In perhaps the most important Super Bowl in NFL history, the New York Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts 16-7.
Before the Jets unlikely win, AFL teams were believed to be less competitive and talented than NFL teams, and many fans and experts believed that the AFL-NFL merger was a bad idea. Baltimore was favored by a ridiculous 18 points in the game, as many thought that the Jets were not of the same caliber as the dominant Colts, led by Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas.
New York was led by brash and young quarterback Joe Namath, who personally guaranteed a Jets' win in the big game. Many believed this prediction to be outrageous and ignorant. New York went on to dominate the entire contest, holding the potent Colts offense to just seven points. After the game, Joe Namath pointed his finger up to the sky, concluding one of the greatest upsets in sports history.