1968 American Football League season

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The 1968 American Football League season was the ninth regular season of the American Football League, and its penultimate season prior to the AFL–NFL merger.wikipedia
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1968 Oakland Raiders season

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The season ended when the New York Jets (11–3) defeated the Oakland Raiders (12–2) in the AFL championship game on December 29 at Shea Stadium in New York City.
The 1968 Oakland Raiders season was the team's ninth season in both Oakland and the American Football League.

1968 American Football League Championship Game

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The season ended when the New York Jets (11–3) defeated the Oakland Raiders (12–2) in the AFL championship game on December 29 at Shea Stadium in New York City.
The 1968 AFL Championship Game was the ninth annual AFL championship game, played on December 29 at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York City, New York.

1968 New York Jets season

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The season ended when the New York Jets (11–3) defeated the Oakland Raiders (12–2) in the AFL championship game on December 29 at Shea Stadium in New York City.
On April 2, 2007, NFL Network aired America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions, the 1968 New York Jets, with team commentary from Joe Namath, Gerry Philbin and Don Maynard, and narrated by Alec Baldwin.

Super Bowl III

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Two weeks later, the Jets defeated the National Football League's Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III in one of the biggest sports upsets in history.
The Jets were 11–3 in the regular season, and defeated the Oakland Raiders 27–23 in the AFL Championship Game.

AFL–NFL merger

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The 1968 American Football League season was the ninth regular season of the American Football League, and its penultimate season prior to the AFL–NFL merger.

American Football League

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The 1968 American Football League season was the ninth regular season of the American Football League, and its penultimate season prior to the AFL–NFL merger.

Heidi Game

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The Heidi Game or Heidi Bowl was a 1968 American Football League (AFL) game between the Oakland Raiders and the visiting New York Jets.

1968 San Diego Chargers season

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The 1968 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 8–5–1 record in 1967.

American Football League playoffs

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For its first nine seasons, 1960 through 1968, the American Football League determined its champion via a single playoff game between the winners of its two divisions (although ties in the standings in 1963 (Eastern) and 1968 (Western) necessitated a tiebreaker divisional playoff game the week before).

Cincinnati Bengals

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The Cincinnati Bengals joined the league as an expansion team. *Cincinnati Bengals: Paul Brown was the expansion team's first head coach.

1968 NFL season

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Two weeks later, the Jets defeated the National Football League's Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III in one of the biggest sports upsets in history.

Joe Collier

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*Buffalo Bills: Joe Collier was fired after two games.
Joel D. Collier (born June 7, 1932) is an American former football coach who was the head coach of the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League (AFL) from 1966 through part of 1968, compiling a 13–16–1 record.

Paul Brown

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*Cincinnati Bengals: Paul Brown was the expansion team's first head coach.

Harvey Johnson (coach)

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Defensive coordinator Harvey Johnson served as interim head coach.

Season (sports)

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The 1968 American Football League season was the ninth regular season of the American Football League, and its penultimate season prior to the AFL–NFL merger.

Shea Stadium

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The season ended when the New York Jets (11–3) defeated the Oakland Raiders (12–2) in the AFL championship game on December 29 at Shea Stadium in New York City.

1968 Baltimore Colts season

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Two weeks later, the Jets defeated the National Football League's Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III in one of the biggest sports upsets in history.

1968 Cincinnati Bengals season

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With the addition of the Cincinnati Bengals, the AFL's ten teams were split equally into two divisions.

1968 Kansas City Chiefs season

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If there was tie within the division standings (as happened when Oakland and Kansas City both finished at 12–2), a tiebreaker playoff was held to determine the division winner.

Legion Field

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Played at Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama since Boston Red Sox refused to rent Fenway Park to Patriots.

Birmingham, Alabama

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Played at Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama since Boston Red Sox refused to rent Fenway Park to Patriots.

Boston Red Sox

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Played at Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama since Boston Red Sox refused to rent Fenway Park to Patriots.

Fenway Park

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Played at Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama since Boston Red Sox refused to rent Fenway Park to Patriots.