SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1
SAN FRANCISCO 26, Green Bay 10
Buffalo 45, BOSTON 10 (31148) - O. J. Simpson enjoyed his best rushing day, 17 carries for 123 yards, to lead the Bills to a victory in which they tallied their greatest number of points in three seasons.
KAN CITY 17, Oakland 17 (T) (51334) - Oakland's George Blanda’s tied the game with 3 second left on a 48-yard FG. Daryle Lamonica connected with Ray Chester for two TD passes, stretching his TD games streak to 23.
Chicago 23, ATLANTA 14 (58850) - Cecil Turner raced 94 yards for a TD with the kickoff immediately after Atlanta had taken a 14-13. It was Turner’s third kickoff return touchdown of the season.
DALLAS 21, Philadelphia 17 (55736) - Craig Morton gained 240 yards on 10 completions and 182 of it came on TD passes of 86 and 56 yards to Lance Rentzel and 40 on a scoring bomb to Bob Hayes.
Los Angeles 30, NEW ORLEANS 17 (77861) - After falling behind 14-0 in the first 3:15, Los Angeles rallied behind the passing of Roman Gabriel who completed 23 of 36 throws for 275 yards and two TDs.
ST. LOUIS 44, Houston 0 (47911) - The Cards offense rolled for 454 yards, with Jim Hart completing 15 passes for 223 yards, and the defense produced St. Louis’ first shutout win since the finale of the 1961 season.
BALTIMORE 35, Miami 0 (60240) - An 80-yard punt return by Ron Gardin and a 99-yard kickoff return by Jim Duncan shattered Miami’s offense but the Dolphins’ Mercury Morris, came up with a total of 302 yards on offense.
Minnesota 30, DETROIT 17 (58210) - Viking CB Bobby Bryant scored on a 39-yard interception return (the seventh TD by the Vikings defense) and Gary Cuozzo threw TD passes to Gene Washington and Bill Brown.
NY Giants 22, NY JETS 10 (63903) - Sixteen points within a span of 1:30 enabled the Giants to defeat the Jets in their first meeting. Don Maynard caught three passes to pass Lionel Taylor in second place.
San Diego 27, CLEVELAND 10 (80047) - San Diego turned two Cleveland fumbles into TDs and John Hadl connected on 13 of 21 passes for 206 yards for a Charger victory. Hadl moved past the 20,000 yards career mark.
Washington 19, DENVER 3 (50705) - The Redskins defense limited Denver to a fourth-period FG by Bob Howfield, while Curt Knight’s streak of made FGs was broken at 11 when he missed a free kick from 49 yards.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 2
PITTSBURGH 21, Cincinnati 10 (38968) - The Steelers registered two TDs in the same period for the first time, as they came from behind to defeat the Bengals in the fourth quarter.
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Baltimore          6  1 0  .857 169 109 St. Louis          5  2 0  .714 180 130
Miami              4  3 0  .571 107 133 Dallas             5  2 0  .714 126 124
Buffalo            3  4 0  .429 123 147 NY Giants          4  3 0  .571 139 116
Boston             1  6 0  .143  77 170 Washington         4  3 0  .571 157 121
NY Jets            1  6 0  .143 127 167 Philadelphia       0  7 0  .000 121 186
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          4  3 0  .571 169 157 Minnesota          6  1 0  .857 183  56
Pittsburgh         3  4 0  .429  92 104 Detroit            5  2 0  .714 190 112
Houston            2  4 1  .333 103 146 GREEN BAY          4  3 0  .571 123 168
Cincinnati         1  6 0  .143 103 177 Chicago            3  4 0  .429  98 134
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Oakland            3  2 2  .600 178 152 San Francisco      5  1 1  .833 165 119
Denver             4  3 0  .571 131 119 Los Angeles        5  2 0  .714 160  94
Kansas City        3  3 1  .500 150 150 Atlanta            3  4 0  .429 115 124
San Diego          2  3 2  .400 149 150 New Orleans        1  5 1  .167  85 156
SUNDAY DECEMBER 20
DETROIT 20, Green Bay 0
MIAMI 45, Buffalo 7 (70990) - Jim Kiick scored three TDs rushing, a Miami record, and Larry Csonka carried 14 times for 89 yards in Miami’s sixth straight victory, as they clinched a wildcard berth.
CINCINNATI 45, Boston 7 (60157) - Sam Wyche replaced an injured Virgil Carter to pace the Bengals to a seventh straight win, which wrapped up the Central. A record crowd watched the Bengals run up their highest score ever.
Cleveland 27, DENVER 13 (51001) - Cleveland converted two interceptions into TDs as Bill Nelsen connected with Homer Jones and Bo Scott. Denver's Floyd Little rushed for 44 yards to clinch the AFC’s running title with 901.
DALLAS 52, Houston 10 (50504) - Bob Hayes set a team record by catching four TDs and Craig Morton threw for
349 yards and club-record-tying five TDs om 13 completions as the Cowboys won their fifth straight and the East.
SAN DIEGO 31, Kansas City 13 (41379) - John Hadl threw three TD passes to boost his season total to 22. KC's Jan Stenerud kicked two field goals and an XP and finished as the AFC’s scoring champion with 116 points.
Chicago 24, NEW ORLEANS 3 (63518) - Jack Concannon threw three TD passes and Chicago's Dick Gordon caught nine passes for 119 yards to win the NFC receiving title, with 71 receptions for 1,026 yards and 13 TDs.
BALTIMORE 35, NY Jets 20 (60240) - Entering the game in the first quarter in place of John Unitas, Earl Morrall threw four TD passes and for 348 yards. He connected twice to Ed Hinton, once to Jimmy Orr and Ray Perkins.
Los Angeles 31, NY GIANTS 3 (62870) - Roman Gabriel threw a pair of TD passes to Pat Studstill as Los Angeles spotted New York a 3-0 lead then scored on four straight series.
PHILADELPHIA 30, Pittsburgh 20 (55252) - Pittsburgh’s John Fuqua scored on runs of 72 and 85 yards in the first half and rushed for 218 yards, the eighth highest one-game total in NFL history, but Philadelphia rallied.
San Francisco 38, OAKLAND 7 (54535) - The 49ers clinched their first title in 25 years with a victory in which John Brodie completed only seven passes, with three going for TDs.
Minnesota 37, ATLANTA 7 (57992) - Minnesota’s Fred Cox kicked three FGs and added four XPs to win his second scoring title with 125 points, and QB Gary Cuozzo completed 13 of 20 passes after missing two games.
WASHINGTON 28, St. Louis 27 (50415) - Sonny Jurgensen threw a pair of TD passes to TE Jerry Smith and Larry Brown rushed for 44 yards to close the season as the NFL’s No. 1 rusher with 1,125 yards, a franchise record.
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
X-Baltimore       11  2 1  .846 321 234 X-Dallas          10  4 0  .714 299 221
Y-Miami           10  4 0  .714 297 228 NY Giants          9  5 0  .643 301 270
NY Jets            4 10 0  .286 255 286 St. Louis          8  5 1  .615 325 228
Buffalo            3 10 1  .231 204 337 Washington         6  8 0  .429 297 314
Boston             2 12 0  .143 149 361 Philadelphia       3 10 1  .231 241 322
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION 
X-Cincinnati       8  6 0  .571 312 255 X-Minnesota       12  2 0  .857 335 143
Cleveland          7  7 0  .500 286 265 Y-Detroit         10  4 0  .714 347 202
Pittsburgh         5  9 0  .357 210 272 Chicago            6  8 0  .429 256 261
Houston            3 10 1  .231 217 352 GREEN BAY          6  8 0  .429 196 293
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION 
X-Oakland          8  4 2  .667 300 293 X-San Francisco   10  3 1  .769 352 267
Kansas City        7  5 2  .583 272 244 Los Angeles        9  4 1  .692 325 202
San Diego          5  6 3  .455 282 278 Atlanta            4  9 2  .308 206 261
Denver             5  8 1  .385 253 264 New Orleans        2 11 1  .154 172 347
X-Clinched Division Title               Y-Clinched Wildcard Berth
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18
LOS ANGELES 34, St. Louis 13 (63130) - Roman Gabriel threw three TD passes and Alvin Haymond opened the second half with a 98-yard kickoff return. The Rams' defense recorded six sacks
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19
Chicago 24, NY GIANTS 16 (62396) - The Bears overcame a 13-10 halftime deficit as Jack Concannon passed for one score and plunged for another. Cecil Turned returned a kickoff 96 yards for another Bear TD
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20
Detroit 40, GREEN BAY 0
Atlanta 14, NEW ORLEANS 3 (77042) - After a fourth down stop, Bob Berry drove the Falcons 98 yards for their first score early in the final period, then tossed a 17-yard TD pass to Harmon Wages that broke open the game
Baltimore 16, SAN DIEGO 14 (47782) - Rookie Jim O'Brien lifted the Colts in their AFC debut with his third FG, a 28-yarder in the final minute. The Chargers led on John Hadl TD strikes to Gary Garrison, 65 and 43 yards
Denver 25, BUFFALO 10 (34882) - Rookie Bob Anderson barrelled 27 yards for a TD and Bobby Hovvfield kicked three FGs in Denver's victory, while Floyd Little ran for 82 yards, and returned four punts and a kickoff
Dallas 17, PHILADELPHIA 7 (59728) - The heavily-favored Cowboys broke a third-period tie on Roger Staubach's 31-yard TD pass to Lance Rentzel. Calvin Hill ran for 117 yards for Dallas
Houston 19, PITTSBURGH 7 (45538) - Houston's defense ruined Terry Bradshaw's first start, Pittsburgh's first in the AFC and their new stadium. Oilers' QB Charley Johnson fired two TD passes to Jerry Levias
MINNESOTA 27, Kansas City 10 (47900) - The Vikings took a 17-7 halftime lead and then pulled away thanks to Jim Marshall scooped up a Kansas City fumble, then lateraled to Roy Winston to complete a 38-yard scoring play
BOSTON 27, Miami 14 (32607) - Carl Garrett and Jim Nance rambled for touchdowns 74 seconds apart after an interception and fumble recovery in the second period, as the Pats scored 17 points off turnovers
CINCINNATI 31, Oakland 21 (56616) - In the debut of their new stadium, Jess Phillips ran 76 yards in the third for the deciding TD as the Bengals duplicated a 1969 upset that gave the Raiders their only regular-season loss
SAN FRAN 26, Washington 17 (34984) - John Brodie hit on 17 of 20 passes, outshining Sonny Jurgensen, who was sacked six times, and leading the 49ers to their first opening game victory in three years.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21
CLEVELAND 31, NY Jets 21 (85703) - A 94-yard TD of the second half kickoff by Homer Jones led Cleveland. LB  Billy Andrews, with 35 seconds left, intercepted a Joe Namath pass and scored from 25 yards out
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Baltimore          1  0 0 1.000  16  14 Dallas             1  0 0 1.000  17   7
Boston             1  0 0 1.000  27  14 NY Giants          0  1 0  .000  16  24
NY Jets            0  1 0  .000  21  31 Washington         0  1 0  .000  17  26
Miami              0  1 0  .000  14  27 St. Louis          0  1 0  .000  13  34
Buffalo            0  1 0  .000  10  25 Philadelphia       0  1 0  .000   7  17
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          1  0 0 1.000  31  21 Minnesota          1  0 0 1.000  27  10
Houston            1  0 0 1.000  19   7 Detroit            1  0 0 1.000  40   0
Cincinnati         1  0 0 1.000  31  21 Chicago            1  0 0 1.000  24  16
Pittsburgh         0  1 0  .000   7  19 GREEN BAY          0  1 0  .000   0  40
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Denver             1  0 0 1.000  25  10 Los Angeles        1  0 0 1.000  34  13
Kansas City        0  1 0  .000  10  27 San Francisco      1  0 0 1.000  26  17
Oakland            0  1 0  .000  21  31 Atlanta            1  0 0 1.000  14   3
San Diego          0  1 0  .000  14  16 New Orleans        0  1 0  .000   3  14
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27
GREEN BAY 27, Atlanta 24 (56,263)
DETROIT 38, Cincinnati 3 (58,202) - Lem Barney ran 61 yards for a stunning punt return return and Mel Farr scored two TDs as the Lions led 31-0 at the half, before the Bengals kicked a late FG
SAN  FRANCISCO 34, Cleveland 31 (37,502) - John Brodie threw three TD passes and gained 277 yards through the air to lead the 49ers. His last TD, a 61-yard pass play to Jimmy Thomas midway in the fourth, won the game
SAN DIEGO 27, Oakland 27 (T) (42,109) - John Hadl fired two TD passes in the fourth and Oakland's George Blanda missed a 32-yard FG with nine seconds left in the game to keep the tie intact
Miami 20, HOUSTON 10 (39,480) - An Astrodome crowd saw Bob Griese break a 3-3 tie by directing Miami drives of 53 and 71 yards by throwing TD passes of three and five yards to Jim Mandich and Howard Twilley
MINNESOTA 26, New Orleans 0 (47,900) - Fred Cox kicked four FGs and Minnesota's brilliant defense turned two blocked punts into TDs. Ed Sharockman and Mike McGill scored the TDs
DALLAS 28, NY Giants 10 (57,236) - Rookie S Cliff Harris swiped  two passes and recovered a fumble to spank life into slumbering Dallas, who scored on a 58-yard reverse TD pass from Lance Rentzel to Bob Hayes
NY Jets 31, BOSTON 21 (36,040) - Rookie Earlie Thomas sprinted 36 yards with an interception early in the third, as the Jets gained their eighth consecutive triumph since 1966 over Boston
CHICAGO 20, Philadelphia 16 (53643) - Cecil Turner returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a TD to set the pace. A couple of unexpected passes by HB Ron Bull, including a 12-yard TD to Dick Gordon, helped the Bears
DENVER 16, Pittsburgh 13 (50,705) - Steve Tensi's 38-yard TD pass to Bill van Heusen early in the fourth kept Denver perfect. The Steelers had a chance to tie it with two minutes left but Gene Mingo missed a 27-yard FG
Los Angeles 19, BUFFALO 0 (46,206) - Dave Ray booted four FGs as Los Angeles won. The Bills penetrated Los Angeles territory only three times, once in the first half and twice in the third period
ST. LOUIS 27, Washington 17 (44,246) - Miller Farr and Jerry Stovall turned second-half interceptions into TDs to lead the Cardinals. MacArthur Lane totaled 146 yards on 28 carries and two TDs
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28
Kansas City 44, BALTIMORE 24 (53,911) - Len Dawson picked apart the Colts for 152 yards and four TDs. Frank Pitts caught three passes for 62 yards and two TDs. K Jan Stenerud booted three FGs and scored 14 points
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Baltimore          1  1 0  .500  40  58 Dallas             2  0 0 1.000  45  17
Boston             1  1 0  .500  48  45 St. Louis          1  1 0  .500  40  51
NY Jets            1  1 0  .500  52  52 Washington         0  2 0  .000  34  53
Miami              1  1 0  .500  34  37 NY Giants          0  2 0  .000  26  52
Buffalo            0  2 0  .000  10  44 Philadelphia       0  2 0  .000  23  37
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          1  1 0  .500  62  55 Minnesota          2  0 0 1.000  53  10
Houston            1  1 0  .500  29  27 Detroit            2  0 0 1.000  78   3
Cincinnati         1  1 0  .500  34  59 Chicago            2  0 0 1.000  44  32
Pittsburgh         0  2 0  .000  20  35 GREEN BAY          1  1 0  .500  27  64
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Denver             2  0 0 1.000  41  23 Los Angeles        2  0 0 1.000  53  13
Kansas City        1  1 0  .500  54  51 San Francisco      2  0 0 1.000  60  48
Oakland            0  1 1  .000  48  58 Atlanta            1  1 0  .500  38  30
San Diego          0  1 1  .000  41  43 New Orleans        0  2 0  .000   3  40
SATURDAY OCTOBER 3
MIAMI 20, Oakland 13 (57,140) - In a torrential rain, a pair of spectacular TD catches by Paul Warfield helped Miami. A record crowd saw the artificial turf under several inches of water at one point before it drained at half
CLEVELAND 15, Pittsburgh 7 (84,349) - Rookie QB Mike Phipps came off the bench in the second half to lead Cleveland 90 yards for a TD.  Don Gault started in place of injured Bill Nelsen, but completed only one of 17 passes
SUNDAY OCTOBER 4
Green Bay 13, Minnesota 10 at Milwaukee
Baltimore 14, BOSTON 6 (38,235) - Ailing Johnny Unitas came off the bench and threw a 55-yard TD pass to Roy Jefferson in the closing minutes. Earl Morrall had directed the Colts for three periods, throwing a TD pass
DENVER 26, Kansas City 13 (50,705) - Denver K Bobby Howfield kicked four FGs, one from 47 yards, as the undefeated Broncos defeated last year's Super Bowl winners for only the second time in their history
Houston 20, CINCINNATI 13 (55,094) - Charley Johnson, despite four interceptions, threw a 35-yard TD to Alvin Reed to give Houston the lead, then Roy Gerela added a 37-yard FG with 50 seconds to go.
ST. LOUIS 20, Dallas 7 (50,780) - Jim Hart, booed in the first half, pierced Dallas' defenses for two TD tosses in the second half. Dallas averted its first shutout ever on a Calvin Hill's five-yard dash with 3:06 remaining
NEW ORLEANS 14, NY Giants 10 (69,126) - CB Elijah Nevett intercepted two Fran Tarkenton passes to spark New Orleans, while Al Dodd blocked a Giant punt and recovered it in the end zone for the winning score in the fourth
BUFFALO 34, NY Jets 31 (46,206) - In his first start, QB Dennis Shaw threw for two TDs and 317 yards to lead the Bills. His second scoring pass, a 25- yarder to Marlin Briscoe brought Buffalo from behind with 7:20 left
LOS ANGELES 37, San Diego 10 (69,564) - The Ram defense overpowered the Chargers, as QB John Hadl was forced into four intercepions in the first half and the Rams converted three of them into three field goals
ATLANTA 21, San Francisco 20 (58,850) - Tom McCauley's fumble return set up a fourth quarter TD pass from Bob Berry to Gail Cogdill, while the Niners saw Bruce Gossett miss a 19-yard FG in the final seconds
Washington 33, PHILADELPHIA 21 (60,658) - Redskin RB Larry Brown ran for 110 yards. The Redskins limited the Eagles to only three plays in the third. Two fumble recoveries and two interceptions set up four Skin scores
MONDAY OCTOBER 5
DETROIT 28, Chicago 14 (58,210) - A 21-point third, featuring Bill Munson’s passing and Mel Farr’s running, wiped out a 7-0 Chicago lead, lifted the Lions to their third straight win and handed the Bears their first loss
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Baltimore          2  1 0  .667  54  64 Dallas             2  1 0  .667  52  37
Miami              2  1 0  .667  54  50 St. Louis          2  1 0  .667  60  58
NY Jets            1  2 0  .333  83  86 Washington         1  2 0  .333  67  74
Boston             1  2 0  .333  54  59 NY Giants          0  3 0  .000  36  66
Buffalo            1  2 0  .333  44  75 Philadelphia       0  3 0  .000  44  70
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          2  1 0  .667  77  62 Detroit            3  0 0 1.000 106  17
Houston            2  1 0  .667  49  40 Minnesota          2  1 0  .667  63  23
Cincinnati         1  2 0  .333  47  79 Chicago            2  1 0  .667  58  60
Pittsburgh         0  3 0  .000  27  50 GREEN BAY          2  1 0  .667  40  74
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Denver             3  0 0 1.000  67  36 Los Angeles        3  0 0 1.000  90  23
Kansas City        1  2 0  .333  67  77 San Francisco      2  1 0  .667  80  69
Oakland            0  2 1  .000  61  78 Atlanta            2  1 0  .667  59  50
San Diego          0  2 1  .000  51  80 New Orleans        1  2 0  .333  17  50
SATURDAY OCTOBER 10
Miami 20, NY JETS 6 (62,712) - Bob Griese connected with TD passes to Paul Warfield and Howard Twilley to enable the Dolphins to defeat the Jets for the first time ever. Garo Yepremian kicked two FGs
SUNDAY OCTOBER 11
DALLAS 13, Atlanta 0 (53,611) - The Cowboys registered their second-ever shutout in a rainstorm. Dallas rushed for 218 yards, led by Calvin Hill's 117 yards. Craig Morton made his first start and completed three of 10
KANSAS CITY 23, Boston 10 (50,698) - Six interceptions by Kansas City, one short of the club mark, gave Mike Livingston a win in his first start. Joe Kapp made his Boston debut in the second half
Baltimore 24, HOUSTON 20 (48,050) - The second of two TD passes thrown by Johnny Unitas to Roy Jefferson with 46 seconds,  culminating an eighty-yard drive, left lifted the Colts
CLEVELAND 30, Cincinnati 27 (83,520) - Paul Brown made his first appearance in Cleveland since being fired in 1964. Bill Nelsen connected with Leory Kelly and Milt Morin for TDs in the rude welcome home
OAKLAND 35, Denver 23 (53,436) - Daryle Lamonica completed 20 of 37 for 364 yards while directing Oakland to its first win. Warren Wells caught three of his passes for TDs. Oakland racked up 509 yards total offense
WASHINGTON 31, Detroit 10 (50,414) - The passing of Sonny Jurgensen (14 of 20 for 225 yards and three TDs), the receiving of Charley Taylor (6 for 124 yards, two TDs), and the 101 yards rushing by Larry Brown, led the Skins
PITTSBURGH 23, Buffalo 10 (42,140) - Pittsburgh ended a 16-game losing streak with a last period FG by Gene Mingo and a 2-yard plunge by Preston Pearson. Buffalo's Grant Guthrie set a club record with a 52-yard FG
ST. LOUIS 24, New Orleans 17 (45,294) - Jim Hart threw a 49-yard TD pass to Jackie Smith, to break a 17-17 tie and give St. Louis its third straight win. MacArthur Lane rushed for 132 yards, including a 74-yard dash
NY GIANTS 30, Philadelphia 23 (62,820) - Ron Johnson burst 34 yards for the winning TD with 49 seconds left to provide the Giants with their first win. The run climaxed Johnson’s career day, as he rushed for 142 yards
Minnesota 24, CHICAGO 0 (45,485) - The Vikings registered their second shutout as Alan Page grabbed a fumble in midair and ran 65 yards for a TD. Minnesota also had three interceptions
San Francisco 20, LOS ANGELES 6 (77,272) - John Brodie scored on a 12-yard draw in the second period and threw a 59-yard scoring pass to Gene Washington in the third quarter
MONDAY OCTOBER 12
Green Bay 22, SAN DIEGO 20
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Baltimore          3  1 0  .750  78  84 Dallas             3  1 0  .750  65  37
Miami              3  1 0  .750  74  56 St. Louis          3  1 0  .750  84  75
NY Jets            1  3 0  .250  89 106 Washington         2  2 0  .500  98  84
Boston             1  3 0  .250  64  82 NY Giants          1  3 0  .250  66  89
Buffalo            1  3 0  .250  54  98 Philadelphia       0  4 0  .000  67 100
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          3  1 0  .750 107  89 Minnesota          3  1 0  .750  87  23
Houston            2  2 0  .500  69  64 Detroit            3  1 0  .750 116  48
Cincinnati         1  3 0  .250  74 109 GREEN BAY          3  1 0  .750  62  94
Pittsburgh         1  3 0  .250  50  60 Chicago            2  2 0  .500  58  84
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Denver             3  1 0  .750  90  71 San Francisco      3  1 0  .750 100  75
Kansas City        2  2 0  .500  90  87 Los Angeles        3  1 0  .750  96  43
Oakland            1  2 1  .333  96 101 Atlanta            2  2 0  .500  59  63
San Diego          0  3 1  .000  71 102 New Orleans        1  3 0  .250  34  74
SUNDAY OCTOBER 18
Los Angeles 31, GREEN BAY 21
DENVER 24, Atlanta 10 (50,705) - A 51-yard FG by Bobby Howfield and Pete Liske’s pass to Jim Whalen wrapped up the Broncos’ win. Howfield, who equaled his club record for distance, had an earlier FG of 19 yards blocked Detroit 41, CLEVELAND 24 (83,577) - Detroit's Bill Munson threw two TD passes and Mike Weger scored on a 29-yard interception, all in the second quarter as the Lions rolled. Cleveland's Leroy Kelly ran for 106 yards
Baltimore 29, NY JETS 22 (63,301) - Six interceptions, three by Jerry Logan, including one for a TD, led Baltimore to reverse the decision of Super Bowl III despite 397 yards passing effort by Joe Namath
MINNESOTA 54, Dallas 13 (47,900) - CB Ed Sharockman picked up a blocked punt and ran 23 yards for one TD and dashed 34 yards with an interception for another as Minnesota posted its highest-ever point total
Miami 33, BUFFALO 14 (41,312) - Garo Yepremian kicked four FGs to lead Miami including a 47-yarder. Larry Csonka contributed two rushing TDs. Buffalo's Dennis Shaw set a club record with 348 yards passing
SAN FRANCISCO 20, New Orleans 20 (T) (39,446) - Saints QB Billy Kilmer tied the game with a 13-yard TD to Dave Park, with 42 seconds left. 49er QB John Brodie gained 264 yards to boost his career yardage to 25,028
Kansas City 27, CINCINNATI 19 (57,625) - Len Dawson came off the bench in the second quarter and threw 2 TDs to rally the Chiefs. He connected with Ed Podolak on a 59-yard TD and hit Fred Arbanas with a 26 yarder
NY Giants 16, BOSTON 0 (39,091) - Fran Tarkenton passed for a TD and Pete Gogolak kicked three FGs, ruining Joe Kapp’s home debut and first start for the Pats. Kapp was Boston’s leading rusher with 41 yards
Pittsburgh 7, HOUSTON 3 (42,799) - Terry Bradshaw connected with his first TD pass to Ron Shanklin for Pittsburgh’s only score. Houston lost QB Charley Johnson who suffered a broken collarbone
San Diego 20, CHICAGO 7 (45,278) - John Hadl came off the bench and threw TD of 14 and 33 yards to Gary Garrison 41 seconds apart to snap a tie. Following Hadl’s first TD, Jeff Staggs recovered a Bear kickoff fumble
St. Louis 35, PHILADELPHIA 20 (59,002) - Held to two net yards and trailing 10-0 after one period, the Cardinals exploded for 28 points in the second period, as MacArthur Lane rushed for 125 yards and four TDs
MONDAY OCTOBER 19
OAKLAND 34, Washington 20 (54,471) - Daryle Lamonica’s three TD passes and Hewritt Dixon’s 164 yards of rushing paced the Raiders. Lamonica’s TD tosses were to Warren Wells (2), and Charlie Smith
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Baltimore          4  1 0  .800 107 106 St. Louis          4  1 0  .800 119  95
Miami              4  1 0  .800 107  70 Dallas             3  2 0  .600  78  91
NY Jets            1  4 0  .200 111 135 NY Giants          2  3 0  .400  82  89
Boston             1  4 0  .200  64  98 Washington         2  3 0  .400 118 118
Buffalo            1  4 0  .200  68 131 Philadelphia       0  5 0  .000  87 135
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          3  2 0  .600 131 130 Minnesota          4  1 0  .800 140  36
Houston            2  3 0  .400  72  71 Detroit            4  1 0  .800 157  72
Pittsburgh         2  3 0  .400  57  63 GREEN BAY          3  2 0  .600  83 125
Cincinnati         1  4 0  .200  93 136 Chicago            2  3 0  .400  65 104
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Denver             4  1 0  .800 114  81 Los Angeles        4  1 0  .800 127  64
Kansas City        3  2 0  .600 117 106 San Francisco      3  1 1  .750 120  95
Oakland            2  2 1  .500 130 121 Atlanta            2  3 0  .400  69  87
San Diego          1  3 1  .250  91 109 New Orleans        1  3 1  .250  54  94
SUNDAY OCTOBER 25
Green Bay 30, Philadelphia 17 at Milwaukee
BALTIMORE 27, Boston 3 (60,240) - Johnny Unitas threw TD passes to Jack Maitland, Roy Jefferson and Jimmy Orr while the Colts defense smothered Joe Kapp, with 4 interceptions, and held the Patriots to 45 yards rushing
Buffalo 10, NY JETS 6 (62,712) - The Bills defeated the Jets with a fourth period TD by Wayne Patrick providing the margin. AI Woodall made his first start for the Jets, but was limited to 63 yards passing
OAKLAND 31, Pittsburgh 14 (54,423) - George Blanda came off the bench when Daryle Lamonica hurt his back in the first period and connected with a pair of TD passes to TE Ray Chester and another to Warren Wells
NY Giants 35, ST. LOUIS 17 (62,984) - Fran Tarkenton threw a career-high five TD passes and 280 yards passing. TE Bob Tucker caught six for 150 yards and 2 TDs, while Clifton McNeil grabbed five for 110 yards and a TD
ATLANTA 32, New Orleans 14 (58,850) - Tom McCauley’s 77-yard punt return TD, the longest return in Atlanta history and the first ever for a score, proved to be the decisive margin
Dallas 27, KANSAS CITY 16 (51,158) - Duane Thomas ran 47 yards for a TD on a trap play up the middle and Craig Morton flipped a pass to Bob Hayes who scored on an 89-yard scoring play for a Dallas victory
WASHINGTON 20, Cincinnati 0 (50,415) - The Redskins registered their first shutout since 1964 as Sonny Jurgensen connected twice with Charley Taylor for TDs and Larry Brown rushed for 110 yards
SAN FRANCISCO 19, Denver 14 (39515) - Trailing 14-6 at half, the 49ers scored a TD on a 61-yard pass from John Brodie to John Isenbarger and a 25-yard FG by Bruce Gossett that was set up by Mel Phillips’ interception
Detroit 16, CHICAGO 10 (45,632) - Returning to the lineup for the first time since knee surgery, Detroit WR Earl McCullough took a 17-yard TD pass from Bill Munson in the fourth period to erase a 7-6 Chicago lead
SAN DIEGO 31, Houston 31 (T) (41,427) - Lance Alworth’s 80-yard TD from Marty Domres enabled the Chargers to tie Houston. Houston's Jerry Rhome, threw 2 TD passes and ran for another
Cleveland 28, MIAMI 0 (75,313) - The Browns recorded their first shutout in 3 seasons and limited the Dolphins to one first down in the second half, while Cleveland's Bill Nelsen hit Gary Collins and Bo Scott with TD passes
MONDAY OCTOBER 26
MINNESOTA 13, Los Angeles 3 (47900) - Bill Brown took a 17-yard TD from Gary Cuozzo for the only TD after Kent Kramer recovered a fumbled punt. Brown rushed for 62 yards, becoming the 13th player to run for 5,000 yards
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Baltimore          5  1 0  .833 134 109 St. Louis          4  2 0  .667 136 130
Miami              4  2 0  .667 107  98 Dallas             4  2 0  .667 105 107
Buffalo            2  4 0  .333  78 137 NY Giants          3  3 0  .500 117 106
Boston             1  5 0  .167  67 125 Washington         3  3 0  .500 138 118
NY Jets            1  5 0  .167 117 145 Philadelphia       0  6 0  .000 104 165
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          4  2 0  .667 159 130 Minnesota          5  1 0  .833 153  39
Houston            2  3 1  .400 103 102 Detroit            5  1 0  .833 173  82
Pittsburgh         2  4 0  .333  71  94 GREEN BAY          4  2 0  .667 113 142
Cincinnati         1  5 0  .167  93 156 Chicago            2  4 0  .333  75 120
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Denver             4  2 0  .667 128 100 San Francisco      4  1 1  .800 139 109
Oakland            3  2 1  .600 161 135 Los Angeles        4  2 0  .667 130  77
Kansas City        3  3 0  .500 133 133 Atlanta            3  3 0  .500 101 101
San Diego          1  3 2  .250 122 140 New Orleans        1  4 1  .200  68 126
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8
LOS ANGELES 10, Atlanta 10 (T) (67232) - Taking possession with 2:40 to go, L.A marched 79 yards to gain a tie with two seconds remaining. Roman Gabriel hit Willie Ellison with a 4-yard TD and David Ray kicked the XP.
ST. LOUIS 31, Boston 0 (46466) - Cardinals became the first team since the 1962 Packers to post consecutive shutouts. MacArthur Lane scored three touchdowns to lift his season total to 12.
SAN DIEGO 24, Denver 21 (48327) - John Hadl threw three TD passes, while his second, to Gary Garrison, proved decisive. Steve Tensi made his first start for the Broncos and tossed a short TD pass to Billy Masters.
NEW ORLEANS 19, Detroit 17 (66910) - Tom Dempsey kicked a record 63-yard FG. Detroit had taken the lead on Errol Mann’s 18-yard FG with 11 seconds to go, but, two plays later, Dempsey made history.
Cincinnati 43, BUFFALO 14 (43897) - The Bengals registered their greatest point total ever, ending a six-game skid. Horst Muhlmann set a club record with 5 FGs. Lamar Parrish scored on a KO return and blocked kick.
OAKLAND 23, Cleveland 20 (54463) - George Blanda’s 52-yard FG won the game in the final three seconds. Blanda had replaced Daryle Lamonica in the fourth quarter after he had injured his shoulder.
NY GIANTS 23, Dallas 20 (62938) - Giant QB Fran Tarkenton climaxed a 73-yard drive with a 13-yard TD pass to RB Ron Johnson with 3:03 left. Johnson rushed for 140 yards. Pete Gogolak’s 54-yard FG set a team record.
PITTSBURGH 21, NY Jets 17 (50028) - The Steelers moved into a first-place tie with Cleveland, as Terry Hanratty tossed a TD pass to John Fuqua who also contributed one of the two Pittsburgh rushing TDs.
San Francisco 37, CHICAGO 16 (45607) - San Francisco rallied from a 13-3 deficit behind John Brodie who hit 21 of 28 passes for 317 yards and 3 TDs, including 79 and 10-yard tosses to Gene Washington.
KANSAS CITY 24, Houston 9 (49810) - Bobby Bell returned his third lifetime TD interception 45 yards to insure a Chiefs victory. Roy Gerela kicked Houston field goals in every period but the last.
PHILADELPHIA 24, Miami 17 (58171) - Four interceptions and three TD passes by Norm Snead, including twor to Harold Jackson, were just what  the Eagles needed to win their first game and snap an 11-game losing skid.
Minnesota 19, WASHINGTON 10 (50415) - Washington took a 7-0 lead and the defense proved stubborn, but Fred Cox kicked four FGs to provide the Vikings’ victory margin.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 9
Baltimore 13, Green Bay 10 at Milwaukee
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Baltimore          7  1 0  .875 182 119 St. Louis          6  2 0  .750 211 130
Miami              4  4 0  .500 124 157 Dallas             5  3 0  .625 146 147
Buffalo            3  5 0  .375 137 190 NY Giants          5  3 0  .625 162 136
Boston             1  7 0  .125  77 201 Washington         4  4 0  .500 167 140
NY Jets            1  7 0  .125 144 188 Philadelphia       1  7 0  .125 145 203
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          4  4 0  .500 189 190 Minnesota          7  1 0  .875 202  66
Pittsburgh         4  4 0  .500 113 121 Detroit            5  3 0  .625 207 131
Houston            2  5 1  .286 112 170 GREEN BAY          4  4 0  .500 133 181
Cincinnati         2  6 0  .250 146 191 Chicago            3  5 0  .375 114 171
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Oakland            4  2 2  .667 201 172 San Francisco      6  1 1  .857 202 135
Kansas City        4  3 1  .571 174 159 Los Angeles        5  2 1  .714 170 104
Denver             4  4 0  .500 152 143 Atlanta            3  4 1  .429 125 134
San Diego          3  3 2  .500 173 171 New Orleans        2  5 1  .286 104 173
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15
GREEN BAY 20, Chicago 19
Kansas City 31, PITTSBURGH 14 (50081) - Johnny Robinson contributed 2 of 5 interceptions to help stifle the Pittsburgh passing game and Billy Cannon caught 2 TDs from Len Dawson, who threw three in all.
PHILADELPHIA 13, Atlanta 13 (T) (55425) - Eagles S Steve Preece picked up a Harmon Wages' fumble and raced 21 yards for a TD and Mark Moseley hit the tying XP in the fourth, but he missed a 27-yard FG with :08 left.
BALTIMORE 17, Buffalo 17 (T) (60240) - The Colts and Bills exchanged fourth-period FGs, after Dennis Shaw connected with TD passes in the first half to provide the Bills with a 14-0 lead.
MINNESOTA 24, Detroit 20 (47900) - Clint Jones scored his third TD on a 5-yard bolt, with 1:23 left, to climax an 80-yard drive.  A 49-yard pass from Gary Cuozzo to TE Jim Lindsey on a third-and-10 preceded Jones’ TD.
MIAMI 21, New Orleans 10 (42866) - Miami overcame a fumble-ridden first half and ended a three-game skid. QB Bob Griese was 8 for 8 in the second half, and Lloyd Mumphord returned an interception 32 yards for a TD.
CINCINNATI 14, Cleveland 10 (60007) - Virgil Carter’s running and passing led the Bengals. He rushed 9 times for 110 yards and passed for 123 more. Mike Phipps made his first start and got the Browns off to a 10-0 lead.
San Francisco 30, HOUSTON 20 (43040) - The 49ers ran their streak to four victories, best since 1965, on the TD passing of John Brodie. He connected three times and Ken Willard contributed a fourth TD on a short run.
NY Jets 31, LOS ANGELES 20 (76378) - AI Woodall, Joe Namath’s replacement, threw three TDs in directing his first victory in the NFL as the Jets scored the most points on the Rams since 1966.
San Diego 16, BOSTON 14 (30597) - John Hadl rallied San Diego with second half TD passes to Lance Alworth and Gary Garrison. The margin was provided by a safety when Joe Owens tackled Joe Kapp in the end zone.
Oakland 24, DENVER 19 (50959) - George Blanda moved in for a late save for the Raiders for the third straight game. Trailing late, Blanda directed an attack climaxed by his TD pass to Fred Biletnikoff with 2:28 remaining.
NY GIANTS 35, Washington 33 (62915) - Down 33-14 with 10 minutes to go, the Giants rallied for their sixth straight win. Fran Tarkenton threw for 320 yards, while RB Tucker Frederickson caught 10 passes for 165 yards.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 16
St. Louis 38, DALLAS 0 (69323) - John Roland scored three TDs including a 74-yard punt return, and the Cardinals scored their third straight shutout, the first time since 1935 that a NFL team had done so.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22
MINNESOTA 10, Green Bay 3
MIAMI 34, Baltimore 17 (67699) - Jake Scott’s 77-yard TD return of a punt wiped out a 3-0 Baltimore edge and the Dolphins went on to a victory in which Bob Griese passed for two TDs and carried for another.
NY JETS 17, Boston 3 (61822) - New York and Boston traded FGs then George Nock tallied twice for a repeat Jets victory over the Patriots. A staunch Jets defense limited the Patriots to 23 yards rushing and 57 passing.
CLEVELAND 28, Houston 14 (74723) - The Browns regained the division lead thanks to the recovery of a Houston fumble in the end zone. Leroy Kelly carried 17 times for 46 yards and moved past the 5,000-yard mark.
CHICAGO 31, Buffalo 13 (41015) - In his first start, Chicago QB Bobby Douglass tossed 4 TD passes, two each to Dick Gordon and Jim Seymour, after his first attempt was intercepted and returned for a TD by George Byrd.
CINCINNATI 34, Pittsburgh 7 (59276) - Virgil Carter passed for two TDs and ran for another. Paul Robinson had his best day in two years with 119 yards on 18 carries. John Fuqua also had 119, on 17 carries for the Steelers.
DETROIT 28, San Francisco 7 (56232) - DE Jim Mitchell recovered a 49er fumble at the 49ers’ 26 on the second play, and Mel Farr scored five plays later. Greg Landry threw three touchdown passes.
KANSAS CITY 6, St. Louis 6 (T) (50711) - Chiefs K Jan Stenerud made his first two attempts good then missed two long ones. Jim Bakken was successful on two of three attempts, and Buck Buchanan blocked a fourth.
Los Angeles 17, ATLANTA 7 (58850) - The Rams defense produced two TDs within 46 seconds in the third to erase a 7-3 deficit. DE Coy Bacon ran 14 yards with a fumble, and Kermit Alexander 25 yards with an interception.
OAKLAND 20, San Diego 17 (54594) - George Blanda pulled out another win for the Raiders, this one on a 16-yard FG in the last :04. QB Daryle Lamonica had his TD streak halted at 25 games, second best in pro history.
Dallas 45, WASHINGTON 21 (50415) - Rookie Duane Thomas, knocked out on the opening kickoff, returned to score 3 TDs and rush for 104 yards. Craig Morton completed 12 of 15 passes for 176 yards and two TDs.
Denver 31, NEW ORLEANS 6 (66837) - Playing in place of injured Steve Tensi, Denver QB Pete Liske completed 15 of 26 passes for 262 yards and TDs to AI Denson and Jim Whalen.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 23
PHILADELPHIA 23, NY Giants 20 (59117) - Eagle QB Norm Snead’s second TD, a one-yard sneak at the start of the final period, provided the final margin of victory and snapped New York’s six-game winning streak.
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Baltimore          7  2 1  .778 216 170 St. Louis          7  2 1  .778 255 136
Miami              6  4 0  .600 179 184 NY Giants          6  4 0  .600 217 192
Buffalo            3  6 1  .333 167 238 Dallas             6  4 0  .600 191 206
NY Jets            3  7 0  .300 192 211 Washington         4  6 0  .400 221 220
Boston             1  9 0  .100  94 234 Philadelphia       2  7 1  .222 181 236
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          5  5 0  .500 227 218 Minnesota          9  1 0  .900 236  89
Cincinnati         4  6 0  .400 194 208 Detroit            6  4 0  .600 255 162
Pittsburgh         4  6 0  .400 134 186 GREEN BAY          5  5 0  .500 156 210
Houston            2  7 1  .222 146 228 Chicago            4  6 0  .400 164 204
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION 
Oakland            6  2 2  .750 245 208 San Francisco      7  2 1  .778 239 183
Kansas City        5  3 2  .625 211 179 Los Angeles        6  3 1  .667 207 142
San Diego          4  4 2  .500 206 205 Atlanta            3  5 2  .375 145 164
Denver             5  5 0  .500 202 173 New Orleans        2  7 1  .222 120 225
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26
DALLAS 16, Green Bay 3
DETROIT 28, Oakland 14 (56597) - Stung by an Oakland TD on their first play after recovering a fumble of the KO, the Lions rallied from a 14-0 deficit as QB Greg Landry threw for 3 TD and RB Mel Farr ran for 104 yards and a TD.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29
CINCINNATI 26, New Orleans 6 (59342) - An alert Cincinnati team set up three FGs for Horst Muhlmann and the Bengals registered their fourth straight win to gain a share of first. DE Royce Berry recovered two fumbles.
ST. LOUIS 23, Philadelphia 14 (46851) - Trailing 7-6 at half, St. Louis struck for two TDs within 38 seconds In the third period on Jim Hart’s 23-yard pass to John Gilliam and 44-yard toss to Davey Williams.
Los Angeles 30, SAN FRANCISCO 13 (59602) - Reserve Ram CB Jim Nettles intercepted a pair of passes and the 49ers crossed midfield only once in the second half, while LA's Willie Ellison scored three TDs.
KANSAS CITY 26, San Diego 14 (50315) - Len Dawson picked apart San Diego’s defense while Emmitt Thomas made a key interception and Jan Stenerud kicked four FGs to enable the Chiefs to move into a first-place tie.
BALTIMORE 21, Chicago 20 (60240) - John Unitas brought the Colts back from a 17-0 deficit, throwing a 54-yard pass to John Mackey in the last four minutes for a Colts victory. Unitas completed 23 of 40, with 5 interceptions.
Boston 14, BUFFALO 10 (31427) - The Patriots turned a fumble recovery by Houston Antwine and an interception by John Bramlett into 2 TDs and broke a 9-game skid, while the Bills set a club record with 159 penalty yards.
PITTSBURGH 28, Cleveland 9 (50214) - Terry Bradshaw fired two TD passes and Terry Hanratty one as the Steelers forces a three-way division tie The Browns were limited to three field goals by Don Cockroft.
HOUSTON 31, Denver 21 (35733) - Charley Johnson, with a broken collarbone, threw 3 TD passes for the first Houston victory in eight games. He connected twice to Jerry LeVias and once to Mike Richardson.
NY Giants 27, WASHINGTON 24 (50415) - Pete Gogolak kicked a 20-yard FG with 1:52 left and Fran Tarkenton threw for two TDs, the 199th and 200th of his career. Willie Williams’ second interception set up the winning kick.
NY JETS 20, Minnesota 10 (62333) - The Jets won their third in a row and limited the Vikings to 59 yards rushing. George Nock set a Jets record of 32 carries, netting 117 yards. W. K. Hicks picked off a pair to lead the defense.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 30
Miami 20, ATLANTA 7 (54036) - Miami’s Larry Csonka, who rushed for 108 yards, scored from the one to climax an 80-yard drive that consumed eight-and-a-half minutes late in the fourth period to clinch Miami’s seventh victory.
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Baltimore          8  2 1  .800 237 190 St. Louis          8  2 1  .800 278 150
Miami              7  4 0  .636 199 191 NY Giants          7  4 0  .636 244 216
NY Jets            4  7 0  .364 212 221 Dallas             7  4 0  .636 207 209
Buffalo            3  7 1  .300 177 252 Washington         4  7 0  .364 245 247
Boston             2  9 0  .182 108 244 Philadelphia       2  8 1  .200 195 259
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION 
Cincinnati         5  6 0  .455 220 214 Minnesota          9  2 0  .818 246 109
Cleveland          5  6 0  .455 236 246 Detroit            7  4 0  .636 283 176
Pittsburgh         5  6 0  .455 162 195 GREEN BAY          5  6 0  .455 159 226
Houston            3  7 1  .300 177 249 Chicago            4  7 0  .364 184 225
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION 
Oakland            6  3 2  .667 259 236 San Francisco      7  3 1  .700 252 213
Kansas City        6  3 2  .667 237 193 Los Angeles        7  3 1  .700 237 155
Denver             5  6 0  .455 223 204 Atlanta            3  6 2  .333 152 184
San Diego          4  5 2  .444 220 231 New Orleans        2  8 1  .200 126 251
SUNDAY DECEMBER 6
Green Bay 20, PITTSBURGH 12
SAN FRANCISCO 24, Atlanta 20 (41387) - A pair of pass interference infractions in the end zone set up two one-yard TD bursts by San Francisco’s Ken Willard that wiped out a 20-7 Atlanta lead.
MIAMI 37, Boston 20 (51032) - Miami's Larry Csonka had his second successive 100-yard day (21 for 115). Mercury Morris ran the opening kickoff back 96 yards as the Dolphins their first two TDs without an offensive play.
NY GIANTS 20, Buffalo 6 (62870) - With the score 6-6 in the fourth, the Giants thwarted a Buffalo fake FG attempt and mounted a 77 yard march that climaxed with Fran Tarkenton throwing a nine-yard TD to Clifton McNeil.
MINNESOTA 16, Chicago 13 (47900) - QB Bob Lee, making his first start, threw a 33-yard TD to John Henderson and Fred Cox kicked three FGs as the Vikings clinched their third straight title.
DETROIT 16, St. Louis 3 (56362) - Detroit turned two fumble recoveries into a pair of first half FGs, and a third recovery by Alex Karras set up Mel Farr’s 26-yard run for the game’s only TD.
Cincinnati 17, SAN DIEGO 14 (41461) - The Bengals won their fifth straight with Horst Muhlmann getting off his longest FG, 53 yards, and Lamar Parrish becoming the fourth man in the AFC to return a punt for a TD.
KANSAS CITY 16, Denver 0 (50454) - Five interceptions, three by Johnny Robinson, enabled the Chiefs to score a shutout over the Broncos. It was Robinson’s second 3-interceptions game of the season.
LOS ANGELES 34, New Orleans 16 (66410) - Roman Gabriel completed 21 passes, including TDs of 37 yards to Jack Snow and 11 yards to Billy Truax, as Los Angeles scored its third straight victory.
Oakland 14, NY JETS 13 (62905) - A final-second tipped TD pass from Daryle Lamonica to Warren Wells in the end zone enabled Oakland to win. George Blanda kicked the decisive final extra point.
BALTIMORE 29, Philadelphia 10 (60240) - Jerry Logan scored his fifth lifetime interception TD and Charlie Stukes set up another Colt TD with a 47-yard interception return as Baltimore won before its 50th successive sellout.
DALLAS 34, Washington 0 (57936) - Dallas exploded for 27 points in the second half and its defense limited Washington to only 17 total yards over the same two periods. Duane Thomas rushed for 123 yards.
MONDAY DECEMBER 7
Cleveland 21, HOUSTON 10 (50582) - Cleveland remained in a tie with Cincinnati, marked by Leroy Kelly’s 22nd 100-or-more rushing game. Kelly registered 108 yards on 20 carries.
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Baltimore          9  2 1  .818 266 200 St. Louis          8  3 1  .727 281 166
Miami              8  4 0  .667 236 211 NY Giants          8  4 0  .667 264 222
NY Jets            4  8 0  .333 225 235 Dallas             8  4 0  .667 241 209
Buffalo            3  8 1  .273 183 252 Washington         4  8 0  .333 245 281
Boston             2 10 0  .167 128 281 Philadelphia       2  9 1  .182 205 288
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION 
Cincinnati         6  6 0  .500 237 228 X-Minnesota       10  2 0  .833 262 122
Cleveland          6  6 0  .500 257 256 Detroit            8  4 0  .667 299 179
Pittsburgh         5  7 0  .417 174 215 GREEN BAY          6  6 0  .500 179 238
Houston            3  8 1  .273 187 270 Chicago            4  8 0  .333 197 241
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION 
Oakland            7  3 2  .700 273 249 San Francisco      8  3 1  .727 276 233
Kansas City        7  3 2  .700 253 193 Los Angeles        8  3 1  .727 271 171
Denver             5  7 0  .417 223 220 Atlanta            3  8 2  .273 172 208
San Diego          4  6 2  .400 234 248 New Orleans        2  9 1  .182 142 285
X-Clinched Division Title
SUNDAY DECEMBER 13
CHICAGO 35, Green Bay 17
Baltimore 20, BUFFALO 14 (34346) - Baltimore won a snowy victory to clinch the AFC East despite an outstanding performance by Buffalo’s rookie QB Dennis Shaw. Colts WR Roy Jefferson had five catches for 125 yards.
Cincinnati 30, HOUSTON 20 (34435) - Essex Johnson broke a tie with a pair of second half TDs to send Cincinnati into the division lead. Lamar Parrish intercepted his fifth pass for a Bengal record.
OAKLAND 20, Kansas City 6 (54596) - The Raiders powered to their fourth straight division title before a record Oakland crowd. The Raiders racked up 204 yards rushing compared to a total offense of 121 by the Chiefs.
Minnesota 35, BOSTON 14 (37819) - Ed Sharockman intercepted Joe Kapp three times, with two of them leading to TDs, in the Vikings’ victory. Bob Lee threw a pair of TD passes and ran for a third score.
MIAMI 16, NY Jets 10 (75099) - Miami scored its ninth win, triple the number they had in 1969. FGs of 13 and 21 yards by Garo Yepremian provided the winning margin. The Jets' Emerson Boozer carried 16 times for 114 yards.
Dallas 6, CLEVELAND 2 (75458) - Mike Clark’s two FGs in the second half enabled the Cowboys to stay in the running for a division title. Chuck Reynolds tackled Bob Hayes in the end zone for a safety.
WASHINGTON 24, Philadelphia 6 (50415) - Redskins RB Larry Brown carried the ball for 12 yards on his first attempt and became the first 1,000-yard rusher of 1970. Brown finished with 1,081 yards, a franchise record.
NY Giants 34, ST. LOUIS 17 (50845) - A pair of Fran Tarkenton TD passes and a three-yard end sweep by the QB carried the Giants into a 21-0 lead and into a first-place tie with Dallas in the NFC’s Eastern Division.
ATLANTA 27, Pittsburgh 16 (54162) - QB Randy Johnson, making his first start of the season, threw two TD passes and Atlanta turned four Pittsburgh errors into scores, knocking the Steelers out of title contention.
DENVER 17, San Diego 17 (T) (50959) - Denver's Willis Crenshaw registered the tying TD with less than two minutes to go. Denver trailed 17-0 at the half. San Diego's Gary Garrison got his twelfth TD pass from John Hadl.
San Francisco 38, NEW ORLEANS 27 (61940) - John Brodie threw three TD passes to Gene Washington and scored another on a one-yard sweep as the 49ers wiped out a 21-10 Saints’ lead.
MONDAY DECEMBER 14
Detroit 28, LOS ANGELES 23 (79441) - Rookie Steve Owens, entering the game in the first period to replace injured Mel Farr, rushed for 66 yards and two TDs as the Lions remained in the running for a playoff position.
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
X-Baltimore       10  2 1  .833 286 214 Dallas             9  4 0  .692 247 211
Miami              9  4 0  .692 252 221 NY Giants          9  4 0  .692 298 239
NY Jets            4  9 0  .308 235 251 St. Louis          8  4 1  .667 298 200
Buffalo            3  9 1  .250 197 272 Washington         5  8 0  .385 269 287
Boston             2 11 0  .154 142 316 Philadelphia       2 10 1  .167 211 302
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION 
Cincinnati         7  6 0  .538 267 248 X-Minnesota       11  2 0  .846 297 136
Cleveland          6  7 0  .462 259 262 Detroit            9  4 0  .692 327 202
Pittsburgh         5  8 0  .385 190 242 GREEN BAY          6  7 0  .462 196 273
Houston            3  9 1  .250 207 300 Chicago            5  8 0  .385 232 258
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION 
X-Oakland          8  3 2  .727 293 255 San Francisco      9  3 1  .750 314 260
Kansas City        7  4 2  .636 259 213 Los Angeles        8  4 1  .667 294 199
Denver             5  7 1  .417 240 237 Atlanta            4  8 2  .333 199 224
San Diego          4  6 3  .400 251 265 New Orleans        2 10 1  .167 169 323
X-Clinched Division Title
1970 PLAYOFFS - DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
NFC - Dec 26 - DALLAS (10-4) 5, Detroit (10-4) 0 (73167) - In the fourth, Dallas drove 76 yards to the Detroit one, but failed to score on fourth down. Three plays later, George Andrie and Jethro Pugh tackled Lions’ QB Greg Landry in the end zone for a safety in the lowest scoring playoff game ever.
AFC - Dec 26 - BALTIMORE (11-2-1) 21, Cincinnati (8-6) 0 (51127) - John Unitas connected with TD passes to Roy Jefferson and Ed Hinton to lead the Colts. The Baltimore defense limited Cincinnati to 63 yards rushing and 76 yards passing, while Norm Bulaich picked up 116 yards on 25 carries.
NFC - Dec 27 - San Francisco (10-3-1) 17, MINNESOTA (12-2) 14 (41050) - San Francisco CB Bruce Taylor, the NFC punt return champion, set up both 49ers’ TDs with punt returns of 30 and 23 yards and intercepted a Minnesota pass to spark San Francisco to its first playoff victory ever.
AFC - Dec 27 - OAKLAND (8-4-2) 21, Miami (10-4) 14 (54401) - Willie Brown’s 50-yard TD run with an interception and two scoring passes by Daryle Lamonica moved Oakland into the AFC final. Despite muddy conditions, Bob Griese also threw two TD passes for Miami.
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
NFC - Jan 3 - Dallas (11-4) 17, SAN FRANCISCO (11-3-1) 10 (59265) - Dallas MLB Lee Roy Jordan intercepted a John Brodie pass to set up a 13-yard TD run by rookie Duane Thomas that broke a 3-3 tie in the third period to power Dallas. Thomas rushed 27 times for 143 yards as Dallas scored its seventh consecutive victory.
AFC - Jan 3 - BALTIMORE (12-2-1) 27, Oakland (9-4-2) 17 (56368) - Johnny Unitas’ passing and play calling, and the running of rookie Norm Bulaich, powered the Colts. Bulaich scored twice and Unitas picked up 245 yards on 11 completions. Oakland's George Blanda threw TD passes to Fred Biletnikoff and Warren Wells, but was intercepted three times.
SUPER BOWL 5 (January 17, 1970 at Miami - 79,204)
BALTIMORE COLTS (13-2-1) 16, DALLAS COWBOYS (11-4) 13 - In the first Super Bowl game played on artificial turf, the two teams committed a Super Bowl record 11 combined turnovers in the game, and the Colts' 7 turnovers were the most ever committed by a winning team in a Super Bowl. Dallas also set a Super Bowl record with 10 penalties, costing them 133 yards. It was finally settled with nine seconds left when Colts rookie kicker Jim O'Brien kicked a 32-yard FG. In order to win the game, Baltimore had to overcome a 13–6 deficit at the half. It is also the only Super Bowl in which the Most Valuable Player Award was given to a member of the losing team: Cowboys Linebacker Chuck Howley, who intercepted two passes. It was the first time a QB didn't win the award. Howley refused to accept the award because it was meaningless to him after his team lost.
Cleveland Browns (7-7)
Head Coach: Blanton Collier
Passing Leader: Bill Nelsen (2156)
Rushing Leader: Leroy Kelly (656)
Receiving Leader: Bo Scott (40-351)
1970 The Year in Football
Washington Redskins (6-8)
Head Coach: Bill Austin
Passing Leader: Sonny Jurgensen (2354)
Rushing Leader: Larry Brown (1125)
Receiving Leader: Jerry Smith (45-575)
Pittsburgh Steelers (5-9)
Head Coach: Chuck Noll
Passing Leader: Terry Bradshaw (1410)
Rushing Leader: John Fuqua (691)
Receiving Leader: Ron Shanklun (30-691)/Dave Smith (30-458)
Los Angeles Rams (9-4-1)
Head Coach: George Allen
Passing Leader: Roman Gabriel (2552)
Rushing Leader: Les Josephson (640)
Receiving Leader: Jack Snow (51-859)
Chicago Bears (6-8)
Head Coach: Jim Dooley
Passing Leader: Jack Concannon (2130)
Rushing Leader: Ross Montgomery (229)
Receiving Leader: Dick Gordon (71-1026)
Philadelphia Eagles (3-10-1)
Head Coach: Jerry Williams
Passing Leader: Norm Snead (2323)
Rushing Leader: Cyril Pinder (657)
Receiving Leader: Lee Bougess (50-401)
St. Louis Cardinals (8-5-1)
Head Coach: Charley Winner
Passing Leader: Jim Hart (2575)
Rushing Leader: MacArthur Lane (977)
Receiving Leader: John Gilliam (45-952)
New York Giants (9-5)
Head Coach: Alex Webster
Passing Leader: Fran Tarkenton (2777)
Rushing Leader: Ron Johnson (1027)
Receiving Leader: Clifton McNeil (50-764)
Baltimore Colts (11-2-1)
Head Coach: Don McCafferty
Passing Leader: Johnny Unitas (2213)
Rushing Leader: Norm Bulaich (426)
Receiving Leader: Eddie Hinton (47-733)
Detroit Lions (10-4)
Head Coach: Joe Schmidt
Passing Leader: Greg Landry (1072)
Rushing Leader: Mel Farr (717)
Receiving Leader: Charlie Sanders (40-544)
San Francisco 49ers (10-3-1)
Head Coach: Dick Nolan
Passing Leader: John Brodie (2941)
Rushing Leader: Ken Willard (789)
Receiving Leader: Gene Washington (53-1100)
Green Bay Packers (6-8)
Head Coach: Phil Bengtson
Passing Leader: Bart Starr (1645)
Rushing Leader: Donny Anderson (853)
Receiving Leader: Carroll Dale (49-814)
Dallas Cowboys (10-4)
Head Coach: Tom Landry
Passing Leader: Craig Morton (1819)
Rushing Leader: Duane Thomas (803)
Receiving Leader: Bob Hayes (34-889)
Houston Oilers (3-10-1)
Head Coach: Wally Lemm
Passing Leader: Charley Johnson (1652)
Rushing Leader: Joe Dawkins (517)
Receiving Leader: Alvin Reed (47-604)
New York Jets (4-10)
Head Coach: Weeb Ewbank
Passing Leader: Al Woodall (1265)
Rushing Leader: Emerson Boozer (581)
Receiving Leader: Don Maynard (31-525)/George Sauer (31-510)
Buffalo Bills (3-10-1)
Head Coach: Johnny Rauch
Passing Leader: Dennis Shaw (2507)
Rushing Leader: O.J. Simpson (488)
Receiving Leader: Marlin Briscoe (57-1036)
Boston Patriots (2-12)
Head Coach: Clive Rush (1-6) and John Mazur (1-6)
Passing Leader: Joe Kapp (1104)
Rushing Leader: Jim Nance (522)
Receiving Leader: Ron Sellers (38-550)
San Diego Chargers (5-6-3)
Head Coach: Charlie Waller
Passing Leader: John Hadl (2388)
Rushing Leader: Jeff Queen (261)
Receiving Leader: Gary Garrison (44-1006)
Kansas City Chiefs (7-5-2)
Head Coach: Hank Stram
Passing Leader: Len Dawson (1876)
Rushing Leader: Ed Podolak (749)
Receiving Leader: Otis Taylor (34-618)
Oakland Raiders (8-4-2)
Head Coach: John Madden
Passing Leader: Daryle Lamonica (2516)
Rushing Leader: Hewritt Dixon (861)
Receiving Leader: Fred Biletnikoff (45-768)
Denver Broncos (5-8-1)
Head Coach: Lou Saban
Passing Leader: Pete Liske (1340)
Rushing Leader: Floyd Little (901)
Receiving Leader: Al Denson (47-646)
Minnesota Vikings (12-2)
Head Coach: Bud Grant
Passing Leader: Gary Cuozzo (1720)
Rushing Leader: Dave Osborn (681)
Receiving Leader: Gene Washington (44-702)
Atlanta Falcons (4-8-2)
Head Coach: Norm Van Brocklin
Passing Leader: Bob Berry (1806)
Rushing Leader: Cannonball Butler (636)
Receiving Leader: Jim Mitchell (44-650)
Miami Dolphins (10-4)
Head Coach: Don Shula
Passing Leader: Bob Griese (2019)
Rushing Leader: Larry Csonka (874)
Receiving Leader: Jim Kiick (42-497)
New Orleans Saints (2-11-1)
Head Coach: Tom Fears (1-5-1) and J.D. Roberts (1-6)
Passing Leader: Billy Kilmer (1557)
Rushing Leader: Tony Baker (337)
Receiving Leader: Dan Abramowicz (55-906)
Cincinnati Bengals (8-6)
Head Coach: Paul Brown
Passing Leader: Virgil Carter (1647)
Rushing Leader: Jess Phillips (648)
Receiving Leader: Chip Myers (32-542)
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Baltimore          7  1 1  .875 199 136 St. Louis          7  2 0  .778 249 130
Miami              5  4 0  .556 145 167 NY Giants          6  3 0  .667 197 169
Buffalo            3  5 1  .375 154 207 Dallas             5  4 0  .556 146 185
NY Jets            2  7 0  .222 175 208 Washington         4  5 0  .444 200 175
Boston             1  8 0  .111  91 217 Philadelphia       1  7 1  .125 158 216
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland          4  5 0  .444 199 204 Minnesota          8  1 0  .889 226  86
Pittsburgh         4  5 0  .444 127 152 Detroit            5  4 0  .556 227 155
Cincinnati         3  6 0  .333 160 201 GREEN BAY          5  4 0  .556 153 200
Houston            2  6 1  .250 132 200 Chicago            3  6 0  .333 133 191
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Oakland            5  2 2  .714 225 191 San Francisco      7  1 1  .875 232 155
Kansas City        5  3 1  .625 205 173 Los Angeles        5  3 1  .625 190 135
San Diego          4  3 2  .571 189 185 Atlanta            3  4 2  .429 138 147
Denver             4  5 0  .444 171 167 New Orleans        2  6 1  .250 114 194