30 Facts From Kansas City’s Last Super Bowl Win That’ll Make You Sick AP photo/stf
AP photo/stf

The Kansas City Chiefs are the toast of the National Football League this season led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The MVP candidate has the luxury of throwing to two All-Pro selections — wide receiver Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce — as well as an offensive line that allowed the fifth-fewest sacks this year.

Head coach Andy Reid’s team prepares to face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game with a trip to Super Bowl LIII on the line. While the Patriots have won five titles in 10 trips to the big game, the Chiefs remarkably haven’t hoisted a Lombardi Trophy in almost 50 years, which was also the last time the franchise appeared in the Super Bowl.

The last time Kansas City claimed a title, founder and owner Lamar Hunt was still leading the charge. Quarterback Len Dawson was named MVP of Super Bowl IV when coach Hank Stram’s Chiefs defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 23-7, on January 11, 1970.

Including this year, Kansas City has reached the postseason 17 times since their last Super Bowl but have yet to claim another championship. It’s been a while since that Super Bowl at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, so just in case you need a refresher, here is a look at some facts from what was going way back in 1970:

Living Costs

— Average Income Per Year: $9,400

— Cost of a Gallon of Gas: 36 cents

— Head and Shoulders shampoo: 79 cents

— Typewriter: $28.88

— 25-Inch Color TV: $739.95


Notable Events

— 43 Nations Ratify the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

— Paul McCartney Announces The Beatles Break Up

— Apollo 13 Accident During Moon Mission

— Kent State University Shootings

— The Ford Pinto is Introduced

Sports Champions

— Nebraska Cornhuskers Named AP National Champions

— UCLA Bruins Win Sixth NCAA Title in Seven Years

— Willis Reed, New York Knicks Win NBA World Championship

— Orioles Defeat Reds, Pete Rose to Win the World Series

— Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins Win Stanley Cup

Notable People Born in 1970

— Mariah Carey (singer)

— Melania Trump (U.S. First Lady)

— Matt Damon (actor)

— Ted Cruz (politician)

— DMX (rapper)

Songs of the Year

1. “Bridge Over Troubled Water” — Simon & Garfunkel

2. “(They Long to Be) Close to You” — The Carpenters

3. “American Woman” — The Guess Who

4. “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” — B.J. Thomas

5. “War” — Edwin Starr

Inventions of the 1970s

— Home Videocassette Recorder (VCR)

— Floppy Disk

— Email

— Pong Video Game

— The Bar Code

It’s safe to say that just a little bit has changed the last time Kansas City won the big game, huh? Super Bowl LIII is going to be a must-watch event as always, and if you’re a Chiefs fan, hopefully this list will look a little different come February 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

READ MORE: Get Ready! The Rarest, Non-Football Thing Will Close the AFC Championship 

John Duffley About the author:
John joins the FanBuzz team with five years of experience freelancing as a sports writer for and A graduate of Penn State University, John currently lives and works in Austin, Texas. He is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).
View More Articles

Stories You Might Like