Super Bowl III: “Joe Namath’s Guarantee” | Jets vs Colts | NFL Full Game

Super Bowl III: “Joe Namath’s Guarantee” | Jets vs Colts | NFL Full Game


>>NBC SPORTS PRESENTS THE THIRD NFL-AFL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GAME — THE SUPER BOWL. THE AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS, THE NEW YORK JETS, VERSUS THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS, THE BALTIMORE COLTS. FROM THE ORANGE BOWL IN MIAMI, FLORIDA. THE CITY OF MIAMI, HOST FOR THIS SUPER BOWL GAME, AND A WONDERFUL HOST IT’S BEEN. THE TEMPERATURE RIGHT NOW IS 72 DEGREES. THE WIND IS GOING TO BE A FACTOR HERE. IT’S GUSTY NOW — 15 MILES AN HOUR — AND WE HAVE A 20% CHANCE OF RAIN. IT RAINED LAST NIGHT HARD FOR SEVERAL HOURS. THE FIELD WAS COVERED, THOUGH, AND APPEARS TO BE IN VERY GOOD SHAPE. AND THEY COULD’VE SOLD 150,000 TICKETS FOR THIS GAME. TICKETS HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE SCARCE THAN THEY WERE HERE IN MIAMI FOR THE THIRD SUPER BOWL GAME. I’M CURT GOWDY. I’M GONNA CALL THE PLAY-BY-PLAY FOR YOU. ANALYZING THE GAME WILL BE KYLE ROTE AND AL DeROGATIS. THEY WERE BOTH NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE STARS AND ALSO THEY FOLLOWED THE AFL THIS SEASON ON TELEVISION ON NBC, SO THEY KNOW BOTH LEAGUES VERY WELL. ALSO JIM SIMPSON IS GOING TO BE WITH US, AND HE’LL BE ROAMING THE FIELD FOR SOME INTERESTING INTERVIEWS. WELL, YOU’VE ALL READ AND HEARD ALL KINDS OF PREGAME DOPE DURING THE WEEK. I THINK ONE BIG SIDELIGHT HAS BEEN JOE NAMATH. JOE NAMATH, OF COURSE, IS THE MAN THAT THE COLTS HAVE TO STOP. IF NAMATH HAS A GOOD DAY, THE JETS ARE USUALLY GOOD. IF HE DOESN’T, THEY HAVE TROUBLE. BUT NAMATH HAS NOT BEEN BASHFUL THIS WEEK. HE’S COME DOWN HERE TO MIAMI, AND HE HAS SAID THAT THE JETS ARE GOING TO WIN. HE DOESN’T EVEN PREDICT IT — HE SAYS, “I GUARANTEE A JET VICTORY.” HE HAS DOWNGRADED THE OPPONENT — THE QUARTERBACK EARL MORRALL — AND THIS IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE NOW GIVEN BALTIMORE EVEN MORE OF AN INCENTIVE, AND THEY SAY THAT IT HAS ADDED MAYBE A TWO-TOUCHDOWN EDGE TO THE COLTS. WE’LL SEE HOW IT ALL COMES OUT. JOE NAMATH HAS BEEN ON A SPOT, BUT HE’S EVEN MORE ON A SPOT NOW. THIS TELECAST IS PRESENTED BY AUTHORITY OF THE AMERICAN AND NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUES. IT’S INTENDED FOR THE PRIVATE USE OF OUR AUDIENCE. ANY REBROADCAST OR OTHER USE OF THIS TELECAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESS, WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE AMERICAN AND NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUES IS PROHIBITED. THE TWO TEAMS HAVE BEEN DOWN HERE FOR THE LAST 10 DAYS. THEY BOTH TRAINED AT FORT LAUDERDALE. NEITHER CLUB MADE AN APPEARANCE HERE. AND DESPITE LAST NIGHT’S HARD RAIN, THIS FIELD WAS COVERED ABOUT 5:00, SO WE EXPECT IT TO BE VERY FAST TODAY. WE’RE WAITING FOR THE COLTS AND THE JETS TO COME OUT. THE JETS ARE MASSED AT THE FAR END. THEY’LL BE IN WHITE TODAY. THE BALTIMORE COLTS — THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE IS THE HOME TEAM — BALTIMORE WILL BE IN BLUE. AND AS THE TEAMS LEFT THE FIELD TAKING THEIR WARM-UPS, THE PLAYER THAT GOT THE BIGGEST HAND WAS JOHNNY UNITAS. AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT UNITAS TODAY, BECAUSE HE WAS THROWING FAIRLY WELL IN PRACTICE. HIS ARM HAS IMPROVED, AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT HAPPENS, BUT JOHNNY “U,” WHO MANY CONSIDER THE FINEST QUARTERBACK THAT EVER LIVED, COULD STILL BE A FACTOR IN THIS GAME. DON SHULA SAYS HE WILL GO WITH EARL MORRALL ALL THE WAY UNLESS SOMETHING HAPPENS. JOE NAMATH ALSO GOT A BIG HAND WHEN HE CAME OUT ON THE FIELD. HE’S AN OLD FAVORITE HERE. HE WAS A STAR, THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER OF THE 1965 ORANGE BOWL GAME. ALTHOUGH ALABAMA LOST, NAMATH WAS THE TOP PLAYER IN THAT GAME. THE WIND IS GOING TO BE A DEFINITE FACTOR. IT’S GOING TO BE VERY GUSTY TODAY. IT’S BLOWING ACROSS FIELD, AND WE MAY HAVE SOME SWIRLING CURRENTS THAT COULD DO SOME PECULIAR THINGS WITH PASSES, WITH PUNTS, WITH KICKOFFS. AND THIS WIND WILL DIE A LITTLE BIT, AND THEN IT WILL SPRING UP AGAIN. THE SUN IS GOING TO BE IN AND OUT. AND THERE YOU SEE THE COMPLETE CAPACITY CROWD. MIAMI JUST HAD THE GREATEST THREE DAYS IN RENTAL-CAR HISTORY IT’S EVER HAD. THE INFLUX OF VISITORS FROM NEW YORK, BALTIMORE, MANY OF THE PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL CITIES HERE, AND OF COURSE THE FANS OF THIS AREA ALWAYS OUTSTANDING PRO FOOTBALL FANS. ALL RIGHT, THESE TEAMS ARE ABOUT READY TO COME ON THE FIELD. KYLE ROTE, ONE OF THE TOP PLAYERS IN THE HISTORY OF THE SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE, A TREMENDOUS STAR WITH THE NEW YORK GIANTS, AND NOW AN OUTSTANDING TELECASTER, IS GOING TO ANALYZE THE NEW YORK JETS FOR YOU.>>THANK YOU, CURT, AND OF COURSE NOW TIME TO MEET THE MEMBERS OF THE NEW YORK JETS, THE CHAMPIONS OF THE AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE. FOR THE NEW YORK JETS, THE 1968 SEASON WAS ONE IN WHICH FOR, I THINK, THE FIRST TIME IN THE TEAM’S NINE-YEAR HISTORY, ALL OF THE PIECES FELL INTO PLACE. THE DEFENSIVE UNIT — NUMBER ONE IN THE LEAGUE. GERRY PHILBIN, ONE OF THE BEST PASS RUSHERS IN THE BUSINESS. JOHN ELLIOTT, THE YOUNG DEFENSIVE RIGHT TACKLE, HAVING A TREMENDOUS SEASON. JIM HUDSON HEADING UP THE STRONG PASS DEFENSE. AND YOUNG CARL McADAMS GIVING GREAT DEPTH NOT ONLY ON THE LINE BUT AT THE LINEBACKER SPOT. AND OFFENSIVELY, THE LINE GAVE JOE NAMATH GREAT PROTECTION ALL SEASON LONG. THE THREE DEEP RECEIVERS GOT THROUGH THE SEASON RELATIVELY INJURY-FREE. AND THERE WERE TWO PRESEASON TRADES THAT WORKED OUT BEAUTIFULLY — OFFENSIVE GUARD BOB TALAMINI COMING FROM THE HOUSTON OILERS TO GIVE THEM GREAT FLEXIBILITY IN THAT FRONT LINE, AND BABE PARILLI COMING FROM BOSTON TO GIVE THE TEAM AN EXTREMELY CAPABLE AND EXPERIENCED BACKUP MAN TO QUARTERBACK JOE NAMATH. AND OF COURSE JOE NAMATH HIMSELF — CONTROVERSIAL, EXCITING, BUT ABOVE ALL A MOST TALENTED BALLPLAYER, A GREAT PASSER ON WHOSE RIGHT ARM WILL BE RIDING THE HOPES NOT ONLY OF THE NEW YORK JETS TODAY BUT AS WELL THE HOPES OF THE ENTIRE AFL. AND THE MAN WHO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER, HEAD COACH OF THE NEW YORK JETS, WEEB EWBANK. WEEB EWBANK THE ONLY MAN IN PRO FOOTBALL HISTORY TO WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS NOT ONLY IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE BUT IN THE AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE AS WELL. AND OF COURSE GOING FOR HIS FIRST SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP.>>AND NOW ANOTHER ONE OF OUR ANALYSTS TODAY WILL BE AL DeROGATIS, AN ALL-AMERICAN LINEMAN AT DUKE UNIVERSITY, A STAR DEFENSIVE TACKLE WITH THE NEW YORK GIANTS, WHO’S WORKED WITH US THIS PAST SEASON ON NBC TELEVISION, AND AL’S GONNA ANALYZE THE COLTS.>>AND NOW AS THE BALTIMORE COLTS — THANK YOU, CURT — AS THE BALTIMORE COLTS COME ONTO THE FOOTBALL FIELD, THIS IS A TEAM THAT IN 1968 HAD ONE THEME, AND THAT WAS “ALL THE WAY IN ’68,” AND THEY’VE GOT ONE MORE TO GO, AND YOU KNOW THEY’RE GONNA BE TRYING THEIR VERY BEST. 1967, EVERYONE KNOWS THEY WON ALL BUT ONE BIG GAME RIGHT AT THE END, LOSING A HEARTBREAKER TO THE RAMS. THE INTERESTING THING IS THAT IN THIS GREAT CLASSIC, THE GREAT JOHN UNITAS WILL NOT BE STARTING, BUT JOHN IS READY, AND NO ONE WILL BE TOO SURPRISED IF JOHN GETS INTO THE FOOTBALL GAME. THE TREMENDOUS STORY IS OBVIOUSLY THE STORY OF THE CINDERELLA MAN, EARL MORRALL, AND EARL HAS DONE JUST A GREAT JOB, AND THOSE FANS AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT ADMIRE THE MAN MUST BE AWFULLY HAPPY FOR EARL. THE INTERESTING THING IS THAT EARL WENT TO THE BALTIMORE COLTS AS PART OF A TRADE FOR A SECOND-STRING QUARTERBACK, JIM WARD. AND NOW IT’S DON SHULA COMING ONTO THE FOOTBALL FIELD, A MAN THAT’S DONE SUCH AN OUTSTANDING JOB.>>ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, KYLE AND AL. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE THE FLIP OR THE TOSS OF THE COIN. THE CAPTAINS WILL BE GOING OUT TO THE 50-YARD LINE. THE OFFICIALS TODAY — THE REFEREE IS TOM BELL OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE. THE UMPIRE IS WALT PARKER OF THE AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE. THE HEAD LINESMAN IS GEORGE MURPHY OF THE NFL. THE LINE JUDGE IS CAL LEPORE OF THE AFL. THE BACK JUDGE IS JACK READER OF THE AFL. AND THE FIELD JUDGE IS JOE GONZALEZ OF THE NFL. JOE NAMATH, NUMBER 12, JOHNNY SAMPLE, 24, ARE THE CAPTAINS FOR THE NEW YORK JETS. AND FOR THE BALTIMORE COLTS, PRESTON PEARSON IS THEIR SPECIALTY CAPTAIN, JOHNNY UNITAS IS THE OFFENSIVE CAPTAIN, AND NUMBER 43, LENNY LYLES, IS THE DEFENSIVE CAPTAIN. BALTIMORE IS GOING TO KICK OFF ON YOUR LEFT, NEW YORK RECEIVING ON YOUR RIGHT. THIS IS A CROSSWIND TODAY, BUT I BELIEVE IT IS A SLIGHT ADVANTAGE TO THE TEAM ON YOUR LEFT. JETS WILL BE SPREADING OUT WITH BAKE TURNER AND EARL CHRISTY AS THE DEEP MEN. TURNER IS NUMBER 29. HE’LL BE CLOSEST TO YOU WHEN WE SPOT HIM. LOU MICHAELS IS GOING TO KICK OFF. CHRISTY IS 45. TURNER IS 29. THE LIGHTS ARE ON HERE AT THE ORANGE BOWL. IT’S CLOUDY RIGHT NOW. LET’S SEE IF PRESTON PEARSON GETS THE TACKLE. HE’S DOWN THERE ABOUT 8 OUT OF 10 TIMES FOR THE COLTS. A HIGH KICK, A BEAUTY TUMBLING TO CHRISTY A YARD DEEP. HE’S TO THE 10, 15. AND OVER THE 20. GOES TO THE 22-YARD LINE. AND IT WAS JERRY LOGAN WHO WENT DOWN TO MAKE THE TACKLE FOR THE BALTIMORE COLTS. SO IT’S NEW YORK’S BALL NOW, FIRST DOWN ON THEIR OWN 22. NAMATH, NUMBER 12, WILL BE THE QUARTERBACK. BOOZER, 32, IS THE LEFT HALF. SNELL, 41, IS THE FULLBACK. MAYNARD IS THE FLANKER, NUMBER 13. SAUER WILL BE THE SPLIT END AND PETE LAMMONS, THE TIGHT END. DON’T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO WHAT BALTIMORE DOES BEFORE THE SNAP OF THE BALL. THERE’S A SHIFT. THE JETS SHIFT. NEVER SEEN THEM DO THAT DURING THE YEAR. MATT SNELL OVER HIS 25 TO HIS 26-YARD LINE. AND HE’S HIT THERE BY ORDELL BRAASE, NUMBER 81, THE DEFENSIVE RIGHT END.>>CURT, IT’S AN INTERESTING SHIFT, AND IN A MOMENT WE’LL GIVE YOU MORE, BUT WHAT THEY WENT INTO WAS AN UNBALANCED LINE STRONG TO THE FAR SIDE, THE TOP OF YOUR PICTURE. A DOUBLE WING. THEY WERE GONNA RUN TO THE WEAK SIDE.>>AND THERE’S THE REST OF THE JET LINEUP, WITH HILL AND HERMAN, THE TACKLES; TALAMINI AND RASMUSSEN, THE GUARDS; AND SMITH, THE CENTER. SECOND DOWN, 6. THE JETS ON THEIR OWN 26. LONG SIGNAL COUNT. SNELL AGAIN, BURSTING THROUGH! SNELL RUNS IT TO THE 34 AND A FIRST DOWN FOR THE NEW YORK JETS.>>AND, CURT, THIS IS PARTLY ONE OF THE REASONS I THINK JOE NAMATH GOING TO THE GROUND. YOU SEE THIS HAND-OFF TO SNELL, SOME GREAT BLOCKING IN THERE BY THE LINE. JOHN SCHMITT, NUMBER 52. WINSTON HILL, 75. AND OF COURSE THIS IS WHAT THEY MUST DO — ESTABLISH A GROUND GAME BECAUSE THEY KNOW HE CAN PASS.>>RICK VOLK IS INJURED ON THAT LAST PLAY. LEFT THE FIELD, THE ALL-NFL SAFETYMAN. OCIE AUSTIN REPLACED HIM. FIRST DOWN FOR THE JETS ON THEIR 34. AND THIS IS BOOZER. AND BOOZER IS TRAPPED AND IS CRUSHED DOWN. HE’S HIT THERE BY DAN SHINNICK, NUMBER 66, THE DEFENSIVE RIGHT LINEBACKER, AND BILLY RAY SMITH, NUMBER 74, THE LEFT TACKLE. THAT THROWS THE JETS BACK TO THEIR 31, WHERE IT’S A SECOND DOWN AND 13. WE HAVE NO SCORE, AND WE HAVE 12:55 LEFT TO PLAY HERE IN THE FIRST PERIOD. THERE ARE THE AVERAGE POINTS FOR EACH TEAM DURING THE YEAR. WE’LL BE THROWING UP THESE STATISTICS DURING THE GAME, AND YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THEM. AND HERE’S NAMATH FOR HIS FIRST PASS. ON THE RUN TO SNELL. SNELL IS JUST SHORT OF THE 40. AND LOOK FOR THE JETS TODAY, I THINK, TO RUN THOSE BACKS OUT OF THE BACKFIELD AGAINST THE ZONE DEFENSE.>>EXACTLY RIGHT, CURT. AND THEY’RE LOOKING AT A STRONG ZONE TO THE FAR SIDE OF THE FIELD, AND IT LOOKS LIKE JOE NAMATH, AS YOU CALLED IT, IS GONNA COME UP TO THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, NOT GO WITH ANY AUTOMATIC, FIGURE THAT THE BALTIMORE COLTS USE A STRONG ZONE TO THE FAR SIDE OF THE FIELD.>>ALL RIGHT, IT’S THIRD DOWN, 4 TO GO. NEW YORK JETS ON THEIR 40. THEY’VE HAD THE BALL NOW THE FIRST THREE MINUTES OF THE GAME. LET’S SEE WHAT THEY DO ON THIS THIRD-DOWN PLAY. THEY SPLIT SAUER TO THE LEFT AND MAYNARD TO THE RIGHT. AND BOOZER AND SNELL, THE SET BACKS. HERE’S A DRAW TO SNELL, AND BALTIMORE SMELLED THAT ONE OUT. FRED MILLER, 76, THE DEFENSIVE RIGHT TACKLE, STOPPING SNELL. AND NOW TIM BROWN IS GOING TO GO BACK. HE IS THE SECOND-STRING PUNT RETURNER. USUALLY RICK VOLK IS THE MAN BACK. BUT TIM BROWN WILL BE DEEP, AND JERRY LOGAN WILL BE THE SHORT MAN. LOGAN IS A DEVASTATING BLOCKER ON THESE PUNTS. CURLEY JOHNSON TIED FOR SECOND IN THE AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN PUNTING. HE HAD AN AVERAGE OF 43.8. HE CAN GIVE THE BALL A RIDE. LOW PASS. HE’S AWAY. THERE’S A FLAG DOWN ON THIS PLAY. BROWN IS CHASED BACK TO HIS 18. GETS TO THE 20, AND HE’S UPENDED THERE. HE’S HIT BY RADEMACHER, NUMBER 23, ON OUTSTANDING PROTECTION. BUT WE HAVE A FLAG DOWN. SO LET’S SEE WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. IT’S AN OFFSIDE. OFFSIDE. LOOKED LIKE SMITH JUMPED.>>IT APPEARS, CURT, IF IT IS AN OFFSIDES AGAINST BALTIMORE, THAT IT WILL STILL LACK PERHAPS A FOOT OF BEING A FIRST DOWN. THEY’LL STILL BE FACED WITH A FOURTH-DOWN SITUATION.>>AND THEY’RE SHORT. ABOUT HALF A YARD. NOW THEY’RE TALKING. MATT SNELL, NUMBER 41. CURLEY JOHNSON, THE PUNTER, NUMBER 33. NAMATH USUALLY COMES IN AND DISCUSSES THESE PENALTIES. HE’S THE OFFENSIVE CAPTAIN. THE JETS ARE GOING TO ACCEPT THE PENALTY, AND THEY’LL HAVE FOURTH DOWN AND A HALF YARD TO GO. THERE’S RADEMACHER, 23, WHO MADE THAT GREAT TACKLE DOWNFIELD. FOURTH DOWN AND A HALF YARD TO GO. THE JETS ON THEIR OWN 44. ONCE AGAIN TIM BROWN AS THE SINGLE SAFETY, WITH JERRY LOGAN UP TIGHT. WELL, THEY’LL GIVE BROWN ANOTHER SHOT. MAYBE THEY GET A BETTER RUNBACK. AND THE KICK IS TO THE NEAR SIDE. BROWN TAKES IT ON HIS 18. AND GETS UP TO HIS 27. AND NUMBER 26, JIM RICHARDS, AND JOHN NEIDERT, NUMBER 63, DOWN TO MAKE THE TACKLE FOR THE JETS. SO IT’S FIRST DOWN NOW, AS WE’LL WATCH BALTIMORE GO TO THE ATTACK FOR THE FIRST TIME. WITH EARL MORRALL AT QUARTERBACK. HE’D BE NUMBER 15. TOM MATTE, LEFT HALFBACK, 41. JERRY HILL, 45, THE FULLBACK. WILLIE RICHARDSON, 87, IS THE FLANKER. MACKEY IS THE TIGHT END, 88. HE’S THE MAN TO REALLY WATCH HERE TODAY. JIMMY ORR, THE SPLIT END, NUMBER 28. NOW THEY SPLIT THAT BACKFIELD. MACKEY’S AT LEFT TIGHT END. MORRALL’S GOING TO THE AIR. AND RIGHT AWAY HE DUMPS IT OFF TO THE 25. TO THE 30 IS MACKEY. MACKEY. MACKEY’S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO BRING DOWN BY ONE MAN OR TWO. AND HE JUST THROWS THEM OFF LIKE FLIES.>>LET’S LOOK AT THIS IN SLOW MOTION. JOHN MACKEY SHIFTED FROM THE TANDEM IN THE BACKFIELD, WENT TO THE TIGHT END TO THE LEFT SIDE, DROPPED BACK. IT REALLY WASN’T A SCREEN. HE WAS JUST THERE AS KIND OF A SAFETY VALVE. NOW WATCH THIS FORMER SYRACUSE GREAT SHOW YOU THAT HE STILL KNOWS HOW TO REALLY RUN WITH THAT FOOTBALL. GOOD RUN BY BIG JOHN.>>ALL RIGHT, THEY’LL LINE UP IN THAT “I.” ALEX HAWKINS IS NOW IN. MACKEY IN THE BACKFIELD, THEN SHIFTED OUT OF THERE. HERE’S THE PITCH TO MATTE. MATTE ROARING TO THE 50 AND INTO JET TERRITORY. AND IN TWO PLAYS, THE COLTS HAVE COME FROM THEIR 27 TO THE NEW YORK JET 44. RALPH BAKER HAD TO MAKE THAT TACKLE, THE LEFT LINEBACKER OF THE NEW YORK JETS. IT’S… THEY MAY MEASURE. TIME-OUT ON THE OFFICIALS. NOW HILL’S GONE BACK IN, AND HAWKINS OUT. SUPER BOWL GAME BEING BROUGHT TO YOU IN LIVING COLOR EXCLUSIVELY ON NBC. A FIRST DOWN FOR BALTIMORE. THEY HAVE PICKED UP TWO FIRST DOWNS ON TWO PLAYS.>>CURT, LET ME EXPLAIN WHAT THE COLTS ARE DOING, AND IT’S RATHER APPARENT. THEY’RE GONNA COME WITH REAL POWER. THEY PUT TOM MITCHELL, NUMBER 84, INTO THE GAME. HE’S A ROOKIE FROM BUCKNELL, A BIG BOY. HE AND JOHN MACKEY, NUMBER 88, ARE BOTH PLAYING TO THE STRONG SIDE WITH WILLIE RICHARDSON. THREE BIG MEN TO THE STRONG SIDE, AND THEY’RE RUNNING AT IT.>>ALL RIGHT, FIRST DOWN FOR THE COLTS ON THE NEW YORK JET 44. NO SCORE, JUST UNDER 10 MINUTES TO PLAY IN THE FIRST PERIOD. THIS IS JERRY HILL. HILL SLIPS AWAY TO THE 40. AND IS DOWNED ON THE 37. AND THE SHOT AT HIM WAS BY VERLON BIGGS. HE MISSED HIM BEHIND THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, AND JIM HUDSON, THE STRONG SAFETY, HAD TO MAKE THE STOP. SO NOW THE BALL’S ON THE NEW YORK JET 37. IT’S A GAIN OF 7. AND RIGHT NOW BALTIMORE LOOKS OVERPOWERING ON OFFENSE. THEY HAVE A SECOND DOWN AND 3 TO GO.>>AND RIGHT NOW THAT BOTH UNITS HAVE BEEN IN THE BALLGAME, BOTH OFFENSIVELY AND DEFENSIVELY, YOU CAN BE PRETTY WELL ASSURED THAT THAT SKITTERISH FEELING IS GONE NOW. THEY’RE SETTLED DOWN TO SOME REAL BALLPLAYING.>>ALL RIGHT, THEY HAVE A SLOT RIGHT. JIMMY ORR IS THE NEARSIDE SLOTBACK. THAT’S MATTE JAMMED UP AT THE 36-YARD LINE OF THE JETS. PAUL ROCHESTER AND NUMBER 80, JOHN ELLIOTT, THE TWO TACKLES, COMBINE. ELLIOTT IS VERY QUICK ACROSS THAT LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, AND HE’LL GET UNDERNEATH A LOT OF PLAYS. SO IT IS NOW, ON THE 36-YARD LINE OF THE JETS, THIRD DOWN AND 2 TO GO FOR THE COLTS, AND NO SCORE. JIMMY ORR IS COMING OUT, AND MITCHELL GOES BACK IN AT TIGHT END. NOW THEY’VE GOT THE DOUBLE-TIGHT-END SYSTEM IN THERE, AND IT GIVES THEM BETTER BLOCKING ON SHORT YARDAGE. AND THEY’RE IN TIGHT, AS YOU’LL NOTICE. THIRD AND 2. HERE’S HILL. AND HE HAS THAT FIRST DOWN. THE EX-WYOMING STAR WHO PLAYED SIX-MAN FOOTBALL IN HIGH SCHOOL AT TORRINGTON, WYOMING, PICKS UP THE FIRST DOWN. BALTIMORE HAS THE BALL NOW ON THE NEW YORK JET 31, FIRST AND 10. MITCHELL THREW THE KEY BLOCK FOR HIM.>>AND NOW, CURT, THE JETS ARE PLAYING THE RUNNING GAME. THEY’RE PLAYING IT VERY TIGHT. CARL McADAMS COMING IN FOR ROCHESTER. BUT THE THING WE HAVE TO WATCH NOW IS JIM HUDSON, NUMBER 22, HE’S BEEN PLAYING WILLIE RICHARDSON AWFULLY TIGHT ON THE RIGHT SIDE. EARL MAY DECIDE TO CROSS HIM UP AND GO WITH A FIRST-DOWN PASS.>>ALL RIGHT, THE COLTS ON THE JET 31. FIRST DOWN. McADAMS NOW IN AT LEFT TACKLE. HILL IS HIT AND DROPPED BACK ON THE 34. GERRY PHILBIN, THE ALL-AFL LEFT END FROM BUFFALO, SHOT ACROSS THAT LINE AND DUMPED HIM FOR A 3-YARD LOSS. THAT MAKES IT NOW SECOND DOWN AND 13 TO GO. EACH TEAM HAS PASSED ONLY ONCE IN THIS GAME.>>AL DeROGATIS MENTIONED JOHN MACKEY, POSSIBLY A PASS TO HIM. THEY’RE NOT BLOCKING HIM AT ALL AT THAT LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, THE JETS AREN’T. HE’S GOT A CLEAN SHOT AT THE SAFETYMAN, JIM HUDSON. YOU’LL SEE HIM WHEN HE LINES UP AGAIN. THERE’LL BE NO LINEBACKER OVER HIM. THIS GIVES HIM A STRAIGHT SHOT. HE’S A BIG MAN. HE’S LISTED AT 215. HE LOOKS LIKE HE’S ABOUT 230.>>ALL RIGHT, MITCHELL’S IN AT TIGHT END. HILL’S GONE OUT. THEY LEAVE MATTE AS THE LONE SET BACK. MORRALL FOR HIS SECOND PASS. THROWS IT OUT. IT IS INCOMPLETE. THE PASS WAS INTENDED FOR ORR ON THE FAR SIDE AND WAS COVERED BY RANDY BEVERLY. NOW WE HAVE A THIRD DOWN AND 13 TO GO FOR THE COLTS. THERE WAS SOME DOUBT IN THIS GAME ABOUT THE JET CORNERBACKS, SOME CONCERN ABOUT THEM. AND THOSE CORNERBACKS, OF COURSE, SO IMPORTANT. JOHN SAMPLE HAS BEEN INCONSISTENT THIS YEAR. THEY WONDER IF BEVERLY IS GONNA BE BIG ENOUGH TO STOP SOME OF THESE BOYS. AND ONLY HIS SECOND YEAR OF PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL. THIRD DOWN, 13. 7:09 TO PLAY IN THE FIRST PERIOD. NO SCORE. ONCE AGAIN, THAT SAME SETUP — MATTE, THE LONE SET BACK. MORRALL. TIME AGAIN. THROWS THE SAME PATTERN AND COMPLETES IT. TO THE 19-YARD LINE. THEY BLEW THE WHISTLE, THOUGH. THAT WAS TOM MITCHELL, THE TIGHT END, NUMBER 84, WHO IS AN OAKLAND RAIDER CAST-OFF. THE OAKLAND RAIDERS RELEASED HIM, AND HE WAS PICKED UP BY THE BALTIMORE COLTS. BILL BAIRD MADE THE TACKLE, BUT IT’S A FIRST DOWN NOW FOR BALTIMORE ON THE NEW YORK 19.>>SO FAR, CURT, WE’VE SEEN DOUBLE WING USED BY BOTH TEAMS. WE’VE SEEN BOTH TEAMS GO INTO AN ODD FORMATION. WE’VE ALSO SEEN AN OVERSHIFTED LINE.>>ALL RIGHT, JIMMY ORR COMES TO THE NEAR SIDE, WITH WILLIE RICHARDSON THE SLOT. JERRY HILL’S BACK IN AT FULLBACK. MORRALL PUMPS ONE WAY. HE’S UNDER THE RUSH. THROWS ON THE RUN. AND IT IS INCOMPLETE — AT THE 6-YARD LINE, INTENDED FOR WILLIE RICHARDSON, WHO CAN MAKE SOME SPECTACULAR CATCHES. SECOND DOWN, 10. JIM HUDSON WAS OVER THERE TO COVER HIM, AND PHILBIN HAD PUT THE RUSH ON MORRALL. BALTIMORE ON THE NEW YORK 19. MORRALL NOW HAS ATTEMPTED FOUR PASSES AND COMPLETED TWO. JERRY HILL GOES BACK TO THE SIDELINE, AND TOM MITCHELL INTO THE GAME AS DON SHULA KEEPS ALTERNATING PLAYERS. IN THAT “I” FORMATION. MACKEY’S IN THE BACKFIELD. NOW HE HOPS OUT OF IT. ONCE AGAIN MATTE’S THE ONLY BACK BEHIND MORRALL. AND HERE ON SECOND DOWN, HE’S HIT, BUT HE THROWS THE BALL. AND IT’S INCOMPLETE AT THE 5. HE WAS WIDE OPEN. TOM MITCHELL DIVING FOR THAT BALL. SAMPLE WAS BEHIND HIM. CAME IN THERE, BUT HE HAD A SHOT TO HIT HIM, BUT MORRALL WAS RUSHED AND HAD TO THROW UNDER PRESSURE.>>THE NEW YORK JETS HAVE NOT SHOWN A GREAT DEAL OF RED DOG. GERRY PHILBIN’S DOING A FINE JOB AT THAT LEFT END POSITION. LARRY GRANTHAM, NUMBER 60, THE MAN THAT WAS SOMEWHAT OF A QUESTION MARK BECAUSE OF HIS SIZE, DID RED-DOG FROM THE WEAK SIDE, PUTTING BIG PRESSURE ON EARL.>>THIRD DOWN, 10 TO GO, FOR THE BALTIMORE COLTS. THEY’RE ON THE NEW YORK JET 19. NO SCORE. 6:14 LEFT TO PLAY IN THE FIRST PERIOD. WILLIE RICHARDSON FLANKS TO THE RIGHT. JIMMY ORR TO THE LEFT. MATTE SET BEHIND EARL MORRALL. MORRALL IS RUSHED AGAIN! SQUIRMS AWAY. AND IS SPUN DOWN ON THE 18. IN THERE ON HIM WAS THE LINEBACKER WHO BLITZED, LARRY GRANTHAM. ALSO VERLON BIGGS, 86. AND MORRALL, WHO’S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE MUCH OF A SCRAMBLER, REALLY SHOOK HIMSELF LOOSE THAT TIME, OR HE WOULD HAVE BEEN TACKLED 6 OR 7 YARDS BEHIND THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. NOW IT’S THE FIELD-GOAL TEAM ON FOR BALTIMORE, AS THE JETS STOP THEM. FOURTH DOWN, 9. LOU MICHAELS, A LEFT-FOOTED KICKER. BOYD WILL HOLD. MICHAELS KICKED 18 OUT OF 28 THIS YEAR. HIS KICK IS UP. AND IT IS NO GOOD. IT IS NO GOOD. OFF TO THE RIGHT. AND THE COLTS, WHO DROVE FROM THE 27, WERE STOPPED ON THE JET 18 AND FAIL TO SCORE ON A FIELD GOAL. ACTION WILL CONTINUE HERE AT THE SUPER BOWL. THE SCORE — THE BALTIMORE COLTS 0, AND THE NEW YORK JETS 0. THE COLTS HAD THE BALL 5 1/2 MINUTES IN THAT DRIVE WITHOUT SCORING. NOW IT’S THE JETS’ BALL, FIRST DOWN, ON THEIR 19. NAMATH OUT TO SNELL. HE CAN’T HOLD ON TO IT. THAT’S TWICE THEY’VE RUN THE FULLBACK OUT OF THE BACKFIELD.>>CURT, YOU MENTIONED THAT BALTIMORE CONTROLLED THAT BALL 5 1/2 MINUTES — THIS IS ACTUALLY ONE REASON WHY EARL MORRALL HAS HELPED THE BALTIMORE DEFENSIVE UNIT, BECAUSE HE PLAYS MORE OF A BALL-CONTROL TYPE OF GAME THAN DOES, SAY, JOHNNY UNITAS. OF COURSE THIS HAS GIVEN THE DEFENSIVE UNIT MORE TIME TO REST ON THE BENCH. SUBSEQUENTLY THEY’RE MORE EFFECTIVE BECAUSE OF IT.>>AND RICK VOLK, THE STAR SAFETYMAN, IS OUT OF ACTION STILL. HE’S BEEN REPLACED BY OCIE AUSTIN IN THAT IMPORTANT DEEP SECONDARY SPOT. SECOND DOWN, 10. JETS ON THEIR 20. NO SCORE, 5:29 TO GO IN THE FIRST PERIOD. SLOT RIGHT. NAMATH AGAIN. PLENTY OF TIME. IT’S TO LAMMONS. NOT MUCH. DOWN ON HIS 22. HIT THERE IMMEDIATELY BY MILLER, THE TACKLE, WHO DROPPED BACK, AND LENNY LYLES, 43, THE RIGHT LINEBACKER.>>ON THAT PLAY, CURT, WE SAW THE NEW YORK JETS USE SOMETHING THEY’VE USED VERY FREQUENTLY THIS YEAR. THEY’VE TAKEN MAYNARD, SPLIT HIM WAY FAR TO THE RIGHT SIDE. THEY’VE TAKEN GEORGE SAUER, NUMBER 83, PUT HIM IN THE SLOT. AND THEN PETE LAMMONS, 87, THE TRADITIONAL TIGHT END, THEY’VE MOVED HIM FROM THAT SIDE TO THE WEAK SIDE.>>BILL MATHIS NOW, 31, IS IN AT LEFT HALFBACK, REPLACING EMERSON BOOZER. THIRD AND 8, THE JETS ON THEIR 22. NAMATH’S PASS IS COMPLETE FOR A FIRST DOWN TO MATHIS ON THE 35-YARD LINE OF THE JETS. MATHIS, A VERY EXCELLENT PASS RECEIVER FOR A HALFBACK.>>HERE WE’LL SEE THAT PLAY AGAIN. NAMATH GOING BACK. YOU SEE MATHIS ON THE RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN LEAVING OUT OF THAT BACKFIELD, OUT OF HIS HALFBACK POSITION. AND HE’LL GO RIGHT STRAIGHT DOWNFIELD AS HE GOES UP. FINALLY NUMBER 53, DENNIS GAUBATZ, COMES IN TO MAKE THE STOP. BUT AS BOTH CURT AND AL MENTIONED, HE’S AN EXCELLENT PASS RECEIVER, OUTSTANDINGLY FINE PASS BLOCKER, AND OF COURSE THEY TRY AND GET HIM IN THERE WHEN THEY’RE IN THE PASSING GAME.>>YOU NOTICE HOW QUICKLY NAMATH CAN GET RID OF THAT BALL. MEN LIKE LOMBARDI, PAUL BROWN, SID GILLMAN SAY HE’S ONE OF THE QUICKEST AND BEST NATURAL PASSERS THEY’VE EVER SEEN. FIRST DOWN, THE JETS ON THEIR 35. NO SCORE IN THE GAME. PROTECTION AGAIN. NOW HE’S FIRING DEEP TO MAYNARD. HE’S THERE! CAN’T QUITE GET IT! MAYNARD HAD HIM BEAT — NUMBER 20, JERRY LOGAN — AND THE JETS NEARLY PUT 6 POINTS UP.>>AND THERE’S THE DANGER OF THE DEEP ZONE. WE TALKED ABOUT IT EARLIER, CURT, WHERE BOBBY BOYD, NUMBER 40, TAKES THE SHORT ZONE. THAT MEANS NUMBER 20, JERRY LOGAN, WHO IS PLAYING THE STRONGSIDE SAFETY, HAD TO COVER MAYNARD DEEP. AND JUST A FOOT SHORTER, AND IT COULD HAVE BEEN A DIFFERENT SITUATION.>>MAYNARD GOING OFF. HE’S A LITTLE DISTURBED. HE THOUGHT HE SHOULD HAVE CAUGHT THAT. THAT BALL, IN THE AIR, WAS DELIVERED 55 YARDS FROM WHERE NAMATH THREW IT. SECOND DOWN, THE JETS ON THEIR 35. SECOND AND 10. NO SCORE. 3:56 TO PLAY IN THE FIRST PERIOD. BAKE TURNER’S NOW IN. AND IT GOES OUT TO THE 41. GEORGE SAUER, THE SPLIT END, RUNNING A QUICK LITTLE SLANT-IN, AND HE’S HIT THERE BY LENNY LYLES, WHO FOLLOWED HIM OVER FROM THE RIGHT CORNERBACK POSITION.>>AND THAT’S THAT GAME OF CHESS THAT NAMATH WILL BE PLAYING WITH THAT BALTIMORE DEFENSIVE UNIT ALL AFTERNOON. GAUBATZ AND SHINNICK BOTH RED-DOGGING, AND OF COURSE HE’S READING THE RED DOG, OR TRYING TO READ IT. APPARENTLY HE PICKED IT UP RIGHT THAT TIME. BALTIMORE TRYING TO DISGUISE IT, BUT JOE NAMATH PICKED IT UP RIGHT THEN.>>THIRD DOWN, 4 TO GO, THE JETS ON THEIR 41. NAMATH OVERTHROWS SAUER THAT TIME. I BELIEVE HE DUMPED IT OVER HIS HEAD. HE WAS AFRAID OF AN INTERCEPTION THERE. SO IT’S NOW FOURTH AND 4, AND THE JETS AGAIN WILL BE GOING INTO A PUNT FORMATION. AND STILL TIMMY BROWN WILL GO BACK AS THE DEEP RETURNER. CURLEY JOHNSON WILL BE PUNTING. TIMMY BROWN, A VETERAN OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE. 10th YEAR. SPENT EIGHT YEARS WITH THE EAGLES. ONE WITH BALTIMORE, ONE WITH GREEN BAY. END OVER END. BROWN HANDLES IT ON HIS 21. TRYING TO GET SOME BLOCKING. GETS OUTSIDE NOW. HE’S GOT THE PEEL BLOCKING. MATT SNELL HIT HIM. MATT SNELL, 41, HAD TO BRING HIM DOWN. AND THEY SET IT UP FOR BROWN, PEELING BACK AND SETTING UP THAT WALL OF BLOCKERS ON THE FAR SIDE. A BEAUTIFUL RETURN AND GREAT BLOCKING. AND NOW IT’S TIME-OUT. ACTION WILL CONTINUE HERE AT THE SUPER BOWL. THE SCORE — THE BALTIMORE COLTS 0, AND THE NEW YORK JETS 0. THERE’S JOHNNY UNITAS, WHO HAS SAT OUT THE ENTIRE SEASON WITH TORN MUSCLES IN HIS THROWING ELBOW, ALTHOUGH HE’S COMING ALONG AND THEY HOPE HE’LL BE ALL RIGHT NEXT YEAR. BALTIMORE ON THEIR 42. FIRST DOWN. WILLIE RICHARDSON IS THE WIDE MAN TO THE RIGHT. MORRALL TO THE SHORT MAN. DROPPED BY JOHN MACKEY. OH, AND IS HE DISTURBED WITH HIMSELF. JOHN MACKEY, THE SON OF A BAPTIST MINISTER. PLAYED AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY AND A ROOMMATE OF THE LATE ERNIE DAVIS.>>IT’S SOME GOOD ACTING BY JOHN MACKEY THERE, TOO. HE STAYED ON THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE ALMOST AS IF HE WAS TO BLOCK, THEN STARTED OUT TOWARD THE SIDELINE ABOUT THREE PACES, GAVE THOSE JETS LINEBACKERS TIME TO TAKE THE DEEP DROP, WHICH THEY ARE TAKING IN THIS PASS DEFENSE, AND THEN JUST DOWN UNDERNEATH THE LINEBACKERS, WIDE OPEN.>>MORRALL NOW HAS HIT 2 OUT OF 6. SECOND DOWN, 10. BALTIMORE ON THEIR 42. NO SCORE, THREE MINUTES TO GO IN THE FIRST PERIOD. SLOT RIGHT. ORR AND RICHARDSON FLANKED TO THE RIGHT. HILL AND MATTE BEHIND MORRALL. HERE IT IS TO HILL. AND HE’S DRAGGED DOWN ON THE 45-YARD LINE OF BALTIMORE BY RALPH BAKER, THE LEFT LINEBACKER, AND THAT QUICK RIGHT TACKLE, JOHN ELLIOTT, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. THAT GIVES BALTIMORE A 3-YARD PICKUP, THIRD AND 7.>>EARL MORRALL, CURT, CONTINUES TO WORK ON THAT RUNNING GAME. HE’S GONE SOMEWHAT WITH PASS. HE HAS ONE SITUATION THAT LOOKS AWFULLY ATTRACTIVE. WHEN HE HAS WILLIE RICHARDSON SPLIT OUT TO THE SAME SIDE WITH NUMBER 28, JIMMY ORR — I MENTIONED IT EARLIER — JIM HUDSON, THE STRONG SAFETY, IS COVERING VERY TIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT, IT’S RICHARDSON TO THE RIGHT, JIM ORR TO THE LEFT. SET BACK IS HILL. MATTE’S IN A SLOT LEFT NOW. THEY LIKE TO ISOLATE HIM ON A LINEBACKER. HERE’S A DEEP PASS INTENDED FOR RICHARDSON. THEY BATTLE FOR THAT BALL, AND SAMPLE BATS IT AWAY. RICHARDSON IS MUCH LIKE OTIS TAYLOR OF THE AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE — A BIG FLANKER WHO USUALLY COMES DOWN WITH THE BALL WHEN TWO OR THREE MEN ARE BATTLING HIM WITH IT. THAT TIME SAMPLE FOUGHT HIM FOR IT, AND IT’S AN INCOMPLETE PASS. FOURTH DOWN, AND BALTIMORE’S BEEN STOPPED. FOURTH AND 7. THEIR PUNTING TEAM IS IN NOW. DAVID LEE FINISHED 11th IN PUNTING IN THE NFL THIS YEAR. IF BALTIMORE HAS ONE FLAW, THEY SAY IT’S PROTECTING THE PUNTER. BILLY BAIRD AND CHRISTY ARE DEEP. HILL… LEE GETS THE BALL AWAY A LITTLE SLOWLY SOMETIMES. AND THAT ONE’S AWAY, AND IT’S A HIGH, SHORT KICK. GONNA LET IT BOUNCE. IT TAKES A BALTIMORE HOP. AND NEW YORK’S GONNA BE IN A HOLE. AND HE GOT A GREAT BOUNCE ON A VERY MEDIOCRE KICK. HILTON, LINEBACKER, DOWN THERE TO DOWN IT. AND SO ACTION WILL CONTINUE HERE AT THE SUPER BOWL. THE SCORE — BALTIMORE 0, AND NEW YORK 0. VINCE LOMBARDI LOOKING ON, WHO COACHED THE PACKERS IN LAST YEAR’S SUPER BOWL VICTORY. THE JETS ARE IN A HOLE NOW ON THEIR 3-YARD LINE WITH A FIRST DOWN. MATHIS IS IN AT LEFT HALFBACK. THEY GIVE THE BALL TO SNELL. SNELL — GOOD SURGE. COMES OUT TO HIS 7 OR 8-YARD LINE. THE JETS DIDN’T HANDLE THAT SHORT PUNT. THEY DIDN’T CALL A FAIR CATCH. AND BALTIMORE GOT A GREAT BOUNCE ON IT, ABOUT 20, 25 YARDS, THAT PINNED THE JETS BACK. BALL’S ON THE 8-YARD LINE OF THE JETS, SECOND AND 5. DAN SHINNICK MADE THAT LAST TACKLE. THERE’S BOOZER, THE LEFT HALFBACK, AND HIS COACH, WEEB EWBANK. SECOND AND 5 FOR THE JETS ON THEIR 8. WE HAVE A MINUTE AND HALF TO GO IN THE FIRST PERIOD. THERE’S NO SCORE. HERE’S A DRAW TO SNELL. OUT TO THE 10. AND VERY CLOSE TO THE FIRST DOWN. HE’S TRIPPED UP BY DENNIS GAUBATZ, THE MIDDLE LINEBACKER, NUMBER 53. AND, AL, WE’LL SEE HOW THEY LINE THIS ONE UP FIRST. I BELIEVE IT’S GOING TO BE ABOUT A YARD SHORT. THIRD DOWN AND A YARD TO GO.>>THE BALTIMORE COLTS ARE PLAYING THEIR TWO SECONDARY MEN, THEIR TWO SAFETYMEN, RATHER TIGHT IN THIS SITUATION. THEY’RE PLAYING A VERY TIGHT FOUR-MAN LINE. IT’S ODD, WITH A MAN LINED UP HEAD ON THE CENTER TO TAKE AWAY THE RUN.>>THIRD DOWN, A SHORT YARD TO GO FOR THE JETS. MICHAELS AND PORTER ARE IN. SHINNICK AND BRAASE HAVE GONE OUT NOW ON THIS SHORT-YARDAGE PLAY. HE’S GONNA THROW. IT’S TO SAUER. SAUER IS HIT. A FUMBLE. AND BALTIMORE RECOVERS! BALTIMORE RECOVERS. AND HITTING HIM WAS LENNY LYLES THAT JARRED THE BALL LOOSE, AND ON THE BALL WAS NUMBER 55, RON PORTER, OF IDAHO. THEY HAD THE FIRST DOWN, THE JETS DID, AS THEY DROVE OUT FROM THEIR 3. BUT SAUER COULDN’T HOLD ON TO IT, AND SO THE COLTS GET THE FIRST TURNOVER OF THE GAME. AND THE BOUNCE THEY GOT ON THE PUNT HAD PUT THE JETS IN THE HOLE. FIRST DOWN FOR BALTIMORE ON THE JETS’ 12. THERE ARE 18 SECONDS LEFT HERE IN THE FIRST PERIOD. MATTE AND HILL BEHIND MORRALL. DOUBLE. SLOT LEFT NOW. MORRALL TO HILL. AND HE IS HIT BY NUMBER 81, PHILBIN, SLASHING OVER FROM LEFT END. YOU’RE GONNA BE IMPRESSED BY THE FRONT FOUR OF THE JETS. THERE’S THE GUN. THAT’S THE END OF THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE 1969 SUPER BOWL GAME, WITH THE SCORE — BALTIMORE COLTS 0, AND THE NEW YORK JETS 0. THIS IS CURT GOWDY, KYLE ROTE, AL DeROGATIS, AND JIM SIMPSON. PAT SUMMERALL ALSO. THE ORANGE BOWL, MIAMI, FLORIDA. AND THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE SUPER BOWL GAME IS SCORELESS. BALTIMORE HAS THE BALL ON THEIR 13 WITH A SECOND AND 9. EARL MORRALL CONSISTENT HITTING THOSE TOUCHDOWN PASSES. BALTIMORE ON THE JET 13. LET ME CORRECT THAT. SECOND DOWN, 9. SAUER’S FUMBLE GAVE BALTIMORE THEIR FIRST BIG BREAK, AFTER A COMPLETED PASS THAT THE JETS HAD A FIRST DOWN. NOW JERRY HILL GOES OVER AS A WINGBACK. THE PITCH IS TO MATTE. MATTE TO THE 10. AND RUNS TO THE 6. WELL, THEY CALL HIM THE “GARBAGE MAN” IN THE NFL BECAUSE HE SEEMS TO PICK UP 4, 5, 6 YARDS AT A TIME AND DOESN’T LOOK LIKE HE’S DOING IT. BUT, BOY, HE CAN SMELL THAT GOAL LINE.>>HE SURE CAN. HE’S AN EXCELLENT RUNNER. THEY HAD STRONG TO THE RIGHT SIDE. THEY CAME BACK TO THE WEAK WITH BOB VOGEL LEADING. A PASS THAT IS WIDE OPEN, OR EARL HASN’T USED IT, IS CIRCLING ONE OF HIS BACKS, AND POSSIBLY TOM MATTE TOWARD RALPH BAKER, NUMBER 51. RALPH WILL HAVE TO COVER HIM.>>THIRD DOWN. 3 TO GO. THE COLTS ON THE NEW YORK JET 6. MITCHELL THE TIGHT END IS IN NOW. TWO TIGHT ENDS IN THERE. JIMMY ORR HAS GONE OUT. SLOT LEFT. MORRALL’S GONNA THROW. AND IT IS… INTERCEPTED! THE JETS INTERCEPT. RANDY BEVERLY. THE BALL WAS RIGHT IN THE HANDS OF TOM MITCHELL, POPPED OUT OF HIS HANDS, AND IT’S A TOUCHBACK.>>HERE’S THAT PLAY AGAIN. YOU SEE MORRALL FIRING FOR TOM MITCHELL, 84. THERE’S THE BALL. GREAT REACTION BY RANDY BEVERLY. BEVERLY COMING BACK AND SAVING AT LEAST 3 POINTS, POSSIBLY A TOUCHDOWN.>>ALL RIGHT, THE JETS TWICE NOW HAVE STOPPED BALTIMORE DEEP IN THEIR OWN TERRITORY — ONCE ON THE 19 AND THAT TIME ON THE 6. THE JETS, FIRST DOWN. NAMATH HAS HIT 5 OUT OF 8. ONE WAS DROPPED BY SNELL, AND THE OTHER ONE JUST MISSED CONNECTING WITH MAYNARD. MATT SNELL, MAYBE A YARD. ORDELL BRAASE. NUMBER 81, THE DEFENSIVE RIGHT END, MAKING THE STOP, AND DAN SHINNICK, THE VETERAN LINEBACKER, NUMBER 66.>>LOOKING AT THE BALTIMORE COLTS, CURT, THEY PLAY KIND OF A READING DEFENSIVE LINE. THEY’RE NOT REALLY BLOWING ACROSS. THEY HIT, THEY MOVE, THEY GET ACROSS THE OFFENSIVE LINEMEN, CONTROL THEM, AND THEN GIVE GREAT PURSUIT TO THE BALL.>>SECOND DOWN, 9. THE JETS ON THEIR 21. NO SCORE. 13:30 TO PLAY IN THE HALF. BOOZER’S BACK IN. IT’S TO SNELL AGAIN. SNELL TO THE 25 AND TO HIS 28. DAN SHINNICK AGAIN ON THE TACKLE. LET ME CORRECT THAT — DON. LET’S GET THAT RIGHT. 12-YEAR VETERAN, UCLA. CAN’T READ MY OWN WRITING. MATT SNELL NOW HAS CARRIED 7 TIMES FOR 26 YARDS. HE’S THE LEADING GROUND GAINER. THIRD AND 2. SNELL TRYING TO TURN. HE’S GOT THE FIRST DOWN. MATT SNELL’S OUT ON THE 33. HE WAS THE LEADING GROUND GAINER FOR THE JETS THIS YEAR. LENNY LYLES HAD TO BUMP HIM OUT, AND SO THE JETS PICK UP THEIR THIRD FIRST DOWN.>>AND THEY CONTINUE, CURT, TO RUN WEAK, AND RUN WEAK VERY WELL. ONCE AGAIN, NUMBER 32, EMERSON BOOZER, A REAL BIG PLUS. HE WENT IN THERE, DID A GREAT JOB OF BLOCKING. MATT SNELL, AS CURT CALLED IT, HIT TO THE INSIDE AND THEN TAKES IT TO THE OUTSIDE.>>BALTIMORE NOW HAS FOUR FIRST DOWNS, NEW YORK THREE. THE COLTS WILL FIDGET AROUND, DISGUISE DEFENSES. HOP AROUND. WHAT THEY’RE DOING BEFORE THE SNAP OF THE BALL DOESN’T MEAN THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE GONNA BE DOING A SECOND OR TWO LATER. HERE’S A DRAW TO SNELL. SNELL TO THE 35. STAYS IN BOUNDS. AND IS OUT ON HIS 46. LENNY LYLES CAME OVER TO THROW HIM OUT. AND MATT SNELL, WHO’S MADE A COMEBACK FROM A KNEE OPERATION A YEAR AGO, HAD HIS BEST YEAR THIS YEAR SINCE HE WAS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR FIVE YEARS AGO. MATT SNELL IS GOING OUT, AND HE’S BEING REPLACED BY BILL MATHIS. THEY’RE GONNA GIVE HIM A BREATHER, AND HE MAY BE A LITTLE SHAKEN UP HERE.>>WHILE THOSE PLAYS ARE RUNNING, YOU CAN SEE THE GAMES BEING PLAYED IN THAT BALTIMORE SECONDARY. THEY’RE GOING INTO A NORMAL HALFBACK ZONE, A SAFETY ZONE, ALL SORTS OF ZONES, TRYING TO CONFUSE NAMATH.>>SNELL ALREADY HAD GAINED 43 YARDS. A FAKE DRAW. THE PASS — INCOMPLETE. DON SHINNICK NEARLY PICKED IT OFF. IT WAS INTENDED FOR GEORGE SAUER, WHO HAD DOUBLE COVERAGE ON HIM. IN FACT, MOST OF THE DAY YOU’LL PROBABLY SEE DOUBLE COVERAGE ON SAUER AND MAYNARD, THE TWO WIDE RECEIVERS. SO NEW YORK ON THEIR 46 NOW WITH A SECOND DOWN, 10. WE HAVE NO SCORE — GETTING SOME OXYGEN IS MATT SNELL — WITH 12 1/2 TO PLAY IN THE FIRST HALF.>>AND, CURT, THERE WAS AN INDICATION OF WHAT THE WEAKSIDE ZONE LOOKS LIKE. AND NAMATH MIGHT CIRCLE HIS BACK OVER THE MIDDLE TO TRY TO BEAT SHINNICK.>>MATHIS AND BOOZER BEHIND NAMATH. MAYNARD SPLIT TO THE RIGHT, SAUER TO THE LEFT. HERE’S A BLITZ ON. HE DUMPS IT OFF TO MATHIS. TO THE 45. MATHIS INTO BALTIMORE TERRITORY AND OUT OF BOUNDS ON THE BALTIMORE 48. HE WAS DRIVEN OUT BY BUBBA SMITH, WHO COMBINES SPEED WITH SIZE. AND NAMATH READ THAT ONE, AS HE SENT HIS BACK OUT ON A FLARE WITH THE BLITZ ON.>>HE REALLY DID. YOU WATCH GAUBATZ CALLING THE DEFENSIVE SIGNALS AND NAMATH CALLING THE OFFENSIVE SIGNALS, AND WHAT A BATTLE OF WITS IS GOING ON. GAUBATZ, OF COURSE, TRYING TO CONCEAL A RED DOG, SOMETIMES BRINGING THOSE SAFETYMEN UP, MAKING IT LOOK LIKE A FULL RED DOG FROM THE SAFETY POSITION. AND NAMATH TRYING TO AUTOMATIC, GETTING IN THOSE OPENINGS THAT ARE CREATED.>>NUMBER 53, GAUBATZ, CALLS ALL THE DEFENSIVE SIGNALS. THIRD AND 4. NAMATH FIRES. IT’S COMPLETE. RIGHT ON A LINE, AS HE HITS GEORGE SAUER, WHO WENT DOWN AND THEN CURLED BACK. AND FROM BEHIND, LENNY LYLES HIT HIM.>>AND THERE’S THAT PLAY AGAIN. SAUER, ALL SORTS OF MOVES GOING DOWNFIELD. AND WHAT MAKES NAMATH SO DANGEROUS IS THAT ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO THROW OFF BALANCE. A LOT OF QUARTERBACKS ARE AFRAID TO FIRE THAT BALL THAT DEEP WHEN THEY’RE NOT SET. NAMATH, BACKPEDALING, CAN FIRE THAT BALL 35, 40 YARDS ON A LINE. THAT’S THE TYPE OF PASS IT TAKES.>>NEW YORK NOW ON THE BALTIMORE 34. FIRST DOWN. THE JETS HAVE DRIVEN FROM THEIR OWN 20. SAME SETUP. SNELL’S BACK IN AT FULLBACK NOW, REPLACING MATHIS. HERE’S A QUICK ONE. AND NEARLY GRABBED OFF BY LYLES, BUT SAUER IS TAKEN OUT OF BOUNDS ON THE 23. LYLES GAMBLED ON HIM, AND FINALLY RICK VOLK, WHO’S BACK IN THE GAME, NUMBER 21, MADE THE TACKLE ON SAUER. AND IT IS GOING TO BE… THEY’RE WAITING FOR THE SIGNAL FROM THE OFFICIALS BEFORE THEY MOVE THOSE YARDSTICKS DOWN. AND NOW THEY FINALLY GIVE IT TO THEM. A FIRST DOWN FOR NEW YORK ON THE BALTIMORE 23. LET’S CHECK NAMATH’S PASSING FIGURES. HE NOW HAS HIT 8 OUT OF 12, AND HE’S HAD TWO DROPPED, FOR 67 YARDS. EMERSON BOOZER SPINNING TO THE 21-YARD LINE OF BALTIMORE. DON SHINNICK, THE VETERAN RIGHT LINEBACKER, MAKING THE TACKLE ON HIM. IT’LL BE SECOND DOWN, 7 TO GO, FOR THE NEW YORK JETS ON BALTIMORE’S 21. THIS HAS BEEN THE JETS’ DEEPEST PENETRATION.>>AND THE JETS, CURT, ARE NOT HAVING GOOD SUCCESS GOING TO THE STRONG SIDE. THE BALTIMORE COLTS ARE PLAYING IT ODD, BUT THEY’RE PLAYING IT STRONG. JOE WOULD RUN BETTER WEAK.>>SECOND DOWN, 7. HERE IT IS. OUT TO SNELL. TO THE 15, TO THE 10. FIRST DOWN. A FUMBLE. AND LET’S SEE. BALL’S DOWNED ON THE 9. FIRST AND GOAL TO GO. YOU’RE SEEING BALTIMORE PUT THE HEAVY BLITZ ON NAMATH. AND AS SOON AS HE READS THAT, HE DUMPS THE BALL OUT TO HIS BACK, CLEARING TO THE SIDE.>>EXACTLY RIGHT, CURT. AND HE NOT ONLY READS THE BLITZ SO WELL, BUT HE’S PLAYING THAT ZONE JUST PERFECTLY. HE’S SEEING THOSE LINEBACKERS TAKE AWAY THE SHORT ZONE, SO HE CIRCLES HIS BACK.>>NAMATH, RED HOT. 9 OUT OF 13. 9:45 TO PLAY. THERE’S NO SCORE. THE JETS HAVE STOPPED BALTIMORE TWICE DEEP. MATT SNELL’S BEEN THE OUTSTANDING RUNNER SO FAR. HE HAS GAINED NEARLY 50 YARDS ALREADY HERE IN THE FIRST HALF, AND HE CARRIES IT TO THE BALTIMORE 4. AND BILLY RAY SMITH, THE LEFT TACKLE, BROUGHT HIM DOWN. SECOND DOWN AND GOAL TO GO FOR THE NEW YORK JETS ON THE COLT 4-YARD LINE. BRAASE IS COMING OUT. SHINNICK IS COMING OUT. HILTON IS GOING IN AND MICHAELS IS GOING IN — THE BALTIMORE GOAL-LINE DEFENSE.>>EXACTLY RIGHT, CURT, AND IT’S GONNA BE A TOUGH DEFENSE TO HIT UP STRAIGHT ON. THE SLANT PROBABLY WOULD BE MORE EFFECTIVE.>>AND HE MAY GO! HE’S IN THERE! SNELL SCORES!>>HERE’S THAT PLAY AGAIN. NAMATH TAKING THAT BALL FROM CENTER. THAT SLANT PLAY AL WAS TALKING ABOUT. AND LOOK AT THAT BLOCKING ALONG THE LINE. GREAT BLOCKING. WINSTON HILL, BOB TALAMINI. NUMBER 53, DENNIS GAUBATZ, A LITTLE LATE ON THE TACKLE.>>80 YARDS, 11 PLAYS. THE DRIVE ENGINEERED BY NAMATH. NEW YORK HAD THE BALL OVER FIVE MINUTES ON THAT DRIVE. SO THE JETS SCORE FIRST. THEY’RE ANYWHERE FROM 18 TO 22-POINT UNDERDOGS — MORE THAN THE COLLEGE ALL-STARS WERE AGAINST THE PACKERS LAST AUGUST. PARILLI WILL HOLD. JIM TURNER HASN’T MISSED A POINT THIS YEAR. HE BOOTS IT. TIME-OUT. ACTION WILL CONTINUE HERE AT THE SUPER BOWL. THE SCORE — THE NEW YORK JETS 7, AND THE BALTIMORE COLTS 0. WELL, THEY WERE GIVING ODDS THE JETS WOULDN’T SCORE ON THE COLTS, WHO’VE SHUT OUT FOUR TEAMS IN THE NFL THIS YEAR. THE JETS HAVE JUST GONE 80 YARDS, MATT SNELL SCORING A TOUCHDOWN. HE HAS NOW PICKED UP 53 YARDS IN THE FIRST HALF, AND NAMATH HAS HIT 9 OUT OF 13. CURLEY JOHNSON KICKING. AND HERE’S A TOUGH MAN RIGHT HERE — PRESTON PEARSON. AVERAGED 35 YARDS A PUNT RETURN. AND HE’S DOWNED ON HIS 27-YARD LINE. AND HITTING HIM WAS RICHARDS, NUMBER 26 — JIM RICHARDS. SUPER BOWL BEING BROUGHT TO YOU IN LIVING COLOR EXCLUSIVELY ON NBC. SO BALTIMORE… WILL TAKE OVER NOW ON THEIR 28. EARL MORRALL HAS COMPLETED 2 OUT OF 8 TODAY. HE’S HAD A COUPLE DROPPED, RIGHT IN THE HANDS OF RECEIVERS. JIMMY ORR SPREAD TO THE RIGHT. RICHARDSON’S THE SLOTBACK INSIDE HIM. MORRALL ROLLING… IS FIRING DEEP. AND THAT BALL IS OUT OF BOUNDS. DOUBLE-TEAMING THAT TIME. GOING BACK, BILL BAIRD AND JOHNNY SAMPLE DOUBLE-TEAMING WILLIE RICHARDSON, NUMBER 87.>>JUST A QUICK COMMENT, CURT. WHEN YOU SEE EARL MORRALL NOW ON FIRST DOWN, HE’S ALMOST NOW BEGINNING TO SOMEWHAT MOVE AWAY FROM THAT GAME PLAN. NOW HE’S GOT SECOND AND 10, A LITTLE DIFFERENT SITUATION.>>SECOND DOWN, 10 TO GO. BALTIMORE ON ITS 28. THE NEW YORK JETS ARE AHEAD 7-0. 8:27 TO PLAY IN THE FIRST HALF. THE JETS HAVE ALREADY INTERCEPTED ONE PASS. MORRALL HAD ONLY TWO PASSES INTERCEPTED IN HIS LAST FIVE GAMES. MATTE AND HILL SPLIT BEHIND MORRALL. ORR NEAR SIDE, RICHARDSON FAR SIDE. AND IT’S TO MATTE. MATTE SLIPS AWAY. AND MATTE IS OUT OF BOUNDS. OUT OF BOUNDS ON THE NEW YORK 42-YARD LINE. JIM HUDSON HAD TO FINALLY DRIVE HIM OUT.>>WE’RE GONNA GO WITH SLOW MOTION IN THE END ZONE. THE REASON HE GOES — YOU SEE NUMBER 60 HITTING UP IN THERE — GRANTHAM. HE CALLS AN AUTOMATIC AGAINST GRANTHAM, FLIPS IT OUT TO 41, MATTE. TOM MAKES A GOOD MOVE. LOOKS LIKE HE’S GONNA GET ALL THE WAY. THIS IS A REAL FOOTBALL PLAYER.>>YOU SAW JIMMY ORR MAKE THAT KEY BLOCK AFTER HE GOT BEYOND THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. BALTIMORE NOW ON THE NEW YORK 42. SLOT RIGHT FORMATION WITH RICHARDSON AND ORR SPREAD TO THE RIGHT. THEY RUN JERRY HILL, THE FULLBACK, TO THE JET 38. WE PAUSE BRIEFLY FOR STATION IDENTIFICATION. THIS IS THE NBC TELEVISION NETWORK.>>ONE OF THE SURPRISING STATISTICS ABOUT THE BALTIMORE COLTS — TO HAVE GONE THROUGH AN ENTIRE NFL SEASON, COME OUT THE CHAMPION, THEIR LONGEST GAIN ON THE GROUND THROUGH THAT ENTIRE FIRST SEASON — 23 YARDS. SO I THINK THE JETS’ DEFENSIVE TEAM IS NOT AS CONCERNED ABOUT THE BREAKAWAY TYPE OF RUNNING.>>SECOND DOWN, 7, FOR THE COLTS AT THE JET 38. MATTE’S IN MOTION. THEY GIVE THE BALL TO HIM. HE TRIES TO CUT, AND HE’S WRAPPED UP ON THE 37-YARD LINE OF THE NEW YORK JETS. VERLON BIGGS WAS SLIDING OVER THERE WITH HIM, AND ALSO NUMBER 62, ATKINSON, REALLY MADE THAT PLAY AS HE LEFT HIS MIDDLE LINEBACKING POSITION AND CUT OVER VERY SHARPLY TO BRING HIM DOWN.>>NOW, CURT, WE’LL KEEP OUR EYE ON NUMBER 60, LARRY GRANTHAM, BECAUSE THE LAST TIME EARL MORRALL WORKED ON GRANTHAM. EARL MAY DECIDE TO FAKE THE PASS, COME WITH THE DRAW. HE MAY DECIDE TO COME WITH THE SCREEN TO THE WIDE SIDE OF THE FIELD IF HE GETS THE FEELING THAT THE NEW YORK JETS WILL BE RED-DOGGING.>>THIRD DOWN, 5 TO GO, FOR BALTIMORE. ON THE JET 38. NEW YORK AHEAD 7-0. HERE’S A QUICK ONE. AND IT’S TO MACKEY, AND HE CAN’T HOLD ON TO IT. IT’S AN INCOMPLETE PASS. INCOMPLETE PASS. IT’S AN INCOMPLETE PASS. WHISTLES ARE BLOWING. THEY SAY THAT MACKEY DID NOT HAVE POSSESSION OR CONTROL. AND SOME OF THE CROWD, AFL FANS, BOOING, BUT HE DID NOT HAVE POSSESSION. THE FIELD-GOAL TEAM IS COMING ON NOW. IT’S FOURTH DOWN AND 5. AND FOR THE THIRD TIME, THE JETS HAVE STOPPED BALTIMORE IN JET TERRITORY. THEY’VE BEEN MAKING THE KEY PLAY. LOU MICHAELS, A GOOD LONG KICKER, WILL BOOT THIS ONE FROM THE JET 46. BOBBY BOYD IS HOLDING. AND HIS KICK IS UP. AND THIS ONE IS NO GOOD. TO THE RIGHT. THAT’S TWO THAT MICHAELS HAS MISSED. SO ACTION WILL CONTINUE HERE AT THE SUPER BOWL. THE SCORE — THE NEW YORK JETS 7, AND THE BALTIMORE COLTS 0. SO FAR NAMATH HAS HAD OUTSTANDING PASS PROTECTION. HE WAS DUMPED ONLY 15 TIMES ALL SEASON, AND THE COLTS HAVEN’T GOT TO HIM YET. LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS. FIRST DOWN, NEW YORK, ON THEIR 20. BOOZER. BOOZER FIGHTS TO THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE AND A YARD MORE, AND THAT’S IT. BRAASE FROM THE RIGHT END. BILLY RAY SMITH, 74. AND NUMBER 76, FRED MILLER, THE TACKLE, WITH DENNIS GAUBATZ ALSO IN THERE. IT’S ON THE 21-YARD LINE. SECOND DOWN, 9. THIS SUPER BOWL TELECAST IS BEING SEEN IN MEXICO, ENGLISH AND FRENCH CANADA, VIA SATELLITE TO HAWAII AND PUERTO RICO. MIAMI’S BLACKED OUT, AND WE HAVE BLACKED OUT PART OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE. THEY WATCH A LOT OF SPORTS OVER THERE IN THE BAHAMAS FROM MIAMI TELEVISION. THEY CAN SEE IT ON THE REPLAY AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. SECOND DOWN, 9. THE JETS ON THEIR 21. THEY’RE AHEAD 7-0. NAMATH FIRING. A GREAT GRAB BY SAUER. FIRST A PUMP FAKE TO FOOL LYLES, AND THEN SAUER MAKING A SPECTACULAR CATCH. AND THE JETS HAVE THE BALL.>>AND THERE IT IS AGAIN. NAMATH READING THAT ALL-OUT BLITZ JUST PERFECTLY. THERE YOU SAW THE SAFETYMAN, RICK VOLK, COME IN. AND WHAT A GREAT CATCH BY GEORGE SAUER. AND HERE’S SAUER ALL ALONE. THAT LITTLE INSIDE MOVE AND THEN JUST OUTRUNNING LYLES. LYLES, NUMBER 43.>>SAUER HAS FINISHED TWO, ONE, AND TWO THE LAST THREE YEARS. HE’S ALREADY CAUGHT FIVE TODAY. HE’S NOT FINISHED LOWER THAN SECOND IN PASS RECEPTIONS IN THE AFL THE LAST THREE YEARS. FIRST DOWN, NEW YORK, AT THE BALTIMORE 44. 5:48 TO PLAY IN THE FIRST HALF. MATT SNELL OVER THE 40. INSIDE THE 35 AND TO THE 33. AND SNELL HAS BEEN BY FAR THE OUTSTANDING RUNNER OF THE BALLGAME.>>NOT ONLY THAT, HE’S GETTING GREAT BLOCKING ALSO FROM BOOZER, FROM THE ENTIRE WEAK SIDE OF THAT LINE. CURT, HE’S BEEN TRYING TO KEEP THEM HONEST, AND HE’S HITTING TO THE STRONG SIDE — THAT’S JOE NAMATH — CALLS THE STRONG BUT THEN HITS BACK WEAK.>>MATT SNELL HAS ALREADY TIED A SUPER BOWL RECORD IN THE FIRST HALF. LAST YEAR BEN WILSON OF THE PACKERS GAINED 62 YARDS THE ENTIRE GAME. SNELL HAS GAINED 62 YARDS ALONE HERE IN THE FIRST HALF. HERE’S THE MEASUREMENT ON THE BALTIMORE 34 FOR THE FIRST DOWN. AND THEY APPEAR TO BE INCHES SHORT. WELL, THE ABILITY OF THE JETS TO MOVE ON THE GROUND — AND BEFORE THE GAME, AL DeROGATIS SAID IF THE JETS COULD GAIN 100, 130 YARDS ON THE GROUND, THEY’D HAVE A CHANCE TODAY. AND THEY’RE ON THEIR WAY TO DOING THAT.>>YOU KNOW, WE MIGHT TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY JUST TO SAY HELLO TO THE AFL AND NFL PLAYERS ATTENDING THE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION MEETINGS OUT IN PALM SPRINGS. I THINK THERE ARE ABOUT 150 PLAYERS WHO HAVE MET IN THE LOUNGE OUT THERE TO WATCH THE BALLGAME TODAY.>>SECOND DOWN AND A FOOT TO GO FOR THE JETS ON THE BALTIMORE 34. NEW YORK AHEAD 7-0. 5:11 TO GO IN THE FIRST HALF. IN THERE TRYING TO SUBMARINE, BUT IT’S A FIRST DOWN AS SNELL GOES THROUGH. DON SHINNICK NAILED HIM, HELPED BY DENNIS GAUBATZ. THE TWO LINEBACKERS CONVERGING. NOW THE JETS HAVE THE BALL. FIRST DOWN. WEEB EWBANK, WHO COACHED BALTIMORE AND NOW HAS COACHED NEW YORK. HE’S THE ONLY MAN TO EVER WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BOTH LEAGUES. NEW YORK ON THE BALTIMORE 32. THE JETS HAVE 10 FIRST DOWNS, BALTIMORE 4. PLENTY OF TIME. A BROKEN PATTERN, AND MAYNARD STARTED TO THE SIDELINE AND THEN TRIED TO GET IT IN THE END ZONE, AND HE WAS REALLY SMOTHERED THERE BY JERRY LOGAN AND BOBBY BOYD.>>AND, CURT, YOU TALKED ABOUT THE GREAT PROTECTION, AND IT’S BEEN OUTSTANDING, AND I’VE TALKED ABOUT — AND KYLE HAS — THE FINE BLOCKING. AND EMERSON BOOZER DID ANOTHER GREAT JOB. HE SEES NUMBER 66, DON SHINNICK, THE WEAKSIDE LINEBACKER, BLITZING. BOOZER STEPS UP, GIVES HIM A GOOD POP, AND JOE NAMATH ONCE AGAIN IS STILL STANDING ERECT.>>SECOND DOWN, 10. THE JETS AT THE BALTIMORE 32. MAYNARD’S GONE TO THE SIDELINE, REPLACED AT FLANKER BY BAKE TURNER, WHO SPREADS TO THE RIGHT. SAUER’S TO THE LEFT. BOOZER AND SNELL BEHIND NAMATH. BAD PASS THAT TIME BY NAMATH, HIS FIRST OF THE GAME. AND SLANTING IN WAS BAKE TURNER, AND HE WAS OPEN.>>WELL, HE READ THAT SAFETY RED DOG. JERRY LOGAN AGAIN COMING IN ON THE BLITZ, LEAVING ALL OF THAT WIDE TERRITORY TO BOBBY BOYD’S INSIDE. BOYD HAD TO COVER BAKE TURNER NO MATTER WHICH WAY HE WENT. JOE NAMATH TRYING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT VACANCY CREATED WHEN LOGAN RED-DOGGED, TRYING TO HIT THAT AREA. AND –>>MAYNARD COMES BACK. I’M SORRY, AL.>>I WAS JUST GONNA SAY, AS YOU SAID, A BAD PASS.>>MAYNARD COMES IN. GOING OUT IS BAKE TURNER. THIRD DOWN AND 10. THE JETS ON THE BALTIMORE 32. HE’S HIT. SCRAMBLES AWAY AND IS — HE TRIED TO FIGHT FOR FIELD POSITION FOR A FIELD GOAL, TRYING TO GET THAT BALL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. THAT’S THE FIRST TIME THEY’VE GOT TO HIM IN THE FIRST HALF. DON SHINNICK GOT TO HIM FIRST, AND THEN DENNIS GAUBATZ, THE MIDDLE LINEBACKER. AND NOW THE FIELD-GOAL TEAM IS ON. JIM TURNER, WHO SET AN ALL-TIME PRO RECORD KICKING 34 FIELD GOALS THIS YEAR OUT OF 46 ATTEMPTS. AND HE’LL PROBABLY BOOT THIS ONE FROM ABOUT THE 40-YARD LINE. REMEMBER, THERE’S A TRICKY CROSSWIND BLOWING HERE TODAY. 20 MILES AN HOUR. BABE PARILLI’S GOING TO SPOT THIS ONE ON THE 41. 41-YARD FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT. PROBABLY AIMING TO THE LEFT, TO HIS LEFT. THE WIND’S COMING FROM THE FAR SIDELINE TO OUR SIDELINE. HIS KICK IS UP. AND IT IS NO GOOD. IT’S TO THE LEFT, SO THE FIELD-GOAL KICKERS HAVING TROUBLE WITH THIS CROSSWIND TODAY. ACTION WILL CONTINUE HERE AT THE SUPER BOWL. THE SCORE IS THE NEW YORK JETS 7, AND THE BALTIMORE COLTS 0. DON SHULA HAS THE BEST RECORD IN PRO FOOTBALL THE LAST SIX YEARS — 63 WINS, 18 LOSSES, AND 1 TIE. HIS TEAM’S COME INTO THIS GAME WITH 10 CONSECUTIVE VICTORIES. MORRALL NOW WITH FIRST DOWN. TO THE SIDELINE. AND COMPLETE TO WILLIE RICHARDSON. OUT ON HIS 26 1/2. BUMPED OUT BY JOHN SAMPLE, 24, THE LEFT CORNERBACK, WHO’S PLAYING AGAINST HIS OLD TEAMMATES.>>AND THEY’RE GOING AGAIN TO THE AIR ON FIRST DOWN. THEY MAKE A GOOD GAIN ON THAT PLAY. THEY MOVED TO A DOUBLE WING WITH ONE SET BACK. REMEMBER, EARL MORRALL LIKES TO COME WITH DRAWS IN THAT SITUATION, HOWEVER HE’S LOOKING AT AN ODD 4-3. THEY’RE OVERSHIFTING TO GERRY PHILBIN’S SIDE. THREE MEN TO ONE SIDE, VERLON BIGGS THE ONLY MAN TO THE SHORT SIDE.>>MORRALL NOW HAS COMPLETED 4 OUT OF 12. SECOND DOWN, 4. BALTIMORE ON THEIR 26. TOM MATTE. CUTTING BACK. AND BREAKING AWAY. HE MAY BE CAUGHT FROM BEHIND. AND BILLY BAIRD FINALLY WRESTLES HIM DOWN. THAT’S MATTE’S LONGEST RUN OF THE SEASON. AND SOME UNHAPPINESS NOW. MATTE AND JOHNNY SAMPLE. THAT’S MATTE’S LONGEST RUN FROM SCRIMMAGE.>>HERE IT IS AGAIN. NOW, GLENN RESSLER, YOU’LL SEE HIM PULLING OUT. NUMBER 62 MAKES A BIG BLOCK RIGHT THERE. MATTE GOES OUTSIDE OF HIM. HUDSON MISSES THE TACKLE. TOM MATTE TURNING ON GOOD SPEED. YOU DON’T SEE BILL BAIRD, BUT HE’LL BE COMING INTO THE PICTURE. THE PURSUIT IS THERE. HE TRIED TO CUT BACK. GREAT RUN BY TOM MATTE. 58 YARDS FOR TOM MATTE. HE TIED AN NFL RECORD BY SCORING THREE TOUCHDOWNS IN A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. AND TIM BROWN, NUMBER 2, REPLACES HIM. GIVE MATTE A BREATHER. HE NOW IS THE LEADING GROUND GAINER IN THE GAME ON THAT LONG RUN. FIRST DOWN, BALTIMORE, ON THE JET 16. THREE MINUTES TO PLAY IN THE HALF. NEW YORK LEADING. FORWARD MOTION STOPPED AT THE 15. JERRY HILL CARRYING. UNDERNEATH THE PLAY WAS AL ATKINSON, THE MIDDLE LINEBACKER, AND LARRY GRANTHAM, NUMBER 60. THE TWO LINEBACKERS. IT’S ON THE NEW YORK 15. SECOND DOWN, 9.>>YOU SEE THE GREAT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO DEFENSIVE UNITS INSOFAR AS THE PICTURE THEY PRESENT. THE JETS, PRETTY MUCH STANDARD. THEY’LL MOVE THEIR LINEBACKERS, SHIFT THEIR LINE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, BUT THEY VERY RARELY DO COMPLICATED SAFETY RED DOGS.>>SECOND DOWN, 9. BALTIMORE ON THE JET 15. MORRALL. SLANT. INTERCEPTED! INTERCEPTED BY JOHNNY SAMPLE. THAT’S THE SECOND INTERCEPTION FOR HIM. AND HE HANDS IT OVER TO WILLIE RICHARDSON.>>AND THERE’S SAMPLE WORKING ON WILLIE RICHARDSON — OR, RATHER, TRYING TO COVER AGAINST HIM. YOU’LL SEE HIM CUT INSIDE OF HIM. AND ACTUALLY AFTER HE CAUGHT THAT BALL, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET UP AND RUN, AND THAT’S WHAT NUMBER 62, AL ATKINSON, WAS TALKING TO HIM ABOUT AS HE WAS LAYING THERE ON THE GROUND.>>ALL RIGHT, THE JETS NOW ON THEIR OWN 2-YARD LINE WITH A FIRST DOWN. BALTIMORE, AS AL AND KYLE SAID, HAVE GONE TO THE BLITZ HEAVY. THEY’RE BEHIND, AND THEY’RE TRYING TO GET IN THERE ON NAMATH. AND NAMATH HAS BEEN READING THOSE BLITZES. AND LET’S SEE IF BALTIMORE TRIES TO BLITZ HERE, HAVE THE JETS PINNED UP AGAINST THEIR OWN GOAL LINE. ACTION WILL CONTINUE AT THE SUPER BOWL. THE SCORE — THE NEW YORK JETS 7, AND THE BALTIMORE COLTS 0. BOBBY BOYD JUST WENT TO THE BALTIMORE BENCH — HE’S THE LEFT CORNERBACK — CAME BACK AND TOLD HIS TEAMMATES SOMETHING. MAYBE A NEW DEFENSIVE WRINKLE. FIRST DOWN, THE JETS AT THEIR 2. THEY’RE LEADING WITH TWO MINUTES TO GO IN THE HALF, 7-0. AND SNELL OUT TO THE 3 OR 4, AND THAT’S ALL, AS DON SHINNICK, 66, AND DENNIS GAUBATZ, 53, ON THE TACKLE.>>ONE OF THE THINGS BOBBY BOYD MIGHT HAVE TOLD HIS TEAMMATES IS, NO MORE SAFETY RED-DOGGING RIGHT HERE ON THIS PARTICULAR PART OF THE FIELD BECAUSE, AS GOOD A JOB AS NAMATH DOES IN PICKING THOSE RED DOGS APART, THEY WOULD REALLY BE WEAKENING THEIR DEFENSIVE STRUCTURE IF THEY PUT IN SOME SAFETY RED DOGS RIGHT NOW.>>SECOND DOWN, 8. THE JETS ON THEIR 4. TIME MOVING. 1:25 TO PLAY IN THE FIRST HALF. NAMATH TAKING HIS TIME. LONG HUDDLE. LONG SIGNAL COUNT. RUN SNELL AGAIN. SNELL COMES OVER THE 5 TO THE 6 OR THE 7. AND BILLY RAY SMITH SMASHED HIM DOWN. HE’S THE LEFT TACKLE FROM ARKANSAS. 10-YEAR VETERAN. IN FACT, THERE’S 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE FOR BILLY RAY SMITH, 12 FOR ORDELL BRAASE, AND SIX FOR FRED MILLER. THE NFL HAS EXPERIENCE THAT THE YOUNGER LEAGUE DOESN’T HAVE. BALTIMORE WAS NOT HELD SCORELESS, BY THE WAY, IN THE FIRST HALF OF ANY GAME THEY PLAYED THIS YEAR. THEY’RE THE ONLY PRO TEAM TO EVER WIN 15 GAMES IN A SEASON — THE ONLY NFL TEAM. BUT RIGHT NOW THEY’RE TRAILING 7-0 WITH 1:12 TO GO, AND BOOZER GOES TO THE SIDELINE.>>AND, CURT, GOING INTO THIS FOOTBALL GAME, TWO BIG QUESTION MARKS WAS JOHN SAMPLE, WHO HAD BEEN BEATEN BY BILETNIKOFF IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. HE MAKES A GREAT PLAY. BEVERLY ON THE RIGHT SIDE. HE MAKES THE BIG INTERCEPTION. TWO BIG INTERCEPTIONS. AND NOW, CURT, WE MIGHT CONCENTRATE ON THEIR TWO SAFETYMEN — VOLK AND ON LOGAN. THEY’VE BEEN PLAYING IT RATHER TIGHT. NAMATH MIGHT BE TEMPTED IN GOING THAT DOWN-AND-IN, THE POST PATTERN AGAINST LYLES OR AGAINST BOYD.>>IT IS THIRD DOWN NOW AND 5. NEW YORK ON THEIR 7. BALTIMORE HAD CALLED TIME TO STOP THE CLOCK. HERE’S THE DRAW TO SNELL. HE IS STOPPED COLD. HIT THERE BY DON SHINNICK, THE VETERAN RIGHT LINEBACKER. AND SO THE JETS NOW ARE FORCED INTO A PUNT FORMATION WITH 1:04 TO GO IN THE FIRST HALF. THEY’LL HAVE A FOURTH AND 5. REMEMBER THE AFL ALL-STAR GAME WILL BE ON NBC TELEVISION. 2:00 EASTERN TIME NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 19th, FROM JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA. WE HAD AN EXCITING GAME THERE LAST YEAR, AND I KNOW WE WILL AGAIN THIS YEAR. CURLEY JOHNSON IS IN TO DO THE PUNTING. THAT’S TIM BROWN. JOHNSON’S KICKED TWO TODAY FOR A 38-YARD AVERAGE.>>YOU MENTIONED THE WIND EARLIER, CURT, AND IT CERTAINLY IS A FACTOR IN SOME RESPECTS. PERHAPS WHY THE JETS LET THAT BALL DROP — THE PUNT DROP A WHILE AGO, BECAUSE OF THE GUSTY TYPE OF WIND. TIMMY BROWN WILL BE FIELDING IT. THE GUSTY WIND IS STILL PREVALENT HERE. HE’LL HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL.>>AND THEY HAVE 10 MEN ON THE FRONT. LOOK AT THAT — A 10-MAN FRONT FOR BALTIMORE. THEY’RE GOING AFTER HIM. LOOK OUT. HE GOT IT AWAY. A HIGH KICK. A FLAG IS DOWN. JOHNSON IS BELTED TO THE GROUND. IN THERE ON HIM IS NUMBER 25, ALEX HAWKINS. BUT A FLAG IS DOWN. THEY MAY HAVE ROUGHING THE KICKER.>>IN FACT, I THINK WE HAD TWO PENALTIES ON THAT. NUMBER ONE, OFFSIDES. AND THEN THE MAN WHO WAS OFFSIDES, CONTINUING IN AND HITTING THE PUNTER. CURLEY JOHNSON GOING OFF THE FIELD. AND HERE IS THAT PICTURE AGAIN. THERE’S NUMBER 25, ALEX HAWKINS, IN.>>WE HAVE OFFSETTING PENALTIES. OFFSETTING PENALTIES. ROUGHING THE KICKER AGAINST BALTIMORE. AND ILLEGAL PROCEDURE AGAINST NEW YORK. OFFSETTING PENALTIES, AND THEY’LL HAVE TO KICK AGAIN WITH 57 SECONDS TO GO IN THE HALF. AND LET’S SEE NOW IF BALTIMORE PUTS THAT 10-MAN FRONT UP AGAIN. THEY WERE AFTER HIM. THEY WERE PLAYING TO BLOCK THE PUNT. NOW JERRY LOGAN IS GOING BACK AS THE SHORT MAN. HE WASN’T BACK THERE TO BLOCK FOR THE PUNT RETURNER, TIM BROWN. NICE KICK. TIM BROWN ON THE JET 46. RUNNING AROUND, USING UP SOME TIME AS HE’S DOING THIS. AND HE’S HAULED DOWN ON THE JET 42. THE CLOCK STOPS WITH 45 SECONDS TO PLAY IN THE FIRST HALF. SO JOHNSON GOT OFF A NICE PRESSURE KICK.>>AND AS YOU SAY, THERE WAS PRESSURE, AND THAT’S WHY BALTIMORE REALLY DIDN’T HAVE A RETURN ON. THEY WERE PRESSURING, TRYING TO BLOCK THAT PUNT, SO THEY DIDN’T HAVE THEIR MEN WHEELING AROUND, TRYING TO FORM A WALL TO EITHER SIDE.>>ALL RIGHT, ORR IS WIDE TO THE LEFT, WILLIE RICHARDSON TO THE RIGHT. COLTS HAVE 40 SECONDS NOW TO TRY AND SCORE HERE IN FIRST HALF. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN SHUT OUT IN THE FIRST HALF. HERE’S JERRY HILL TAKING A FLARE — AND HIT BY PAUL CRANE, WHO’S NOW IN THE GAME AT LINEBACKER, 56. FORMER ALL-AMERICAN CENTER UNDER BEAR BRYANT AT ALABAMA. THE CLOCK IS MOVING. 25 SECONDS TO GO IN THE HALF. JERRY HILL, NUMBER 45, THE FULLBACK. BALTIMORE NOW STEPS IN AND CALLS TIME TO STOP THE CLOCK.>>AND, CURT, CALLING THAT TIME-OUT VERY WISELY. 25 SECONDS. THE JETS ARE PLAYING IT VERY DEEP. THEY DON’T WANT TO BE BEATEN DEEP. THE BALTIMORE COLTS WERE STRONG TO THE LEFT SIDE WITH A TRIPLE LEFT. THEY HAD MACKEY. THEY HAD MATTE, NUMBER 41, IN THE SLOT. AND THEN THEY HAD JIMMY ORR VERY WIDE. ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE FIELD, NUMBER 87, WILLIE RICHARDSON, WHO IN THIS SITUATION BECOMES THE MORE LOGICAL PRIMARY RECEIVER. SO LET’S SEE WHETHER EARL MORRALL GOES AWAY FROM HIS STRENGTH AND GOES TO WHAT MIGHT BE THE WEAK SIDE OF THE NEW YORK JETS, WHERE NUMBER 87 WILL BE PLAYING, WILLIE RICHARDSON.>>WELL, EARL MORRALL IS TALKING TO DON SHULA. IT’LL BE SECOND DOWN, 9 TO GO. FIRST DOWNS IN THIS GAME — THE JETS HAVE 10, BALTIMORE HAS 6. BALTIMORE TWICE MOVED DEEP INTO NEW YORK TERRITORY. THEY WERE STOPPED. THEY MISSED A LONG FIELD GOAL. 93 YARDS RUSHING FOR BALTIMORE, MOST ON ONE PLAY OF 58 YARDS. THE JETS HAVE 66 YARDS RUSHING. 64 YARDS PASSING FOR BALTIMORE, 111 FOR NEW YORK. THE SUN PEEKING THROUGH NOW. SECOND DOWN AND 9. TOM MATTE COULD THROW A PASS. BACK TO MORRALL. ALL ALONE IS JIMMY ORR! BUT THEY HIT DOWN THE MIDDLE TO MATTE — INTERCEPTED BY JIM HUDSON! THE THIRD INTERCEPTION FOR NEW YORK. THE THIRD INTERCEPTION FOR NEW YORK. AND BALTIMORE TRYING A TRICK PLAY. THEY HAD JIMMY ORR ALL ALONE, AND THEY DIDN’T SEE HIM.>>IN SLOW MOTION, KYLE, WE SEE IT BREAK RIGHT OPEN. A VERY SMART PLAY. EARL IS IN A GREAT SPOT. HE COMPLETELY LOSES JIMMY ORR, AS CURT GOWDY DESCRIBED. AND THERE COMES HUDSON, PERFECT POSITION TO PICK IT OFF. THAT WAS A TREMENDOUS PLAY, CURT.>>ORR COULD HAVE WALKED IN. ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS — HE WAS WIDE OPEN AT THE 10-YARD LINE. NOBODY WITHIN 15 YARDS OF HIM, KYLE.>>THERE REALLY WASN’T. HE WAS JUST SO WIDE OPEN, AND THEY SAVE A SCORELESS FIRST HALF.>>THAT’S THE FIRST TIME BALTIMORE HAS BEEN SHUT OUT IN THE FIRST HALF THIS YEAR. SO EVERYBODY WAS TALKING ABOUT NEW YORK BEING UNABLE TO SCORE, AND IT’S BEEN THE OTHER WAY AROUND. WELL, YOU NEVER KNOW ABOUT SPORTS. LET’S GO DOWN TO THE SIDELINE NOW TO JIM SIMPSON AND A SPECIAL GUEST.>>AND OUR SPECIAL GUEST IS THE NATION’S NUMBER-ONE COMEDIAN AND TURNING OUT, BOB HOPE, TO BE THE NUMBER-ONE SPORTS FAN. WE SEE YOU AT THE WORLD SERIES AND NOW AGAIN AT THE SUPER BOWL.>>WELL, I’LL TELL YOU, I’M REALLY SHOCKED BY THIS GAME TODAY. THESE JETS ARE DOING SOMETHING TODAY, AREN’T THEY, HUH?>>THEY SURE ARE. WHAT ABOUT THE NEW YORK JETS? I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU CAME IN HERE AS A BALTIMORE SUPPORTER. ARE YOU CHANGING YOUR MIND?>>WELL, ACTUALLY, I THINK THAT THE JETS FORGOT TO READ THE PAPERS.>>[ LAUGHS ]>>HUH? MAN, I WANT TO TELL YOU, THEY’RE ROUGH, AND THESE OHIO GUYS ARE DOING IT. SNELL SO FAR IS A STAR, AND OHIO — MATTE, YOU KNOW, IS OUT THERE. HE’S DOING GREAT.>>BOTH OHIO STATE BOYS.>>OH, THEY’RE ROUGH, I’LL TELL YOU.>>I UNDERSTAND, BOB HOPE, THAT YOU’RE A BIG MAN WITH WEDDINGS.>>YES, SIR. LAST NIGHT WE HAD THE WEDDING. WE FLEW DOWN HERE WITH TED AGNEW AND GOVERNOR RHODES. THIS IS A THRILLING GAME, JIM, I’LL TELL YOU THAT.>>BOB HOPE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE LOOK AHEAD NOT ONLY TO THE SECOND HALF OF THE SUPER BOWL BUT YOUR TOURNAMENT IN FEBRUARY AND OF COURSE YOUR SPECIAL THIS THURSDAY NIGHT.>>YES, SIR. THANK YOU, JIM. WE’LL SEE YOU DOWN THE DESERT.>>THANK YOU, BOB HOPE, VERY MUCH. NOW LET’S GO BACK UPSTAIRS.>>NEW YORK WILL KICK OFF. THEY’LL BE IN WHITE. THIS IS CURT GOWDY. KYLE ROTE, AL DeROGATIS. WE’RE READY FOR THE SECOND HALF. NUMBER 2 IS TIM BROWN. NEAREST TO YOU IS PRESTON PEARSON, WHO LED THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN KICKOFF RETURNS. HE’S NUMBER 26. CURLEY JOHNSON WILL KICK OFF. 7-0, NEW YORK, AS WE START THE SECOND HALF. TEMPERATURE IS 70 DEGREES. GUSTY WIND. THE LIGHTS ARE ON HERE. OVERCAST AND GETTING DARKER. AND HERE WE GO FOR THE SECOND HALF. HIGH KICK. BROWN ON THE GOAL LINE. 5, 10, 15. AND DOWN HE GOES ON HIS OWN 25. HIT THERE BY BILL RADEMACHER. AND ALSO MARK SMOLINSKI. THERE ARE THE STATS IN THE FIRST HALF. THE JETS HOLD THE EDGE IN FIRST DOWNS, 10 TO 6. BALTIMORE RUSHING, 92 TO 70. THE JETS HOLD THE EDGE IN PASSING. THE JETS — NAMATH HIT 10 OUT OF 16. MORRALL — 5 OUT OF 15. THE JETS INTERCEPTED THREE OF MORRALL’S PASSES. JETS RAN THE MOST PLAYS, 36, TO 28 FOR BALTIMORE. NOW LET’S SEE WHAT BALTIMORE DOES. MORRALL GIVES THE BALL TO MATTE. AND MATTE FUMBLES, AND IT’S A NEW YORK RECOVERY! RALPH BAKER. VERLON BIGGS HIT HIM AND JARRED IT LOOSE. AND THERE ON THE BALL IS RALPH BAKER, NUMBER 51, THE LEFT LINEBACKER, AND THE JETS GET A BREAK HERE ON THE OPENING PLAY OF THE SECOND HALF. BIGGS REALLY CAME OVER FROM RIGHT END. GREAT PURSUIT BY VERLON BIGGS.>>TREMENDOUS PURSUIT, CURT. THESE JETS HAVE COME TO PLAY. THERE WAS A GREAT BLOCK AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE BY RESSLER. MATTE CUTS BEHIND IT, AND THEN CAME THE FUMBLE.>>NEW YORK ON THE BALTIMORE 33. JOE NAMATH — 11 COMPLETIONS, 16 ATTEMPTS IN THE FIRST HALF. NAMATH TO BOOZER. BOOZER TO THE 30. BOOZER TO THE 25 OF BALTIMORE. AND DENNIS GAUBATZ, THE MIDDLE LINEBACKER, AND DON SHINNICK, THE RIGHT LINEBACKER, MADE THE TACKLE. GONNA SET UP THE JETS OFFENSIVELY FIRST FOR YOU. AND KYLE AND AL WILL BE IN HERE. JOE NAMATH’S THE QUARTERBACK. BOOZER, 32, SNELL, 41, THE RUNNING BACKS. MAYNARD IS THE FLANKER, 13. SAUER IS THE LEFT END, 83, THE SPLIT END. AND LAMMONS, 87, THE TIGHT END. IT’S SECOND DOWN, 2 TO GO, NEW YORK ON THE BALTIMORE 25. MATT SNELL BUCKING OVER HIS RIGHT GUARD, AND HE GOES TO THE BALTIMORE 22, WHERE BUBBA SMITH, THE LEFT END, BROUGHT HIM DOWN. IT’S A NEW YORK JET FIRST DOWN.>>AND, CURT, IT MAY OR MAY NOT BE SIGNIFICANT, BUT DOWN ON THE SIDELINE RIGHT NOW WARMING UP FOR BALTIMORE, NUMBER 19, JOHNNY UNITAS. THIS MAY MEAN THAT WE’LL BE SEEING UNITAS IN THE SECOND HALF.>>FIRST DOWN. THE JETS NOW HAVE 11 FIRST DOWNS. BALTIMORE, 6. CROSS BUCK TO BOOZER. BOOZER IS MET BY MIKE CURTIS, THE OUTSTANDING LEFT LINEBACKER OF BALTIMORE, AND ORDELL BRAASE, THE RIGHT END. CURTIS, NUMBER 32, MADE THE ALL-NFL TEAM AS LINEBACKER. A FORMER FOOTBALL STAR AT DUKE, A FULLBACK. THEY CONVERTED HIM TO LINEBACKER. AND THERE’S JOHNNY UNITAS, WHO’S HAD TORN MUSCLES — A MUSCLE TEAR IN HIS RIGHT ELBOW ALL YEAR BUT HAS BEEN COMING ALONG. AND HE MAY BE IN HERE. THE COLTS HAVE NOT SCORED TODAY, AND WE MAY SEE A CHANGE. SECOND DOWN, 7. NEW YORK ON THE BALTIMORE 19. JUST STARTED THE THIRD PERIOD. NAMATH TO SNELL. SNELL BARRELS BOBBY BOYD OVER AND THEN IS DROPPED AT THE 14-YARD LINE. MIKE CURTIS HIT HIM FROM BEHIND AFTER SNELL KNOCKED BOYD, 40, DOWN. AND THAT BALL NOW ON THE 14, MAKES IT THIRD DOWN AND 2 TO GO FOR THE NEW YORK JETS.>>AND, CURT, JOE NAMATH IS JUST GREAT AT READING THESE DEFENSES. THAT’S THE FIFTH COMPLETION TO A BACK, THE THIRD ONE TO SNELL. TWO EARLIER WENT TO MATHIS. FIVE TIMES HE’S GONE TO HIS BACKS. HE’S BEATING THOSE LINEBACKERS.>>THIRD DOWN, 2 TO GO. THE JETS ON THE BALTIMORE 14. THE JETS AHEAD 7-0. IN THAT SAME SETUP. AND THEY GO TO THE 11-YARD LINE, AND THAT’S ANOTHER JET FIRST DOWN. MATT SNELL PICKS UP THE FIRST DOWN. GAUBATZ HIT HIM THERE BUT NOT UNTIL AFTER HE PICKED UP 3 YARDS. NEW YORK NOW ON THE BALTIMORE 11. 12 FIRST DOWNS FOR THE JETS, 6 FOR BALTIMORE.>>CURT, THIS COULD WELL BE THE BIG SERIES FOR THE BALTIMORE COLTS. THIS IS WHERE THEIR DEFENSE IS NOW GONNA BE TESTED.>>BALTIMORE CALLED ONE OF THE GREATEST DEFENSIVE TEAMS OF ALL TIME. THEY TIED AN NFL RECORD FOR FEWEST POINTS SCORED. BOOZER IS BEING HEMMED IN. AND HE’S FINALLY DROPPED BY LENNY LYLES, WHO DROVE HIM OUT OF BOUNDS. GAUBATZ SLOWED HIM UP BEHIND THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. LENNY LYLES, 11-YEAR NFL VETERAN, UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE.>>AND A REAL KEY ON THAT PLAY WAS RICK VOLK, THE SAFETYMAN. HE CAME FLYING IN FROM HIS SAFETY POSITION, ACTUALLY INSIDE OF HIS OWN DEFENSIVE END, ORDELL BRAASE. AND HERE AGAIN, THE VALUE OF THE RED DOG NOT ONLY AGAINST RUSHING THE PASSER BUT AGAINST THE RUNNING GAME. JUST AS GOOD A WEAPON AGAINST THE RUNNING GAME.>>JETS LOST 6 ON THAT PLAY. THEY HAVE A SECOND DOWN, 16, ON THE BALTIMORE 17. BILL MATHIS IS NOW IN AT HALFBACK, REPLACING BOOZER. HE’LL BE NUMBER 31. NAMATH IS HIT AND DROPPED BACK AT THE 25. BUBBA SMITH, WHO’S PLAYED IN ONLY TWO LOSING GAMES IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS.>>CURT, WE’RE GONNA SHOW YOU THIS IN SLOW MOTION. NOW, DAVE HERMAN HAS GOOD POSITION. BUBBA TALKED ABOUT THIS A LITTLE EARLIER. THERE’S DAVE HITTING HIM, TRYING TO TAKE HIM WIDE. BUT THE BIG DROP OF JOE NAMATH IS WHAT MAKES THE PLAY FOR BUBBA. GOOD PLAY FOR NUMBER 78, BUBBA SMITH.>>THAT WAS AN 8-YARD LOSS. AND WINSTON HILL WAS UNHAPPY DOWN THERE WITH SOME OF THE BALTIMORE BOYS, AS HE WAS SHOVING THEM AROUND AFTER THE PLAY WAS OVER. NOW IT’S THIRD AND 24. THAT’S TWICE NAMATH NOW HAS BEEN DUMPED BEHIND THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE — ONCE IN THE FIRST HALF AND HERE EARLY IN THE THIRD PERIOD. THE JETS, AFTER RECOVERING THE FUMBLE ON THE BALTIMORE 33 WENT TO THE 11. NOW THEY’VE BEEN PUSHED BACK TO THE BALTIMORE 25. HIS PASS IS — OH, OUT IN THE OPEN WAS JERRY LOGAN. HE HAD THE OPEN FIELD IN FRONT OF HIM. JERRY LOGAN IN FRONT OF PETE LAMMONS, AND LOGAN COULD HAVE GONE ALL THE WAY. AND THE COLTS HAVE HAD TROUBLE HANGING ON TO THE BALL TODAY. MACKEY’S DROPPED A COUPLE, AND NOW LOGAN HERE.>>AND BECAUSE OF THE POSITIONING ON THE FIELD WHERE LOGAN WAS, SHOWS THE COMPLICATED TYPE OF DEFENSIVE SECONDARY PLAY BALTIMORE IS IN — A SAFETY TYPE OF ZONE, WHICH IS A DIFFERENT TYPE OF ZONE COVERAGE WHERE THE SAFETY’S REALLY ONLY INVOLVED WITH SHORT COVERAGE. HE WAS IN EXCELLENT POSITION.>>32-YARD FIELD-GOAL ATTEMPT BY JIM TURNER. BABE PARILLI HOLDING. TURNER MISSED ONE EARLIER. ONCE AGAIN WE’LL BRING UP IT’S A TRICKY CROSSWIND TODAY. HIS KICK IS UP. AND THIS KICK IS GOOD BY JIM TURNER. ACTION WILL CONTINUE HERE AT THE SUPER BOWL. THE SCORE IS THE NEW YORK JETS 10, AND THE BALTIMORE COLTS 0. SUPER BOWL BEING BROUGHT TO YOU IN LIVING COLOR EXCLUSIVELY ON NBC. PEARSON CLOSEST TO YOU, 26. TIM BROWN, NUMBER 2, DEEP. CURLEY JOHNSON KICKING OFF. THE JETS NOW AHEAD 10-0. A HIGH KICK. THEY’RE TRYING TO ANGLE IT TO BROWN. PEARSON GETS OUT OF HIS WAY. BROWN TO THE 10, TO THE 15. AND HE GOES DOWN ON HIS 26-YARD LINE. AND HE’S HIT DOWN THERE BY RADEMACHER, NUMBER 23, AND NUMBER 47, MIKE D’AMATO. BALTIMORE ON THEIR 26. FIRST DOWN. JOHNNY UNITAS HAS BEEN WARMING UP ON THE SIDELINE, BUT MORRALL IS STILL IN THERE AT QUARTERBACK. HE’S PUTTING MATTE IN A SLOT TO THE RIGHT. FLANKING RICHARDSON OUT WIDE RIGHT AND ORR TO THE LEFT. AND SPLITTING MACKEY AWAY FROM TIGHT END. SPREADING FOUR RECEIVERS OUT. HE’S THROWING DEEP TO MACKEY. AND OVER HIS HEAD. JIM HUDSON TRAILING MACKEY. THEY HAD FOUR SPREAD MEN AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. AND MACKEY, A TIGHT END WHO CAN RUN A DEEP PATTERN — JUST OVER HIS HEAD.>>AND EARL MORRALL HAS AGAIN GONE TO THAT FIRST-DOWN DEEP PASS. HE HAS COME WITH THE DOUBLE WING SEVERAL TIMES. THE NEW YORK JETS ARE FORCED TO STAY IN A MAN-TO-MAN TYPE OF COVERAGE. YOU GET THE FEELING, HOWEVER, CURT, IN THAT TYPE, WITH TAKING MACKEY DEEP, HE MIGHT DECIDE TO TAKE MACKEY DEEP, TAKE THE SAFETY OUT OF THERE, AND TRY TO CROSS BEHIND HIM WITH EITHER TOM MATTE OR POSSIBLY JIMMY ORR.>>SECOND DOWN, 10 TO GO. BALTIMORE ON THEIR 26. 5 OUT OF 16 FOR MORRALL SO FAR. THREE OF HIS PASSES HAVE BEEN INTERCEPTED. NAMATH HAS NOT BEEN INTERCEPTED. REGULAR SETUP. DUMPS IT OFF TO JERRY HILL, THE FULLBACK. LARRY GRANTHAM DROPS HIM AT THE 26-YARD LINE. NO GAIN. GRANTHAM REALLY HAD THAT ONE DIAGNOSED.>>HE NOT ONLY HAD IT DIAGNOSED, HE ALSO, IN THE PROCESS, WARDED OFF WHAT POTENTIALLY COULD HAVE BEEN A DAMAGING BLOCK BY GLENN RESSLER, NUMBER 62, THE COLTS’ LEFT GUARD WHO WAS OUT THERE IN GREAT POSITION ON HIM. THREW A BLOCK ON LARRY. GRANTHAM FOUGHT IT OFF AND WAS THERE FOR THE RECEIVER.>>THIRD DOWN, WE’LL MAKE IT 11 TO GO. YOU SAW BOB HOPE ON THE SIDELINES. BOB’S ON THE CHRYSLER SHOW, 8:30 THURSDAY NIGHTS, EASTERN TIME, ON NBC. MORRALL RUNNING AWAY. AND HE’S HIT BY JIM HUDSON, WHO CAME UP FROM SAFETY, NUMBER 22, TO NAIL HIM, AND CARL McADAMS, NUMBER 50, THE FORMER OKLAHOMA ALL-AMERICAN WHO FRACTURED HIS ANKLE THREE YEARS AGO. HUDSON IS ONE OF THE HARDEST-TACKLING SAFETYMEN IN THE LEAGUE. NOW WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A PUNT FORMATION AS THE JETS HAVE STOPPED BALTIMORE. IT’S FOURTH DOWN, 11. DAVID LEE WILL DO THE PUNTING. THERE’S JOHNNY UNITAS, AND YOU MIGHT SEE HIM IN HERE THE NEXT TIME BALTIMORE GETS THE BALL. BILL BAIRD’S 46. EARL CHRISTY’S NUMBER 45. NICE SPIRAL. BAIRD ON HIS 33. AND HE’S HIT DOWN ON HIS 31. DOWN THERE COVERING THE KICK WAS NUMBER 64, SIDNEY WILLIAMS. TIME-OUT. ACTION WILL CONTINUE HERE AT THE SUPER BOWL. THE SCORE — THE NEW YORK JETS 10, AND THE BALTIMORE COLTS 0. JOHNNY UNITAS HAS PUT HIS HELMET ON. HE’LL PROBABLY COME IN WHEN BALTIMORE GETS THE BALL AGAIN. BOOZER AND MATHIS NOW IN THE BACKFIELD. NAMATH. OUT TO MATHIS. MATHIS IS OUT OF BOUNDS ON THE JET 34. MIKE CURTIS, THE LINEBACKER, DROVE HIM OUT. WE PAUSE BRIEFLY FOR STATION IDENTIFICATION. THIS IS THE NBC TELEVISION NETWORK. CURT GOWDY, AL DeROGATIS, KYLE ROTE BACK WITH YOU AGAIN. IT’S SECOND AND 8, THE JETS ON THEIR 34. THE JETS ARE AHEAD 10-0. 7:58 LEFT TO PLAY IN THE THIRD PERIOD. MAYNARD TO THE RIGHT. SAUER SPREAD LEFT. ON SECOND DOWN. NAMATH HAS THE TIME. SHOOTS THE PASS AND COMPLETES IT. GEORGE SAUER HAS A FIRST DOWN ON THE JET 47. HOW THAT NAMATH CAN RIFLE THAT BALL.>>HERE’S SAUER ALL ALONE, WORKING ON LENNY LYLES, 43. HE’LL GIVE A GOOD OUTSIDE MOVE, THEN RIGHT BACK INTO THAT LITTLE SLOT. GEORGE SAUER. AND AS CURT SAID, NAMATH CAN FIRE THAT BALL. THAT WAS ABOUT A 20-YARD PASS, 25-YARD PASS, JUST LIKE A BULLET.>>WELL, THEY SAY POINT YOUR LEFT HIP AT THE TARGET AND STEP WITH YOUR BODY BEHIND IT. NAMATH THROWS SOMETIMES OFF THE WRONG FOOT. HE JUST FLICKS THAT BALL. THERE’S A PUMP FAKE. HE’S FIRING DEEP TO MAYNARD. MAYNARD — INCOMPLETE. AND RIDING WITH HIM IS NUMBER 20, JERRY LOGAN, AS THEY WERE BUMPING EACH OTHER GOING DOWN THE SIDELINES.>>CURT, LET ME JUST TALK ABOUT SOME PEOPLE THAT KIND OF GO UNSUNG, BUT THIS OFFENSIVE LINE OF THE NEW YORK JETS HAS JUST BEEN SUPERB. JOHN SCHMITT AT CENTER, OUTSTANDING BLOCKING. RANDY RASMUSSEN, WHO MOVED FROM THE LEFT GUARD TO THE RIGHT GUARD, IS DOING A GREAT JOB ON BILLY RAY SMITH. AND NUMBER 67, DAVE HERMAN, OUTWEIGHED SUBSTANTIALLY, IS DOING A TERRIFIC JOB. TALAMINI AT THE LEFT SIDE, AND WINSTON HILL, NUMBER 75.>>SECOND DOWN, 10. NEW YORK JETS ON THEIR OWN 47. BALTIMORE STUNTING AROUND. THEY’LL DO THAT BEFORE THE SNAP OF THE BALL. HERE’S A DRAW PLAY TO BOOZER. BOOZER RUNNING IT TO THE 50, AND THAT’S IT. AND HE’S HIT DOWN THERE BY NUMBER 74, BILLY RAY SMITH, THE VETERAN LEFT TACKLE. THIRD DOWN AND 7 TO GO FOR THE NEW YORK JETS. THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER IN TODAY’S GAME, SELECTED BYSPORTMAGAZINE, WILL BE GIVEN THE HOT DODGE CHARGER RT. I KNOW THAT THAT MOST VALUABLE PLAYER WILL APPRECIATE IT. GREAT CAR. THIRD DOWN, 7. JETS ON THE 50. THEY’RE LEADING 10-0 IF YOU’VE JUST JOINED US. NAMATH, A QUICKIE TO PETE LAMMONS. LAMMONS TO THE BALTIMORE 38, AND IT’S ANOTHER NEW YORK JET FIRST DOWN.>>HERE’S THAT PLAY AGAIN. NAMATH — YOU SEE GAUBATZ MOVING AROUND, JUMPING AROUND. RIGHT OVER THE MIDDLE TO LAMMONS, NUMBER 87. AND ALSO NOT ONLY ARE THE JETS HAVING TO FATHOM THE MANIPULATIONS IN THAT SECONDARY, BUT ALSO IN THAT DEFENSIVE LINE OF BALTIMORE, THEY’RE LOOPING, THEY’RE CROSSING, THEY’RE DOING ALL SORTS OF STUNTS. GREAT TRIBUTE TO THAT OFFENSIVE LINE.>>NAMATH NOW HAS HIT 14 OUT OF 22. FIRST DOWN, JETS. BALTIMORE 38. QUICK ONE. MAYNARD CAN’T HOLD ON TO IT. AND BOBBY BOYD, THE VETERAN LEFT CORNERBACK, NUMBER 40. IT’S ALL RIGHT. LOOKED ROUGH, BUT… HE TOOK HIM DOWN THERE. IN FACT, HE WAS JUST ABOUT READY TO GAMBLE, I THINK, KYLE, OF DARTING IN FRONT AND TRYING TO INTERCEPT THAT ONE, THEN CHANGED HIS MIND AT THE LAST SECOND.>>THEY WELL COULD HAVE BEEN AGAIN IN A NUMBER OF THERE DEFENSIVE MANEUVERS WHERE ACTUALLY BOYD HAD NO DEEP RESPONSIBILITY. HE COULD AFFORD TO GAMBLE AND JUST LAY OUT THERE IN THE FLAT, LOOKING TO PICK SOMETHING LIKE THAT OFF.>>SECOND DOWN, 10. NAMATH AGAIN. NICE PROTECTION. IT’S COMPLETE TO SNELL. FIRST DOWN, AS NAMATH IS PICKING THE VAUNTED BALTIMORE SECONDARY TO PIECES RIGHT NOW.>>BOY, AND AGAIN YOU SEE WHERE NAMATH CAN JUST FIRE GOING BACK. WATCH, HE’S GOING BACK, AND HE’LL THROW THAT BALL WITHOUT HARDLY SETTING UP AT ALL. SEE, HE’S STILL LEANING BACKWARDS. FIRES THAT BALL JUST ON A LINE.>>FIRST DOWN, THE NEW YORK JETS, ON THE BALTIMORE 24. THE JETS HAVE RUN THE MOST PLAYS TODAY. THEY’VE MADE THE MOST FIRST DOWNS AND LEAD IN YARDAGE. FIVE MINUTES TO GO IN THE THIRD PERIOD, THE JETS AHEAD 10-0. NAMATH TO BILL MATHIS. AND THE DRAW PLAY SMELLED OUT BY BALTIMORE’S BILLY RAY SMITH, NUMBER 74, AND ALSO DON SHINNICK, THE RIGHT LINEBACKER, NUMBER 66. SO IT IS NOW ON THE BALTIMORE 23. IT’LL BE SECOND DOWN, 9 TO GO FOR THE JETS.>>AND JOE NAMATH, CURT, HAS SLOWED THE GAME UP VERY MUCH. HE’S GOING WITH THE LONG COUNTS. HE’S EATING UP AN AWFUL LOT OF TIME. HE’S BEEN HITTING HIS BACK CONTINUOUSLY. HE WORKED ON MIKE CURTIS ON THAT ONE PASS TO SNELL BECAUSE HE SAW THE PREVIOUS DROP OF NUMBER 32, CURTIS.>>SECOND DOWN, 9. THE JETS ON THE BALTIMORE 24. SNELL’S BACK IN, AS HE RESETS HIMSELF. BOOZER ALONGSIDE HIM. SAUER LEFT, MAYNARD RIGHT. RETREATING DEEPER. HE’S FIRING TO THE END ZONE TO MAYNARD. MAYNARD IS… NO GOOD. HE CAUGHT THE BALL, BUT HE WAS OVER THE END LINE. WITH HIM WAS JERRY LOGAN, NUMBER 20. SPECTACULAR GRAB BUT OUT OF BOUNDS. IT’LL NOW BE THIRD AND 9. NAMATH, BY THE WAY, HAS TIED — NAMATH IS GOING OVER AND SEEMS TO BE INJURED. NAMATH IS INJURED NOW. AND WHAT A TURNING POINT THAT COULD BE IN THIS GAME. IT SEEMS TO BE HIS RIGHT HAND. AND BABE PARILLI’S COME IN FOR HIM. NAMATH HAS TIED A SUPER BOWL RECORD OF 16 COMPLETIONS IN A GAME — TIED LENNY DAWSON’S RECORD.>>CURT, ON THAT LAST PLAY, THE BALTIMORE COLTS WENT TO A WEAKSIDE ZONE. NOW, BABE PARILLI SAW IT, AND BILL MATHIS CAME IN THE GAME WITH HIM. THEY MAY DECIDE TO CIRCLE BILL MATHIS TO THAT SIDE TO TRY TO BEAT THAT ZONE.>>NAMATH’S PASSING HAND IS INJURED. THIRD DOWN, 9, ON THE 24. BABE PARILLI, 15-YEAR VETERAN, IS NOW IN. HE THROWS A QUICK ONE. IT’S INCOMPLETE. QUICK SLANT TO GEORGE SAUER. FOURTH AND 9, AND WE’LL SEE THE FIELD-GOAL TEAM COME IN. AND THE BIG QUESTION NOW IS JOE NAMATH. HE HAS PLAYED A SPECTACULAR GAME HERE. HE HAS RUN HIS OFFENSE BEAUTIFULLY. HE’S READ THE BLITZES TODAY. IT’S HIS RIGHT HAND, HIS PASSING HAND. AND WEEB EWBANK FOLLOWING HIM DOWN THE SIDELINE. BABE PARILLI WILL HOLD NOW ON THE 30-YARD LINE OF BALTIMORE. JIM TURNER WILL TRY A FIELD GOAL. THE KICK IS GOOD BY JIM TURNER. TURNER, WHO KICKED MORE FIELD GOALS THAN ANY PLAYER IN ONE SEASON IN PRO HISTORY, BOOTS HIS SECOND OF THE GAME. TIME-OUT. ACTION WILL CONTINUE HERE AT THE SUPER BOWL. THE SCORE — THE JETS 13 AND BALTIMORE 0. TOOK SOME WARM-UP TOSSES AND NOW IS ON THE PHONE UPSTAIRS TO ONE OF HIS COACHES, TALKING OVER THE BALTIMORE DEFENSE. WE’LL SEE WHETHER HE COMES BACK IN. TIM BROWN AND PRESTON PEARSON ARE DEEP. CURLEY JOHNSON KICKING OFF. AND HE LOFTS IT HIGH. PEARSON — HITS THE CROSSBAR. HITS THE UPRIGHT. IT’S AN AUTOMATIC TOUCHBACK. BALTIMORE FIRST DOWN, AND UNITAS IS GOING IN THE GAME NOW. IT’S IRONICAL THAT THE YOUNG FELLA, NAMATH, WENT OUT WITH AN INJURY. AND UNITAS GETS A — WELL, ALMOST A STANDING OVATION HERE, WHICH HE SHOULD. ONE OF THE GREATEST PLAYERS IN THE HISTORY OF PRO FOOTBALL.>>CURT, NOT ONLY THAT — THIS IS REALLY THE SERIES THAT THE NEW YORK JETS HAVE GOT TO COME ON BECAUSE OF THE INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP OF JOHN UNITAS. HE WAS BRILLIANT IN THE PAST, HE STILL HAS IT, AND THIS MAN CAN REALLY MOVE A FOOTBALL TEAM.>>JOHNNY’S ATTEMPTED ONLY 38 PASSES ALL YEAR. HE GIVES IT OFF TO TOM MATTE. MATTE IS HIT AROUND THE ANKLES, AND HE GOES DOWN ON THE 25-YARD LINE. IT WAS NUMBER 51, RALPH BAKER, WHO GOT HIM AROUND THE ANKLES. THEN JIM HUDSON CAME UP TO TOP ON HIM. NAMATH HAS A SLIGHT SPRAIN. IS IT IN HIS PASSING HAND? WE DON’T HAVE THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF WHERE. I THINK IT’S IN HIS PASSING HAND. HE MIGHT HAVE HIT SOMEONE’S HELMET WHEN THEY RUSHED HIM. SECOND DOWN, 5. BALTIMORE TRAILING 13-0. A FAKE TO HILL. AND IT’S OUT TO MATTE. AND MATTE HIT BY LARRY GRANTHAM, WHO THEY SAID FOR NINE YEARS IS TOO SMALL TO PLAY LINEBACKER IN PRO FOOTBALL. FORMER STAR AT OLE MISS. NOW IT’S STILL ON THE BALTIMORE 25, AND IT’S THIRD AND 5 FOR THE BALTIMORE COLTS.>>NOW, CURT, HERE’S A SITUATION WHERE THE NEW YORK JETS DON’T WANT TO TAKE ANY CHANCES WITH JOHN. THE STORY IS THAT JOHN MAY NOT BE ABLE TO THROW DEEP, SO BEVERLY, WHO JUST GOT A BIG MOVE FROM JIMMY ORR DEEP, COULD BE VULNERABLE.>>JETS HAVE 15 FIRST DOWNS IN THIS GAME TO JUST 6 FOR BALTIMORE. THIRD AND 5. UNITAS. INCOMPLETE. INTENDED FOR JIMMY ORR. AND THE BALL WOBBLED OUT THERE TO HIM. THAT WASN’T A TYPICAL UNITAS PASS, AS KYLE ROTE, WHO HAS PLAYED AGAINST HIM, WILL ATTEST.>>NO, I THINK WHAT — JOHN GOT IN A LITTLE BIT OF TROUBLE THERE AS ONE OF HIS OWN MEN, BACKING UP TO BLOCK FOR HIM, I THINK JUST SORT OF BUMPED HIM A LITTLE BIT, AND HE HAD TO THROW OVER HIM. DIDN’T GET A CHANCE TO STEP INTO HIS PASS, AS HE NORMALLY LIKES TO DO. INJURY IS TO NAMATH’S RIGHT THUMB. A SPRAINED RIGHT THUMB, BUT HE IS EXPECTED TO COME BACK IN. LEE HAS KICKED TWICE. 48-YARD AVERAGE. HE’LL PUNT TO EITHER BAIRD OR CHRISTY. THE JETS HAVE STOPPED BALTIMORE COLD HERE IN THE THIRD QUARTER. A HIGH KICK. THEY CALL A FAIR CATCH ON IT. BILLY BAIRD SETS IT DOWN ON THE 37-YARD LINE OF THE JETS, TAKING NO CHANCES. AND NEW YORK NOW TAKES OVER. TIME-OUT. ACTION WILL CONTINUE HERE AT THE SUPER BOWL. THE SCORE — THE NEW YORK JETS 13, AND THE BALTIMORE COLTS 0. NEW YORK JET BENCH. VERLON BIGGS CLOSEST TO YOU. NAMATH HAS A SPRAINED RIGHT THUMB. WE’LL SEE HOW IT AFFECTS HIM. HE’S BEEN SUPERB THROUGHOUT THIS GAME. FIRST DOWN, NEW YORK, ON THEIR 37. THEY’RE LEADING 13-0. SNELL TRYING TO BULL STRAIGHT AHEAD. DOES GET TO THE 40, WHERE BILLY RAY SMITH CONTACTED HIM FIRST.>>YOU SEE THIS STRAIGHT TYPE OF RUNNING GAME, AND THIS IS ABOUT WHAT THE JETS HAVE TO DO TO TRY AND PENETRATE THAT BALTIMORE LINE BECAUSE, AS AL POINTED OUT EARLIER, THEY’RE NOT A PENETRATING LINE TO WHERE YOU CAN TRAP MEN AND CREATE BIG HOLES. THEY HIT, THEY SLIDE, THEY HAVE TREMENDOUS LATERAL MOVEMENT, SO YOUR SLANT PLAYS AREN’T GONNA GO TOO WELL. YOU REALLY JUST HAVE TO DRIVE A TEAM LIKE THAT STRAIGHT BACK.>>SECOND DOWN, 7. THE JETS LEADING, WILL TAKE LONG HUDDLES, LONG SIGNAL COUNTS. BALTIMORE HOPPING OUT OF AN EIGHT-MAN FRONT. NAMATH THROWING. DEEP. SAUER CAN’T QUITE GET IT! HE WAS THERE. HE HAD AN INSIDE STEP ON LENNY LYLES, NUMBER 43, AND THE BALL JUST A LITTLE BIT OVERTHROWN.>>ISN’T JOE SOMETHING, THOUGH? YOU KNOW, YOU CAN’T HELP BUT FEEL THAT WITH THAT INJURED HAND, THEY WERE GONNA PLAY HIM AWFULLY TIGHT. HE SAW THE POSSIBILITY OF RICK VOLK, NUMBER 21, COMING WITH A FAKE SAFETY BLITZ, AND HE GOES UP TOP. SO THAT THUMB IS IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE.>>1:43 REMAINING IN THE THIRD PERIOD. THE JETS ARE LEADING THE COLTS 13-0. THIRD AND 7 FOR NEW YORK ON THEIR OWN 40. HILTON’S NOW IN AT DEFENSIVE RIGHT END. AND A QUICK SLANT. SAUER. FUMBLES! AND I BELIEVE THEY MIGHT HAVE BLOWN THE WHISTLE. INSIDE THE 50, GEORGE SAUER RUNNING A QUICK SLANT PATTERN, AND IT IS STILL NEW YORK’S BALL. AND IT’S A NEW YORK FIRST DOWN, AND A BIG ONE.>>AND THERE WAS A REAL GAMBLE BY NAMATH. HE CALLED THAT SLANT PLAY FROM A QUICK COUNT, SO HE REALLY DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO AUTOMATIC TO IT. HE CALLED THAT IN THE HUDDLE, ANTICIPATING THAT BALTIMORE WOULD BE — THAT SAFETYMAN UP THERE FAKING THE RED DOG OR EITHER COMING. IT DIDN’T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE. ON THE QUICK COUNT HE CAN GET THAT BALL BEFORE HE HAS TIME TO GET BACK.>>ALL RIGHT, THE JETS ON THE 50 WITH A FIRST DOWN. THEY NOW HAVE 16 FIRST DOWNS TO 6 FOR BALTIMORE. DEEP RETREAT. A LONG SHOT TO SAUER. HE’S GOT IT! AND SAUER IS ON THE 9-YARD LINE. HE HAD THE INSIDE STEP ON LENNY LYLES AGAIN.>>HERE HE IS AGAIN WITH THAT GREAT ARM. JUST RIGHT INSIDE. SAUER HAD PUT A MOVE ON LYLES. AND THERE HE IS ALL ALONE. SAUER GOING DOWN. THAT LITTLE SLOW MOVE, CHANGE OF PACE. HE REALLY PUT IT ON RIGHT AT THAT POINT. LYLES WAITING FOR HIM TO MAKE ANOTHER MOVE. BEATEN BY A STEP OR TWO.>>SAUER HAS NOW CAUGHT 9 PASSES IN THIS GAME FOR 147 YARDS. AND WHAT A JOB THIS INTERIOR LINE, TACKLE TO TACKLE, IS DOING FOR NAMATH. HE’S BEEN TOUCHED ONLY TWICE. EVERYBODY THOUGHT HE’D GET KILLED IN THIS GAME, BUT HE HAS KILLED BALTIMORE SO FAR. THERE GOES SNELL, ROARING TO THE 6 OF BALTIMORE. DENNIS GAUBATZ AND NUMBER 20, JERRY LOGAN, WHO BREAKS HORSES IN THE OFF-SEASON, MAKING THE TACKLE. WE’RE NEARING THE END OF THE THIRD PERIOD, AND THE THIRD PERIOD HAS BEEN ALL THE JETS. THEY’VE COMPLETELY OUTPLAYED BALTIMORE IN THE THIRD QUARTER. THAT’S THE END OF THE THIRD QUARTER IN THE 1969 SUPER BOWL GAME, WITH THE SCORE THE NEW YORK JETS 13, AND THE BALTIMORE COLTS 0. CURT GOWDY, KYLE ROTE, AL DeROGATIS, JIM SIMPSON, PAT SUMMERALL HERE ON NBC’s COVERAGE OF THE SUPER BOWL. BALTIMORE DID NOT GET A FIRST DOWN IN THE THIRD PERIOD. NEW YORK HAD THE BALL ABOUT 75% OF THE TIME. BALTIMORE DID NOT CROSS THE 50-YARD LINE.>>CURT, IT’S REALLY AMAZING WHEN YOU SEE IT, BUT YOU NOTICE AN INTERESTING DEFENSIVE CHANGE ALSO. ORDELL BRAASE AND DON SHINNICK HAVE BOTH BEEN OUT IN MOST OF THAT MARCH. ROY HILTON, NUMBER 85, IS AT RIGHT DEFENSIVE END. RON PORTER, NUMBER 55, IS AT THE RIGHT CORNERBACK — LINEBACKER, SORRY.>>THE JETS HAVE A SECOND AND 6 FOR A TOUCHDOWN ON THE BALTIMORE 6. NAMATH SETS AND DOWN. BALTIMORE WITH A NEAR — WELL, A NINE-MAN FRONT WITH TWO CORNERBACKS HANGING ON. AND IT LOOKED LIKE BALTIMORE JUMPED. CURTIS MAY HAVE JUMPED — THE LINEBACKER. MATT SNELL — IT LOOKED TO US UP HERE, WITH THAT MOTION CATCHING YOUR EYE, THAT THE LINEBACKER, MIKE CURTIS, JUMPED ON THAT PLAY. WE’LL SEE. THEY’RE COMING OVER AND TALKING IT OVER WITH NAMATH, THE OFFENSIVE CAPTAIN OF THE JETS. THE JETS MADE HIM OFFENSIVE CAPTAIN THIS YEAR TO GIVE HIM SOME RESPONSIBILITY — HALF THE DISTANCE TO THE GOAL — AND HE TOOK IT THIS YEAR. HE MATURED. OFFSIDE AGAINST BALTIMORE. LOU MICHAELS IS NOW IN THERE, AND RON PORTER, ON THAT GOAL-LINE DEFENSE.>>RIGHT, CURT. THEY’RE GOING WITH THAT GOAL-LINE. YOU’LL RECALL THE LAST TIME MATT SNELL SCORED, IT WAS ON A SLANT TO THE LEFT SIDE.>>SECOND DOWN AND GOAL TO GO, 3 YARDS TO GO. THAT’S ONLY THE SECOND PENALTY OF THE GAME. HERE’S SNELL TRYING TO GET OUTSIDE. HE DOESN’T MAKE IT. COMING UP TO HIT HIM, LOU MICHAELS, NUMBER 79, AND RICK VOLK, NUMBER 21.>>THE JETS HAVE AN IDENTICAL-APPEARING PLAY WHERE IT LOOKS LIKE A RUN WITH BILLY MATHIS LEADING MATT SNELL, ONLY NAMATH WILL KEEP THAT BALL, MATHIS WILL SLIP ON OUT INTO THE END ZONE, OUT INTO THE FLAT. BUT THE APPEARANCE OF A RUN DRAWS THOSE LINEBACKERS AND CORNERBACKS RIGHT UP. WE MIGHT LOOK FOR HIM TO GO TO IT.>>THIRD AND 3 TO GO FOR A NEW YORK JET TOUCHDOWN. ON THE BALTIMORE 3. SLAMS IT TO BILLY MATHIS. AND HE CAN’T MAKE IT. DID YOU SEE NAMATH SLAM THAT BALL INTO HIS BELLY AS HE STARTED OUT? HE WANTED TO BE SURE THAT ON THAT HAND-OFF THERE’D BE NO FUMBLES. AND NOW THE FIELD-GOAL TEAM IS COMING ON. DENNIS GAUBATZ, THE MIDDLE LINEBACKER, MADE THAT STOP ON THE 2. FOURTH AND 2 FOR A JET TOUCHDOWN, AND JIM TURNER, WHO’S KICKED TWO FIELD GOALS IN THE GAME, NOW WILL HAVE A SHORT ONE BUT FROM AN ANGLE ON THE NEAR SIDE. AND WHEN YOU’RE CLOSER TO THAT GOAL POST, IT’S A LITTLE TOUGHER. THEY’D RATHER BE FARTHER BACK. WE THANK YOU. PARILLI WILL SPOT IT ON THE 9. THERE’S YOUR KICK. AND IT IS GOOD. JIM TURNER HAS KICKED HIS THIRD FIELD GOAL OF THE GAME. AND ACTION WILL CONTINUE HERE AT THE SUPER BOWL. THE SCORE — THE NEW YORK JETS 16, AND THE BALTIMORE COLTS 0. JIM TURNER, WHO HAS KICKED 34 FIELD GOALS AND 3 IN THIS GAME, CREDITS BABE PARILLI. NOTICE HOW PARILLI SPOTS THAT BALL WITH THE LACES FORWARD FOR HIM. PARILLI IS VERY SURE AT PLACING THE BALL, AND TURNER GIVES PARILLI A LOT OF CREDIT FOR HIS FIELD-GOAL SUCCESS. CURLEY JOHNSON KICKING OFF. AND HE BOOMS IT DEEP. PRESTON PEARSON FUMBLES IT AROUND. AND HE’S GONNA HAVE TO RUN IT OUT! HE GETS TO THE 5. LOOK OUT! AND HE MAKES A GREAT RUN. HE TURNED WHAT LOOKED LIKE A DISASTER INTO A 32-YARD KICKOFF RETURN.>>AND THEY’RE THE KIND OF PLAYS, CURT, THAT ALWAYS BEAT YOU BECAUSE ONE THING THAT HAPPENS IS THE DEFENSIVE UNIT COMING DOWNFIELD STOPS. AS SOON AS THEY STOP — ALTHOUGH I’M SURE PEARSON WAS UNDECIDED IN MAKING THAT RUNBACK — HE DID NOT KNOW WHETHER HE WAS FORCED TO OR NOT — BUT IT’S BECAUSE THE LINE STOPPED.>>UNITAS AT QUARTERBACK. BALTIMORE HAS NOT CROSSED THE 50-YARD LINE IN THIS HALF. THEY HAVE NOT MADE A FIRST DOWN. UNITAS, A SHORT TOSS TO MACKEY. AND HE’S HIT — THAT’S HOW YOU HAVE TO STOP HIM. AROUND THE ANKLES. HE HAS THE MOST POWERFUL THIGHS IN PRO FOOTBALL. AND LARRY GRANTHAM, WHO WEIGHS 212, STOPPED MACKEY, WHO WEIGHS 230. BUT MACKEY’S REAL FORCE IS IN THOSE LEGS. SO NOW IT’S ON THE 32-YARD LINE OF BALTIMORE. SECOND DOWN, 5. UNITAS HAS REPLACED MORRALL HERE LATE IN THE THIRD QUARTER. MATTE RUNNING SWEEP. BREAKS THROUGH AND IS MET BY AL ATKINSON, A VERY UNDERRATED MIDDLE LINEBACKER WHO PLAYED AT VILLANOVA.>>AND ALSO A FINE PLAY BY RALPH BAKER, NUMBER 51. HE HAD AN AWFUL LOT OF INTERFERENCE. THEY MAKE THE FIRST DOWN. DESPITE THAT, THERE WAS AN AWFUL LOT OF INTERFERENCE IN FRONT OF RALPH. HE FORCED IT BACK TO THE INSIDE. AND AS CURT GOWDY CALLED IT, GOOD INSIDE-OUTSIDE PURSUIT BY NUMBER 62, AL ATKINSON.>>THAT’S BALTIMORE’S FIRST FIRST DOWN OF THE SECOND HALF. THEY’RE ON THEIR 38. THEY’RE TRAILING 16-0. THE SIDELINE PATTERN TO WILLIE RICHARDSON. THEY SAY HE CAUGHT IT. LOOK OUT, HERE. JOHNNY SAMPLE GOING INTO THE BALTIMORE BENCH, AND SOMEBODY TOOK A SHOT AT HIM THERE. AND SAMPLE IS POINTING TO NUMBER 84, TOM MITCHELL, AS IF TO SAY, LOOK, I’LL BE SEEING YOU AFTER THE BALLGAME. SAMPLE, WHO WAS QUESTIONED ABOUT BEING IN THIS GAME AT A CORNERBACK, HAS PLAYED BRILLIANTLY. IT’S A 6-YARD GAIN. IT’S SECOND DOWN AND 4. 11:57 TO PLAY. THE JETS AHEAD 16-0. UNITAS TO MATTE. MATTE FOLLOWING SULLIVAN. MATTE RUNNING BEAUTIFULLY. GETS IT INTO NEW YORK TERRITORY AT THE NEW YORK 37. TOM MATTE, ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE AND VERSATILE MEN IN PRO FOOTBALL, AND HE HAS PICKED UP BIG YARDAGE TODAY. SO THE COLTS ARE ON THE GROUND, AND THEY’RE MOVING NOW. THEY’RE SURGING. THEY’RE ON THE NEW YORK 37.>>MATTE NOT A RUNNER WITH BRILLIANT SPEED, BUT YOU JUST POINTED IT OUT, HOW WELL HE FOLLOWED SULLIVAN, JUST WEAVING RIGHT OFF OF HIS BACKSIDE, JUST FOLLOWING THE ANGLES, TAKING THE OPENING.>>UNITAS IS MOVING THE CLUB. 81, I THINK, IS OFFSIDE. PHILBIN, I BELIEVE, JUMPED. GERRY PHILBIN BEAT THE SNAP. THE BALL’S ON THE 26-YARD LINE, WHERE JERRY HILL CARRIED IT. AND I THINK THEY’LL CALL THIS AGAINST PHILBIN OF THE JETS. TRIED TO GET THE QUICK CHARGE. JOHNNY UNITAS SAYS THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE THE GAIN, WHICH GAVE BALTIMORE A FIRST DOWN ON THE NEW YORK 26.>>AND NOW, CURT, HERE’S A SITUATION WHERE NUMBER 87, WILLIE RICHARDSON, WHO GAVE A BIG DOWN-AND-OUT MOVE TO JOHN SAMPLE, COULD BE A VERY SIGNIFICANT RECEIVER. WE MIGHT BE LOOKING FOR THAT POST PATTERN.>>BALTIMORE NOW, AS UNITAS HAS INSPIRED AND MOVING THEM — THROWS THE OUT PATTERN. INCOMPLETE. INTENDED FOR WILLIE RICHARDSON, NUMBER 87. AND HE WAS BEING COVERED BY THE SAFETYMAN, HUDSON, AND THEN SAMPLE ALSO. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO HIT RICHARDSON DEEP TODAY. IN FACT, BALTIMORE HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO HIT A DEEP PASS TODAY. UNITAS NOW IS 3 OUT OF 5 IN THE GAME. HE REPLACED MORRALL WHEN MORRALL COULDN’T MOVE BALTIMORE. SECOND DOWN, 10, BALTIMORE ON THE NEW YORK JET 26. THIS IS BALTIMORE’S DEEPEST PENETRATION OF THE SECOND HALF. 11:14 TO PLAY IN THE GAME. JIMMY ORR’S FLANKED TO THE LEFT, WILLIE RICHARDSON TO THE RIGHT, AND MATTE’S IN A SLOT. HERE’S UNITAS. AND IT IS INTERCEPTED. RANDY BEVERLY DOWNS IT. THAT’S THE FOURTH INTERCEPTION BY THE JETS IN THE GAME. BEVERLY’S INTERCEPTED TWO.>>HERE’S THAT PLAY AGAIN. WORKING ON ORR, AND YOU’LL SEE BEVERLY, NUMBER 42, STEPPING JUST INSIDE. HERE HE IS ALL ALONE. BEVERLY COVERING. SEE JIMMY ORR GIVING HIM ALL SORTS OF MOVES. BEVERLY COMING IN JUST INSIDE.>>KYLE, WE HAD HARD FEELINGS. WE HAD A FIGHT BETWEEN MATTE AND SAMPLE, WHICH YOU DIDN’T SEE. BEVERLY INTERCEPTED. AND THE JETS NOW HAVE INTERCEPTED FOUR BALTIMORE PASSES. AND THE JETS TAKE OVER ON THE 20, AND THEY HAVE STILL SHUT OUT THE MIGHTY COLTS. WE MAY BE SITTING IN ONE OF SPORTS’ GREATEST UPSETS IN HISTORY. NAMATH ON THE DRAW PLAY. AND GETTING OUT TO THE 22, WITH THE TACKLE BY MIKE CURTIS. EMERSON BOOZER CARRIED THE BALL ON THE DRAW. RICK VOLK CAME UP TO HELP HIM. SECOND DOWN, 8 TO GO. MATT SNELL. OOH, HOW HE WAS HIT THERE HEAD-ON. AND THAT WAS DENNIS GAUBATZ, THE OUTSTANDING MIDDLE LINEBACKER OF BALTIMORE. AND NOW THE BALL IS GOING TO BE SPOTTED ON THE NEW YORK JET 23. THIRD AND 7. AL DeROGATIS.>>AND A VERY BIG PLAY COMING UP WITH JUST 10 MINUTES TO GO, THIS THE LAST PART OF THIS FOOTBALL GAME. IF THEY GET THE FIRST DOWN, CURT, YOU COULD FIGURE THE JETS WILL EAT UP A MINIMUM OF TWO MORE MINUTES IN THAT NEXT SERIES.>>THE CLOCK MOVING. BALTIMORE NEEDS TWO TOUCHDOWNS AND A FIELD GOAL NOW. HERE’S A QUICK PITCH TO BOOZER. THEY SPRING HIM, AND HE HAS A FIRST DOWN. IT LOOKED LIKE HE JUST WENT ACROSS THE 30, AND HE WAS HIT THERE BY DENNIS GAUBATZ AND ALSO BY 85, ROY HILTON, THE RIGHT END. BOOZER GETS THE JETS A BIG FIRST DOWN.>>AND THIS IS THE FIRST PITCH-OUT THEY HAVE TRIED. AND WHAT A KEY BLOCK THROWN BY GEORGE SAUER. HE PINNED THAT LEFT SIDE IN, ENABLED BOOZER TO GET OUT AROUND.>>THE JETS HAVE CONTROLLED THE BALL IN THE SECOND HALF. NINE MINUTES TO PLAY. NEW YORK LEADING BALTIMORE 16-0. THE SHUTOUT HAS GONE THE OTHER WAY SO FAR. MATT SNELL. AND THAT SECOND EFFORT TURNS HIM LOOSE TO THE 40. AND THERE’S A FLAG DOWN. AND KICKING MAY BE CALLED ON NUMBER 85, ROY HILTON. LET’S SEE. THEY DROPPED A FLAG. THERE ARE SOME HARD FEELINGS GOING ON NOW IN THIS GAME. JOHNNY SAMPLE’S SORT OF BEEN THE BOY THAT HAS STIRRED IT UP. LET’S SEE WHAT THIS ONE’S ABOUT.>>AND OF COURSE THIS HARD FEELING HAS BEEN BUILDING UP DOWN HERE AS YOU KNOW, CURT, FOR THE LAST 10 DAYS, SINCE BOTH CLUBS HAVE COME INTO THEIR TRAINING CAMPS. STATEMENTS BEING PRINTED BY ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER AS TO WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE OTHER SIDE. AND OF COURSE AT THIS POINT IT LOOKS LIKE THE JETS REFUSED TO BELIEVE THAT THEY WERE 17, 18, 19-POINT UNDERDOGS, WHATEVER IT ENDED UP BEING.>>THE TROPHY ON THE FIELD IS SYMBOLIC OF THE OFFICIAL TROPHY THAT’LL BE AWARDED TO THE WINNER IN THE CLUBHOUSE AFTER THE GAME. NEW YORK HAS A FIRST DOWN ON THE BALTIMORE 44. GET BACK THERE. THAT WAS 74, BILLY RAY SMITH. STRAIGHT AHEAD. THEY OPEN THAT HOLE AGAIN. AND THIS INTERIOR LINE OF THE JETS HAS REALLY PLAYED THEM SOME BALLGAME TODAY.>>CURT GOWDY, THEY’VE BEEN ABSOLUTELY TREMENDOUS. THEY WERE BEATING THEM TO THE WEAK SIDE. NOW JOE NAMATH COMES WITH A SLASH, AS KYLE CALLED IT, RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE. HE’S GOING WITH THE LONG COUNTS. HE’S GONNA CONSUME AS MUCH TIME AS POSSIBLE. AND THESE, CURT, ARE THE AGONIZING MOMENTS FOR THE BALTIMORE COLT DEFENSE.>>FORMER OHIO STATE STAR MATT SNELL GETS A TREMENDOUS HAND. HE HAS GAINED 100 YARDS IN THIS GAME AGAINST THE COLTS. MANY THOUGHT THE JETS WOULDN’T GET 50 AS A TEAM. SNELL ALONE HAS 100. SECOND DOWN, 3. JETS ON THE BALTIMORE 37. THERE GOES BOOZER. BOOZER TO THE BALTIMORE 35. HIS FORWARD MOTION STOPPED. DON SHINNICK, RIGHT LINEBACKER, GOT HIM THERE, AND ALSO RON PORTER. SUPER BOWL GAME BEING BROUGHT TO YOU IN LIVING COLOR EXCLUSIVELY ON NBC. NOW, THIS CLOCK IS MOVING. LONG HUDDLES. LONG SIGNAL COUNTS. DON SHULA LOOKING UP AT THE CLOCK. SHULA SAID, “IF WE LOSE THIS GAME, EVERY GREAT THING WE’VE DONE IS OUT THE WINDOW. WE’VE HAD 15 VICTORIES, WON AN NFL CHAMPIONSHIP, AND THE WHOLE SEASON IS RUINED IF WE GET BEAT BY THE AFL UNDERDOGS.” AND THEY’RE GONNA HAVE TO PUT ON A BIG RALLY. MATHIS IS STOPPED AT THE 35 BY LOU MICHAELS, NUMBER 79. MICHAELS AND NAMATH HAD A NEAR FIGHT DURING THE WEEK, THEN THEY PATCHED UP, WHEN NAMATH TOLD MICHAELS, “WE’RE GONNA BEAT YOU.” NAMATH HAD BEEN POPPING OFF ALL WEEK ABOUT IT, AND SO FAR HE’S BACKED UP HIS WORDS, THE WAY OLD DIZ DEAN USED TO DO IT.>>CURT, A COMMENT — DON SHULA HAS MADE A CHANGE IN HIS CORNERBACKS. BOBBY BOYD HAS BEEN OUT THAT WHOLE SERIES ON THE LEFT SIDE. ALSO, THE RIGHT CORNERBACK, LENNY LYLES, WAS TAKEN OUT.>>ALL RIGHT, HERE’S A 42-YARD FIELD-GOAL ATTEMPT BY JIM TURNER, WHO’S ALREADY KICKED THREE IN THE GAME. BABE PARILLI HOLDING. AND THE KICK… IS NO GOOD. IT WAS TO THE LEFT. IT FADED. IT WAS A LINE-DRIVE THAT FADED. TIME-OUT. ACTION WILL CONTINUE HERE AT THE SUPER BOWL. THE SCORE — THE NEW YORK JETS 16, THE BALTIMORE COLTS 0. VOGEL COMES OUT AT TACKLE, AND GOING IN IS JOHN WILLIAMS. THE COLTS WERE LAST SHUT OUT IN 1965 BY THE BEARS. UNITAS NOW 6 OUT OF 15. SECOND AND 10. THE COLTS ON THE 16. GREAT CATCH BY JIMMY ORR. AND A MARKER GOES DOWN, AND THEY’RE GOING TO CALL THAT ON AL ATKINSON.>>HERE’S ORR ALL ALONE. WATCH BEVERLY MAKING THE DROP. CONCERNED ABOUT THE DEEP PATTERN. NO SENSATIONAL MOVE BY JIM ORR. JUST A SIMPLE MOVE. CURLED IN. NOW WATCH AL ATKINSON COME.>>THERE HE IS, NUMBER 62, AND THE FLAG DROPPED ON HIM. HALF THE DISTANCE TO THE GOAL. MITCHELL NOW COMES IN AT TIGHT END. BALTIMORE ON THE JET 2-YARD LINE, FIRST AND GOAL TO GO. 4:14 TO PLAY IN THE GAME. THEY’RE STOPPED SHORT. AND FLAGS DROP ALL OVER THE FIELD AGAIN. WE HAD ONLY TWO PENALTIES GOING INTO THE FOURTH QUARTER. CLOCK STOPS WITH 4:06 REMAINING. NEW YORK AHEAD 16-0. AGAINST NEW YORK. NEW YORK OFFSIDE. ON THE 1-YARD LINE. FIRST DOWN AND GOAL TO GO. MATTE GOING IN MOTION. RIGHT ON THAT GOAL LINE, THEY WRESTLE AROUND. UNITAS TRYING A SNEAK. EVERYBODY TRYING TO GET UNDERNEATH HIM. DOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PILE IS NUMBER 80, JOHN ELLIOTT, THE RIGHT TACKLE. NOW THEY START THE CLOCK AGAIN. IT’S GETTING TO BE VITAL, THAT CLOCK. BALTIMORE FINALLY MOVING HERE IN THIS HALF. THEY WERE REALLY THROTTLED IN THE THIRD QUARTER. THEY DIDN’T MAKE A FIRST DOWN. AND THEY TRY AND JAM OVER AGAIN, AND A BIG PILEUP. TOM MATTE IS STOPPED RIGHT AT THE GOAL LINE. THERE GOES JOHNNY SAMPLE RUNNING IN. AND DOWN THERE AT THE BOTTOM OF THAT PILE AGAINST MATTE IS THE VERY TOUGH SAFETYMAN OF THE JETS, JIM HUDSON.>>AND THAT JIM HUDSON REALLY COMES UP AND HE REALLY POPPED. BUT YOU’VE GOT TO ADMIRE, CURT, THE TREMENDOUS EFFORT. HERE IT IS, THE GOAL LINE, THEY’RE CONSUMING ALL KIND OF TIME. UNITAS MIGHT SCORE WITH IT, BUT THE TIME IS GOING.>>THIRD DOWN AND A HALF YARD TO GO. THEY’VE HAD TWO POPS AT THAT GOAL LINE, HAVEN’T GOT IT OVER. THEY GIVE IT TO HILL, AND HE GOES OVER. AND BALTIMORE FINALLY GETS ON THE SCOREBOARD WITH 3:19 TO PLAY. JERRY HILL GOING OVER FROM A HALF YARD OUT. NOW CAN THE JETS HOLD? BALTIMORE MAY TRY AN ONSIDE KICK. THEY’LL TRY ANYTHING TO GET THE BALL BACK. JERRY HILL GOING OVER. BALTIMORE WERE SHUT OUT UNTIL 3:19 LEFT IN THIS GAME. THE 2-POINT OPTION IS NOT IN EFFECT IN THIS GAME. THE KICK IS UP, AND IT IS GOOD. LOU MICHAELS BOOTS IT. BOBBY BOYD WAS HOLDING. SO NOW IT’S 16-7. THE JETS LEADING. WE’LL BE INTO BOTH LOCKER ROOMS AFTER THE GAME ON OUR POSTGAME SHOW, SO STAY WITH US. WE’LL BE IN THE WINNER’S LOCKER ROOM AND ALSO IN THE LOSER’S. THIS EVENING, NBC — OR TUESDAY EVENING, NBC NEWS BRINGS YOU LIVE COLOR COVERAGE OF PRESIDENT JOHNSON’S FAREWELL STATE OF THE UNION MESSAGE TO CONGRESS BEGINNING AT 9:00 EASTERN TIME RIGHT HERE ON NBC. TELEVISION AND ON RADIO.>>NOW, CURT, THE JETS ARE PLAYING VERY TIGHT, LOOKING FOR THE ONSIDE KICK. LENNY LYLES IS ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE FIELD. IF HE COMES WITH THE ONSIDE, IT MIGHT BE TO TRY TO GET LENNY LYLES TO IT.>>LET’S SEE WHAT THEY DO NOW. THE COLTS ARE DESPERATE. THEY’RE TRAILING 16-7 AND JUST OVER THREE MINUTES LEFT TO PLAY. UNITAS TOOK THEM 80 YARDS IN THAT DRIVE. AND THEY TRY IT. LOOK OUT. BALTIMORE HAS THE BALL! BALTIMORE HAS IT. TOM MITCHELL FELL ON IT. EVERYBODY IN THE STADIUM KNEW. NUMBER 84 FELL ON IT. MICHAELS — EVERYBODY IN THE STADIUM KNEW IT WAS GONNA BE AN ONSIDE KICK. AND BALTIMORE RECOVERED IT. THERE’S MITCHELL. TOM MITCHELL FROM BUCKNELL, WHO WAS RELEASED FROM THE AFL AND PICKED UP BY THE COLTS. SO NOW IT’S A FIRST DOWN FOR BALTIMORE ON THE NEW YORK 44. AS LONG AS UNITAS IS IN THERE, THIS ISN’T OVER YET. HE JUST TOOK BALTIMORE 80 YARDS. IN THEIR DOUBLE SLOT. TO THE SIDELINE. AND IT IS… I THINK THEY’LL CALL IT A COMPLETION. WILLIE RICHARDSON WITH SAMPLE ON HIM. WORKING THOSE SIDELINES TO STOP THE CLOCK. NOW THREE MINUTES TO GO. AMAZING HOW MANY PLAYS YOU CAN GET OFF IF YOU WORK THOSE SIDELINES.>>AND HERE, CURT, IS WHERE JOHN UNITAS IS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. HE HAS NO PEER WHEN IT COMES TO THE 2 — AND NOW IT’S JUST EXACTLY 3 MINUTES TO GO IN THE FOOTBALL GAME. THE DOWN-AND-OUTS, THE LOOK-INS. HE’S JUST BRILLIANT.>>BALTIMORE FINALLY CAME TO LIFE HERE LATE IN THE GAME. AND NOW THEY’RE THREATENING. THEY’VE JUST SCORED, AND THEY’RE RIGHT BACK AGAIN. SECOND DOWN, 4 TO GO. AND IT’S COMPLETE TO JIMMY ORR. JIMMY ORR ON A SLANT PATTERN, CATCHING THAT BALL. AND BALTIMORE WILL HAVE A QUICK LINEUP HERE.>>THERE HE IS. JOHN FIRES. THIS PASS HAS BEEN THE BIG PASS ALL DAY. HE JUST GETS HIMSELF BETWEEN THE DEFENDER AND THE PASSER. BACK TO LIVE ACTION. TO THE SIDELINE AGAIN. AND COMPLETE. AND UNITAS NOW IS REALLY GETTING HOT. WILLIE RICHARDSON CAUGHT THAT ONE. UNITAS, IN DRAMATIC FASHION, AFTER BEING INJURED ALL YEAR, COMING OFF THE BENCH AND TRYING TO SAVE THE COLTS FROM ONE OF SPORTS HISTORY’S BIGGEST UPSETS. ON THE 19-YARD LINE ARE THE JETS. THEY HAVE A SECOND DOWN AND 5 TO GO. UNITAS NOW IS 10 OUT OF 19. IF HE PULLS THIS ONE OUT, WHAT A STORY IT’S GONNA BE. IT IS KNOCKED DOWN BY JOHNNY SAMPLE, COVERING WILLIE RICHARDSON. HE WAS RUNNING A POST PATTERN, AND SAMPLE JUST STUCK THAT HAND IN THERE IN FRONT OF HIM. TIPPED IT.>>YOU’RE GONNA SEE A REALLY GREAT DEFENSIVE PLAY RIGHT HERE. HERE’S RICHARDSON BEATING — WHAT LOOKS LIKE — SAMPLE. SAMPLE’S ARM COMES RIGHT OVER THE FOOTBALL. GREAT PLAY.>>THIRD DOWN AND 5 TO GO. BIG PLAY FOR BALTIMORE HERE LATE IN THE GAME WAS THE FOURTH-DOWN PASS BY UNITAS ON HIS OWN 20-YARD LINE WHEN THEY HAD 10 YARDS TO GO, AS HE HIT JIMMY ORR. IF BALTIMORE HAD NOT COMPLETED THAT PASS, THE JETS WOULD HAVE HAD THE BALL DEEP IN BALTIMORE TERRITORY WITH A 16-POINT LEAD. THIRD AND 5, BALTIMORE ON THE JET 19. HE HAS THE TIME. AND HIS PASS IS NO GOOD. THEY GOT TO HIM. ROCHESTER, 72, THE LEFT TACKLE, FINALLY HIT HIM, AS UNITAS WENT DOWN. AND ALSO NUMBER 81, GERRY PHILBIN. NOW FOURTH AND 5, BALTIMORE ON THE JET 19 WITH 2:26 TO PLAY AND THE JETS LEADING 17-6.>>AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS LAST SERIES, WEEB EWBANK MADE A DEFENSIVE CHANGE. HE TOOK VERLON BIGGS OUT OF THE FOOTBALL GAME, PUT NUMBER 50, CARL McADAMS IN AT THE RIGHT DEFENSIVE END. CURT, THE REASON — TO GET THE BIG PASS RUSH.>>16-7, NEW YORK AHEAD. 16-7. ON THE 19. FOURTH AND 5. AND THIS WILL BE IT FOR BALTIMORE IF THEY DON’T HIT THIS ONE. FOURTH AND 5. UNITAS BACK. HIS PASS… INCOMPLETE! AND THE JETS TAKE OVER. GRANTHAM COVERING — A LINEBACKER, NUMBER 60 — GOING BACK TO COVER JIMMY ORR. AND HE REALLY GOT BACK, AS HE BACKPEDALED OUT. BUT GIVE JOHNNY UNITAS A LOT OF CREDIT FOR RALLYING THE BALTIMORE TEAM AND ITS OFFENSE.>>CURT, THEY SAID THAT THE LINEBACKERS — THE BALTIMORE COLTS HAVE ALWAYS PRAISED THE LINEBACKERS OF THE NEW YORK JETS. THE SAID THE LINEBACKERS ARE LIKE HAVING SEVEN HALFBACKS, AND THESE BOYS HAVE DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB.>>NOW THE JETS ARE GOING TO TRY AND STALL THIS GAME AWAY. THEY’RE ON THEIR OWN 20-YARD LINE WITH A FIRST DOWN. THEY CAN’T STALL ALL THE TIME REMAINING ON THAT SCOREBOARD, BUT MAYBE THEY CAN USE UP QUITE A BIT OF IT. 2:21 LEFT TO PLAY. THE JETS LEADING 16-7. THE SCORE AT HALFTIME WAS NEW YORK 7, BALTIMORE 0. BALTIMORE DID NOT SCORE UNTIL 3:19 LEFT IN THE GAME. NAMATH TO SNELL. AND OF COURSE ALL HE’S DOING IS TRYING TO HANG ON TO THE BALL. AND THEY’VE CALLED TIME. AND HAS THE TIME-OUT BEEN CHARGED TO BALTIMORE? I BELIEVE IT HAS. THE TIME-OUT HAS BEEN CHARGED TO THE COLTS. SO THAT’S THEIR FIRST TIME-OUT NOW OF THIS SECOND HALF.>>AND A BIG ONE. YOU’RE GONNA SEE, CURT, EVERY TIME THEY STOP IT, THEY CALL THE TIME-OUT. BUT THAT’S AS IMPORTANT TO JOE NAMATH AS MOVING THE FOOTBALL, AND I’M SURE JOE WOULD RATHER MOVE THE FOOTBALL.>>THEY’RE ALLOWED THE THREE TIME-OUTS. THEY’VE TAKEN ONE. TWO MORE, THEN THEY CAN’T TAKE ANY MORE. IF THEY CALL TWO TIME-OUTS IN THE NEXT PLAYS AND THE JETS KICK, THEN BALTIMORE WILL HAVE TO COME OUT WITH THEIR QUICK LINEUPS, GO INTO THEIR 2-MINUTE DRILL, AND THEN RUN THE SIDELINES TO STOP THE CLOCK OR THROW THE BALL AWAY TO STOP IT. IT WAS 7-0 AT THE END OF THE HALF. IT WAS 13-0, NEW YORK, AT THE END OF THE THIRD PERIOD. DON SHULA. BRILLIANT YOUNG COACH. HIS TEAM ALMOST FANTASTIC THIS YEAR ON DEFENSE. THEY SHUT OUT FOUR TEAMS. THEY SHUT OUT THE CLEVELAND BROWNS FOR THE FIRST TIME THE BROWNS HAVE BEEN SHUT OUT IN 10 YEARS IN THE NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. BUT THEY’VE HAD A TIGER BY THE TAIL TODAY IN THE AROUSED NEW YORK JETS. NAMATH’S HIT 17 OUT OF 28 PASSES. THEY GIVE IT TO SNELL AGAIN, AND HE’S JUST TRYING TO HOLD ON TO THE BALL. HE COMES THROUGH. BOY, HE’S MADE THAT SECOND EFFORT TODAY. THEY STOP — BALTIMORE CALLS TIME, STOPS THE CLOCK AGAIN NOW WITH 2:08 REMAINING. JERRY LOGAN MADE THAT TACKLE ON SNELL. SNELL NOW HAS RUN FOR 106 YARDS IN THIS GAME.>>AND, CURT, THE BIG PLAY, THE BIG RUNNING PLAY, HAS BEEN THE WAY THEY’VE BEEN ABLE TO NEGOTIATE THAT WEAK SIDE. GREAT BLOCKING BY BOOZER. MATHIS HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS. THE ENTIRE OFFENSIVE LINE, AS WE’VE BEEN SAYING ALL AFTERNOON. BUT WHEN THAT BALL GOES TO NUMBER 41, MATT SNELL, HE KNOWS THE DIRECTION HE WANTS TO GO IN.>>WEEB EWBANK, ARMS CROSSED, BUILT BALTIMORE, GAVE THEM THEIR FOUNDATION FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP. HE WON TWO WORLD TITLES THERE. UNITAS WAS HIS QUARTERBACK. THEY RELEASED HIM, HE CAME OVER TO THE JETS, HERE IN HIS SIXTH YEAR. HE WON THE AFL CHAMPIONSHIP THIS YEAR, AND HE COULD WIN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DEPENDING ON WHAT HAPPENS HERE IN THE LAST 2:08. THIRD AND 4 FOR THE JETS. IF THEY COULD GET A FIRST DOWN NOW, IT’D BE SOMETHING FOR THEM. GIVES IT TO SNELL. AND SNELL MAY HAVE IT. OOH, HE’S RUN HARD TODAY. JERRY LOGAN, NUMBER 20, CAME UP. AND IT IS A FIRST DOWN FOR THE NEW YORK JETS. AND THE 2-MINUTE WARNING IS BEING GIVEN. ACTION WILL CONTINUE HERE AT THE SUPER BOWL, THE SCORE — THE NEW YORK JETS 16, AND THE BALTIMORE COLTS 7. MORRALL, THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER, THE PLAYER OF THE YEAR IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE. HAD 6 OUT OF 17 TODAY, WAS REMOVED IN THE THIRD PERIOD. UNITAS CAME IN. MORRALL HAD QUITE A YEAR, QUITE A YEAR FOR THE COLTS. IF IT WASN’T FOR HIM, THE COLTS WOULDN’T HAVE WON THE NFL CHAMPIONSHIP WHEN HE STEPPED IN TO BACK UP UNITAS. BALTIMORE HAS HIT 16 OUT OF 39 PASSES TODAY. WELL, THEY SAID THAT NAMATH — WHO PUT HIMSELF ON THE SPOT BY TALKING ALL WEEK, SAYING HOW THE JETS WOULD WIN IT — HE’D HAVE TO HAVE A PERFECT GAME, AND HE’S HAD JUST ABOUT THAT. HIS TEAM HAS FUMBLED ONLY ONCE TODAY, AND THAT WAS ON A PASS RECEPTION BY SAUER. NAMATH’S CALLED A HEADY GAME. HE’S READ THE BALTIMORE TRICKY, SOPHISTICATED DEFENSES. AND HE HAS LED HIS TEAM BEAUTIFULLY. FIRST DOWN, THE JETS ON THEIR OWN 30. AND THEY JUST PICKED UP A TOUGH FIRST DOWN IN THREE RUNNING PLAYS AGAINST A MASSED BALTIMORE FRONT. AND LET’S SEE IF BALTIMORE CALLED A TIME-OUT AGAIN. THEY’VE GIVEN THAT BALL TO SNELL EACH TIME. AND EVEN THOUGH THEY’RE WAITING FOR HIM THERE, HE STILL PICKED UP 3 OR 4 YARDS ON THE CARRY. BALTIMORE NOW HAS CALLED TIME. NO, THEY HAVEN’T. THEY HAVEN’T CALLED TIME. THE CLOCK IS MOVING NOW. WITH 1:30 REMAINING, THE NEW YORK JETS — BOOZER GOES OUT — THE NEW YORK JETS LEADING 16-7, AND RIGHT IN THEIR GRASP IS ONE OF THE GREATEST UPSETS IN SPORTS HISTORY. NOT JUST A WIN, BUT A CONVINCING VICTORY. [ WHISTLE BLOWS ] “THAT’S ALL RIGHT,” NAMATH SAYS. “I’LL TAKE THE LONG SIGNAL COUNT.” HE’LL BE PENALIZED 5 YARDS. 1:08 TO GO.>>CURT, EARLY IN THE FOOTBALL GAME AND THROUGHOUT THE FOOTBALL GAME, WE’VE BEEN COMMENTING ON THE FACT THAT JOE WAS USING THE OUTSTANDING RUNNING OF MATT SNELL, AND HE’S BEEN GOING TO THE WEAK SIDE. IN THIS SERIES, HOWEVER, JOE NAMATH IS RIGHT NOW GOING INTO WHAT IS THE TEETH, THE STRENGTH OF THE BALTIMORE COLT DEFENSE. HE’S GOING AT BILLY RAY SMITH, BUBBA SMITH, AND MIKE CURTIS.>>ALL RIGHT, THE JETS NOW ON THEIR 28. SECOND DOWN AND 13. STRAIGHT AHEAD THEY GO. THE CLOCK RIGHT NOW IS IMPORTANT. THAT WAS 37, OCIE AUSTIN. BILLY RAY SMITH, NUMBER 74. IT’S UNDER 1:00 NOW. IT’S ON THE JETS’ 29. OUR PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER TODAY WAS JIM O’GORMAN. WE WANT TO THANK OUR SPOTTERS, RON MENCHINE, WHO HELPED US WITH BALTIMORE, WILL McDONOUGH OFTHE BOSTON GLOBEFOR THE NEW YORK JETS. AND JACK HOTALING ON THE STATISTICS TODAY. HE’S ON THE ORANGE BOWL PUBLICITY COMMITTEE. WELL, THE JETS HAVE DONE IT. 30 SECONDS TO GO. THEY’LL WIN $15,000 APIECE, BALTIMORE $7,500. ANOTHER LONG SIGNAL COUNT BY NAMATH. AND THEY’LL PENALIZE THEM BACK WITH 22 SECONDS TO GO. AND IF YOU DON’T THINK THAT ISN’T A DEJECTED BALTIMORE BENCH RIGHT NOW — WHAT ARE THEIR FEELINGS? THEY WERE ANYWHERE FROM 18- TO 22-POINT FAVORITES. THEY WERE RIDICULING THE JETS AND THE AFL. THE COLTS CALLED ONE OF THE GREATEST TEAMS IN THE HISTORY OF PRO FOOTBALL. JOE NAMATH HAS BEEN NAMED THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER OF THIS GAME. AND RIGHTLY SO. 22 SECONDS REMAINING. THIRD DOWN… AND 18 TO GO FOR THE JETS. 16-7, THE JETS LEADING. HERE’S SNELL. HE DOESN’T WANT TO GO OUTSIDE. HE STAYS INSIDE. AUSTIN PUTS HIM DOWN, ALONG WITH NUMBER 53, DENNIS GAUBATZ. NOW 15 SECONDS REMAINING IN THE GAME. BALTIMORE CALLED THEIR LAST TIME-OUT. DON SHULA. DON SHULA, THE BALTIMORE COACH, WAS A PUPIL OF WEEB EWBANK. HE USED TO PLAY FOR EWBANK. THERE’S EWBANK. VERY, VERY UNDERRATED COACH. THE JETS GET A BIG HAND, INCLUDING NAMATH AND SNELL. BUT IT’S THAT INTERIOR LINE THAT DESERVES A HAND TODAY. WINSTON HILL AT LEFT TACKLE, BOB TALAMINI AT LEFT GUARD, JOHN SCHMITT AT CENTER, RANDY RASMUSSEN AT RIGHT GUARD, AND DAVE HERMAN AT RIGHT TACKLE. REMEMBER THE AFL BEAT THE NFL 13 TIMES, IN EXHIBITION GAMES, TO 10. NOW, THEY SAID THOSE ARE ONLY PRESEASON GAMES. BUT WITH A COMMON DRAFT, THE AFL HAS BEEN COMING ON, AND THEY’VE SHOWED IT HERE TODAY. NOW WE’LL HAVE THE PUNT. LOOK OUT. OOH, HE JUST GOT IT AWAY. TIMMY BROWN RUNS OUT OF BOUNDS ON THE 34-YARD LINE OF BALTIMORE. 8 SECONDS TO GO. WATCH THIS JET TEAM WHEN THIS ONE’S OVER. THEY WERE AS BIG AS UNDERDOGS AS A BUNCH OF COLLEGE ALL-STARS FOR THAT COLLEGE ALL-STAR GAME. AND THEY WERE INSULTED. AND AS PAUL ROCHESTER, THEIR TACKLE, SAID, “I’D RATHER BE 19-POINT UNDERDOGS THAN 19-POINT FAVORITES.” WELL, 8 SECONDS TO GO. BALTIMORE’S BALL ON THEIR 34. JOHNNY UNITAS RALLIED HIS TEAM HERE, BUT IT’S TOO LATE. SIDELINE. OVER THE HEAD OF RICHARDSON. 4 SECONDS TO GO. WHAT A WIN FOR EWBANK. WHAT A WIN FOR THIS 61-YEAR-OLD MAN. LAST YEAR OF HIS CONTRACT. YOU THINK THEY MIGHT RENEW IT, AL?>>YOU KNOW, HE CERTAINLY HAS TREMENDOUS CLASS. I SAW HIM YESTERDAY MORNING, LEAVING, AND I SAID, “WEEB, SHOULD WE TALK ABOUT IT NOW?” AND HE SAYS, “NO, LET’S DO IT LIKE WE DO IT EVERY WEEK. WE’LL TALK BEFORE THE GAME.” HE’S JUST TREMENDOUS. HE’S HAPPY. AND HE’S DONE THE THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO.>>HE’S DONE NOTHING BUT PRAISE SHULA AND THE BALTIMORE TEAM ALL THE WAY. AND THEY SHOULD BE PRAISED. ALL RIGHT, HERE’S UNITAS AGAIN. A PASS TO RICHARDSON. HE HAS THE BALL. THE GAME IS OVER. THE NEW YORK JETS ARE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS. THEY HAVE UPSET THE BALTIMORE COLTS AND BEAT THEM HANDILY HERE TODAY. THEY NOT ONLY DEFEATED THEM BUT HELD THEM — HERE’S SHULA GOING OVER. THEY SHUT OUT THE COLTS TILL THE LAST 3:19 OF THE GAME. AND EWBANK PUTTING HIS ARMS AROUND SHULA, WHO WAS ONE OF HIS FAVORITE PLAYERS WHEN SHULA PLAYED FOR HIM. EWBANK ALWAYS SAID HE’D BE A GREAT COACH. THERE’S THE FINAL SCORE, THE JETS BEATING THE BALTIMORE COLTS.

100 Replies to “Super Bowl III: “Joe Namath’s Guarantee” | Jets vs Colts | NFL Full Game”

  1. 23:35 Lou Michaels misses 27-yard FG

    33:00 George Sauer fumbles ball after 3-yard reception.

    35:30 Earl Morall is intercepted in the end zone

    43:50 Matt Snell rushes for 4-yard TD

    49:42 Lou Michaels misses 46-yard field goal

    55:36 Jim Turner misses 41-yard field goal

    58:32 Jets intercept Earl Morrall at their 2-yard line

    1:06:40 – Earl Morrall throws third interception to end the first half

    1:10:18 – Tom Matte fumbles ball, recovered by Jets

    1:16:35 – Jim Turner makes 32-yard FG

    1:28:11 – Jim Turner hits 30-yard FG

    1:29:12 – Johnny Unitas enters game for the first time

    1:38:30 – Jim Turner makes FG

    1:43:24 – Johnny Unitas is intercepted by Randy Beverly

    1:49:30 – Jim Turner misses 42-yard FG

    1:52:48 – Jerry Hill rushes for 1-yard TD

    1:54:40 – Colts recover onside kick

    1:58:40 – Jets stop Colts on fourth down to seal victory

  2. Athletes today are much better but these guys were better football players. How many flags? I dont think that there was one false start the whole game. Todays Jets have a multiple false starts each possession.

  3. On this day 50 years ago, the AFL champion New York Jets, led by Joe Namath, defeated the NFL champion Baltimore Colts, led by Johnny Unitas, 16-7 in one of the most shocking upsets in Super Bowl history

  4. Die hard Raiders fan, I remember watching this when I was 8 and even though that AFL Championship game loss stung, I was all AFL and rooting for the Jets! Always Fun League!!! Thanks Joe!

  5. 50 years ago tomorrow, The underdog NY Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts 17 to 6, as "Broadway Joe " Namath predicted.

  6. 50:50 Regarding Curt Gowdy mentioning that Miami viewers (automatically blacked out per the blackout rules of that time) could see the replay at midnight on then-NBC affiliate WCKT (now FOX affiliate WSVN). I wonder if that was the standard procedure for the first six Super Bowls before the rules were changed to allow the market of origin to air the game live provided a game sold out.

  7. Namath should not have won MVP. No TD's. Not one pass thrown in the 4th quarter. How about Snell 30 for 121. Sauer 8 rec for 133. Randy Beverly 2 interceptions in the red zone. Even Turner with 3 FG's. Namath? Lots of charisma. Lots of boasting. Probably the most overrated QB for a career in the HOF. 50% completion. 173 TD's vs 220 interceptions!

  8. Interceptions, missed field goals and…John Mackey dropping passes? Surreal. Colts played exceptionally poorly, Jets deserved to win.

  9. Could the Jets have beaten the 1969 Grey Cup champs Ottawa Roughriders with an equally good QB and RB, and receivers who then went to the NFL?
    https://youtu.be/5pN163aENqk

  10. 1:58:00 Baltimore should have kicked a FG after that third-down incompletion. It would have made it a one-score game (16-10) and the Colts would have had time to get the ball back. It would have also put pressure on New York on the ensuing onside kickoff.

  11. A 21 point dog GUARANTEES a VICTORY….??? Never before nor since has that happened…I have no doubt the game was fixed….Namath, known to associate with mobsters, said what he said because he knew already what the outcome was going to be… The contract between the NFL & the AFL merger was contingent upon the AFL winning the Super Bowl by the 3rd contest…Well whatta ya know..??? Morral, the 68 MVP, played horrifyingly bad…The famous flea fickler play where Orr is WIDE OPEN..{ A play they had run all year} Everyone claims the band was on the field and their blue uniforms matched the Colts blue jerseys so Morral couldn't see him….Truth IS; the band uniforms were RED and they were in the tunnel waiting to come out 1:07:44…There was NO "band interference"…Morral just threw into a blanketed RB Jerry Hill to insure the Colts wouldn't score…They played 4 more times over the next 2 years and the Colts won all 4 games…Bubba Smith said till his last dying day he thought the game was fixed…and by the Jets winning, it gave the AFL legitimacy and that is what was needed for a merger and for fan interest to rise..If the Colts had blown the Jets out, People would see the merger as a gimmick to get the fans to support an inferior league and this game put the AFL on the map…From a business perspective, it was well worth the loss…the NFL gained 10 new teams and a much stronger united league with virtually no competition ever again..

  12. I went to the first showing of this broadcast ever at the Museum of Broadcasting in New York the day before Super Bowl 19 in 1985. There were about 10 people in there trying to tape the showing, which wasn't allowed. People with (I think) camcorders weren't allowed, but I made an audio cassette recording.

  13. I was 10 years old and went ice skating instead of watching the game for two reasons I was a Giant fan and hated the Jets and was jealous of them playing in the Super Bowl. I also listened to the experts that were saying it was going to be a blow out by the Colts. Back then nobody really took the AFL seriously and many people felt that AFL teams could not compete with NFL teams. So I am one of the few people who were not watching the game but remember what they were doing when this game was being played.

  14. Thank you. I had just returned from my second tour in Nam. Watched it in the SF airport. Took a scad of quarters but it was worth it.

  15. Tough players and no obnoxious showboating? Actual grass? I never thought I'd enjoy seeing the Jets win. I miss football when football was football.

  16. Joe Namath said "We're gonna win this game; I guarantee it". But he was responding to a heckler.
    Thing is that Namath made some very astute observations about the Colts.
    1. Namath infamously got into an argument with Lou Michaels because Namath had said there were five AFL QBs better than Earl Morrall. But Namath was also correct. Len Dawson, Daryl Lamonica, John Hadl, Bob Griese, and Namath were all better QBs than Morrall.

    2. Namath told some writers that the Colts defense was predictable. "As soon as I walk up to the line, I know exactly what they're going to do." He was right about that too. Don Shula's defenses were predictable. 16 years later, Bill Walsh noticed that Shula's defenses were predictable. Walsh told Joe Montana that the Dolphins defenders don't look back at the QB while in pass coverage so take off running if you see that. Montana took off and seemed to be chasing the oblivious defenders.

  17. Through 52 Super Bowls, on only three occasions did both teams have a 100-yard rusher (XXV and XLI were the others). Kudos to Tom Matte and Matt Snell!

  18. I thought this game was won by Namath, just shows truth is not always clear.
    I noticed there were not that many black players as there are now.

  19. Broadway Joe! This was great to watch. Not sure why they left out Balitmore's only scoring drive. Won in the trenches. ..And Snell.

    What happened to #12 on the on-sides kick!? Looked like they were dragging Hillary!!

  20. It must have been the summer of 77….I was having breakfast at the counter of our town Diner in Oregon. Three people came in and took a booth. After a bit, I glanced over and saw an average dude and some real hard looking chick giving holy hell to the other guy….Joe Namath. We looked at each other and I could see he was in no mood for any fan bullshit…him heading to the Rams and all. So I just kept eating and listening to the chick give him hell for spending the last of their money on some golf clubs. When I went to leave I looked over and he grinned at me and I grinned back…

  21. This isn't the full game! Why advertise the full game when you delete parts of it?? The Colts' TD drive has only a few plays.

  22. 1:54:06 Tuesday, NBC News brings you live color coverage of President Johnson's farewell State of the Union message to Congress – on television and on radio.
    That puts it in perspective…

  23. I think the biggest graphic innovation was having the score displayed at all times top-of-screen. I've forgotten how easy it was to lose track back in the day, and I don't miss it.

    That aside, how awesome to be able to watch such an important and legendary game in it's entirety.

  24. i just cant believe this footage is available to me… my grandmother was just a teenager when this game was played.. now i'm here watching this game 50 years later

  25. Also keep in mind: Namath himself recalls that he made his "guarantee" in response to a heckler who had shouted, "Hey, Namath! We are gonna kick your *****!!!"

  26. Why didn't the Colts kick the FG to make it 16-10 when they were 4th and 5 at the Jets 19 with less than 3 minutes left? Bad decision by Shula not to take the 3. Cant trust the kicker to make a 30 yard FG? Then what's he doing on the team? Should be automatic
    There is Buddy Ryan 02:07:21 behind Weeb. Buddy was the Jets defensive coach

  27. Why did you leave out the end of the game with Joe Namath walking off the field in victory pointing to the sky ? 🙁 Iconic moment!

  28. Jets fumbled at end of 3rd quarter official blew play dead maybe he forgot they weren’t playing touch football. Unitas driving after onside kick 2nd and 5 from 19 throws to Richardson playing with a green and white back pack. Oh wait that’s Samples interfering official must have forgot defender has right to ball except he can’t go thru the receiver to get it. Announcers great play. Flea flicker interception is all you need to know. Orr wide open nobody rushing near Morrall. Matte on right side wide open and the NFL MVP under throws ball down the middle. Finally down 16 to 7 and 4th and 5 at the end kick a 26 yard field goal making it 16to 10 and kick ball with about 2:28. They have all 3 timeouts and 2 minute warning. They have to stop jets from getting a first. If the number one defense does Unitas gets the ball back around the forty with 1:50 left and a timeout. Instead put yourself in a do or die situation.

  29. WOW…pre-Chyron graphics, no EVS (digital replays), no DVE (picture flip/squeeze/manipulation), tube-type cameras…those were the days!

  30. No obvious pass interference calls missed by Mr McGoo like referees.

    They played football without the constant penalty calls.

  31. If I remember the story that the Jets got so excited about winning the Super Bowl that they went back to NY without the trophy. I wonder if they ever went back to get it back

  32. I can't imagine how great Namath would've been if he had healthy knees. Dude played with bum knees and still did damage.

  33. I knew a rabid Giants fan in those days who used to laugh at the AFL. He would say scornfully that NFL players wore uniforms, whereas AFL players wore costumes. Well, after Super Bowl 3 he had to shut his stupid mouth. Oh, did we AFL'ers mock him for years. Delicious revenge!

  34. One interesting factoid is that Lou Michaels played defensive end (6' 2" 243 lbs) for the Colts, AND was their placekicker–something you'd never see in the NFL today.

  35. Evidence of the toll that football takes on the body: George Sauer, star wide receiver for the Jets, died at age 69. He had Alzheimer's disease. “Football is an ambiguous sport," he said, "depending both on grace and violence. It both glorifies and destroys bodies."
    https://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/sports/football/george-sauer-jets-receiver-and-rebel-is-dead-at-69.html

  36. The last time I saw this game was on a black and white TV on January 12, 1969. If you ask me, the Jets dominated the Colts in SB III as much as the Patriots did over LA in SB LIII.

  37. Back in the day when the players went back to the huddle after the play was over, not all the theatrics that we see after every single play these days. (even at the college level now)

  38. Wow.. no getting up and waving first down…spinning the ball… pointing up to the heavens…or ripping jersey to become Superman. Just hard nosed rip you head off old fashioned football!

  39. Joe Namath does not deserve to be in the pro football hall of fame. The only reason is because of this game. John Unitas does deserve to be in the hall of fame.

  40. The sun came out right before the trick play at the end of the second quarter. I think Morrall lost Orr looking into the sun.

  41. I wish Super Bowls were like this now. Didn't take long to start and end. Its about the game. If Unitas starts, I think he figures out the Jets Defense. Got in to late and Jets already felt they couldn't be beaten. Game made the merger.

  42. Glad I was born in 1960 in NY. Got Namath’s autograph in Aug ‘68. Watched this game, and then got to see the Mets beat the Orioles, and the Knicks beat the Lakers. And in the middle of all that watched Neil Armstrong walk on the Moon. 😄👍

  43. The 1968 AFL Championship was a better game than this one and it was played in much worse conditions but it was the single most important NFL game in the last 60 years so it is nice to be able to watch it from start to finish…the Colts missed on all their chances in the first half but the Jets really dominated the Colts after that…Namath and Matt Snell were too tough to stop

  44. Happy 50th birthday to Super Bowl 3 Championship New York Jets 🏈⛅📰☕📺🌈.
    Now with that being said, I know the 2019 (today's) NY Jets have their new uniforms (besides from that is). But the question is now after 50 years since the Jets won the Super Bowl, will the Jets begin the process of rebuilding the team in order to become a legitimate Super Bowl contention? If so, we can start by dethrone the New England Patriots at the top of the list, then work your way to the playoffs, and MAYBE a super bowl . But you really got to show some brutal force first. Tell me what you think.
    Otherwise Joe Namath is one of the finest Jets player ever in the league. Thanks for playing this video 🏈🇺🇸📺🌈⛅

  45. I finished reading Joe Namath's new book this week. It is awesome. He gives a very detailed description of the entire game, all four quarters. He dribbles in some stories from his days at Alabama. All in all a really fun listen. I love Joe. The true New York hero

  46. Most significant sporting event I ever watched in my life. All those Jets were my heroes growing up, but especially Snell, Namath, Sauer, and Turner.

  47. Were it not for two unlikely plays, the halftime score of this game would have been — and arguably should have been — 10-7 Baltimore, because the first field goal missed by Lou Michaels was well within his range, and because the reason why Earl Morrall didn't throw long to Jimmy Orr on that flea-flicker play (despite Orr being ridiculously wide open) was that Orr was literally camouflaged by a backdrop of band members who were wearing the same colors he was, making it almost impossible for Morrall to see him.

  48. Experts who say Joe Namath should not be in the Hall of Fame have never watched this game. No NFL QBs in that era could handle the Baltimore Colts defense. Namath shredded them.

  49. Still stunning after 50 years. No one thought it possible at the time. The score might have been close but the Colts never really were close due to so many mistakes.

  50. Definitely Namath was key. W/o Joe, no win. Yes he had balls but skills & field sense so critical. X factor was the confidence he had in his team. No confidence, no statement. Great example of self full filling prophecy. Now your teammates believe they will win. "There can be no other outcome."Since Namath the better QB & Jets D line better, Colts had no chance. Maybe if Shula started Unitas…but why when Colts smashed in NFC. Impressive since Vegas had Colts -16. Biggest underdog win in SB history.

  51. When Matt Snell scored at 44:00, I got goose bumps. It was the 1st time the AFL had ever led a Super Bowl. “He May go! He’s in there! Snell scores!” Every AFL fan in America was bursting with pride when that happened.

  52. Much of the focus, quite rightly, was on Namath but the unsung hero was Jets' fullback Matt Snell who made some critical runs for important yardage.

  53. On almost every truncated Colts drive, it seems Earl Morrall made terrible decisions and threw horrendously. It's a major reason why they lost.

  54. The Jets ran all over them but concentrated on the Colts' left side. Noticed late in the game, Ron Porter supplants Don Shinnick and kicker, Lou Michaels and Roy Hilton come in and Ordell Braase is out. And, Namath went after Lenny Lyles (43). George Saur beat Lyles repeatedly. Michaels played well defensively.

  55. When I was 10 years old in 1968 I decided I was going to watch Superbowl III. The Colts at the time were America's team, so they were my team too. When the Colts Razzle Dazzle pass play was intercepted I'd seen enough and decided to go out to play.

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