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1974 New York Jets

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7-7-0, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.5, Offense: 1.1, Defense: -3.7, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 279 points (19.9/g), 11th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 300 points (21.4/g), 24th.
 Differential of -21 points (-1.5/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 6.4-7.6.

Coach: Charley Winner (7-7-0)
 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
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 279 4061 832 4.9 32 8 19 234 194 369 2436 20 24 6.3 119 444 1625 12 3.7 96
Team Defense 300 4297 911 4.7 26 9 23 267 186 347 2057 14 17 5.5 112 539 2240 20 4.2 132
Lg Rank Offense 11 13 13 1 15 14 5 4 20 6 20 18 16 19
Lg Rank Defense 24 19 20 24 21 8 10 13 16 18 24 24 24 20

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 16 24 17 348 210 138 6 16 290 110 180 2
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 1-1 @ Chicago Bears 23 21 22 381 235 146 1 20 315 248 67
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 1-2 @ Buffalo Bills 12 16 7 139 33 106 3 17 223 223 2
4 Mon October 7 boxscore L 1-3 @ Miami Dolphins 17 21 14 321 280 41 3 23 326 167 159
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 1-4 New England Patriots 0 24 11 173 34 139 4 18 321 115 206 2
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 1-5 Baltimore Colts 20 35 11 188 128 60 3 24 355 89 266
7 Sun October 27 boxscore L 1-6 Los Angeles Rams 13 20 18 291 155 136 2 17 305 41 264 1
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 1-7 Houston Oilers 22 27 18 312 235 77 2 20 325 214 111 1
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W OT 2-7 @ New York Giants 26 20 27 425 236 189 22 340 216 124
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 3-7 @ New England Patriots 21 16 15 222 99 123 2 18 283 120 163 4
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 4-7 Miami Dolphins 17 14 17 270 139 131 3 13 236 120 116 4
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 5-7 San Diego Chargers 27 14 21 375 261 114 2 14 303 150 153 3
13 Sun December 8 boxscore W 6-7 Buffalo Bills 20 10 12 226 131 95 1 12 220 94 126 3
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 7-7 @ Baltimore Colts 45 38 24 390 260 130 33 455 373 82 4

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 31 QB 14 14 7-7-0 191 361 52.9 2616 20 5.5 22 6.1 89 7.2 5.6 13.7 186.9 69.4 19 195 6.37 4.82 5.0 3 3
18 Al Woodall 29 3 0 3 8 37.5 15 0 0.0 2 25.0 8 1.9 -9.4 5.0 5.0 6.2 0 0 1.88 -9.38 0.0
Team Total 26.0 14 7-7-0 194 369 52.6 2631 20 5.4 24 6.5 89 7.1 5.3 13.6 187.9 66.6 19 195 6.28 4.53 4.9 3 3
Opp Total 14 186 347 53.6 2249 14 4.0 17 4.9 6.5 5.08 12.1 160.6 66.8 25 192 5.5 4.2 6.7

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
44 John Riggins 25 FB 10 10 169 680 5 34 4.0 68.0 16.9 19 180 9.5 2 32 1.9 18.0 860 7 3
32 Emerson Boozer 31 RB 13 12 153 563 4 20 3.7 43.3 11.8 14 161 11.5 1 29 1.1 12.4 724 5 3
33 Robert Burns 22 14 2 40 158 0 12 4.0 11.3 2.9 11 83 7.5 1 18 0.8 5.9 241 1 2
1 Mike Adamle 25 12 3 28 93 2 21 3.3 7.8 2.3 9 84 9.3 0 16 0.8 7.0 177 2 0
40 Hank Bjorklund 24 13 0 23 57 0 12 2.5 4.4 1.8 2 15 7.5 0 8 0.2 1.2 72 0 2
43 Jazz Jackson 22 13 1 20 74 0 16 3.7 5.7 1.5 2 44 22.0 1 24 0.2 3.4 118 1 2
12 Joe Namath 31 QB 14 14 8 1 1 3 0.1 0.1 0.6 1 1 6
18 Al Woodall 29 3 0 2 -3 0 -1 -1.5 -1.0 0.7 -3 0 0
83 Jerome Barkum 24 WR 14 14 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 41 524 12.8 3 39 2.9 37.4 526 3 0
82 David Knight 23 WR 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 40 579 14.5 4 42 2.9 41.4 579 4 0
88 Rich Caster* 26 TE 13 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 38 745 19.6 7 89 2.9 57.3 745 7 2
7 Eddie Bell 28 13 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 126 9.7 1 22 1.0 9.7 126 1 0
86 Willie Brister 22 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 90 18.0 0 32 0.4 7.5 90 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 444 1625 12 34 3.7 116.1 31.7 194 2631 13.6 20 89 13.9 187.9 4256 32 26
Opp Total 14 539 2240 20 4.2 160.0 38.5 186 2057 11.1 14 13.3 146.9 4297 34 18

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
89 Lou Piccone 25 KR 14 0 9 75 0 13 8.3 39 961 0 46 24.6 1036
47 Roscoe Word 22 PR/RCB 14 10 38 301 0 34 7.9 4 69 0 24 17.3 370
43 Jazz Jackson 22 13 1 6 49 0 38 8.2 4 100 0 30 25.0 267
40 Hank Bjorklund 24 13 0 4 73 0 28 18.3 145
33 Robert Burns 22 14 2 3 52 0 21 17.3 293
22 Burgess Owens 23 SS 14 14 3 35 0 18 11.7 35
1 Mike Adamle 25 12 3 2 17 0 14 8.5 194
82 David Knight 23 WR 14 13 2 0 0 0 0.0 579
Team Total 26.0 14 53 425 0 38 8.0 61 1307 0 46 21.4 5988
Opp Total 14 27 352 0 13.0 57 1395 0 24.5

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
8 Greg Gantt 23 P 14 0 2 1 50.0% 75 2689 59 0 35.9
5 Pat Leahy 23 K 6 0 5 3 4 2 2 1 11 6 54.5% 19 18 94.7%
3 Bobby Howfield 38 k 7 0 1 1 1 3 3 2 2 7 6 85.7% 12 8 66.7%
Team Total 26.0 14 1 6 4 7 5 4 3 18 12 66.7% 33 27 81.8% 75 2689 59 0 35.9
Opp Total 14 24 12 50.0% 38 36 94.7% 71 2641 37.2

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
12 Joe Namath 31 QB 14 14 0 6 2 -11 0
32 Emerson Boozer 31 RB 13 12 0 3 3 0 0
47 Roscoe Word 22 PR/RCB 14 10 2 19 0 19 0 0 1 3 0 0
22 Burgess Owens 23 SS 14 14 3 68 1 39 0 0 1 1 0 0
44 John Riggins 25 FB 10 10 0 3 2 0 0
55 John Ebersole 26 RLB 14 14 3 48 0 41 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Robert Burns 22 14 2 0 2 1 0 0
43 Jazz Jackson 22 13 1 0 2 1 24 1
89 Lou Piccone 25 KR 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
51 Ralph Baker 32 LLB 14 14 2 87 1 67 0
40 Hank Bjorklund 24 13 0 0 2 0 0 0
88 Rich Caster* 26 TE 13 13 0 2 0 0 0
8 Greg Gantt 23 P 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
20 Delles Howell 26 10 0 2 23 0 16 0
81 Richard Neal 27 14 7 0 0 2 0 0
54 Jamie Rivers 29 MLB 13 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Rich Sowells 26 LCB 14 14 2 0 0 0 0
21 Steve Tannen 26 FS 14 8 2 33 0 19 0
62 Al Atkinson 31 14 1 0 0 1 5 0
85 Ed Galigher 24 LDE 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
59 Howard Kindig 33 8 0 0 1 0 -11 0
82 David Knight 23 WR 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
50 Wayne Mulligan 27 C 13 12 0 0 1 0 0
66 Randy Rasmussen 29 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
72 Robert Woods 24 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 17 278 2 67 0 0 26 25 7 1
Opp Total 14 19 18 9

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
88 Rich Caster* 26 TE 13 13 7 7 42
44 John Riggins 25 FB 10 10 5 2 7 42
5 Pat Leahy 23 K 6 0 18 6 36
32 Emerson Boozer 31 RB 13 12 4 1 5 30
3 Bobby Howfield 38 k 7 0 8 6 26
82 David Knight 23 WR 14 13 4 4 24
83 Jerome Barkum 24 WR 14 14 3 3 18
1 Mike Adamle 25 12 3 2 2 12
43 Jazz Jackson 22 13 1 1 1 2 12
22 Burgess Owens 23 SS 14 14 1 1 2 12
51 Ralph Baker 32 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
7 Eddie Bell 28 13 1 1 1 6
33 Robert Burns 22 14 2 1 1 6
12 Joe Namath 31 QB 14 14 1 1 6
8 Greg Gantt 23 P 14 0 1 1
Team Total 26.0 14 12 20 1 2 1 36 27 12 279
Opp Total 14 20 14 4 36 12 300