The team made it to the playoffs with the best record in the AFC and hosted the Cincinnati Bengals in the divisional round. (It wasn't until the 1975 season that playoff teams were seeded by record; the fact that the Colts hosted both playoff games was just due to the rotation set up for the merger.) The Colts relied on their defense that carried them all season to best the Bengals 17–0, holding Cincinnati to only 139 total yards. The Colts would next host Oakland Raiders for the AFC Championship Game. The Colts jumped out to an early lead over the Raiders, 10–0 at halftime. Oakland came back to tie it up early in the 3rd quarter. The Colts would respond with a Jim O'Brien field goal and a second Bulaich touchdown. Johnny Unitas extended the lead with a 68-yard touchdown pass to Ray Perkins that made the score 27–17. The Colts would seal the win with an interception in the end zone. The Colts made it to the Super Bowl for the second time in franchise history and played the Dallas Cowboys for the right to be champions. Johnny Unitas threw a pass that was tipped twice before John Mackey caught it for a 75-yard score. Unitas was injured and Earl Morrall completed a sloppy and turnover-filled game. Following an interception by Mike Curtis, Jim O'Brien kicked the game-winning 32-yard field goal, giving Baltimore a 16–13 lead with 5 seconds left in the game and the victory.