1968 Baltimore Colts season
Baltimore Colts helmet
Head Coach: Don Shula
Home Field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 13–1
Place 1st Coastal
Playoff Finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 24–14
Won NFL Championship 34–0 (Browns)
Lost Super Bowl III (Jets) 16–7
Uniform
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1967 1969

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

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance
1 September 15 San Francisco 49ers W 27–10 1–0 Memorial Stadium
56,864
2 September 22 at Atlanta Falcons W 28–20 2–0 Atlanta Stadium
50,428
3 September 29 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 41–7 3–0 Pitt Stadium
44,480
4 October 6 Chicago Bears W 28–7 4–0 Memorial Stadium
60,238
5 October 13 at San Francisco 49ers W 42–14 5–0 Kezar Stadium
32,822
6 October 20 Cleveland Browns L 20–30 5–1 Memorial Stadium
60,238
7 October 27 Los Angeles Rams W 27–10 6–1 Memorial Stadium
60,238
8 November 3 at New York Giants W 26–0 7–1 Yankee Stadium
62,973
9 November 10 at Detroit Lions W 27–10 8–1 Tiger Stadium
55,170
10 November 17 St. Louis Cardinals W 27–0 9–1 Memorial Stadium
60,238
11 November 24 Minnesota Vikings W 21–9 10–1 Memorial Stadium
60,238
12 December 1 Atlanta Falcons W 44–0 11–1 Memorial Stadium
60,238
13 December 7 at Green Bay Packers W 16–3 12–1 Lambeau Field
50,861
14 December 15 at Los Angeles Rams W 28–24 13–1 LA Coliseum
69,397

Standings[edit | edit source]

Coastal Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Baltimore Colts 13 1 0 .929 402 144
Los Angeles Rams 10 3 1 .769 312 200
San Francisco 49ers 7 6 1 .538 303 310
Atlanta Falcons 2 12 0 .143 170 389

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

The team made it to the playoffs and hosted the Minnesota Vikings for the right to play in the NFL Championship Game. The Colts took a 21–0 lead and went on to win 24–14. They then traveled to Cleveland to take on the Browns. The Colts defense was on top of their game as they shut out the Browns 34–0 and won their 3rd championship. In Super Bowl III the Colts took on the heavy underdog New York Jets. Joe Namath and Jets beat the Colts 16–7, this game is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in American sports history.

Playoff Round Date Opponent Result Game Site Attendance
Conference Championship December 22 Minnesota Vikings W 24–14 Memorial Stadium
60,238
NFL Championship December 29 at Cleveland Browns W 34–0 Cleveland Stadium
80,628
Super Bowl III January 12 New York Jets L 7–16 Miami Orange Bowl
75,389

Awards[edit | edit source]

Earl Morrall: Associated Press NFL MVP

Don Shula: Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Staff/Coaches[edit | edit source]

1968 Baltimore Colts staff
Front Office

Coaching Staff

Offensive Coaches

Defensive Coaches

Roster[edit | edit source]

1968 Baltimore Colts roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

  • None - vacant

Practice/Taxi Squad

  • None - vacant



  • Note: Rookies in italics

References[edit | edit source]

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

External links[edit | edit source]

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