“Rotation System”

Prior to 1975, the playoff sites rotated and were known prior to the start of the season. In 1968, the hosts were the Century and Coastal division winners for the conference championships (first round), and the Eastern Conference for the championship game.

The rotation system forced the 12-2 Cowboys, champions of the Capitol Division, to play at the 10-4 Browns in the Eastern Conference playoff. It had no effect in the Western Conference, where the 13-1 Colts hosted the 8-6 Vikings.