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By Zane Miller

On Sunday, January 12th, 1969, the New York Jets of the American Football League defeated the Baltimore (now Indianapolis) Colts of the National Football League 16-7 in Super Bowl III to win the 49th championship in NFL history. It was the first (and, as of this writing, only) championship for the Jets franchise, the only one that they would win prior to joining the NFL, as Jets quarterback Joe Namath won the Super Bowl MVP Award. The game was held at the Orange Bowl in Miami.

The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Minnesota Vikings 17-13 in the 1968 Playoff Bowl on Sunday, January 5th, 1969 to claim third place in the overall standings. The game was held at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.

Baltimore Colts quarterback Earl Morrall won the 1968 MVP Award with 26 passing touchdowns and 2909 passing yards.

Out of Playoffs: Los Angeles Rams (10-3-1), St. Louis Cardinals (9-4-1), San Francisco 49ers (7-6-1), New York Giants (7-7), Chicago Bears (7-7), Green Bay Packers (6-7-1), Washington Redskins (5-9), Detroit Lions (4-8-2), New Orleans Saints (4-9-1), Pittsburgh Steelers (2-11-1), Philadelphia Eagles (2-12), Atlanta Falcons (2-12)

Out in first round: Cleveland Browns (L 34-0 to Colts)

Most passing touchdowns: #15 Earl Morrall (Colts)- 26 TD

Most rushing touchdowns: #44 Leroy Kelly (Browns)- 16 TD

Most receiving touchdowns: #42 Paul Warfield (Browns)- 12 TD

Most interceptions: #41 Willie Williams (Giants)- 10 INT

Best field goal percentage (min. 11 attempts): #12 Don Cockroft (Browns)- 18 for 24, 75%

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