- 1969 Kansas City Chief
The Chiefs were a battle-tested and well-schooled team under head coach Hank Stram and they were the last team to represent the AFL in the Super Bowl because the merger took effect with the start of the 1970 season. The Chiefs beat the defending Super Bowl champion New York Jets on the road in the playoffs and then overcame their archrivals, the Oakland Raiders in the AFL Championship game.
Len Dawson was a sharp leader and one of the most accurate quarterbacks of his day, and his ability to find his receivers on third downs allowed the Chiefs to keep drives alive. The Chiefs had a particularly vicious defense led by middle linebacker Willie Lanier and defensive end Buck Buchanan.
They hammered the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 in Super Bowl IV, and allowed the AFL to go out as two-time defending Super Bowl champions.
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