"The Colts finished 1968 with a 13-1 record and a point-scoring differential of +258, a number reached by only a handful of teams to this day.
Eleven of their 13 wins could be described as "crushing."
Saturday, June 02, 2018
The most important Super Bowl game: Namath and the Jets upset the Colts!
From the Green Bay-Kansas City game in 1967 to the last one, I've watched them all.
Frankly, most Super Bowl games have been boring and one sided.
What's the most important game? It has to be Super Bowl III, or the Jets upsetting the heavily favorite Colts.
My brother, dad and I watched that one on TV.
We expected the Colts to blow up the young Jets. So did everybody else:
Instead, Joe Namath and the Jets pulled off the greatest football upset ever. They beat Johnny Unitas and the Baltimore Colts, 16-7. They outplayed the Colts in every phase of the game. It was the upset of upsets in NFL history!
Namath and the Jets never returned to the big game.
Unitas and the Colts came back to beat Dallas in Super Bowl 5.
The Jets-Colts game in January 1969 changed everything. It forced the 1970 merger between the AFL and NFL. It also made a superstar out of Joe Namath.
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