1968 Playoffs

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AFL Championship

December 29, 1968

New York Jets 27, Oakland Raiders 23

1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Oakland Raiders01031023
New York Jets1037727

at Shea Stadium, Flushing, Queens, New York


Scoring

1st quarter

  • NYJ - Maynard 14 pass from Namath (Turner kick)
  • NYJ - Field goal Turner 33

2nd quarter

  • OAK - Biletnikoff 29 pass from Lamonica (Blanda kick)
  • NYJ - Field goal Turner 36
  • OAK - Field goal Blanda 26

3rd quarter

  • OAK - Field goal Blanda 9
  • NYJ - Lammons 20 pass from Namath (Turner kick)

4th quarter

  • OAK - Field goal Blanda 20
  • OAK - Banaszak 4 run (Blanda kick)
  • NYJ - Maynard 6 pass from Namath (Turner kick)


Super Bowl III

Main article: Super Bowl III in Detail.

Sunday, January 12, 1969

New York Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7

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New York Jets076316
Baltimore Colts00077

at Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

  • Game weather: 73°F (Overcast)
  • TV announcers (NBC): Curt Gowdy, Al DeRogatis and Kyle Rote
  • Referee: Tom Bell
  • Game Attendance: 75,389

Jets quarterback Joe Namath "guaranteed" victory on the Thursday before the game, then went out and led the AFL to its first Super Bowl victory over a Baltimore team that had lost only once in 16 games all season.

Namath, chosen the outstanding player, completed 17 of 28 passes for 206 yards and directed a steady attack that dominated the NFL champions after the Jets' defense had intercepted Colts quarterback Earl Morrall three times in the first half.

The Jets had 337 total yards, including 121 rushing yards by Matt Snell.

Johnny Unitas, who had missed most of the season with a sore elbow, came off the bench and led Baltimore to its only touchdown late in the fourth quarter after New York led 16-0.

Scoring Summary

Second Quarter

  • NYJ - Matt Snell 4 yard run (Jim Turner kick)

Third Quarter

  • NYJ - Field goal Jim Turner 32 yards
  • NYJ - Field goal Jim Turner 30 yards

Fourth Quarter

  • NYJ - Field goal Jim Turner 9 yards '
  • BAL - Jerry Hill 1 yard run (Lou Michaels kick)
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