The 1968 New York Jets get a lot of credit for being the first AFL team to take on and defeat an NFL team in the Super Bowl. They deserve this credit too as it was a bold prediction by quarterback Joe Namath that the team would win and then the Jets followed that up with great play as well. The Kansas City Chiefs though get almost no credit for doing the exact same thing the very next year when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.
That Chiefs team wa a stout unit built around a controlled passing game and a tough hard nosed defense. A good way to measure just how good that team was is to take a look at how many people from that team have made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As of 2010, the Chiefs have put seven people in the Hall of Fame from their Super Bowl IV winning team.
Bobby Bell – Linebacker
Buck Buchanan – Defensive Tackle
Len Dawson – Quarterback
Willie Lanier – Linebacker
Jan Stenerud – Kicker
Hank Stram – Head Coach
Emmitt Thomas – Cornerback