What if the Jets had not defeated the Colts in Super Bowl III?
The Colts are the toast of the football world, but the magnitude of their victory can be traced back to the franchise's most famous defeat. When the heavily favored (in some books, by more than 20 points) NFL champion Baltimore Colts met the upstart AFL champion New York Jets on Jan. 12, 1969, few could have predicted the outcome, or impact, of the game.
Although the AFL had forced the long-established NFL into a merger agreement three years earlier, the AFL still was regarded ...
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The NFL staff has identified plays or events that may have altered the course of history.
Saturday, April 21
What if the Falcons didn't trade up for Michael Vick?
Saturday, April 14
What if Monday Night Football did not exist?
Saturday, April 7
What if Mo Lewis had not injured Drew Bledsoe?
Saturday, Mar. 31
What if Trent Green did not get injured in 1999?
Saturday, Mar. 20
What if Bill Belichick had become the coach of the Jets?
Saturday, Mar. 17
What if the NFL had not adopted a system of free agency?
Tuesday, Mar. 13
What if the Jets had selected Dan Marino in the 1983 draft?
Saturday, Mar. 10
What if the Colts-Giants game had not been such a classic?
Saturday, Mar. 3
What if Bo Jackson had devoted himself to football fulltime?
Tuesday, Feb. 27
What if the NFL didn't employ revenue sharing?
Saturday, Feb. 24
What if the Colts had called John Elway's bluff?
Tuesday, Feb. 20
What if the Falcons had not traded Brett Favre?
Friday, Feb. 16
What if Leonard Marshall had not drilled Joe Montana
Tuesday, Feb. 13
What if the NFL had not employed instant replay?
Saturday, Feb. 10
What if Jimmy Johnson had not left the Cowboys?
Thursday, Feb. 1
What if the Colts had selected Ryan Leaf in the draft?
Saturday, Jan. 27
What if Scott Norwood's kick had split the uprights?