Result: Minnesota Vikings 7, Kansas City Chiefs 23
MVP: Len Dawson, QB, 12/17 142 yards 1 TD, 1 INT
The Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl IV bringing the 2nd straight title to the former AFL. One of the best things to come from this game was the "miked for sound" recordings. Chiefs head coach Hank Stram agreed to wear a microphone so that his comments could be used in Steve Sabol’s NFL Films presentation. It’s really one of the most entertaining pieces of footage you could watch as a football fan.
“Just keep matriculating the ball down the field, boys.”
Despite his status as a first round draft pick, Dawson was unable to make an impact with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Following his rookie campaign, his status in the Steel City became even more tenuous when the Steelers acquired future Hall of Famer Bobby Layne. Failing to dislodge the colorful signal caller, Dawson was then traded to the Cleveland Browns on December 31, 1959.
After encountering similar problems in battling Browns’ quarterback Milt Plum, Dawson was released, having completed only 21 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns in his five seasons of NFL play. However, he soon found his calling when he signed with the American Football League‘s Dallas Texans on June 30, 1962. The move reunited him with Stram, who was beginning his third year as the Texans’ head coach.