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1963 New York Jets

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5-8-1, Finished 4th in AFL East Division  · 1963 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.4, Offense: -4.7, Defense: -4.7, SoS: 1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 249 points (17.8/g), 8th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 399 points (28.5/g), 7th.
 Differential of -150 points (-10.7/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 3.5-10.5.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (5-8-1)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: Peekskill Military Academy (Peekskill, New York)

Team Info

Minority Owner Leon Hess
Majority Owner Sonny Werblin
Head Coach/General Manager Weeb Ewbank
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 249 3510 823 4.3 44 15 27 200 209 480 2532 21 29 4.9 121 306 978 8 3.2 52
Team Defense 399 5167 899 5.7 36 15 17 280 223 417 3038 25 21 6.9 139 459 2129 26 4.6 124
Lg Rank Offense 8 8 6 3 8 2 7 6 6 7 8 8 8 8
Lg Rank Defense 7 8 6 5 8 2 7 7 6 7 8 8 8 8

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore L 0-1 @ Boston Patriots 14 38 15 272 155 117 5 24 388 268 120 1
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 1-1 Houston Oilers 24 17 17 251 191 60 4 18 393 308 85 3
3 Sat September 28 boxscore W 2-1 Oakland Raiders 10 7 11 238 173 65 6 14 227 164 63 6
4 Sat October 5 boxscore W 3-1 Boston Patriots 31 24 10 218 172 46 1 22 409 304 105 6
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 3-2 @ San Diego Chargers 20 24 16 266 203 63 22 510 223 287 3
7 Sun October 20 boxscore L 3-3 @ Oakland Raiders 26 49 17 314 223 91 2 28 505 282 223 3
7 Sat October 26 boxscore T 3-3-1 Denver Broncos 35 35 16 294 225 69 2 16 317 201 116 2
8 Sat November 2 boxscore L 3-4-1 San Diego Chargers 7 53 15 235 196 39 4 25 528 371 157 1
10 Sun November 10 boxscore L 3-5-1 @ Houston Oilers 27 31 21 354 282 72 5 23 309 189 120 2
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 4-5-1 @ Denver Broncos 14 9 16 347 238 109 14 215 52 163 1
11 Sun December 1 boxscore W 5-5-1 Kansas City Chiefs 17 0 10 179 97 82 1 13 296 177 119 3
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 5-6-1 @ Buffalo Bills 14 45 14 168 130 38 4 22 370 85 285
13 Sat December 14 boxscore L 5-7-1 Buffalo Bills 10 19 10 217 168 49 3 20 308 150 158 3
14 Sun December 22 boxscore L 5-8-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 0 48 12 157 79 78 7 16 392 264 128 2

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
19 Dick Wood 27 QB 12 12 5-6-1 160 352 45.5% 2204 18 5.1 19 5.4 60 6.3 4.9 13.8 183.7 60.6 1 1
17 Galen Hall 23 qb 13 2 0-2-0 45 118 38.1% 611 3 2.5 9 7.6 73 5.2 2.3 13.6 47.0 32.1
18 Johnny Green 26 1 0 2 6 33.3% 10 0 0.0 1 16.7 6 1.7 -5.8 5.0 10.0 2.8
2 Ed Chlebek 23 2 0 2 4 50.0% 5 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 1.3 1.3 2.5 2.5 56.2
Team Total 26.0 14 5-8-1 209 480 43.5% 2830 21 4.4 29 6.0 73 5.9 4.1 13.5 202.1 52.3 1 1
Opp Total 14 223 417 53.5% 3218 25 6.0 21 5.0 7.7 6.65 14.4 229.9 77.8 23 180 6.9 5.9 5.2

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
30 Mark Smolinski 24 FB 14 0 150 561 4 56 3.7 40.1 10.7 34 278 8.2 1 49 2.4 19.9 839 5 2
31 Bill Mathis* 25 14 0 107 268 1 16 2.5 19.1 7.6 18 177 9.8 1 33 1.3 12.6 445 2 1
45 Dick Christy 28 HB/KR/PR 11 0 26 88 1 13 3.4 8.0 2.4 8 73 9.1 0 13 0.7 6.6 161 1 2
17 Galen Hall 23 qb 13 2 9 24 1 11 2.7 1.8 0.7 24 1 4
19 Dick Wood 27 QB 12 12 7 17 1 11 2.4 1.4 0.6 17 1 6
20 Bill Perkins 22 4 0 3 8 0 8 2.7 2.0 0.8 8 0 1
13 Don Maynard 28 FL 12 0 2 6 0 8 3.0 0.5 0.2 38 780 20.5 9 73 3.2 65.0 786 9 0
33 Curley Johnson 28 P 14 0 2 6 0 5 3.0 0.4 0.1 6 0 1
29 Bake Turner* 23 WR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 71 1009 14.2 6 53 5.1 72.1 1009 6 1
89 Dee Mackey 29 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 263 11.4 3 31 1.6 18.8 263 3 1
84 Ken Gregory 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 90 10.0 0 16 0.6 6.4 90 0 0
85 Gene Heeter 22 TE 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 160 20.0 1 40 0.9 17.8 160 1 0
Team Total 26.0 14 306 978 8 56 3.2 69.9 21.9 209 2830 13.5 21 73 14.9 202.1 3808 29 22
Opp Total 14 459 2129 26 4.6 152.1 32.8 223 3038 13.6 25 15.9 217.0 5167 51 26

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
45 Dick Christy 28 HB/KR/PR 11 0 9 46 0 13 5.1 24 585 0 71 24.4 792
25 Marshall Starks 24 14 0 3 7 0 3 2.3 19 336 0 30 17.7 343
29 Bake Turner* 23 WR 14 0 14 299 0 49 21.4 1308
33 Curley Johnson 28 P 14 0 6 77 0 17 12.8 83
46 Bill Baird 24 RS 14 0 4 143 1 93 35.8 143
20 Bill Perkins 22 4 0 4 55 0 18 13.8 63
26 Tony Stricker 23 LCB 12 0 4 90 0 31 22.5 90
89 Dee Mackey 29 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 263
31 Bill Mathis* 25 14 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 456
13 Don Maynard 28 FL 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 792
30 Mark Smolinski 24 FB 14 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 849
Team Total 26.0 14 17 202 1 93 11.9 74 1463 0 71 19.8 5473
Opp Total 14 31 357 0 11.5 50 1147 0 22.9

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
33 Curley Johnson 28 P 14 0 72 3034 64 1 42.1
77 Dick Guesman 25 K/RDT 14 0 3 2 10 5 8 1 3 1 24 9 37.5%% 30 30 100.0%%
Team Total 26.0 14 3 2 10 5 8 1 3 1 24 9 37.5%% 30 30 100.0%% 72 3034 64 1 42.1
Opp Total 14 23 11 47.8%% 50 48 96.0%% 57 2405 42.2

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
46 Bill Baird 24 RS 14 0 6 31 0 26 0
40 Dainard Paulson 26 LS 14 0 6 114 0 47 0
19 Dick Wood 27 QB 12 12 0 6 0 0 0
17 Galen Hall 23 qb 13 2 0 4 0 0 0
60 Larry Grantham*+ 25 RLB 14 0 3 89 0 41 0
45 Dick Christy 28 HB/KR/PR 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
30 Mark Smolinski 24 FB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
26 Tony Stricker 23 LCB 12 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
42 Clyde Washington 25 RCB 14 0 2 2 0 2 0
2 Ed Chlebek 23 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
72 Chuck Janerette 25 LDT 14 0 1 6 0 6 0
33 Curley Johnson 28 P 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
89 Dee Mackey 29 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
31 Bill Mathis* 25 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 Bill Perkins 22 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
67 Jim Price 23 LLB 14 0 1 15 0 15 0
25 Marshall Starks 24 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
87 LaVerne Torczon 27 RDE 14 0 1 2 0 2 0
29 Bake Turner* 23 WR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 21 284 0 47 0 0 22 0 0 0
Opp Total 14 37 26 11 1

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
77 Dick Guesman 25 K/RDT 14 0 30 9 57
13 Don Maynard 28 FL 12 0 9 9 54
29 Bake Turner* 23 WR 14 0 6 6 36
30 Mark Smolinski 24 FB 14 0 4 1 5 30
89 Dee Mackey 29 14 0 3 3 18
31 Bill Mathis* 25 14 0 1 1 2 12
46 Bill Baird 24 RS 14 0 1 1 6
45 Dick Christy 28 HB/KR/PR 11 0 1 1 6
60 Larry Grantham*+ 25 RLB 14 0 1 1 6
17 Galen Hall 23 qb 13 2 1 1 6
85 Gene Heeter 22 TE 9 0 1 1 6
25 Marshall Starks 24 14 0 1 1 6
19 Dick Wood 27 QB 12 12 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 14 8 21 1 2 32 30 9 249
Opp Total 14 26 25 1 48 11 1 399

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-08 @ BOS L, 14-38 1 20 blocked punt Larry Grantham 20 yard blocked punt return (Dick Guesman kick)
2 1963-09-08 @ BOS L, 14-38 2 4 pass Bake Turner 4 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
3 1963-09-22 HOU W, 24-17 1 33 pass Bill Mathis 33 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
4 1963-09-22 HOU W, 24-17 2 97 field goal Marshall Starks 97 yard field goal return (Dick Guesman kick)
5 1963-09-22 HOU W, 24-17 4 4 rush Mark Smolinski 4 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
6 1963-09-28 OAK W, 10-7 1 51 pass Bake Turner 51 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
7 1963-10-05 BOS W, 31-24 1 30 pass Don Maynard 30 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
8 1963-10-05 BOS W, 31-24 1 2 rush Mark Smolinski 2 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
9 1963-10-05 BOS W, 31-24 2 53 pass Bake Turner 53 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
10 1963-10-05 BOS W, 31-24 4 15 pass Don Maynard 15 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
11 1963-10-13 @ SDG L, 20-24 1 51 pass Bake Turner 51 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
12 1963-10-13 @ SDG L, 20-24 3 2 rush Mark Smolinski 2 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
13 1963-10-20 @ OAK L, 26-49 1 34 pass Gene Heeter 34 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
14 1963-10-20 @ OAK L, 26-49 4 49 pass Mark Smolinski 49 yard pass from Galen Hall (Dick Guesman kick)
15 1963-10-20 @ OAK L, 26-49 4 6 rush Galen Hall 6 yard rush
16 1963-10-26 DEN T, 35-35 1 37 pass Don Maynard 37 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
17 1963-10-26 DEN T, 35-35 1 1 rush Dick Christy 1 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
18 1963-10-26 DEN T, 35-35 2 22 pass Don Maynard 22 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
19 1963-10-26 DEN T, 35-35 3 56 pass Don Maynard 56 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
20 1963-10-26 DEN T, 35-35 4 6 pass Dee Mackey 6 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
21 1963-11-02 SDG L, 7-53 4 4 rush Dick Wood 4 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
22 1963-11-10 @ HOU L, 27-31 1 47 pass Bake Turner 47 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
23 1963-11-10 @ HOU L, 27-31 3 7 pass Dee Mackey 7 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
24 1963-11-10 @ HOU L, 27-31 4 93 punt Bill Baird 93 yard punt return (Dick Guesman kick)
25 1963-11-10 @ HOU L, 27-31 4 12 pass Dee Mackey 12 yard pass from Dick Wood (pass failed)
26 1963-11-17 @ DEN W, 14-9 2 30 pass Bake Turner 30 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
27 1963-11-17 @ DEN W, 14-9 2 60 pass Don Maynard 60 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
28 1963-12-01 KAN W, 17-0 2 20 pass Don Maynard 20 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
29 1963-12-01 KAN W, 17-0 3 1 rush Bill Mathis 1 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
30 1963-12-08 @ BUF L, 14-45 1 1 rush Mark Smolinski 1 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
31 1963-12-08 @ BUF L, 14-45 4 23 pass Don Maynard 23 yard pass from Galen Hall (Dick Guesman kick)
32 1963-12-14 BUF L, 10-19 1 73 pass Don Maynard 73 yard pass from Galen Hall (Dick Guesman kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-08 @ BOS W, 38-14 1 4 rush Jim Crawford 4 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
2 1963-09-08 @ BOS W, 38-14 2 4 rush Billy Lott 4 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
3 1963-09-08 @ BOS W, 38-14 4 10 rush Babe Parilli 10 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
4 1963-09-08 @ BOS W, 38-14 4 33 pass Art Graham 33 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
5 1963-09-08 @ BOS W, 38-14 4 4 rush Billy Lott 4 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
6 1963-09-22 HOU L, 17-24 1 13 pass Charley Hennigan 13 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
7 1963-09-22 HOU L, 17-24 3 3 rush Dave Smith 3 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
8 1963-09-28 OAK L, 7-10 1 2 rush Cotton Davidson 2 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
9 1963-10-05 BOS L, 24-31 2 25 pass Art Graham 25 yard pass from Tom Yewcic (Gino Cappelletti kick)
10 1963-10-05 BOS L, 24-31 4 15 pass Jim Colclough 15 yard pass from Tom Yewcic (Gino Cappelletti kick)
11 1963-10-05 BOS L, 24-31 4 57 pass Art Graham 57 yard pass from Tom Yewcic (Gino Cappelletti kick)
12 1963-10-13 @ SDG W, 24-20 3 8 pass Dave Kocourek 8 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
13 1963-10-13 @ SDG W, 24-20 3 11 pass Lance Alworth 11 yard pass from Gerry McDougall (George Blair kick)
14 1963-10-13 @ SDG W, 24-20 4 7 rush Paul Lowe 7 yard rush (George Blair kick)
15 1963-10-20 @ OAK W, 49-26 1 3 rush Alan Miller 3 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
16 1963-10-20 @ OAK W, 49-26 1 93 pass Dobie Craig 93 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
17 1963-10-20 @ OAK W, 49-26 1 8 rush Clem Daniels 8 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
18 1963-10-20 @ OAK W, 49-26 2 38 pass Ken Herock 38 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Mike Mercer kick)
19 1963-10-20 @ OAK W, 49-26 2 56 pass Clem Daniels 56 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Mike Mercer kick)
20 1963-10-20 @ OAK W, 49-26 3 8 pass Alan Miller 8 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Mike Mercer kick)
21 1963-10-20 @ OAK W, 49-26 4 74 rush Clem Daniels 74 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
22 1963-10-26 DEN T, 35-35 1 19 pass Lionel Taylor 19 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter (Gene Mingo kick)
23 1963-10-26 DEN T, 35-35 2 1 rush Billy Joe 1 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
24 1963-10-26 DEN T, 35-35 3 66 pass Bob Scarpitto 66 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter (Gene Mingo kick)
25 1963-10-26 DEN T, 35-35 3 6 pass Lionel Taylor 6 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter (Gene Mingo kick)
26 1963-10-26 DEN T, 35-35 4 6 rush Donnie Stone 6 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
27 1963-11-02 SDG W, 53-7 1 11 pass Paul Lowe 11 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
28 1963-11-02 SDG W, 53-7 2 14 pass Dave Kocourek 14 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
29 1963-11-02 SDG W, 53-7 2 11 rush Paul Lowe 11 yard rush (George Blair kick)
30 1963-11-02 SDG W, 53-7 3 28 pass Lance Alworth 28 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
31 1963-11-02 SDG W, 53-7 3 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (George Blair kick)
32 1963-11-02 SDG W, 53-7 4 3 rush Gerry McDougall 3 yard rush (George Blair kick)
33 1963-11-02 SDG W, 53-7 4 8 pass Jerry Robinson 8 yard pass from John Hadl (two point pass successful)
34 1963-11-10 @ HOU W, 31-27 1 7 rush Bill Tobin 7 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
35 1963-11-10 @ HOU W, 31-27 2 5 rush Bill Tobin 5 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
36 1963-11-10 @ HOU W, 31-27 4 4 rush Bill Tobin 4 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
37 1963-11-10 @ HOU W, 31-27 4 7 pass Charley Hennigan 7 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
38 1963-12-08 @ BUF W, 45-14 1 4 rush Cookie Gilchrist 4 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
39 1963-12-08 @ BUF W, 45-14 2 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
40 1963-12-08 @ BUF W, 45-14 2 23 pass Elbert Dubenion 23 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Mack Yoho kick)
41 1963-12-08 @ BUF W, 45-14 3 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
42 1963-12-08 @ BUF W, 45-14 4 19 rush Cookie Gilchrist 19 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
43 1963-12-08 @ BUF W, 45-14 4 6 rush Cookie Gilchrist 6 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
44 1963-12-14 BUF W, 19-10 3 4 rush Jack Kemp 4 yard rush
45 1963-12-14 BUF W, 19-10 4 2 rush Cookie Gilchrist 2 yard rush (two point pass successful)
46 1963-12-22 @ KAN W, 48-0 1 1 rush Jack Spikes 1 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
47 1963-12-22 @ KAN W, 48-0 1 82 pass Frank Jackson 82 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
48 1963-12-22 @ KAN W, 48-0 1 15 pass Jack Spikes 15 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
49 1963-12-22 @ KAN W, 48-0 3 11 pass Dick Johnson 11 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
50 1963-12-22 @ KAN W, 48-0 3 46 pass Abner Haynes 46 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
51 1963-12-22 @ KAN W, 48-0 4 58 fumble Jerry Mays 58 yard fumble return
52 1963-12-22 @ KAN W, 48-0 4 25 pass Curtis McClinton 25 yard pass from Eddie Wilson (Jack Spikes kick)