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1965 New York Jets

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5-8-1, Finished 2nd in AFL East Division  · 1965 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.1, Offense: -1.1, Defense: -0.0, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 285 points (20.4/g), 7th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 303 points (21.6/g), 6th.
 Differential of -18 points (-1.3/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 6.5-7.5.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (5-8-1)

Stadium: Shea Stadium
 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 285 4065 843 4.8 40 18 15 213 209 459 2589 21 22 5.4 121 367 1476 11 4.0 77
Team Defense 303 4213 926 4.5 38 12 14 235 220 472 2662 22 26 5.4 136 432 1551 10 3.6 85
Lg Rank Offense 7 4 4 7 7 5 4 5 3 3 7 5 5 4
Lg Rank Defense 6 5 5 7 5 6 5 6 4 3 7 7 3 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore L 0-1 @ Houston Oilers 21 27 12 228 49 179 5 14 292 120 172 5
2 Sat September 18 boxscore L 0-2 Kansas City Chiefs 10 14 14 231 133 98 1 9 224 81 143
3 Sun September 26 boxscore L 0-3 @ Buffalo Bills 21 33 18 307 263 44 2 27 408 304 104 1
4 Sun October 3 boxscore L 0-4 @ Denver Broncos 13 16 12 204 140 64 3 21 345 170 175 1
5 Sat October 16 boxscore T 0-4-1 Oakland Raiders 24 24 14 293 191 102 2 18 266 191 75 1
6 Sat October 23 boxscore L 0-5-1 San Diego Chargers 9 34 15 301 222 79 4 17 342 190 152 2
7 Sun October 31 boxscore W 1-5-1 Denver Broncos 45 10 13 203 80 123 3 10 205 148 57 6
9 Sun November 7 boxscore W 2-5-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 13 10 15 275 183 92 2 18 314 233 81 3
10 Sun November 14 boxscore W 3-5-1 @ Boston Patriots 30 20 13 253 155 98 1 18 287 259 28 6
10 Sun November 21 boxscore W 4-5-1 Houston Oilers 41 14 23 522 238 284 3 17 275 213 62 4
11 Sun November 28 boxscore L 4-6-1 Boston Patriots 23 27 18 382 251 131 3 16 251 168 83 1
12 Sat December 4 boxscore L 4-7-1 @ San Diego Chargers 7 38 12 197 156 41 4 23 403 229 174 3
13 Sun December 12 boxscore L 4-8-1 @ Oakland Raiders 14 24 16 370 289 81 4 16 365 219 146 2
14 Sun December 19 boxscore W 5-8-1 Buffalo Bills 14 12 14 299 239 60 3 11 236 137 99 3

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
12 Joe Namath* 22 QB 13 9 3-5-1 164 340 48.2% 2220 18 5.3 15 4.4 62 6.5 5.6 13.5 170.8 68.7
17 Mike Taliaferro 24 qb 14 5 2-3-0 45 119 37.8% 531 3 2.5 7 5.9 37 4.5 2.3 11.8 37.9 36.1 1 0
Team Total 25.4 14 5-8-1 209 459 45.5% 2751 21 4.6 22 4.8 62 6.0 4.8 13.2 196.5 60.3 1 0
Opp Total 14 220 472 46.6% 2900 22 4.7 26 5.5 6.1 4.60 13.2 207.1 59.1 22 238 5.4 3.9 4.5

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
41 Matt Snell 24 FB 13 13 169 763 4 44 4.5 58.7 13.0 38 264 6.9 0 35 2.9 20.3 1027 4 3
31 Bill Mathis 27 HB 14 0 147 604 5 79 4.1 43.1 10.5 17 242 14.2 1 32 1.2 17.3 846 6 2
30 Mark Smolinski 26 12 0 24 59 0 14 2.5 4.9 2.0 6 25 4.2 0 12 0.5 2.1 84 0 1
12 Joe Namath* 22 QB 13 9 8 19 0 14 2.4 1.5 0.6 19 0 6
45 Kern Carson 24 10 0 7 25 2 15 3.6 2.5 0.7 25 2 3
17 Mike Taliaferro 24 qb 14 5 7 4 0 10 0.6 0.3 0.5 4 0 2
33 Curley Johnson* 30 P 14 0 2 3 0 2 1.5 0.2 0.1 1 6 6.0 1 6 0.1 0.4 9 1 0
13 Don Maynard* 30 FL 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 68 1218 17.9 14 56 4.9 87.0 1220 14 1
54 Wahoo McDaniel 27 MLB 14 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 0.9 0.1 13 0 0
29 Bake Turner 25 KR 13 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 402 13.0 2 62 2.4 30.9 402 2 1
83 George Sauer 22 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 301 10.4 2 33 2.1 21.5 301 2 0
89 Dee Mackey 31 TE 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 255 15.9 1 47 1.6 25.5 255 1 2
80 Jim Evans 26 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 24 12.0 0 17 0.2 2.7 24 0 0
85 Gene Heeter 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.5 7.0 14 0 0
Team Total 25.4 14 366 1492 11 79 4.1 106.6 26.1 209 2751 13.2 21 62 14.9 196.5 4243 32 26
Opp Total 14 432 1551 10 3.6 110.8 30.9 220 2662 12.1 22 15.7 190.1 4213 32 25

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
29 Bake Turner 25 KR 13 4 1 1 0 1 1.0 18 402 0 32 22.3 805
46 Bill Baird 26 LCB/PR 14 0 14 88 0 23 6.3 2 50 0 26 25.0 138
45 Kern Carson 24 10 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 14 311 0 30 22.2 343
28 Jerry Robinson 26 4 0 3 36 0 17 12.0 7 164 0 30 23.4 200
22 Willie West 27 14 0 10 34 0 9 3.4 34
30 Mark Smolinski 26 12 0 6 98 0 22 16.3 182
25 Ray Abruzzese 28 RS 12 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
32 Charlie Browning 22 1 0 1 31 0 31 31.0 31
71 Nick DeFelice 25 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
44 Jim Hudson 22 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
63 Jim O'Mahoney 24 14 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
40 Dainard Paulson* 28 LS 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
83 George Sauer 22 SE 14 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 321
Team Total 25.4 14 29 166 0 23 5.7 54 1107 0 32 20.5 5516
Opp Total 14 40 352 0 8.8 60 1421 1 23.7

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* 30 P 14 0 72 3260 73 0 45.3
11 Jim Turner 24 K 14 0 11 9 7 5 3 2 12 4 1 34 20 58.8%% 31 31 100.0%%
Team Total 25.4 14 11 9 7 5 3 2 12 4 1 34 20 58.8%% 31 31 100.0%% 72 3260 73 0 45.3
Opp Total 14 34 20 58.8%% 33 33 100.0%% 78 3104 39.8

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
40 Dainard Paulson* 28 LS 14 0 7 72 0 22 0 0 2 0 0 0
12 Joe Namath* 22 QB 13 9 0 6 0 0 0
22 Willie West 27 14 0 6 57 0 28 0
46 Bill Baird 26 LCB/PR 14 0 3 9 0 9 0 0 2 0 0 0
45 Kern Carson 24 10 0 0 3 0 0 0
41 Matt Snell 24 FB 13 13 0 3 0 0 0
25 Ray Abruzzese 28 RS 12 0 2 13 0 13 0
51 Ralph Baker 23 LLB 14 0 2 24 0 14 0
48 Cornell Gordon 24 14 0 2 7 0 7 0
89 Dee Mackey 31 TE 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
31 Bill Mathis 27 HB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
17 Mike Taliaferro 24 qb 14 5 0 2 0 0 0
88 Al Atkinson 22 lb 14 2 1 2 0 2 0
86 Verlon Biggs 22 RDE 14 0 1 44 0 44 0
60 Larry Grantham 27 RLB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
13 Don Maynard* 30 FL 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
54 Wahoo McDaniel 27 MLB 14 0 1 7 0 7 0
28 Jerry Robinson 26 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 Mark Smolinski 26 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
29 Bake Turner 25 KR 13 4 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.4 14 26 235 0 44 0 0 26 0 0 0
Opp Total 14 17 25 13

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
11 Jim Turner 24 K 14 0 31 20 91
13 Don Maynard* 30 FL 14 0 14 14 84
31 Bill Mathis 27 HB 14 0 5 1 6 36
41 Matt Snell 24 FB 13 13 4 4 24
45 Kern Carson 24 10 0 2 2 12
83 George Sauer 22 SE 14 0 2 2 12
29 Bake Turner 25 KR 13 4 2 2 12
89 Dee Mackey 31 TE 10 0 1 1 1 8
33 Curley Johnson* 30 P 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.4 14 11 21 32 1 31 20 285
Opp Total 14 10 22 1 2 33 20 303

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1965-09-12 @ HOU L, 21-27 1 45 rush Bill Mathis 45 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
2 1965-09-12 @ HOU L, 21-27 1 12 rush Matt Snell 12 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
3 1965-09-12 @ HOU L, 21-27 3 23 pass Don Maynard 23 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Jim Turner kick)
4 1965-09-18 KAN L, 10-14 4 37 pass Don Maynard 37 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
5 1965-09-26 @ BUF L, 21-33 2 3 pass Bill Mathis 3 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
6 1965-09-26 @ BUF L, 21-33 4 9 pass Dee Mackey 9 yard pass from Joe Namath (two point pass successful)
7 1965-10-03 @ DEN L, 13-16 3 2 rush Bill Mathis 2 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
8 1965-10-16 OAK T, 24-24 2 1 rush Bill Mathis 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
9 1965-10-16 OAK T, 24-24 2 56 pass Don Maynard 56 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
10 1965-10-16 OAK T, 24-24 4 3 pass Don Maynard 3 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Jim Turner kick)
11 1965-10-31 DEN W, 45-10 2 14 pass Don Maynard 14 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Jim Turner kick)
12 1965-10-31 DEN W, 45-10 2 10 rush Matt Snell 10 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
13 1965-10-31 DEN W, 45-10 2 1 rush Bill Mathis 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
14 1965-10-31 DEN W, 45-10 3 2 rush Bill Mathis 2 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
15 1965-10-31 DEN W, 45-10 4 3 rush Kern Carson 3 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
16 1965-10-31 DEN W, 45-10 4 30 pass George Sauer 30 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
17 1965-11-07 @ KAN W, 13-10 3 31 pass Don Maynard 31 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
18 1965-11-14 @ BOS W, 30-20 1 1 rush Matt Snell 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
19 1965-11-14 @ BOS W, 30-20 1 22 pass Don Maynard 22 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
20 1965-11-14 @ BOS W, 30-20 2 36 pass Don Maynard 36 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
21 1965-11-21 HOU W, 41-14 1 4 pass Don Maynard 4 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
22 1965-11-21 HOU W, 41-14 2 20 pass George Sauer 20 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
23 1965-11-21 HOU W, 41-14 4 6 pass Curley Johnson 6 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
24 1965-11-21 HOU W, 41-14 4 34 pass Don Maynard 34 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
25 1965-11-21 HOU W, 41-14 4 4 rush Kern Carson 4 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
26 1965-11-28 BOS L, 23-27 2 50 pass Bake Turner 50 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
27 1965-11-28 BOS L, 23-27 4 5 rush Matt Snell 5 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
28 1965-12-04 @ SDG L, 7-38 3 21 pass Don Maynard 21 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
29 1965-12-12 @ OAK L, 14-24 3 18 pass Bake Turner 18 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
30 1965-12-12 @ OAK L, 14-24 3 43 pass Don Maynard 43 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
31 1965-12-19 BUF W, 14-12 1 19 pass Don Maynard 19 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
32 1965-12-19 BUF W, 14-12 3 36 pass Don Maynard 36 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1965-09-12 @ HOU W, 27-21 1 57 pass Willie Frazier 57 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
2 1965-09-12 @ HOU W, 27-21 2 8 pass Willie Frazier 8 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
3 1965-09-12 @ HOU W, 27-21 4 4 pass Willie Frazier 4 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
4 1965-09-18 KAN W, 14-10 2 19 pass Chris Burford 19 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
5 1965-09-18 KAN W, 14-10 4 24 pass Chris Burford 24 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
6 1965-09-26 @ BUF W, 33-21 1 4 rush Jack Kemp 4 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
7 1965-09-26 @ BUF W, 33-21 3 11 pass Elbert Dubenion 11 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
8 1965-09-26 @ BUF W, 33-21 4 1 rush Wray Carlton 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
9 1965-10-03 @ DEN W, 16-13 4 2 rush Wendell Hayes 2 yard rush (Gary Kroner kick)
10 1965-10-16 OAK T, 24-24 2 79 interception Dave Grayson 79 yard interception return (Mike Mercer kick)
11 1965-10-16 OAK T, 24-24 2 31 pass Art Powell 31 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
12 1965-10-16 OAK T, 24-24 3 11 pass Clem Daniels 11 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
13 1965-10-23 SDG W, 34-9 2 8 rush Paul Lowe 8 yard rush (Herb Travenio kick)
14 1965-10-23 SDG W, 34-9 3 2 pass Dave Kocourek 2 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
15 1965-10-23 SDG W, 34-9 3 59 rush Paul Lowe 59 yard rush (Herb Travenio kick)
16 1965-10-23 SDG W, 34-9 4 57 pass Lance Alworth 57 yard pass from Don Breaux (Herb Travenio kick)
17 1965-10-31 DEN L, 10-45 4 19 pass Lionel Taylor 19 yard pass from John McCormick (Gary Kroner kick)
18 1965-11-07 @ KAN L, 10-13 2 57 pass Chris Burford 57 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
19 1965-11-14 @ BOS L, 20-30 2 7 pass Gino Cappelletti 7 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
20 1965-11-14 @ BOS L, 20-30 2 5 pass J.D. Garrett 5 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
21 1965-11-21 HOU L, 14-41 4 3 rush Don Trull 3 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
22 1965-11-21 HOU L, 14-41 4 12 rush Jack Spikes 12 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
23 1965-11-28 BOS W, 27-23 3 8 pass Jim Colclough 8 yard pass from Eddie Wilson (Gino Cappelletti kick)
24 1965-11-28 BOS W, 27-23 3 27 pass Jim Colclough 27 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
25 1965-11-28 BOS W, 27-23 4 2 pass Tony Romeo 2 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
26 1965-12-04 @ SDG W, 38-7 2 1 rush Keith Lincoln 1 yard rush (Herb Travenio kick)
27 1965-12-04 @ SDG W, 38-7 2 25 pass Keith Lincoln 25 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
28 1965-12-04 @ SDG W, 38-7 3 51 interception Kenny Graham 51 yard interception return (Herb Travenio kick)
29 1965-12-04 @ SDG W, 38-7 3 46 pass Lance Alworth 46 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
30 1965-12-04 @ SDG W, 38-7 4 36 pass Lance Alworth 36 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
31 1965-12-12 @ OAK W, 24-14 2 1 rush Clem Daniels 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
32 1965-12-12 @ OAK W, 24-14 2 26 pass Art Powell 26 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
33 1965-12-12 @ OAK W, 24-14 4 30 rush Clem Daniels 30 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
34 1965-12-19 BUF L, 12-14 1 87 kickoff Charley Warner 87 yard kickoff return (pass failed)
35 1965-12-19 BUF L, 12-14 4 11 pass Charley Warner 11 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (run failed)