"That was a storm situation," recalled Right Linebacker Jimmy Lynch after the game, "and anyone else would have played it against the run. But Willie went to the zone because he sort of read Namath. A team is always testing its own strength, and this game gave us a chance to see how good we really are. Believe me, New York was ready to test us. I figure we passed."
Said Lanier: "Man, I thought I could have gone all the way, but I just plain ran out of gas. I guess I need a few more salads and a little less ugly fat. Haw, haw, haw."