Advertisement

Super Bowl III

From Academic Kids

Template:Infobox SuperBowl

Super Bowl III was the third Super Bowl, the championship of American football, but the first to officially bear the name Super Bowl. (The two previous AFL-NFL Championship Games would retroactively be called "Super Bowls" as well.) The game was played on January 12, 1969 at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.

The final result was New York Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7.

The game was broadcast on NBC in the United States with Curt Gowdy, Al DeRogatis and Kyle Rote.

Contents

Playoffs

In the 1968 AFL Championship game, Joe Namath and the New York Jets rallied to defeat the Oakland Raiders, 27-23, at Shea Stadium to advance to the Super Bowl.

In the NFL, the Cleveland Browns defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 31-20 and the Baltimore Colts defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 23-14 in the NFL Conference Championships. The Colts went on to shut out the Browns in the NFL Championship game, 34-0.

Before the game

The Colts, the champions of the NFL, were heavily favored (In some books, by over 20 points) to defeat the AFL champion Jets. Although the upstart AFL had successfully forced the long-established NFL into a merger agreement three years earlier, the previous AFL champions had lost the first two Super Bowls and the league was not generally respected as having the same calibre of talent as the NFL.

However, at the Touchdown Club in Miami, Jets quarterback Joe Namath predicted a Jets victory. "I guarantee it," he said.

The game

Matt Snell rushed for 121 yards, including the Jets' touchdown, and George Sauer caught eight passes for 133 yards. Don Maynard played injured, but his 112-yard, two touchdown performance against the Oakland Raiders in the AFL championship game made the Colts so wary of him that Namath took advantage of single coverage on other receivers, while the Jets defense shut down a Colts offense that had carried them to a 13-1 record during the regular season. Although the Colts had been touted by the NFL as "the greatest team of all time", Namath and the American Football League's Jets silenced the arrogant older league and struck a blow for underdogs everywhere. Jets cornerback Randy Beverly intercepted passes by Earl Morrall and Johnny Unitas in the end zone, ending two of Baltimore's scoring opportunities. Baltimore's only points came late in the fourth quarter after the game was out of reach.

Scoring Summary

  • NYJ - Snell 4 run (J. Turner kick)
  • NYJ - FG J. Turner 32
  • NYJ - FG J. Turner 30
  • NYJ - FG J. Turner 9
  • BAL - Hill 1 run (Michaels kick)

External link

NFL Super Bowls

I 1967 | II 1968 | III 1969 | IV 1970 | V 1971 | VI 1972 | VII 1973 | VIII 1974 | IX 1975 | X 1976

XI 1977 | XII 1978 | XIII 1979 | XIV 1980 | XV 1981 | XVI 1982 | XVII 1983 | XVIII 1984 | XIX 1985 | XX 1986

XXI 1987 | XXII 1988 | XXIII 1989 | XXIV 1990 | XXV 1991 | XXVI 1992 | XXVII 1993 | XXVIII 1994 | XXIX 1995 | XXX 1996

XXXI 1997 | XXXII 1998 | XXXIII 1999 | XXXIV 2000 | XXXV 2001 | XXXVI 2002 | XXXVII 2003 | XXXVIII 2004 | XXXIX 2005 | XL 2006

XLI 2007 | XLII 2008 | XLIII 2009 | XLIV 2010

Navigation

Academic Kids Menu

  • Art and Cultures
    • Art (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Art)
    • Architecture (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Architecture)
    • Cultures (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Cultures)
    • Music (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Music)
    • Musical Instruments (http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/List_of_musical_instruments)
  • Biographies (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Biographies)
  • Clipart (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Clipart)
  • Geography (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Geography)
    • Countries of the World (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Countries)
    • Maps (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Maps)
    • Flags (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Flags)
    • Continents (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Continents)
  • History (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/History)
    • Ancient Civilizations (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Ancient_Civilizations)
    • Industrial Revolution (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Industrial_Revolution)
    • Middle Ages (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Middle_Ages)
    • Prehistory (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Prehistory)
    • Renaissance (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Renaissance)
    • Timelines (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Timelines)
    • United States (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/United_States)
    • Wars (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Wars)
    • World History (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/History_of_the_world)
  • Human Body (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Human_Body)
  • Mathematics (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Mathematics)
  • Reference (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Reference)
  • Science (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Science)
    • Animals (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Animals)
    • Aviation (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Aviation)
    • Dinosaurs (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Dinosaurs)
    • Earth (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Earth)
    • Inventions (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Inventions)
    • Physical Science (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Physical_Science)
    • Plants (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Plants)
    • Scientists (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Scientists)
  • Social Studies (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Social_Studies)
    • Anthropology (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Anthropology)
    • Economics (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Economics)
    • Government (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Government)
    • Religion (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Religion)
    • Holidays (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Holidays)
  • Space and Astronomy
    • Solar System (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Solar_System)
    • Planets (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Planets)
  • Sports (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Sports)
  • Timelines (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Timelines)
  • Weather (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Weather)
  • US States (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/US_States)

Information

  • Home Page (http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php)
  • Contact Us (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Contactus)

  • Clip Art (http://classroomclipart.com)
Toolbox
Personal tools