NFL's Best Conference Championship Games

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Text: John P. Lopez
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Jets 27, Raiders 23

December 29, 1968

Joe Willie Namath's finest moment may never have happened if not for a gutsy performance after a self-inflicted night on the town, and a heads-up play by the Jets defense. Namath -- according to urban legend -- tied one on but good the night before the AFL championship game. Namath fought through the hangover well enough to toss three touchdown passes. It still took a Ralph Baker recovery of an errant Darryl Lamonica backward pass for the Jets to seal it, which ultimately led to the "guarantee" and win over the Colts in Super Bowl III.

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