1968 New York Jets season
The 1968 New York Jets season
was the ninth season for the team in the American Football League
(AFL). The team had the most successful season in franchise history
. Trying to improve upon their 8–5–1 record of 1967
, they won the AFL Eastern Division with an 11–3 record. They defeated the defending champion Oakland Raiders
in the AFL championship game
, and earned the right to play in Super Bowl III
against the NFL
champion Baltimore Colts
. In a stunning upset, marked by fourth-year quarterback Joe Namath
's famous "guarantee" of victory, the Jets defeated the heavily favored Colts 16–7. The Jets have yet to return to the Super Bowl and makes them along with the New Orleans Saints
and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
the only teams to have been to just one Super Bowl and win it.
On April 2, 2007, NFL Network aired America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions, the 1968 New York Jets, with team commentary from Joe Namath, Gerry Philbin and Don Maynard, and narrated by Alec Baldwin.
On May 21, Sonny Werblin sold his shares in the Jets to his partners Don Lillis, Leon Hess, Townsend Martin, and Phil Isselin. Lillis became the president on May 21, but died on July 23, and Isselin was appointed president on August 6.
All times are EASTERN time
(*) Played at Legion Field, Birmingham since Boston Red Sox refused to rent Fenway Park to Patriots.
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
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