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Video Vault: Super Bowl IV highlights (Vikes-Chiefs, 1970)

Four up, four down. That's the Vikings Super Bowl history, as we all know too well. But it's still kind of fun to take a peek at that fading video, starting with IV against the Chiefs in 1970.
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We're not exactly sure how Super Bowl IV featuring the Vikings and Chiefs is on YouTube in its entirety (the clip runs 2 hours, 51 minutes), but we're not complaining. Sure, the Vikings lost, but Video Vault doesn't get any better than this -- even if it is in beautiful black and white. Watch it now before those pesky NFL lawyers order YouTube to yank it down.

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