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Posted: January 13, 1969

Super Bowl III
New York 16, Baltimore 7

SuperBowl.com wire reports

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Joe Namath was  named MVP after leading the Jets to victory in Super Bowl III.

Joe Namath was named MVP after leading the Jets to victory in Super Bowl III.(AP)

Jets quarterback Joe Namath "guaranteed" victory on the Thursday before the game, then went out and led the AFL to its first Super Bowl victory over a Baltimore team that had lost only once in 16 games all season.

Namath, chosen the outstanding player, completed 17 of 28 passes for 206 yards and directed a steady attack that dominated the NFL champions after the Jets' defense had intercepted Colts quarterback Earl Morrall three times in the first half.

The Jets had 337 total yards, including 121 rushing yards by Matt Snell.

Johnny Unitas, who had missed most of the season with a sore elbow, came off the bench and led Baltimore to its only touchdown late in the fourth quarter after New York led 16-0.