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1968 New York Jets

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11-3-0, Finished 1st in AFL East Division  · 1968 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.9, Offense: 7.0, Defense: 0.8, SoS: -2.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 419 points (29.9/g), 2nd of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 280 points (20.0/g), 4th.
 Differential of 139 points (9.9/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 10.1-3.9.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (11-3-0)
 Other Notable Asst.: Buddy Ryan (Defensive Line)

Stadium: Shea Stadium
 Training Camp: Hofstra University (Hempstead, New York)


Team Info

Principal Owner Leon Hess
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 419 5047 921 5.5 28 9 25 249 217 436 3439 20 19 7.6 144 467 1608 22 3.4 80
Team Defense 280 3363 814 4.1 43 15 15 178 187 403 2168 17 28 4.9 104 368 1195 9 3.2 59
Lg Rank Offense 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 4 4 2 3 8 1 9
Lg Rank Defense 4 1 2 3 1 4 2 4 2 3 2 1 2 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-0 @ Kansas City Chiefs 20 19 18 397 296 101 2 11 201 83 118 1
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-0 @ Boston Patriots 47 31 14 268 189 79 3 15 359 304 55 6
4 Sun September 29 boxscore L 2-1 @ Buffalo Bills 35 37 17 427 257 170 6 10 197 57 140 2
4 Sat October 5 boxscore W 3-1 San Diego Chargers 23 20 19 302 220 82 15 347 319 28 4
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 3-2 Denver Broncos 13 21 18 460 331 129 5 12 222 174 48
7 Sun October 20 boxscore W 4-2 @ Houston Oilers 20 14 15 231 137 94 16 141 62 79 2
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 5-2 Boston Patriots 48 14 24 356 182 174 3 8 226 182 44 8
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 6-2 Buffalo Bills 25 21 11 274 164 110 1 10 196 134 62 5
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 7-2 Houston Oilers 26 7 16 311 176 135 1 9 166 47 119 3
10 Sun November 17 boxscore L 7-3 @ Oakland Raiders 32 43 18 413 345 68 1 21 437 291 146 4
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 8-3 @ San Diego Chargers 37 15 22 510 368 142 1 12 235 190 45 4
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 9-3 Miami Dolphins 35 17 19 380 267 113 21 341 178 163 1
13 Sun December 8 boxscore W 10-3 Cincinnati Bengals 27 14 19 371 286 85 2 6 158 51 107 1
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 11-3 @ Miami Dolphins 31 7 19 347 221 126 3 12 137 96 41 2
Playoffs
ConfChamp Sun December 29 boxscore W 12-3 Oakland Raiders 27 23 25 400 256 144 2 18 443 393 50
SuperBowl Sun January 12 boxscore W 13-3 N Baltimore Colts 16 7 21 337 195 142 1 18 324 181 143 5

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*+ 25 QB 14 14 11-3-0 187 380 49.2% 3147 15 3.9 17 4.5 87 8.3 7.1 16.8 224.8 72.1 4 4
15 Babe Parilli 38 14 0 29 55 52.7% 401 5 9.1 2 3.6 40 7.3 7.5 13.8 28.6 91.6 1 1
41 Matt Snell 27 FB 14 14 1 1 100.0% 26 0 0.0 0 0.0 26 26.0 26.0 26.0 1.9 118.7
Team Total 26.3 14 11-3-0 217 436 49.8% 3574 20 4.6 19 4.4 87 8.2 7.2 16.5 255.3 74.8 5 5
Opp Total 14 187 403 46.4% 2567 17 4.2 28 6.9 6.4 4.09 13.7 183.4 52.4 43 399 4.9 2.8 9.6

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 27 FB 14 14 179 747 6 60 4.2 53.4 12.8 16 105 6.6 1 39 1.1 7.5 852 7 2
32 Emerson Boozer* 25 HB 12 0 143 441 5 33 3.1 36.8 11.9 12 101 8.4 0 23 1.0 8.4 542 5 5
31 Bill Mathis 30 14 0 74 208 5 16 2.8 14.9 5.3 9 149 16.6 1 31 0.6 10.6 357 6 1
35 Billy Joe 28 10 0 42 186 3 32 4.4 18.6 4.2 2 11 5.5 0 11 0.2 1.1 197 3 1
30 Mark Smolinski 29 14 0 12 15 0 5 1.3 1.1 0.9 6 40 6.7 0 19 0.4 2.9 55 0 0
15 Babe Parilli 38 14 0 7 -2 1 10 -0.3 -0.1 0.5 -2 1 3
12 Joe Namath*+ 25 QB 14 14 5 11 2 4 2.2 0.8 0.4 11 2 1
83 George Sauer*+ 25 SE 14 0 2 21 0 15 10.5 1.5 0.1 66 1141 17.3 3 43 4.7 81.5 1162 3 1
33 Curley Johnson 33 P 14 0 2 -6 0 0 -3.0 -0.4 0.1 5 78 15.6 0 18 0.4 5.6 72 0 1
23 Bill Rademacher 26 14 0 1 -13 0 -13 -13.0 -0.9 0.1 2 11 5.5 0 6 0.1 0.8 -2 0 0
13 Don Maynard* 33 FL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 57 1297 22.8 10 87 4.4 99.8 1297 10 0
87 Pete Lammons 25 TE 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 400 12.5 3 27 2.5 30.8 400 3 0
29 Bake Turner 28 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 241 24.1 2 71 0.8 18.5 241 2 0
Team Total 26.3 14 467 1608 22 60 3.4 114.9 33.4 217 3574 16.5 20 87 15.5 255.3 5182 42 19
Opp Total 14 368 1195 9 3.2 85.4 26.3 187 2168 11.6 17 13.4 154.9 3363 26 29

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 Earl Christy 25 KR 14 0 13 116 0 39 8.9 25 599 0 87 24.0 715
46 Bill Baird 29 PR/RS 14 0 18 111 0 20 6.2 111
29 Bake Turner 28 13 0 14 319 0 36 22.8 560
26 Jim Richards 22 12 0 4 57 0 37 14.3 57
41 Matt Snell 27 FB 14 14 3 28 0 15 9.3 880
47 Mike D'Amato 25 13 0 1 32 0 32 32.0 32
63 John Neidert 22 5 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
81 Gerry Philbin*+ 27 LDE 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
23 Bill Rademacher 26 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 -2
30 Mark Smolinski 29 14 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 72
Team Total 26.3 14 36 286 0 39 7.9 46 995 0 87 21.6 6463
Opp Total 14 39 531 3 13.6 82 1664 0 20.3

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* 27 K 14 0 8 8 18 15 10 6 7 5 1 46 34 73.9%% 43 43 100.0%%
33 Curley Johnson 33 P 14 0 68 2977 65 1 43.8
Team Total 26.3 14 8 8 18 15 10 6 7 5 1 46 34 73.9%% 43 43 100.0%% 68 2977 65 1 43.8
Opp Total 14 17 9 52.9%% 34 33 97.1%% 98 3763 38.4

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
32 Emerson Boozer* 25 HB 12 0 0 5 4 0 0
24 Johnny Sample 32 LCB 14 0 7 88 1 39 0 0 0 1 5 0
22 Jim Hudson 25 LS 14 0 5 96 0 45 0
46 Bill Baird 29 PR/RS 14 0 4 74 0 36 0
51 Ralph Baker 26 LLB 14 0 3 31 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
42 Randy Beverly 24 RCB 13 0 4 127 1 68 0
15 Babe Parilli 38 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
45 Earl Christy 25 KR 14 0 1 16 0 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
48 Cornell Gordon 27 db 14 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
41 Matt Snell 27 FB 14 14 0 2 1 0 0
62 Al Atkinson* 25 MLB 12 0 2 24 0 22 0
33 Curley Johnson 33 P 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
50 Carl McAdams 24 14 0 0 0 2 6 0
81 Gerry Philbin*+ 27 LDE 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
23 Bill Rademacher 26 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
72 Paul Rochester 30 LDT 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
61 Bob Talamini 29 LG 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
56 Paul Crane 24 13 0 0 1 0 -38 0 1
47 Mike D'Amato 25 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Winston Hill* 27 LT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
35 Billy Joe 28 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
31 Bill Mathis 30 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
12 Joe Namath*+ 25 QB 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
26 Jim Richards 22 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
83 George Sauer*+ 25 SE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
52 John Schmitt 26 C 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Mark Smolinski 29 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
29 Bake Turner 28 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 28 456 2 68 0 0 19 25 -27 0 1
Opp Total 14 18 29 14

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* 27 K 14 0 43 34 145
13 Don Maynard* 33 FL 13 0 10 10 60
41 Matt Snell 27 FB 14 14 6 1 7 42
31 Bill Mathis 30 14 0 5 1 6 1 38
32 Emerson Boozer* 25 HB 12 0 5 5 30
35 Billy Joe 28 10 0 3 3 18
87 Pete Lammons 25 TE 13 0 3 3 18
83 George Sauer*+ 25 SE 14 0 3 3 18
12 Joe Namath*+ 25 QB 14 14 2 2 12
29 Bake Turner 28 13 0 2 2 12
42 Randy Beverly 24 RCB 13 0 1 1 6
15 Babe Parilli 38 14 0 1 1 6
24 Johnny Sample 32 LCB 14 0 1 1 6
30 Mark Smolinski 29 14 0 1 1 6
56 Paul Crane 24 13 0 1 2
Team Total 26.3 14 22 20 2 1 45 1 43 34 1 419
Opp Total 14 9 17 3 3 4 33 9 280

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 @ KAN W, 20-19 1 57 pass Don Maynard 57 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
2 1968-09-15 @ KAN W, 20-19 2 30 pass Don Maynard 30 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
3 1968-09-22 @ BOS W, 47-31 1 68 interception Randy Beverly 68 yard interception return (Jim Turner kick)
4 1968-09-22 @ BOS W, 47-31 1 39 pass Don Maynard 39 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
5 1968-09-22 @ BOS W, 47-31 3 3 blocked punt Mark Smolinski 3 yard blocked punt return (Jim Turner kick)
6 1968-09-22 @ BOS W, 47-31 3 27 pass Pete Lammons 27 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
7 1968-09-22 @ BOS W, 47-31 4 1 rush Emerson Boozer 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
8 1968-09-29 @ BUF L, 35-37 1 4 pass George Sauer 4 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
9 1968-09-29 @ BUF L, 35-37 2 1 rush Emerson Boozer 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
10 1968-09-29 @ BUF L, 35-37 2 55 pass Don Maynard 55 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
11 1968-09-29 @ BUF L, 35-37 4 3 pass Matt Snell 3 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
12 1968-09-29 @ BUF L, 35-37 4 10 pass George Sauer 10 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
13 1968-10-05 SDG W, 23-20 3 1 rush Matt Snell 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
14 1968-10-05 SDG W, 23-20 4 1 rush Emerson Boozer 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
15 1968-10-13 DEN L, 13-21 1 5 rush Emerson Boozer 5 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
16 1968-10-20 @ HOU W, 20-14 2 1 rush Joe Namath 1 yard rush (two point pass successful)
17 1968-10-20 @ HOU W, 20-14 4 2 rush Matt Snell 2 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
18 1968-10-27 BOS W, 48-14 1 2 rush Matt Snell 2 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
19 1968-10-27 BOS W, 48-14 3 1 rush Matt Snell 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
20 1968-10-27 BOS W, 48-14 4 2 rush Babe Parilli 2 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
21 1968-10-27 BOS W, 48-14 4 7 rush Billy Joe 7 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
22 1968-10-27 BOS W, 48-14 4 15 rush Billy Joe 15 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
23 1968-10-27 BOS W, 48-14 4 32 rush Billy Joe 32 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
24 1968-11-03 BUF W, 25-21 2 36 interception Johnny Sample 36 yard interception return (Jim Turner kick)
25 1968-11-10 HOU W, 26-7 1 2 rush Bill Mathis 2 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
26 1968-11-10 HOU W, 26-7 3 1 rush Bill Mathis 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
27 1968-11-17 @ OAK L, 32-43 2 1 rush Joe Namath 1 yard rush (pass failed)
28 1968-11-17 @ OAK L, 32-43 3 4 rush Bill Mathis 4 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
29 1968-11-17 @ OAK L, 32-43 4 50 pass Don Maynard 50 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
30 1968-11-24 @ SDG W, 37-15 1 87 pass Don Maynard 87 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
31 1968-11-24 @ SDG W, 37-15 2 3 rush Matt Snell 3 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
32 1968-11-24 @ SDG W, 37-15 2 19 pass Bill Mathis 19 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
33 1968-11-24 @ SDG W, 37-15 4 1 rush Bill Mathis 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
34 1968-12-01 MIA W, 35-17 2 54 pass Don Maynard 54 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
35 1968-12-01 MIA W, 35-17 2 5 pass Pete Lammons 5 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
36 1968-12-01 MIA W, 35-17 4 47 pass Don Maynard 47 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Jim Turner kick)
37 1968-12-01 MIA W, 35-17 4 25 pass Don Maynard 25 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Jim Turner kick)
38 1968-12-01 MIA W, 35-17 4 40 pass Bake Turner 40 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Jim Turner kick)
39 1968-12-08 CIN W, 27-14 1 10 pass George Sauer 10 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
40 1968-12-08 CIN W, 27-14 1 12 pass Don Maynard 12 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
41 1968-12-08 CIN W, 27-14 4 34 pass Bake Turner 34 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Jim Turner kick)
42 1968-12-15 @ MIA W, 31-7 1 6 rush Matt Snell 6 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
43 1968-12-15 @ MIA W, 31-7 2 1 rush Emerson Boozer 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
44 1968-12-15 @ MIA W, 31-7 3 3 pass Pete Lammons 3 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Jim Turner kick)
45 1968-12-15 @ MIA W, 31-7 4 2 rush Bill Mathis 2 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 @ KAN L, 19-20 3 80 punt Noland Smith 80 yard punt return (Jan Stenerud kick)
2 1968-09-22 @ BOS L, 31-47 2 70 pass Aaron Marsh 70 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
3 1968-09-22 @ BOS L, 31-47 3 4 interception Mel Witt 4 yard interception return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
4 1968-09-22 @ BOS L, 31-47 4 10 fumble Ed Philpott 10 yard fumble return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
5 1968-09-22 @ BOS L, 31-47 4 1 rush Gene Thomas 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
6 1968-09-29 @ BUF W, 37-35 1 2 rush Ben Gregory 2 yard rush (Bruce Alford kick)
7 1968-09-29 @ BUF W, 37-35 2 100 interception Tom Janik 100 yard interception return (Bruce Alford kick)
8 1968-09-29 @ BUF W, 37-35 4 53 interception Butch Byrd 53 yard interception return (Bruce Alford kick)
9 1968-09-29 @ BUF W, 37-35 4 45 interception Booker Edgerson 45 yard interception return (Bruce Alford kick)
10 1968-10-05 SDG L, 20-23 2 7 pass Lance Alworth 7 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
11 1968-10-05 SDG L, 20-23 3 84 pass Gary Garrison 84 yard pass from John Hadl
12 1968-10-05 SDG L, 20-23 4 5 pass Gary Garrison 5 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
13 1968-10-13 DEN W, 21-13 1 4 rush Fran Lynch 4 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
14 1968-10-13 DEN W, 21-13 2 6 rush Fran Lynch 6 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
15 1968-10-13 DEN W, 21-13 3 72 pass Eric Crabtree 72 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bobby Howfield kick)
16 1968-10-20 @ HOU L, 14-20 4 9 pass Alvin Reed 9 yard pass from Don Trull (Wayne Walker kick)
17 1968-10-20 @ HOU L, 14-20 4 19 pass Jim Beirne 19 yard pass from Don Trull (Wayne Walker kick)
18 1968-10-27 BOS L, 14-48 4 87 pass Jim Whalen 87 yard pass from Tom Sherman (Gino Cappelletti kick)
19 1968-10-27 BOS L, 14-48 4 33 pass Bob Scarpitto 33 yard pass from Tom Sherman (Gino Cappelletti kick)
20 1968-11-03 BUF L, 21-25 1 55 pass Haven Moses 55 yard pass from Kay Stephenson (Bruce Alford kick)
21 1968-11-03 BUF L, 21-25 4 10 pass Paul Costa 10 yard pass from Kay Stephenson (Bruce Alford kick)
22 1968-11-03 BUF L, 21-25 4 82 punt Hagood Clarke 82 yard punt return (Bruce Alford kick)
23 1968-11-10 HOU L, 7-26 1 47 rush Hoyle Granger 47 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
24 1968-11-17 @ OAK W, 43-32 1 9 pass Warren Wells 9 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
25 1968-11-17 @ OAK W, 43-32 2 48 pass Billy Cannon 48 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
26 1968-11-17 @ OAK W, 43-32 3 3 rush Charlie Smith 3 yard rush (two point pass successful)
27 1968-11-17 @ OAK W, 43-32 4 22 pass Fred Biletnikoff 22 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
28 1968-11-17 @ OAK W, 43-32 4 43 pass Charlie Smith 43 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
29 1968-11-17 @ OAK W, 43-32 4 2 fumble Preston Ridlehuber 2 yard fumble return (George Blanda kick)
30 1968-11-24 @ SDG L, 15-37 2 95 punt Speedy Duncan 95 yard punt return (Dennis Partee kick)
31 1968-11-24 @ SDG L, 15-37 4 3 pass Jacque MacKinnon 3 yard pass from John Hadl (two point pass successful)
32 1968-12-01 MIA L, 17-35 2 38 pass Gene Milton 38 yard pass from Bob Griese (Jimmy Keyes kick)
33 1968-12-01 MIA L, 17-35 4 1 rush Jim Kiick 1 yard rush (Jimmy Keyes kick)
34 1968-12-08 CIN L, 14-27 2 14 rush Paul Robinson 14 yard rush (Rod Sherman kick)
35 1968-12-08 CIN L, 14-27 4 0 fumble Jim Griffin 0 yard fumble return (Rod Sherman kick)
36 1968-12-15 @ MIA L, 7-31 2 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush (Doug Moreau kick)