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1966 New York Jets

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6-6-2, Finished 3rd in AFL East Division  · 1966 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.7, Offense: 0.7, Defense: 0.0, SoS: -0.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 322 points (23.0/g), 5th of 9 in the AFL. Allowed 312 points (22.3/g), 6th.
 Differential of 10 points (0.7/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 7.3-6.7.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (6-6-2)

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 322 4906 899 5.5 38 9 28 254 251 514 3464 21 29 6.6 145 376 1442 15 3.8 81
Team Defense 312 4278 890 4.8 29 8 19 231 212 467 2754 19 21 5.5 131 388 1524 14 3.9 81
Lg Rank Offense 5 2 5 2 3 1 1 5 7 2 6 6 4 6
Lg Rank Defense 6 4 9 7 4 7 5 4 7 4 4 5 5 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Fri September 9 boxscore W 1-0 @ Miami Dolphins 19 14 14 247 151 96 3 9 111 61 50 3
2 Sun September 18 boxscore W 2-0 Houston Oilers 52 13 23 466 340 126 16 207 136 71 5
3 Sun September 25 boxscore W 3-0 @ Denver Broncos 16 7 20 359 206 153 3 7 182 105 77 2
4 Sun October 2 boxscore T 3-0-1 @ Boston Patriots 24 24 20 367 338 29 4 13 224 138 86 1
5 Sat October 8 boxscore W 4-0-1 San Diego Chargers 17 16 12 248 129 119 3 23 445 350 95 1
6 Sun October 16 boxscore L 4-1-1 @ Houston Oilers 0 24 11 216 163 53 5 17 339 198 141 3
7 Sun October 23 boxscore L 4-2-1 Oakland Raiders 21 24 27 397 260 137 3 17 334 205 129 2
8 Sun October 30 boxscore L 4-3-1 Buffalo Bills 23 33 17 328 323 5 6 17 268 134 134 5
10 Sun November 13 boxscore L 4-4-1 @ Buffalo Bills 3 14 15 329 274 55 1 10 224 132 92
10 Sun November 20 boxscore W 5-4-1 Miami Dolphins 30 13 18 314 236 78 12 204 141 63 1
11 Sun November 27 boxscore L 5-5-1 Kansas City Chiefs 24 32 15 283 252 31 1 27 439 311 128 1
13 Sat December 3 boxscore T 5-5-2 @ Oakland Raiders 28 28 16 489 316 173 5 17 415 261 154 1
13 Sun December 11 boxscore L 5-6-2 @ San Diego Chargers 27 42 20 335 189 146 4 25 425 203 222 1
14 Sat December 17 boxscore W 6-6-2 Boston Patriots 38 28 26 528 287 241 21 461 379 82 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 23 QB 14 13 5-6-2 232 471 49.3% 3379 19 4.0 27 5.7 77 7.2 5.4 14.6 241.4 62.6 4 2
17 Mike Taliaferro 25 14 1 1-0-0 19 41 46.3% 177 2 4.9 2 4.9 21 4.3 3.1 9.3 12.6 54.6
22 Jim Hudson 23 RS 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
41 Matt Snell* 25 FB 12 12 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.5 14 6-6-2 251 514 48.8% 3556 21 4.1 29 5.6 77 6.9 5.2 14.2 254.0 61.7 4 2
Opp Total 14 212 467 45.4% 3064 19 4.1 21 4.5 6.6 5.35 14.5 218.9 62.1 35 310 5.5 4.4 7.0

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* 25 FB 12 12 178 644 4 25 3.6 53.7 14.8 48 346 7.2 4 25 4.0 28.8 990 8 3
32 Emerson Boozer* 23 HB/KR 14 0 97 455 5 54 4.7 32.5 6.9 8 133 16.6 0 26 0.6 9.5 588 5 0
31 Bill Mathis 28 14 0 72 208 2 23 2.9 14.9 5.1 22 379 17.2 1 70 1.6 27.1 587 3 2
30 Mark Smolinski 27 14 0 21 69 2 21 3.3 4.9 1.5 11 74 6.7 1 24 0.8 5.3 143 3 0
12 Joe Namath 23 QB 14 13 6 42 2 39 7.0 3.0 0.4 42 2 1
33 Curley Johnson 31 P 14 0 2 24 0 20 12.0 1.7 0.1 1 18 18.0 1 18 0.1 1.3 42 1 2
83 George Sauer* 23 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 63 1079 17.1 5 77 4.5 77.1 1079 5 1
13 Don Maynard 31 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 48 840 17.5 5 55 3.4 60.0 840 5 0
87 Pete Lammons 23 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 565 13.8 4 60 2.9 40.4 565 4 2
29 Bake Turner 26 PR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 115 16.4 0 42 0.5 8.2 115 0 2
23 Bill Rademacher 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.3 0.8 3 0 0
84 Sammy Weir 25 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.4 4 0 2
Team Total 25.5 14 376 1442 15 54 3.8 103.0 26.9 251 3556 14.2 21 77 17.9 254.0 4998 36 20
Opp Total 14 388 1524 14 3.9 108.9 27.7 212 2754 13.0 19 15.1 196.7 4278 33 15

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
32 Emerson Boozer* 23 HB/KR 14 0 26 659 1 96 25.3 1247
45 Earl Christy 23 6 0 5 23 0 15 4.6 10 203 0 30 20.3 226
84 Sammy Weir 25 11 0 8 48 0 24 6.0 6 121 0 25 20.2 173
7 Sherman Lewis 24 5 0 7 76 0 40 10.9 5 121 0 46 24.2 197
29 Bake Turner 26 PR 14 0 10 60 0 16 6.0 2 50 0 26 25.0 225
30 Mark Smolinski 27 14 0 6 59 0 15 9.8 202
46 Bill Baird 27 RCB 14 0 5 35 0 18 7.0 35
28 Jim Gray 25 6 0 5 77 0 22 15.4 77
22 Jim Hudson 23 RS 14 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
33 Curley Johnson 31 P 14 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 46
82 Bert Wilder 27 de 14 2 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Team Total 25.5 14 36 260 0 40 7.2 62 1300 1 96 21.0 6558
Opp Total 14 24 121 0 5.0 57 1368 1 24.0

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
11 Jim Turner 25 K 14 0 7 6 5 3 10 6 13 3 35 18 51.4%% 35 34 97.1%%
33 Curley Johnson 31 P 14 0 62 2633 63 0 42.5
Team Total 25.5 14 7 6 5 3 10 6 13 3 35 18 51.4%% 35 34 97.1%% 62 2633 63 0 42.5
Opp Total 14 28 18 64.3%% 36 34 94.4%% 81 3272 40.4

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
24 Johnny Sample 30 LCB 13 0 6 32 0 21 0
46 Bill Baird 27 RCB 14 0 5 76 1 39 0
62 Al Atkinson 23 MLB 14 14 4 48 0 26 0
22 Jim Hudson 23 RS 14 0 3 39 0 18 0
41 Matt Snell* 25 FB 12 12 0 3 0 0 0
25 Ray Abruzzese 29 LS 14 0 2 9 0 9 0
60 Larry Grantham* 28 RLB 14 0 1 14 0 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
33 Curley Johnson 31 P 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
87 Pete Lammons 23 TE 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
7 Sherman Lewis 24 5 0 0 2 0 0 0
31 Bill Mathis 28 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
29 Bake Turner 26 PR 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
84 Sammy Weir 25 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
45 Earl Christy 23 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
56 Paul Crane 22 LLB 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
12 Joe Namath 23 QB 14 13 0 1 0 0 0
83 George Sauer* 23 SE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.5 14 21 218 1 39 0 0 20 0 0 0 1
Opp Total 14 9 15 7

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 25 K 14 0 34 18 88
41 Matt Snell* 25 FB 12 12 4 4 8 48
32 Emerson Boozer* 23 HB/KR 14 0 5 1 6 36
83 George Sauer* 23 SE 14 0 5 5 1 32
13 Don Maynard 31 FL 14 0 5 5 30
87 Pete Lammons 23 TE 14 0 4 4 24
31 Bill Mathis 28 14 0 2 1 3 18
30 Mark Smolinski 27 14 0 2 1 3 18
12 Joe Namath 23 QB 14 13 2 2 12
46 Bill Baird 27 RCB 14 0 1 1 6
33 Curley Johnson 31 P 14 0 1 1 6
86 Verlon Biggs* 23 RDE 14 0 1 2
17 Mike Taliaferro 25 14 1 1 2
Team Total 25.5 14 15 21 1 1 38 2 34 18 1 322
Opp Total 14 14 19 1 2 34 18 312

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1966-09-09 @ MIA W, 19-14 1 20 pass George Sauer 20 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Jim Turner kick)
2 1966-09-09 @ MIA W, 19-14 3 4 rush Bill Mathis 4 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
3 1966-09-18 HOU W, 52-13 1 67 pass George Sauer 67 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
4 1966-09-18 HOU W, 52-13 2 25 pass Matt Snell 25 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
5 1966-09-18 HOU W, 52-13 2 13 pass Pete Lammons 13 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
6 1966-09-18 HOU W, 52-13 3 55 pass Don Maynard 55 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
7 1966-09-18 HOU W, 52-13 3 37 pass Don Maynard 37 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
8 1966-09-18 HOU W, 52-13 4 39 rush Emerson Boozer 39 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
9 1966-09-18 HOU W, 52-13 4 18 pass Curley Johnson 18 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Jim Turner kick)
10 1966-09-25 @ DEN W, 16-7 4 5 pass Matt Snell 5 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
11 1966-10-02 @ BOS T, 24-24 2 5 rush Matt Snell 5 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
12 1966-10-02 @ BOS T, 24-24 4 10 pass Matt Snell 10 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
13 1966-10-02 @ BOS T, 24-24 4 12 pass Pete Lammons 12 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
14 1966-10-08 SDG W, 17-16 1 27 pass Matt Snell 27 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
15 1966-10-08 SDG W, 17-16 4 8 rush Emerson Boozer 8 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
16 1966-10-23 OAK L, 21-24 1 2 rush Joe Namath 2 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
17 1966-10-23 OAK L, 21-24 2 1 rush Joe Namath 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
18 1966-10-23 OAK L, 21-24 4 1 rush Matt Snell 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
19 1966-10-30 BUF L, 23-33 4 34 pass Pete Lammons 34 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
20 1966-10-30 BUF L, 23-33 4 39 interception Bill Baird 39 yard interception return (Jim Turner kick)
21 1966-10-30 BUF L, 23-33 4 19 pass Don Maynard 19 yard pass from Joe Namath (pass failed)
22 1966-11-20 MIA W, 30-13 2 1 rush Emerson Boozer 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
23 1966-11-20 MIA W, 30-13 3 96 kickoff Emerson Boozer 96 yard kickoff return (Jim Turner kick)
24 1966-11-20 MIA W, 30-13 4 1 rush Mark Smolinski 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
25 1966-11-27 KAN L, 24-32 1 1 rush Mark Smolinski 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
26 1966-11-27 KAN L, 24-32 4 18 pass George Sauer 18 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
27 1966-11-27 KAN L, 24-32 4 8 pass Mark Smolinski 8 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
28 1966-12-03 @ OAK T, 28-28 2 70 pass Bill Mathis 70 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
29 1966-12-03 @ OAK T, 28-28 3 5 pass George Sauer 5 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
30 1966-12-03 @ OAK T, 28-28 4 47 rush Emerson Boozer 47 yard rush (two point pass successful)
31 1966-12-11 @ SDG L, 27-42 1 1 rush Matt Snell 1 yard rush
32 1966-12-11 @ SDG L, 27-42 3 53 pass Pete Lammons 53 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
33 1966-12-11 @ SDG L, 27-42 4 3 rush Bill Mathis 3 yard rush (two point run successful)
34 1966-12-17 BOS W, 38-28 1 20 pass Don Maynard 20 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
35 1966-12-17 BOS W, 38-28 2 1 rush Emerson Boozer 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
36 1966-12-17 BOS W, 38-28 3 8 pass Don Maynard 8 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
37 1966-12-17 BOS W, 38-28 3 77 pass George Sauer 77 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
38 1966-12-17 BOS W, 38-28 4 25 rush Matt Snell 25 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1966-09-09 @ MIA L, 14-19 4 43 pass Dave Kocourek 43 yard pass from Rick Norton (Gene Mingo kick)
2 1966-09-09 @ MIA L, 14-19 4 27 interception Pete Jaquess 27 yard interception return (Gene Mingo kick)
3 1966-09-18 HOU L, 13-52 3 11 pass Sid Blanks 11 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
4 1966-09-25 @ DEN L, 7-16 2 67 pass Charley Mitchell 67 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter (Gary Kroner kick)
5 1966-10-02 @ BOS T, 24-24 1 6 rush Larry Garron 6 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
6 1966-10-02 @ BOS T, 24-24 3 19 pass Gino Cappelletti 19 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
7 1966-10-02 @ BOS T, 24-24 3 2 rush Larry Garron 2 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
8 1966-10-08 SDG L, 16-17 4 67 pass Keith Lincoln 67 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
9 1966-10-16 @ HOU W, 24-0 1 33 rush John Henry Johnson 33 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
10 1966-10-16 @ HOU W, 24-0 2 42 pass Sid Blanks 42 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
11 1966-10-16 @ HOU W, 24-0 4 4 pass Charley Hennigan 4 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
12 1966-10-23 OAK W, 24-21 2 31 pass Art Powell 31 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Eischeid kick)
13 1966-10-23 OAK W, 24-21 4 8 rush Tom Flores 8 yard rush (Mike Eischeid kick)
14 1966-10-23 OAK W, 24-21 4 1 rush Hewritt Dixon 1 yard rush (Mike Eischeid kick)
15 1966-10-30 BUF W, 33-23 2 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
16 1966-10-30 BUF W, 33-23 3 95 kickoff Charley Warner 95 yard kickoff return (Booth Lusteg kick)
17 1966-10-30 BUF W, 33-23 3 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
18 1966-11-13 @ BUF W, 14-3 4 14 pass Elbert Dubenion 14 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
19 1966-11-13 @ BUF W, 14-3 4 72 blocked field goal Jim Dunaway 72 yard blocked field goal return (Booth Lusteg kick)
20 1966-11-20 MIA L, 13-30 4 11 pass Joe Auer 11 yard pass from Dick Wood (Gene Mingo kick)
21 1966-11-27 KAN W, 32-24 1 19 pass Chris Burford 19 yard pass from Len Dawson (Mike Mercer kick)
22 1966-11-27 KAN W, 32-24 3 3 rush Mike Garrett 3 yard rush
23 1966-11-27 KAN W, 32-24 3 3 rush Curtis McClinton 3 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
24 1966-12-03 @ OAK T, 28-28 2 5 pass Hewritt Dixon 5 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Eischeid kick)
25 1966-12-03 @ OAK T, 28-28 2 32 pass Art Powell 32 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Eischeid kick)
26 1966-12-03 @ OAK T, 28-28 4 31 pass Art Powell 31 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Eischeid kick)
27 1966-12-03 @ OAK T, 28-28 4 28 interception Dan Conners 28 yard interception return (Mike Eischeid kick)
28 1966-12-11 @ SDG W, 42-27 2 8 pass Gary Garrison 8 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
29 1966-12-11 @ SDG W, 42-27 2 9 rush Jim Allison 9 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
30 1966-12-11 @ SDG W, 42-27 3 1 rush Paul Lowe 1 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
31 1966-12-11 @ SDG W, 42-27 3 11 rush John Hadl 11 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
32 1966-12-11 @ SDG W, 42-27 4 3 pass Jacque MacKinnon 3 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
33 1966-12-11 @ SDG W, 42-27 4 9 rush Paul Lowe 9 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
34 1966-12-17 BOS L, 28-38 1 18 pass Gino Cappelletti 18 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
35 1966-12-17 BOS L, 28-38 3 18 pass Jim Whalen 18 yard pass from Babe Parilli
36 1966-12-17 BOS L, 28-38 4 1 rush Jim Nance 1 yard rush (two point pass successful)
37 1966-12-17 BOS L, 28-38 4 15 pass Art Graham 15 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)