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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
Pts 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

Score Offense Defense
Week 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. 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 Yds 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(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. 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(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. 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. 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
17 Galen Hall 23 qb 13 2 1 1 6
85 Gene Heeter 22 TE 9 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 9 237
Opp Total 14 26 25 1 48 11 1 399