The Kansas City Chiefs of 1968 put a team on the field that went 12–2 and had 10 All-Stars but couldn’t advance past the first round of the playoffs, losing to arch rivals the Oakland Raiders. In 1969, one of the toughest defenses ever led the team to Super Bowl IV. The defense led the AFL in fewest rushing and passing yards allowed and the offense kept rolling even when Len Dawson went down with an injury.
In the playoffs, they won on the road to the the defending champs the Jets and despite losing to the hated Raiders twice in the regular season, the Chiefs took them in the AFL Title game en route to Super Bowl IV. Against the Vikings, the Chiefs were two touchdown underdogs and ended the first half with a 16–0 lead. Their rushing attack kept the mighty Purple People Eaters guessing all day, while the Chief’s defense rushed Joe Kapp and Gary Cuozzo, forcing three interceptions. Otis Taylor put the game out of reach with a 46-yard catch and run as the AFL Chiefs beat the NFL’s best.
This 20-card set includes: Ed Budde, Tom Flores, Mike Garrett, Robert Holmes, E.J. Holub, Jim Kearney, Ernie Ladd, Willie Lanier, Jacky Lee, Paul Lowe, Jim Lynch, Jerry Mays, Warren McVea, Gloster Richardson, Johnny Robinson, Noland Smith, Jan Stenerud, Emmit Thomas, Jim Tyrer, and Hank Stram. Get your set here!