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9-4-1, Finished 1st in AFL East Division  · 1966 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.1, Offense: 2.5, Defense: 4.6, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 358 points (25.6/g), 2nd of 9 in the AFL. Allowed 255 points (18.2/g), 1st.
 Differential of 103 points (7.4/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.7-4.3.

Coach: Joe Collier (9-4-1)

Stadium: War Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Sheraton Camelot Motor Inn (Blasdell, New York)

Team Info

Owner/President Ralph Wilson
General Manager Richard Gallagher
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 358 4748 944 5.0 36 15 19 255 199 473 2856 15 21 5.8 126 455 1892 19 4.2 110
Team Defense 255 4109 842 4.9 38 9 12 192 205 466 3058 22 29 6.1 131 344 1051 6 3.1 49
Lg Rank Offense 2 3 4 7 2 3 5 8 3 6 2 3 1 4
Lg Rank Defense 1 3 4 6 1 6 6 5 3 6 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore L 0-1 @ San Diego Chargers 7 27 15 267 150 117 3 15 290 153 137
2 Sun September 11 boxscore L 0-2 Kansas City Chiefs 20 42 15 195 116 79 1 17 388 223 165 1
3 Sun September 18 boxscore W 1-2 Miami Dolphins 58 24 25 508 329 179 3 17 313 202 111 4
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W 2-2 Houston Oilers 27 20 14 276 140 136 3 15 300 276 24 5
4 Sun October 2 boxscore W 3-2 @ Kansas City Chiefs 29 14 20 361 214 147 1 11 265 214 51 3
6 Sat October 8 boxscore L 3-3 Boston Patriots 10 20 15 321 269 52 3 12 286 177 109 1
7 Sun October 16 boxscore T 3-3-1 San Diego Chargers 17 17 22 320 107 213 2 12 219 169 50
8 Sun October 30 boxscore W 4-3-1 @ New York Jets 33 23 17 268 134 134 5 17 328 323 5 6
8 Sun November 6 boxscore W 5-3-1 @ Miami Dolphins 29 0 18 385 271 114 5 11 171 123 48 4
10 Sun November 13 boxscore W 6-3-1 New York Jets 14 3 10 224 132 92 15 329 274 55 1
11 Sun November 20 boxscore W 7-3-1 @ Houston Oilers 42 20 23 508 352 156 11 315 228 87 3
12 Thu November 24 boxscore W 8-3-1 @ Oakland Raiders 31 10 25 465 239 226 2 11 315 257 58 4
12 Sun December 4 boxscore L 8-4-1 @ Boston Patriots 3 14 17 314 274 40 4 12 226 119 107 1
14 Sun December 18 boxscore W 9-4-1 Denver Broncos 38 21 19 336 129 207 4 16 364 320 44 5
Playoffs
ConfChamp Sun January 1 boxscore L 9-5-1 Kansas City Chiefs 7 31 9 255 215 40 4 14 277 164 113

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
15 Jack Kemp* 31 QB 14 14 9-4-1 166 389 42.7% 2451 11 2.8 16 4.1 55 6.3 5.0 14.8 175.1 56.2 1 1
12 Daryle Lamonica 25 14 0 33 84 39.3% 549 4 4.8 5 6.0 55 6.5 4.8 16.6 39.2 53.1 1 0
Team Total 26.5 14 9-4-1 199 473 42.1% 3000 15 3.2 21 4.4 55 6.3 5.0 15.1 214.3 55.6 2 1
Opp Total 14 205 466 44.0% 3307 22 4.7 29 6.2 7.1 5.24 16.1 236.2 58.1 32 249 6.1 4.4 6.4

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
21 Bobby Burnett* 23 HB 14 0 187 766 4 32 4.1 54.7 13.4 34 419 12.3 4 48 2.4 29.9 1185 8 3
30 Wray Carlton* 29 FB 14 0 156 696 6 23 4.5 49.7 11.1 21 280 13.3 0 55 1.5 20.0 976 6 4
15 Jack Kemp* 31 QB 14 14 40 130 5 26 3.3 9.3 2.9 130 5 7
34 Allen Smith 24 14 0 31 148 0 20 4.8 10.6 2.2 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 149 0 0
32 Jack Spikes 29 14 0 28 119 3 36 4.3 8.5 2.0 2 45 22.5 1 27 0.1 3.2 164 4 1
12 Daryle Lamonica 25 14 0 9 6 1 14 0.7 0.4 0.6 6 1 2
44 Elbert Dubenion 33 FL 14 0 3 16 0 17 5.3 1.1 0.2 50 747 14.9 2 46 3.6 53.4 763 2 0
40 Ed Rutkowski 25 14 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 0.7 0.1 6 150 25.0 1 55 0.4 10.7 160 1 1
83 Bobby Crockett 23 SE 14 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 533 17.2 3 53 2.2 38.1 533 3 0
73 Paul Costa* 25 TE 14 14 0 1 0 1 0.1 0.0 27 400 14.8 3 50 1.9 28.6 401 3 0
80 Charley Ferguson 27 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 293 18.3 1 31 1.1 20.9 293 1 0
85 Glenn Bass 27 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 130 13.0 0 19 0.7 9.3 130 0 1
67 Joe O'Donnell 25 RG 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.1 2 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 455 1892 19 36 4.2 135.1 32.5 199 3000 15.1 15 55 14.2 214.3 4892 34 27
Opp Total 14 344 1051 6 3.1 75.1 24.6 205 3058 14.9 22 14.6 218.4 4109 28 19

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
22 Charley Warner 26 KR 14 0 33 846 1 95 25.6 846
40 Ed Rutkowski 25 14 0 18 209 1 73 11.6 6 121 0 32 20.2 490
42 Butch Byrd*+ 25 PR/RCB 14 14 23 186 1 72 8.1 186
48 Pete Mills 24 1 0 4 76 0 26 19.0 76
45 Hagood Clarke 24 LS 14 0 2 12 0 7 6.0 12
71 Wayne DeSutter 22 14 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
80 Charley Ferguson 27 14 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 293
82 Dave Costa 25 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
55 Paul Maguire 28 P 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
65 Remi Prudhomme 24 14 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
57 Bob Schmidt 30 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
67 Joe O'Donnell 25 RG 14 0 0 3 0 3 5
58 Mike Stratton*+ 25 RLB 14 0 0 4 0 4 4
Team Total 26.5 14 43 411 2 73 9.6 51 1064 1 95 20.9 6367
Opp Total 14 20 301 2 15.1 65 1329 0 20.4

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
5 Booth Lusteg 27 K 14 0 10 8 6 3 8 4 10 4 4 38 19 50.0%% 42 41 97.6%%
55 Paul Maguire 28 P 14 0 69 2841 61 0 41.2
Team Total 26.5 14 10 8 6 3 8 4 10 4 4 38 19 50.0%% 42 41 97.6%% 69 2841 61 0 41.2
Opp Total 14 22 13 59.1%% 28 28 100.0%% 84 3326 39.6

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
42 Butch Byrd*+ 25 PR/RCB 14 14 6 110 1 60 0 0 3 0 0 0
27 Tom Janik 26 LCB 14 0 8 136 2 37 0
15 Jack Kemp* 31 QB 14 14 0 7 0 0 0
45 Hagood Clarke 24 LS 14 0 5 118 1 66 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 Wray Carlton* 29 FB 14 0 0 4 0 0 0
21 Bobby Burnett* 23 HB 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
58 Mike Stratton*+ 25 RLB 14 0 3 37 0 23 0
64 Harry Jacobs 29 MLB 14 14 2 15 0 15 0
12 Daryle Lamonica 25 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
48 Pete Mills 24 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
85 Glenn Bass 27 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
47 Charlie King 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
72 Ron McDole+ 27 LDE 14 0 1 4 0 4 0
40 Ed Rutkowski 25 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
26 George Saimes* 25 RS 14 0 1 32 0 32 0
57 Bob Schmidt 30 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
56 Marty Schottenheimer 23 14 0 1 20 0 20 0
32 Jack Spikes 29 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
51 John Tracey* 33 LLB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
22 Charley Warner 26 KR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 29 472 4 66 0 0 27 0 0 1
Opp Total 14 16 19 10

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
5 Booth Lusteg 27 K 14 0 41 19 98
21 Bobby Burnett* 23 HB 14 0 4 4 8 48
30 Wray Carlton* 29 FB 14 0 6 6 36
15 Jack Kemp* 31 QB 14 14 5 5 30
32 Jack Spikes 29 14 0 3 1 4 24
73 Paul Costa* 25 TE 14 14 3 3 18
83 Bobby Crockett 23 SE 14 12 3 3 18
42 Butch Byrd*+ 25 PR/RCB 14 14 1 1 2 12
44 Elbert Dubenion 33 FL 14 0 2 2 12
27 Tom Janik 26 LCB 14 0 2 2 12
40 Ed Rutkowski 25 14 0 1 1 2 12
45 Hagood Clarke 24 LS 14 0 1 1 6
78 Jim Dunaway*+ 25 LDT 14 0 1 1 6
80 Charley Ferguson 27 14 0 1 1 6
12 Daryle Lamonica 25 14 0 1 1 6
58 Mike Stratton*+ 25 RLB 14 0 1 1 6
22 Charley Warner 26 KR 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 14 19 15 2 1 1 4 1 43 41 19 1 356
Opp Total 14 6 22 2 1 28 13 255

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1966-09-04 @ SDG L, 7-27 4 2 rush Bobby Burnett 2 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
2 1966-09-11 KAN L, 20-42 2 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
3 1966-09-11 KAN L, 20-42 4 73 punt Ed Rutkowski 73 yard punt return (Booth Lusteg kick)
4 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 1 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
5 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 1 60 interception Butch Byrd 60 yard interception return (Booth Lusteg kick)
6 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 1 72 punt Butch Byrd 72 yard punt return (Booth Lusteg kick)
7 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 2 26 pass Bobby Crockett 26 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
8 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 2 1 rush Bobby Burnett 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
9 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 2 3 rush Bobby Burnett 3 yard rush
10 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 2 11 rush Jack Spikes 11 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
11 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 4 18 pass Jack Spikes 18 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Booth Lusteg kick)
12 1966-09-25 HOU W, 27-20 2 8 rush Wray Carlton 8 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
13 1966-09-25 HOU W, 27-20 2 15 pass Bobby Burnett 15 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
14 1966-09-25 HOU W, 27-20 4 66 interception Hagood Clarke 66 yard interception return (Booth Lusteg kick)
15 1966-10-02 @ KAN W, 29-14 2 10 pass Elbert Dubenion 10 yard pass from Jack Kemp (pass failed)
16 1966-10-02 @ KAN W, 29-14 4 24 pass Ed Rutkowski 24 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
17 1966-10-02 @ KAN W, 29-14 4 10 rush Wray Carlton 10 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
18 1966-10-08 BOS L, 10-20 4 1 rush Wray Carlton 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
19 1966-10-16 SDG T, 17-17 3 3 pass Bobby Burnett 3 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Booth Lusteg kick)
20 1966-10-16 SDG T, 17-17 4 1 rush Daryle Lamonica 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
21 1966-10-30 @ NYJ W, 33-23 2 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
22 1966-10-30 @ NYJ W, 33-23 3 95 kickoff Charley Warner 95 yard kickoff return (Booth Lusteg kick)
23 1966-10-30 @ NYJ W, 33-23 3 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
24 1966-11-06 @ MIA W, 29-0 2 16 pass Bobby Burnett 16 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
25 1966-11-06 @ MIA W, 29-0 3 3 rush Bobby Burnett 3 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
26 1966-11-06 @ MIA W, 29-0 4 4 pass Paul Costa 4 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
27 1966-11-13 NYJ W, 14-3 4 14 pass Elbert Dubenion 14 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
28 1966-11-13 NYJ W, 14-3 4 72 blocked field goal Jim Dunaway 72 yard blocked field goal return (Booth Lusteg kick)
29 1966-11-20 @ HOU W, 42-20 2 10 pass Paul Costa 10 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Booth Lusteg kick)
30 1966-11-20 @ HOU W, 42-20 2 53 pass Bobby Crockett 53 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
31 1966-11-20 @ HOU W, 42-20 3 26 rush Jack Kemp 26 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
32 1966-11-20 @ HOU W, 42-20 3 34 interception Tom Janik 34 yard interception return (Booth Lusteg kick)
33 1966-11-20 @ HOU W, 42-20 4 3 pass Paul Costa 3 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
34 1966-11-20 @ HOU W, 42-20 4 12 pass Charley Ferguson 12 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Booth Lusteg kick)
35 1966-11-24 @ OAK W, 31-10 2 26 pass Bobby Burnett 26 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
36 1966-11-24 @ OAK W, 31-10 2 11 rush Wray Carlton 11 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
37 1966-11-24 @ OAK W, 31-10 3 2 rush Wray Carlton 2 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
38 1966-11-24 @ OAK W, 31-10 4 1 rush Jack Spikes 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
39 1966-12-18 DEN W, 38-21 1 6 rush Wray Carlton 6 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
40 1966-12-18 DEN W, 38-21 1 1 rush Jack Spikes 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
41 1966-12-18 DEN W, 38-21 2 38 pass Bobby Crockett 38 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
42 1966-12-18 DEN W, 38-21 3 25 interception Tom Janik 25 yard interception return (Booth Lusteg kick)
43 1966-12-18 DEN W, 38-21 4 22 fumble Mike Stratton 22 yard fumble return (Booth Lusteg kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1966-09-04 @ SDG W, 27-7 2 7 pass Lance Alworth 7 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
2 1966-09-04 @ SDG W, 27-7 4 3 pass Jacque MacKinnon 3 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
3 1966-09-04 @ SDG W, 27-7 4 81 punt Speedy Duncan 81 yard punt return (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
4 1966-09-11 KAN W, 42-20 1 12 pass Bert Coan 12 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
5 1966-09-11 KAN W, 42-20 1 4 rush Bert Coan 4 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
6 1966-09-11 KAN W, 42-20 1 14 pass Otis Taylor 14 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
7 1966-09-11 KAN W, 42-20 3 17 pass Curtis McClinton 17 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Tommy Brooker kick)
8 1966-09-11 KAN W, 42-20 3 79 punt Mike Garrett 79 yard punt return (Tommy Brooker kick)
9 1966-09-11 KAN W, 42-20 4 1 rush Curtis McClinton 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
10 1966-09-18 MIA L, 24-58 2 4 pass John Roderick 4 yard pass from George Wilson (Gene Mingo kick)
11 1966-09-18 MIA L, 24-58 4 66 pass Bo Roberson 66 yard pass from George Wilson (Gene Mingo kick)
12 1966-09-18 MIA L, 24-58 4 13 pass Dave Kocourek 13 yard pass from George Wilson (Gene Mingo kick)
13 1966-09-25 HOU L, 20-27 4 11 pass Ode Burrell 11 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
14 1966-09-25 HOU L, 20-27 4 62 pass Charley Frazier 62 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
15 1966-10-02 @ KAN L, 14-29 1 71 pass Otis Taylor 71 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
16 1966-10-02 @ KAN L, 14-29 1 15 pass Curtis McClinton 15 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
17 1966-10-08 BOS W, 20-10 1 19 rush Jim Nance 19 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
18 1966-10-08 BOS W, 20-10 3 25 pass Joe Bellino 25 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
19 1966-10-16 SDG T, 17-17 1 6 pass Willie Frazier 6 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
20 1966-10-16 SDG T, 17-17 2 21 pass Keith Lincoln 21 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
21 1966-10-30 @ NYJ L, 23-33 4 34 pass Pete Lammons 34 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
22 1966-10-30 @ NYJ L, 23-33 4 39 interception Bill Baird 39 yard interception return (Jim Turner kick)
23 1966-10-30 @ NYJ L, 23-33 4 19 pass Don Maynard 19 yard pass from Joe Namath (pass failed)
24 1966-11-20 @ HOU L, 20-42 2 1 rush Don Trull 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
25 1966-11-20 @ HOU L, 20-42 4 40 pass Charley Frazier 40 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
26 1966-11-24 @ OAK L, 10-31 1 16 pass Billy Cannon 16 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Eischeid kick)
27 1966-12-04 @ BOS W, 14-3 1 65 rush Jim Nance 65 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
28 1966-12-04 @ BOS W, 14-3 3 3 rush Babe Parilli 3 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
29 1966-12-18 DEN L, 21-38 2 62 pass Bob Scarpitto 62 yard pass from John McCormick (Gary Kroner kick)
30 1966-12-18 DEN L, 21-38 4 28 pass Bob Scarpitto 28 yard pass from John McCormick (pass failed)
31 1966-12-18 DEN L, 21-38 4 11 pass Bob Scarpitto 11 yard pass from John McCormick (two point pass successful)