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Encyclopedia > 1968 NFL season

The 1968 NFL season was the 49th regular season of the National Football League. As per the agreement made during the 1967 realignment, the New Orleans Saints and the New York Giants switched divisions; the Saints joined the Century Division while the Giants became part of the Capitol Division. The regular season is a term used, primarily, in North American sports. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ... The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. ... Conference NFC Division South Year Founded 1967 Home Field Due to damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, games are split between: Tiger Stadium (Baton Rouge) Alamodome City New Orleans, Louisiana Team Colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Jim Haslett League Championships None The New Orleans Saints are a National... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1925 Home Field Giants Stadium City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Blue, Red, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin League Championships (6) 1927 (NFL), 1934 (NFL), 1938 (NFL), 1956 (NFL), 1986 (Super Bowl XXI), 1990 (Super Bowl XXV) Conference Championships (9) NFL Eastern...


The season ended when the Baltimore Colts defeated the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Championship Game, only to be upset by the American Football League's New York Jets in Super Bowl III. There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Conference AFC Division North Year Founded 1946 Home Field Cleveland Browns Stadium City Cleveland, Ohio Team Colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel League Championships 8: 1946 (AAFC), 1947 (AAFC), 1948 (AAFC), 1949 (AAFC), 1950 (NFL), 1954 (NFL), 1955 (NFL), 1956 (NFL), 1964 (NFL) The Cleveland Browns are... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... Conference AFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Giants Stadium City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Green and White Head Coach Herman Edwards League Championships (1) 1968 (AFL & Super Bowl III) Conference Championships (0) Division Championships (4) AFL East: 1968, 1969 AFC East: 1998, 2002 The New York... Date January 12, 1969 Location Orange Bowl, Miami, FL Attendance 75,389 MVP Joe Namath, QB, New York Super Bowl III was the third Super Bowl, the championship of American football, but the first to officially bear the name Super Bowl. ...


Final standings

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against

Qualified for playoffs
Eastern Conference
Capitol Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Dallas Cowboys 12 2 0 .857 431 186
New York Giants 7 7 0 .500 294 325
Washington Redskins 5 9 0 .357 249 358
Philadelphia Eagles 2 12 0 .143 202 351
Century Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Cleveland Browns 10 4 0 .714 394 273
St. Louis Cardinals 9 4 1 .692 325 289
New Orleans Saints 4 9 1 .308 246 327
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 11 1 .154 244 397
Western Conference
Coastal Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Baltimore Colts 13 1 0 .929 402 144
Los Angeles Rams 10 3 1 .769 312 200
San Francisco 49ers 7 6 1 .538 303 310
Atlanta Falcons 2 12 0 .143 170 389
Central Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Minnesota Vikings 8 6 0 .571 282 242
Chicago Bears 7 7 0 .500 250 333
Green Bay Packers 6 7 1 .462 281 227
Detroit Lions 4 8 2 .333 207 241


Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Texas Stadium City Irving, Texas Team Colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells League Championships (5) 1971 (Super Bowl VI), 1977 (Super Bowl XII), 1992 (Super Bowl XXVII), 1993 (Super Bowl XXVIII), 1995 (Super Bowl XXX... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1925 Home Field Giants Stadium City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Blue, Red, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin League Championships (6) 1927 (NFL), 1934 (NFL), 1938 (NFL), 1956 (NFL), 1986 (Super Bowl XXI), 1990 (Super Bowl XXV) Conference Championships (9) NFL Eastern... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1932 Home Field FedEx Field City Landover, Maryland Team Colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs League Championships 5: 1937 (NFL), 1942 (NFL), 1982 (Super Bowl XVII), 1987 (Super Bowl XXII), 1991 (Super Bowl XXVI) The Washington Redskins are a National Football League... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1933 Home Field Lincoln Financial Field City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team Colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid League Championships (3) 1948 (NFL), 1949 (NFL), 1960 (NFL) Conference Championships (3) NFL Eastern: 1960 NFC: 1980, 2004 Division Championships (9) NFL East... Conference AFC Division North Year Founded 1946 Home Field Cleveland Browns Stadium City Cleveland, Ohio Team Colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel League Championships 8: 1946 (AAFC), 1947 (AAFC), 1948 (AAFC), 1949 (AAFC), 1950 (NFL), 1954 (NFL), 1955 (NFL), 1956 (NFL), 1964 (NFL) The Cleveland Browns are... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1898 Home Field Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona Team Colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green League Championships (2) 1925 (NFL), 1947 (NFL) Conference Championships (0) Division Championships (4) NFL West: 1947, 1948 NFC East: 1974, 1975 The Arizona Cardinals... Conference NFC Division South Year Founded 1967 Home Field Due to damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, games are split between: Tiger Stadium (Baton Rouge) Alamodome City New Orleans, Louisiana Team Colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Jim Haslett League Championships None The New Orleans Saints are a National... Conference AFC Division North Year Founded 1933 Home Field Heinz Field City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher League Championships (4) 1974 (Super Bowl IX), 1975 (Super Bowl X), 1978 (Super Bowl XIII), 1979 (Super Bowl XIV) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979... Conference AFC Division South Year Founded 1953 Home Field RCA Dome City Indianapolis, Indiana Team Colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy League Championships (3) 1958 (NFL), 1959 (NFL), 1968 (NFL), 1970 (Super Bowl V) Conference Championships (5) NFL Western: 1958, 1959, 1964, 1968 AFC: 1970 Division Championships... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1937 Home Field Edward Jones Dome City St. ... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1946 Home Field Monster Park City San Francisco, California Team Colors Metallic Gold, Cardinal Red, and Beige Head Coach Mike Nolan League Championships (5) 1981 (Super Bowl XVI), 1984 (Super Bowl XIX), 1988 (Super Bowl XXIII), 1989 (Super Bowl XXIV), 1994 (Super Bowl XXIX... Conference NFC Division South Year Founded 1965 Home Field Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia Team Colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora League Championships None The Atlanta Falcons are a National Football League team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Conference NFC Division North Year Founded 1961 Home Field Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome City Minneapolis, Minnesota Team Colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike Tice League Championships 1: 1969 (NFL) The Minnesota Vikings are a National Football League team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota along with fellow major pro sports... Conference NFC Division North Year Founded 1919 Home Field Soldier Field City Chicago, Illinois Team Colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith League Championships (9) 1921 (AFPA), 1932 (NFL), 1933 (NFL), 1940 (NFL), 1941 (NFL), 1943 (NFL), 1946 (NFL), 1963 (NFL), 1985 (Super Bowl XX) Conference Championships... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Conference NFC Division North Year Founded 1930 Home Field Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan Team Colors Honolulu Blue and Silver Head Coach Steve Mariucci League Championships 4: 1935 (NFL), 1952 (NFL), 1953 (NFL), 1957 (NFL) The Detroit Lions are a National Football League team based in Detroit, Michigan. ...


Playoffs

Main article: NFL playoffs, 1968
Home team in capitals

Conference championships The 1968 NFL playoffs determined who would represent the NFL in Super Bowl III. // Conference playoff games Eastern Conference Cleveland Browns 31, Dallas Cowboys 20 December 21, 1968 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio Scoring CLE - FG Cockroft 38 DAL - Howley 44 fumble return (Clark kick) DAL - FG Clark 16...

  • CLEVELAND 31, Dallas 20
  • BALTIMORE 24, Minnesota 14

NFL championship

  • Baltimore 34, CLEVELAND 0

See also


Date January 12, 1969 Location Orange Bowl, Miami, FL Attendance 75,389 MVP Joe Namath, QB, New York Super Bowl III was the third Super Bowl, the championship of American football, but the first to officially bear the name Super Bowl. ... Aerial view of the Orange Bowl The Orange Bowl Stadium is a stadium in the City of Miami, Florida, near downtown Miami, Florida. ... City nickname: The Magic City, The American Riviera, The Sixth Borough Location Location of Miami in the State of Florida Government County Miami-Dade Mayor Manuel “Manny” Diaz (R) Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 54 km²      35. ...

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1967 NFL season
NFL seasons
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1969 NFL season


The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. ... A list of National Football League seasons since inception of the league: 1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929 | 1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | 1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1938 | 1939 | 1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947 | 1948 | 1949 | 1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957...


 
 

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