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1966 New York Jets

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6-6-2, 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
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 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

Week 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

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
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

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
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

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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

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
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

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. 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

No. 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