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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
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 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

W# 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

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 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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-15 @ KAN L, 16-24 1 14 pass Rich Caster 14 yard pass from Joe Namath
2 1974-09-15 @ KAN L, 16-24 2 7 pass Eddie Bell 7 yard pass from Joe Namath (Bobby Howfield kick)
3 1974-09-22 @ CHI W, 23-21 1 30 pass Rich Caster 30 yard pass from Joe Namath
4 1974-09-22 @ CHI W, 23-21 2 24 fumble Jazz Jackson 24 yard fumble return (Bobby Howfield kick)
5 1974-09-22 @ CHI W, 23-21 2 3 rush Emerson Boozer 3 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
6 1974-09-29 @ BUF L, 12-16 2 13 rush John Riggins 13 yard rush
7 1974-10-07 @ MIA L, 17-21 3 9 pass John Riggins 9 yard pass from Joe Namath (Bobby Howfield kick)
8 1974-10-07 @ MIA L, 17-21 4 89 pass Rich Caster 89 yard pass from Joe Namath (Bobby Howfield kick)
9 1974-10-20 BAL L, 20-35 2 0 fumble Burgess Owens 0 yard fumble return (Bobby Howfield kick)
10 1974-10-20 BAL L, 20-35 4 13 pass David Knight 13 yard pass from Joe Namath (Bobby Howfield kick)
11 1974-10-20 BAL L, 20-35 4 7 pass Jerome Barkum 7 yard pass from Joe Namath
12 1974-10-27 RAM L, 13-20 2 2 rush Mike Adamle 2 yard rush (Greg Gantt kick)
13 1974-10-27 RAM L, 13-20 3 14 rush Emerson Boozer 14 yard rush
14 1974-11-03 HOU L, 22-27 1 20 pass Jazz Jackson 20 yard pass from Joe Namath
15 1974-11-03 HOU L, 22-27 1 12 rush Emerson Boozer 12 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
16 1974-11-03 HOU L, 22-27 2 42 pass David Knight 42 yard pass from Joe Namath
17 1974-11-10 @ NYG W, 26-20 1 19 pass David Knight 19 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
18 1974-11-10 @ NYG W, 26-20 4 3 rush Joe Namath 3 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
19 1974-11-10 @ NYG W, 26-20 5 5 pass Emerson Boozer 5 yard pass from Joe Namath
20 1974-11-17 @ NWE W, 21-16 1 11 pass Robert Burns 11 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
21 1974-11-17 @ NWE W, 21-16 2 4 rush Emerson Boozer 4 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
22 1974-11-17 @ NWE W, 21-16 3 34 pass David Knight 34 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
23 1974-11-24 MIA W, 17-14 2 2 pass Rich Caster 2 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
24 1974-11-24 MIA W, 17-14 4 45 pass Rich Caster 45 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
25 1974-12-01 SDG W, 27-14 1 4 pass John Riggins 4 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
26 1974-12-01 SDG W, 27-14 2 3 rush John Riggins 3 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
27 1974-12-01 SDG W, 27-14 2 2 rush John Riggins 2 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
28 1974-12-08 BUF W, 20-10 3 19 pass Rich Caster 19 yard pass from Joe Namath
29 1974-12-08 BUF W, 20-10 4 36 pass Jerome Barkum 36 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
30 1974-12-08 BUF W, 20-10 4 67 interception Ralph Baker 67 yard interception return (Pat Leahy kick)
31 1974-12-15 @ BAL W, 45-38 1 25 pass Jerome Barkum 25 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
32 1974-12-15 @ BAL W, 45-38 2 1 rush John Riggins 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
33 1974-12-15 @ BAL W, 45-38 2 2 rush John Riggins 2 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
34 1974-12-15 @ BAL W, 45-38 2 29 interception Burgess Owens 29 yard interception return (Pat Leahy kick)
35 1974-12-15 @ BAL W, 45-38 3 39 pass Rich Caster 39 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
36 1974-12-15 @ BAL W, 45-38 4 3 rush Mike Adamle 3 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-15 @ KAN W, 24-16 2 2 rush Ed Podolak 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
2 1974-09-15 @ KAN W, 24-16 2 52 interception Marvin Upshaw 52 yard interception return (Jan Stenerud kick)
3 1974-09-15 @ KAN W, 24-16 4 38 interception Emmitt Thomas 38 yard interception return (Jan Stenerud kick)
4 1974-09-22 @ CHI L, 21-23 3 11 pass Carl Garrett 11 yard pass from Gary Huff (Mirro Roder kick)
5 1974-09-22 @ CHI L, 21-23 3 4 pass Bob Parsons 4 yard pass from Gary Huff (Mirro Roder kick)
6 1974-09-22 @ CHI L, 21-23 4 1 rush Jim Harrison 1 yard rush (Mirro Roder kick)
7 1974-09-29 @ BUF W, 16-12 1 1 rush Joe Ferguson 1 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
8 1974-09-29 @ BUF W, 16-12 4 21 rush Jim Braxton 21 yard rush
9 1974-10-07 @ MIA W, 21-17 1 2 pass Jim Mandich 2 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
10 1974-10-07 @ MIA W, 21-17 2 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
11 1974-10-07 @ MIA W, 21-17 4 41 rush Hubert Ginn 41 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
12 1974-10-13 NWE W, 24-0 1 6 rush Sam Cunningham 6 yard rush (John Smith kick)
13 1974-10-13 NWE W, 24-0 4 1 rush Sam Cunningham 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
14 1974-10-13 NWE W, 24-0 4 29 interception Bob Geddes 29 yard interception return (John Smith kick)
15 1974-10-20 BAL W, 35-20 1 9 rush Bert Jones 9 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
16 1974-10-20 BAL W, 35-20 2 15 pass Cotton Speyrer 15 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
17 1974-10-20 BAL W, 35-20 2 2 rush Joe Orduna 2 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
18 1974-10-20 BAL W, 35-20 4 1 rush Lydell Mitchell 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
19 1974-10-20 BAL W, 35-20 4 32 rush Bert Jones 32 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
20 1974-10-27 RAM W, 20-13 1 12 rush James Harris 12 yard rush
21 1974-10-27 RAM W, 20-13 4 23 rush Lawrence McCutcheon 23 yard rush (David Ray kick)
22 1974-10-27 RAM W, 20-13 4 1 rush Lawrence McCutcheon 1 yard rush (David Ray kick)
23 1974-11-03 HOU W, 27-22 1 22 interception Zeke Moore 22 yard interception return (Skip Butler kick)
24 1974-11-03 HOU W, 27-22 1 29 pass Billy Johnson 29 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
25 1974-11-03 HOU W, 27-22 4 1 rush Willie Rodgers 1 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
26 1974-11-10 @ NYG L, 20-26 2 2 pass Bob Tucker 2 yard pass from Craig Morton (Pete Gogolak kick)
27 1974-11-10 @ NYG L, 20-26 3 12 pass Bob Grim 12 yard pass from Craig Morton (Pete Gogolak kick)
28 1974-11-17 @ NWE L, 16-21 3 5 rush Mack Herron 5 yard rush (John Smith kick)
29 1974-11-24 MIA L, 14-17 3 6 rush Bob Griese 6 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
30 1974-11-24 MIA L, 14-17 4 8 pass Jim Kiick 8 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
31 1974-12-01 SDG L, 14-27 4 28 pass Gary Garrison 28 yard pass from Don Woods (Dennis Partee kick)
32 1974-12-01 SDG L, 14-27 4 4 rush Don Woods 4 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
33 1974-12-08 BUF L, 10-20 3 41 pass J.D. Hill 41 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (John Leypoldt kick)
34 1974-12-15 @ BAL L, 38-45 2 5 pass Lydell Mitchell 5 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
35 1974-12-15 @ BAL L, 38-45 3 9 pass Raymond Chester 9 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
36 1974-12-15 @ BAL L, 38-45 3 16 pass Lydell Mitchell 16 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
37 1974-12-15 @ BAL L, 38-45 4 1 rush Bert Jones 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
38 1974-12-15 @ BAL L, 38-45 4 10 pass Don McCauley 10 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)