Cards Lose To Chiefs On Gamble
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas
City fought back from a 10-3 deficit and beat the St. Louis Cardinals,
13-10, Saturday night on Jan Stanerud's 24 yard fold goal with 9:21 left
after the Cards had gambled and lost on a fourth and goal at their 40.
Jim Batten of St. Louis was wide with a 31 yard field goal attempt that
would have tied the game with 1:31 to go. Five minutes earlier be was
short and wide from 51 yards.
The victory, before a record Kansas City football crowd of 47,462, gave
the Chiefs a 3-2 record against National Football League opponents,
including the first Super Bowl game with Green Bay.
It was the first game for St. Louis against an American Football League
Gov. Warren Hearnes presented a silver cup to the winners after the
game, and a rematch for 1969 in St Louis was announced.
Kansas City brought in both of its giant defensive tackles, ailing Buck
Buchanan and sore-kneed Ernie Ladd for the big 4 and l play, and Willis
Crenshaw was stopped inches short.