0
Hayes                  1        18      18     0



   Minnesota Vikings           Kansas City Chiefs      
                   ==  Offense  ==                     
Tingelhoff, Mick   C    Holub, E.J.          C 
Sunde, Milt        G    Budde, Ed            G 
Vellone, Jim       G    Moorman, Mo          G 
Alderman, Grady    T    Hill, Dave H.        T 
Yary, Ron          T    Tyrer, Jim           T 
Beasley, John      TE   Arbanas, Fred        TE
Henderson, John    WR   Pitts, Frank         WR
Washington, Gene   WR   Taylor, Otis         WR
Brown, Bill        RB   Garrett, Mike L.     RB
Osborn, Dave       RB   Holmes, Robert       RB
Kapp, Joe          QB   Dawson, Len          QB

                  ==  Defense  ==                      
Larsen, Gary       DT   Buchanan, Buck       DT 
Page, Alan         DT   Culp, Curley         DT 
Eller, Carl        DE   Brown, Aaron L.      DE 
Marshall, Jim      DE   Mays, Jerry A.       DE 
Hilgenberg, Wally  OLB  Bell, Bobby Sr.      OLB
Winston, Roy       OLB  Lynch, Jim           OLB
Warwick, Lonnie    MLB  Lanier, Willie       MLB
Mackbee, Earsell   CB   Marsalis, Jim        CB 
Sharockman, Ed     CB   Thomas, Emmitt       CB 
Kassulke, Karl     SS   Kearney, Jim         SS 
Krause, Paul       SS   Robinson, Johnny     SS 

                  ==  Substitute  ==                    
Cox, Fred                    Belser, Caesar             
Cuozzo, Gary                 Daney, George              
Dickson, Paul                Hayes, Wendell             
Grim, Bob                    Hurston, Chuck             
Hackbart, Dale               Livingston, Mike           
Hargrove, James              Lothamer, Ed               
Harris, William A.           McClinton, Curtis          
Jones, Clint                 McVea, Warren              
Kramer, Kent                 Mitchell, Willie           
Lee, Bob                     Podolak, Ed                
Lindsey, Jim                 Prudhomme, Remi            
McGill, Mike                 Richardson, Gloster        
Reed, Oscar                  Sellers, Goldie            
Smith, Steve                 Stein, Bob                 
West, Charlie                Stenerud, Jan              
White, Ed                    Trosch, Gene               
                             Wilson, Jerrel             

                  ==  Did Not Play  ==                   
Davis, Doug                   Flores, Tom                
Reilly, Mike               

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