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1968 Baltimore Colts season
Head coach Don Shula
Home field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 13-1
Place 1st Coastal
Playoff finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 24-14
Won NFL Championship 34-0 (Browns)
Lost Super Bowl III (Jets) 16-7
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1967 1969

The 1968 Baltimore Colts season was the 16th season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1968 season with a record of 13 wins and 1 loss. They won the Western Conference's Coastal division.

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Regular season

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Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site
1 September 15, 1968 San Francisco 49ers W 27-10 1-0 Memorial Stadium
2 September 22, 1968 at Atlanta Falcons W 28-10 2-0 Atlanta Stadium
3 September 29, 1968 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 41-7 3-0 Pitt Stadium
4 October 6, 1968 Chicago Bears W 28-7 4-0 Memorial Stadium
5 October 13, 1968 at San Francisco 49ers W 42-14 5-0 Kezar Stadium
6 October 20, 1968 Cleveland Browns L 20-30 5-1 Memorial Stadium
7 October 27, 1968 Los Angeles Rams W 27-10 6-1 Memorial Stadium
8 November 3, 1968 at New York Giants W 26-0 7-1 Yankee Stadium
9 November 10, 1968 at Detroit Lions W 27-10 8-1 Tiger Stadium
10 November 17, 1968 St. Louis Cardinals W 27-0 9-1 Memorial Stadium
11 November 24, 1968 Minnesota Vikings W 21-9 10-1 Memorial Stadium
12 December 1, 1968 Atlanta Falcons W 44-0 11-1 Memorial Stadium
13 December 7, 1968 at Green Bay Packers W 16-3 12-1 Lambeau Field
14 December 21, 1968 at Los Angeles Rams W 28-24 13-1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Standings

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

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Playoffs

The team made it to the playoffs and hosted the Minnesota Vikings for the right to play in the NFL Championship Game. The Colts took a 21-0 lead and went on to win 28-14. They then traveled to Cleveland to take on the Browns. The Colts defense was on top of their game as they shut out the Browns 34-0 and won their 3rd championship. In Super Bowl III the Colts took on the heavy underdog New York Jets. Joe Namath and Jets beat the Colts 16-7, this game is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in American sports history.

Playoff Round Date Opponent Result Record Game Site
Conference Championship December 22, 1968 Minnesota Vikings W 24-14 1-0 Memorial Stadium
NFL Championship December 29, 1968 at Cleveland Browns W 34-0 2-0 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Super Bowl January 12, 1969 New York Jets L 7-16 2-1 Miami Orange Bowl

References

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 297

See also

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Capitol Century Coastal Central
Dallas Cleveland Atlanta Chicago
NY Giants New Orleans Baltimore Detroit
Philadelphia Pittsburgh Los Angeles Green Bay
Washington St. Louis San Francisco Minnesota
1968 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsNFL ChampionshipPro BowlSuper Bowl III
Related: 1968 AFL Season

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