Super Bowl 3 logo, New York Jets 16VS Baltimore Colts 7, MVP Joe Namath

Super Bowl III (3)
Game Summary



New York Jets
16
Baltimore Colts
7
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Coaches


New York Jets:
Weeb Ewbank
Baltimore Colts:
Don Shula

Half Time Show


Headliner: Florida A&M University.

Location


Miami Orange Bowl
Miami, FL

Date: August 16, 1970
Attendance: 75,389

MVP


Joe Namath
Quarterback (QB)
New York Jets

New York Jets Defeats Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.  Joe Namath named MVP.

Jets quarterback Joe Namath "guaranteed" victory on the Thursday before the game, then went out and led the AFL to its first Super Bowl victory over a Baltimore Colts team that had lost only once in 16 games all season. This bold prediction made headlines all over New York and Baltimore, eventually giving rise to a new legend of football lore.

Joe Namath, chosen the outstanding player, completed 17 of 28 passes for 206 yards and directed a steady attack that dominated the NFL season champions after the Jets' defense had intercepted Colts quarterback Earl Morrall three times in the first half.

This classic game was close in stats with the Jets having 337 total yards, including 121 rushing yards by Matt Snell while the Colts had 324 total yard including 116 yard rushing by Matte. While the overall stats appeared close the Jets dominated the score clock holding the ball for 36:10 minutes to Baltimore's 23:50 minutes. The Jets solid steady game, coupled with great defensive coverage including 4 interceptions and 1 fumble, gave the Jets the lead and solidified their Super Bowl victory.

Johnny Unitas, who had missed most of the season with a sore elbow, came off the bench and led Baltimore to its only touchdown late in the fourth quarter to make the game close after New York led 16 - 0.



Scoring Information


 ScoreTimeFirst DownsEfficiencies
Game Summary PossRPXT3Down4Down
New York Jets 1636:1010101218/180/0
Baltimore Colts 723:50 7 92184/121/2
TeamQtrTimePlay Description (Extra Point) (Drive Info)VisitorHome
Jets 2 5:57Snell 4 run (J. Turner kick)70
Jets 3 4:52J. Turner 32yd Field Goal100
Jets 311:02J. Turner 9yd Field Goal130
Jets 4 1:34J. Turner 9yd Field Goal160
Colts411:41Hill 1 run (Michaels kick)167
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