1968 NFL playoffs

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The NFL playoffs following the 1968 NFL season determined who would represent the league in Super Bowl III.

Tournament bracket[edit]

Conference championship NFL Championship
December 22, 1968 – Memorial Stadium
 Minnesota Vikings 14  
 Baltimore Colts 24  
 
December 29, 1968 – Cleveland Stadium
     Baltimore Colts 34
   Cleveland Browns 0
December 21, 1968 – Cleveland Stadium
 Dallas Cowboys 20
 Cleveland Browns 31  

Playoff Bowl[edit]

The ninth and penultimate Playoff Bowl for third place was played at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. Dallas defeated Minnesota 17–13 on January 5, 1969.

Conference championships[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 3 3 7 20
Browns 3 7 14 7 31

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: December 21, 1968
  • Game attendance: 81,497
  • Referee: Pat Haggerty
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 0 0 14 14
Colts 0 7 14 3 24

at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: December 22, 1968
  • Game attendance: 60,238

NFL Championship Game[edit]

For more details on this topic, see NFL Championship Game, 1968.
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 17 7 10 34
Browns 0 0 0 0 0

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: December 29, 1968
  • Game attendance: 78,410
  • Referee: Bud Brubaker

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