Super Bowl II|Super Bowl IV

January 12, 1969

The AFL, behind cocksure New York Jets QB Joe Namath, won their first Super Bowl with this contest. Namath had bravely boasted that the Jets would top the Baltimore Colts on the Thursday before the game, then proceeded to fulfill his prophecy as his team won pretty handily over a Baltimore team that had only lost one game during the regular season. However, legendary Colts QB Johnny Unitas, who sat most of the season out with a bruised elbow, came off the bench to score the Colts only touchdown in the 4th quarter.

Namath was named the MVP for the game. Attendance was 75,389. Weeb Ewbank was the head coach for the Jets, and Don Shula for the Colts.

Statistics (from www.superbowl.com):

                           SCORING
New York (A.F.L.)     0  7  6  3 -- 16
Baltimore             0  0  0  7 --  7

NYJ- Snell 4 run  (J. Turner kick),  5:57 2nd
NYJ- FG J. Turner 32,  4:52 3rd
NYJ- FG J. Turner 30, 11:02 3rd
NYJ- FG J. Turner 9,  1:34 4th
BAL- Hill 1 run  (Michaels kick), 11:41 4th

TEAM STATISTICS                   NY-J        Balt.
Total First Downs                   21           18
  Rushing                           10            7
  Passing                           10            9
  Penalty                            1            2
Total Net Yardage                  337          324
Total Offensive Plays               74           64
  Average Gain per Offensive Play  4.6          5.1
Rushes                              43           23
  Yards Gained Rushing (Net)       142          143
  Average Yards per Rush           3.3          6.2
Passes Attempted                    29           41
  Passes Completed                  17           17
  Had Intercepted                    0            4
  Tackled Attempting to Pass         2            0
  Yards Lost Attempting to Pass     11            0
  Yards Gained Passing (Net)       195          181
Punts                                4            3
  Average Distance                38.8         44.3
Punt Returns                         1            4
  Punt Return Yardage                0           34
Kickoff Returns                      1            4
  Kickoff Return Yardage            25          105
Interception Return Yardage          9            0
Fumbles                              1            1
  Own Fumbles Recovered              0            0
  Opponent Fumbles Recovered         1            1
Penalties                            5            3
  Yards Penalized                   28           23
Total Points Scored                 16            7
Touchdowns                           1            1
  Rushing                            1            1
  Passing                            0            0
  Returns                            0            0
Extra Points                         1            1
Field Goals                          3            0
  Field Goals Attempted              5            2
Safeties                             0            0
Third-Down Efficiency             8/18         4/12
Fourth-Down Efficiency             0/0          1/2
Time of Possession               36:10        23:50

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
New York (A.F.L.)      No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Snell                  30       121      12     1
Boozer                 10        19       8     0
Mathis                  3         2       1     0

Baltimore              No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Matte                  11       116      58     0
Hill                    9        29      12     1
Unitas                  1         0       0     0
Morrall                 2        -2       0     0


Passing
New York (A.F.L.)  Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Namath              28      17     206     0     0
Parilli              1       0       0     0     0

Baltimore          Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Unitas              24      11     110     0     1
Morrall             17       6      71     0     3


Receiving
New York (A.F.L.)   No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Sauer                8       133      39     0
Snell                4        40      14     0
Mathis               3        20      13     0
Lammons              2        13      11     0

Baltimore           No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Richardson           6        58      21     0
Orr                  3        42      17     0
Mackey               3        35      19     0
Matte                2        30      30     0
Hill                 2         1       1     0
Mitchell             1        15      15     0


Interceptions
New York (A.F.L.)   No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Beverly              2         0       0     0
Hudson               1         9       9     0
Sample               1         0       0     0

Baltimore           No.      Yds.     LG    TD
None                --        --      --    --


Punting
New York (A.F.L.)   No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Johnson              4        38.8    39     0

Baltimore           No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Lee                  3        44.3    51     0


Punt Returns
New York (A.F.L.)   No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Baird                1     1       0     0    0

Baltimore           No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Brown                4     0      34    21    0


Kickoff Returns
New York (A.F.L.)   No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Christy              1        25      25     0
Baltimore           No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Pearson              2        59      33     0
Brown                2        46      25     0



New York Jets               Baltimore Colts         
                ==  Offense  ==                     
Schmitt, John      C   Curry, Bill           C 
Rasmussen, Randy   G   Ressler, Glenn        G 
Talamini, Bob      G   Sullivan, Dan         G 
Herman, Dave       T   Ball, Sam             T 
Hill, Winston      T   Vogel, Bob            T 
Lammons, Pete     TE   Mackey, John          TE
Maynard, Don      WR   Orr, Jimmy            WR
Sauer, George Jr. WR   Richardson, Willie    WR
Boozer, Emerson   RB   Hill, Gerald          RB
Snell, Matt       RB   Matte, Tom            RB
Namath, Joe       QB   Morrall, Earl         QB

              ==  Defense  ==                      
Elliott, D. John  DT   Miller, Fred D.       DT 
Rochester, Paul   DT   Smith, Billy Ray Sr.  DT 
Biggs, Verlon     DE   Braase, Ordell        DE 
Philbin, Gerry    DE   Smith, Bubba          DE 
Baker, Ralph     OLB   Curtis, James        OLB
Grantham, Larry  OLB   Shinnick, Don        OLB
Atkinson, Al     MLB   Gaubatz, Dennis      MLB
Beverly, Randy    CB   Boyd, Bobby           CB 
Sample, Johnny    CB   Lyles, Lenny          CB 
Baird, Bill       FS   Volk, Rick            FS 
Hudson, Jim       SS   Logan, Jerry          SS 

                  ==  Substitute  ==                    
Christy, Earl          Austin, Ocie               
Crane, Paul            Brown, Timmy               
D'Amato, Mike          Cole, Terry                
Dockery, John          Hawkins, Alex              
Gordon, Cornell        Hilton, Roy                
Johnson, Curley        Johnson, Cornelius         
Mathis, Bill           Lee, David                 
McAdams, Carl          Michaels, Lou              
Neidert, John          Mitchell, Tom              
Parilli, Babe          Pearson, Preston           
Rademacher, Bill       Perkins, Ray               
Richards, Jim          Porter, Ron                
Richardson, Jeff       Stukes, Charles            
Smolinski, Mark        Szymanski, Dick            
Thompson, Stephen      Unitas, Johnny             
Turner, Jim B.         Williams, John M.          
Turner, Bake           Williams, Sidney           
Walton, Samuel             

                  ==  Did Not Play  ==                   
                       Ward, Jim                  

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