1968 NFL season
The 1968 NFL season was the 49th
regular seasonof the National Football League. As per the agreement made during the 1967 realignment, the New Orleans Saintsand the New York Giantsswitched divisions; the Saints joined the Century Division while the Giants became part of the Capitol Division.
The season ended when the Baltimore Colts defeated the
Cleveland Brownsin the NFL Championship Game, only to be upset by the American Football League's New York Jetsin Super Bowl III.
The Eastern Conference was split into the Capitol and Century Divisions, and the Western Conference had the Coastal and Central Divisions. In the past, if two teams were tied for the division lead at season's end, a one-game playoff was conducted to break the tie. Starting in 1967, a tiebreaking system was implemented that started with net points in head-to-head competition, followed by which team that had less recently been in a title game [ http://www.pfraforum.org/index.php?act=Print&client=printer&f=2&t=305 ] . As such, only one team in a division would be the division winner, even if the won-loss record was the same.
RD1 = Conference Championship Games
RD2 = NFL Championship Game
*The "NFL Record and Fact Book" (ISBN 1-932994-36-X)
* [http://www.nfl.com/history/chronology/1961-1970 NFL History 1961-1970] (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
* [http://nflhistory.net/linescores/pdf/1968n.pdf 1968 season in details]
*"Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League" (ISBN 0-06-270174-6)
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