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1975 New York Jets

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3-11-0, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.3, Offense: -1.2, Defense: -7.1, SoS: 4.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 258 points (18.4/g), 14th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 433 points (30.9/g), 26th.
 Differential of -175 points (-12.5/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 3.2-10.8.

Coach: Ken Shipp (1-4-0) and Charley Winner (2-7-0)
 Other Notable Asst.: Buddy Ryan (Defensive Line)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Leon Hess
General Manager Al Ward
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 258 4230 919 4.6 41 8 29 266 174 384 2151 16 33 5.1 111 501 2079 15 4.1 126
Team Defense 433 5456 909 6.0 28 13 20 308 180 316 2719 26 15 8.1 133 574 2737 25 4.8 155
Lg Rank Offense 14 14 20 1 11 13 16 13 25 16 12 11 12 8
Lg Rank Defense 26 26 22 20 25 1 25 26 21 26 24 26 25 25

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 21 boxscore L 0-1 @ Buffalo Bills 14 42 17 261 150 111 5 26 361 52 309
2 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 30 24 24 418 127 291 2 25 339 208 131 1
3 Sun October 5 boxscore W 2-1 New England Patriots 36 7 24 380 207 173 1 15 320 248 72 5
4 Sun October 12 boxscore L 2-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 21 29 17 305 190 115 2 25 407 233 174 2
5 Sun October 19 boxscore L 2-3 Miami Dolphins 0 43 12 176 60 116 8 22 437 176 261 2
6 Sun October 26 boxscore L 2-4 Baltimore Colts 28 45 17 341 259 82 3 24 400 188 212
7 Sun November 2 boxscore L 2-5 Buffalo Bills 23 24 25 366 167 199 1 22 435 287 148 3
8 Sun November 9 boxscore L 2-6 @ Miami Dolphins 7 27 15 269 122 147 2 14 342 214 128 2
9 Sun November 16 boxscore L 2-7 @ Baltimore Colts 19 52 19 319 237 82 4 26 502 277 225 3
10 Sun November 23 boxscore L 2-8 St. Louis Cardinals 6 37 22 323 166 157 3 23 476 267 209 3
11 Sun November 30 boxscore L 2-9 Pittsburgh Steelers 7 20 16 270 129 141 4 21 326 113 213
12 Sun December 7 boxscore W 3-9 @ New England Patriots 30 28 21 361 156 205 1 21 424 261 163 5
13 Mon December 15 boxscore L 3-10 @ San Diego Chargers 16 24 24 321 182 139 3 23 358 109 249
14 Sun December 21 boxscore L 3-11 Dallas Cowboys 21 31 13 120 -1 121 2 21 329 86 243 2

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 32 QB 14 13 3-10-0 157 326 48.2% 2286 15 4.6 28 8.6 91 7.0 4.1 14.6 163.3 51.0 27 253 5.76 3.04 7.6
11 J.J. Jones 23 qb 7 1 0-1-0 16 57 28.1% 181 1 1.8 5 8.8 20 3.2 -0.4 11.3 25.9 9.6 7 64 1.83 -1.38 10.9
8 Greg Gantt 24 P 14 0 1 1 100.0% 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.1 79.2 0 0 1.00 1.00 0.0
Team Total 25.8 14 3-11-0 174 384 45.3% 2468 16 4.2 33 8.6 91 6.4 3.4 14.2 176.3 44.7 34 317 5.15 2.36 8.1 0 0
Opp Total 14 180 316 57.0% 2860 26 8.2 15 4.7 9.1 8.56 15.9 204.3 94.9 19 141 8.1 7.7 5.7

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* 26 FB 14 14 238 1005 8 42 4.2 71.8 17.0 30 363 12.1 1 34 2.1 25.9 1368 9 5
26 Carl Garrett 28 RB 13 8 122 566 5 40 4.6 43.5 9.4 19 180 9.5 1 20 1.5 13.8 746 6 4
35 Steve Davis 27 rb 14 1 70 290 1 24 4.1 20.7 5.0 6 56 9.3 0 18 0.4 4.0 346 1 1
36 Bob Gresham 27 10 1 25 98 1 16 3.9 9.8 2.5 2 4 2.0 0 6 0.2 0.4 102 1 2
32 Emerson Boozer 32 rb 9 4 20 51 0 8 2.6 5.7 2.2 1 16 16.0 1 16 0.1 1.8 67 1 0
12 Joe Namath 32 QB 14 13 10 6 0 6 0.6 0.4 0.7 6 0 4
11 J.J. Jones 23 qb 7 1 9 59 0 19 6.6 8.4 1.3 59 0 2
43 Jazz Jackson 23 13 0 6 11 0 7 1.8 0.8 0.5 5 54 10.8 0 14 0.4 4.2 65 0 0
83 Jerome Barkum 25 WR 13 13 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.5 0.1 36 549 15.3 5 56 2.8 42.2 542 5 0
88 Rich Caster* 27 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 47 820 17.4 4 91 3.4 58.6 820 4 0
7 Eddie Bell 29 WR 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 344 17.2 4 38 1.4 24.6 344 4 0
89 Lou Piccone 26 KR/PR 13 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 79 11.3 0 21 0.5 6.1 79 0 3
86 Willie Brister 23 te 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.3 3 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 501 2079 15 42 4.1 148.5 35.8 174 2468 14.2 16 91 12.4 176.3 4547 31 24
Opp Total 14 574 2737 25 4.8 195.5 41.0 180 2719 15.1 26 12.9 194.2 5456 51 25

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 26 KR/PR 13 1 18 74 0 9 4.1 26 637 0 53 24.5 790
35 Steve Davis 27 rb 14 1 20 483 0 46 24.2 829
26 Carl Garrett 28 RB 13 8 7 159 0 33 22.7 905
36 Bob Gresham 27 10 1 7 153 0 34 21.9 255
38 Ed Taylor 22 FS 14 9 7 151 0 36 21.6 151
43 Jazz Jackson 23 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 2 52 0 28 26.0 117
58 Richard Wood 22 rlb 14 5 3 27 0 14 9.0 27
7 Eddie Bell 29 WR 14 13 2 42 0 34 21.0 386
46 Rich Sowells 27 LCB 14 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
27 Phil Wise 26 db 5 4 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
47 Roscoe Word 23 RCB 14 9 1 22 0 22 22.0 22
Team Total 25.8 14 22 116 0 34 5.3 74 1704 0 53 23.0 6367
Opp Total 14 22 208 1 9.5 52 1205 0 23.2

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 24 P 14 0 59 2156 71 3 36.5
5 Pat Leahy 24 K 14 0 3 3 5 3 12 7 1 21 13 61.9%% 30 27 90.0%%
Team Total 25.8 14 3 3 5 3 12 7 1 21 13 61.9%% 30 27 90.0%% 59 2156 71 3 36.5
Opp Total 14 16 12 75.0%% 57 53 93.0%% 56 1887 33.7

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 32 QB 14 13 0 4 2 -1 0
44 John Riggins* 26 FB 14 14 0 5 1 0 0
26 Carl Garrett 28 RB 13 8 0 4 1 0 0
89 Lou Piccone 26 KR/PR 13 1 0 3 2 0 0
56 Godwin Turk 25 LLB 14 14 2 20 0 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
55 John Ebersole 27 MLB 13 6 2 21 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Bob Gresham 27 10 1 0 2 1 0 0
22 Burgess Owens 24 SS 11 11 3 3 0 3 0
35 Steve Davis 27 rb 14 1 0 1 1 0 0
65 Joe Fields 22 14 0 0 1 1 -17 0
85 Ed Galigher 25 RDT 13 11 0 0 2 0 0
20 Delles Howell 27 fs 10 5 2 19 0 10 0
11 J.J. Jones 23 qb 7 1 0 2 0 0 0
25 Bob Prout 24 7 1 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Garry Puetz 23 RG 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
46 Rich Sowells 27 LCB 14 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
38 Ed Taylor 22 FS 14 9 0 0 2 0 0
27 Phil Wise 26 db 5 4 2 17 0 14 0
76 Jim Bailey 27 rde 14 8 1 8 0 8 0
77 Carl Barzilauskas 24 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
7 Eddie Bell 29 WR 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
53 Ken Bernich 24 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Willie Brister 23 te 12 1 0 0 1 0 1
8 Greg Gantt 24 P 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
75 Winston Hill 34 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
5 Pat Leahy 24 K 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Richard Neal 28 RDE 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
66 Randy Rasmussen 30 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
47 Roscoe Word 23 RCB 14 9 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 15 98 0 18 0 0 24 27 -18 1
Opp Total 14 34 25 12 1

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
5 Pat Leahy 24 K 14 0 27 13 66
44 John Riggins* 26 FB 14 14 8 1 9 54
26 Carl Garrett 28 RB 13 8 5 1 6 36
83 Jerome Barkum 25 WR 13 13 5 5 30
7 Eddie Bell 29 WR 14 13 4 4 24
88 Rich Caster* 27 TE 14 14 4 4 24
32 Emerson Boozer 32 rb 9 4 1 1 6
86 Willie Brister 23 te 12 1 1 1 6
35 Steve Davis 27 rb 14 1 1 1 6
36 Bob Gresham 27 10 1 1 1 6
Team Total 25.8 14 15 16 1 32 27 13 258
Opp Total 14 25 26 1 1 4 53 12 1 433

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 @ BUF L, 14-42 1 28 pass Rich Caster 28 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
2 1975-09-21 @ BUF L, 14-42 2 12 pass Eddie Bell 12 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
3 1975-09-28 @ KAN W, 30-24 1 1 rush John Riggins 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
4 1975-09-28 @ KAN W, 30-24 1 1 rush Carl Garrett 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
5 1975-09-28 @ KAN W, 30-24 3 2 rush John Riggins 2 yard rush (pass failed)
6 1975-09-28 @ KAN W, 30-24 4 9 pass Rich Caster 9 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
7 1975-10-05 NWE W, 36-7 2 6 rush Carl Garrett 6 yard rush
8 1975-10-05 NWE W, 36-7 2 3 pass Rich Caster 3 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
9 1975-10-05 NWE W, 36-7 2 21 pass Rich Caster 21 yard pass from Joe Namath
10 1975-10-05 NWE W, 36-7 3 13 pass Jerome Barkum 13 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
11 1975-10-05 NWE W, 36-7 4 4 pass Jerome Barkum 4 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
12 1975-10-12 @ MIN L, 21-29 1 1 rush John Riggins 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
13 1975-10-12 @ MIN L, 21-29 3 11 pass John Riggins 11 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
14 1975-10-12 @ MIN L, 21-29 4 2 rush Carl Garrett 2 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
15 1975-10-26 BAL L, 28-45 2 42 pass Jerome Barkum 42 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
16 1975-10-26 BAL L, 28-45 2 1 pass Jerome Barkum 1 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
17 1975-10-26 BAL L, 28-45 3 0 fumble Willie Brister 0 yard fumble return (Pat Leahy kick)
18 1975-10-26 BAL L, 28-45 4 22 pass Eddie Bell 22 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
19 1975-11-02 BUF L, 23-24 2 16 pass Emerson Boozer 16 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
20 1975-11-02 BUF L, 23-24 3 31 pass Eddie Bell 31 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
21 1975-11-09 @ MIA L, 7-27 1 15 pass Carl Garrett 15 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
22 1975-11-16 @ BAL L, 19-52 3 2 rush John Riggins 2 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
23 1975-11-16 @ BAL L, 19-52 4 12 pass Eddie Bell 12 yard pass from J.J. Jones
24 1975-11-30 PIT L, 7-20 4 6 pass Jerome Barkum 6 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
25 1975-12-07 @ NWE W, 30-28 2 4 rush Carl Garrett 4 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
26 1975-12-07 @ NWE W, 30-28 3 37 rush John Riggins 37 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
27 1975-12-07 @ NWE W, 30-28 4 6 rush John Riggins 6 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
28 1975-12-15 @ SDG L, 16-24 3 1 rush Steve Davis 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
29 1975-12-15 @ SDG L, 16-24 4 1 rush John Riggins 1 yard rush
30 1975-12-21 DAL L, 21-31 1 1 rush John Riggins 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
31 1975-12-21 DAL L, 21-31 1 8 rush Carl Garrett 8 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
32 1975-12-21 DAL L, 21-31 4 7 rush Bob Gresham 7 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 @ BUF W, 42-14 1 2 rush O.J. Simpson 2 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
2 1975-09-21 @ BUF W, 42-14 1 3 pass Jim Braxton 3 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (John Leypoldt kick)
3 1975-09-21 @ BUF W, 42-14 2 5 rush O.J. Simpson 5 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
4 1975-09-21 @ BUF W, 42-14 3 2 pass Paul Seymour 2 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (John Leypoldt kick)
5 1975-09-21 @ BUF W, 42-14 3 1 rush Joe Ferguson 1 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
6 1975-09-21 @ BUF W, 42-14 4 44 interception Pat Toomay 44 yard interception return (John Leypoldt kick)
7 1975-09-28 @ KAN L, 24-30 1 4 rush Woody Green 4 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
8 1975-09-28 @ KAN L, 24-30 2 10 rush Ed Podolak 10 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
9 1975-09-28 @ KAN L, 24-30 3 36 pass Barry Pearson 36 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
10 1975-10-05 NWE L, 7-36 4 42 pass Russ Francis 42 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
11 1975-10-12 @ MIN W, 29-21 3 13 pass Chuck Foreman 13 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
12 1975-10-12 @ MIN W, 29-21 3 9 pass Chuck Foreman 9 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
13 1975-10-12 @ MIN W, 29-21 4 4 rush Chuck Foreman 4 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
14 1975-10-19 MIA W, 43-0 1 5 rush Bob Griese 5 yard rush
15 1975-10-19 MIA W, 43-0 2 1 rush Don Nottingham 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
16 1975-10-19 MIA W, 43-0 2 53 pass Nat Moore 53 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
17 1975-10-19 MIA W, 43-0 2 10 rush Mercury Morris 10 yard rush
18 1975-10-19 MIA W, 43-0 3 2 pass Norm Bulaich 2 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
19 1975-10-19 MIA W, 43-0 3 32 pass Jim Mandich 32 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
20 1975-10-26 BAL W, 45-28 1 15 rush Bert Jones 15 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
21 1975-10-26 BAL W, 45-28 1 2 rush Don McCauley 2 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
22 1975-10-26 BAL W, 45-28 2 15 pass Marshall Johnson 15 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
23 1975-10-26 BAL W, 45-28 3 68 pass Marshall Johnson 68 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
24 1975-10-26 BAL W, 45-28 4 38 interception Jackie Wallace 38 yard interception return (Toni Linhart kick)
25 1975-10-26 BAL W, 45-28 4 20 rush Lydell Mitchell 20 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
26 1975-11-02 BUF W, 24-23 1 11 pass Jim Braxton 11 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (John Leypoldt kick)
27 1975-11-02 BUF W, 24-23 3 28 pass J.D. Hill 28 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (John Leypoldt kick)
28 1975-11-02 BUF W, 24-23 4 64 pass O.J. Simpson 64 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (John Leypoldt kick)
29 1975-11-09 @ MIA W, 27-7 2 8 rush Benny Malone 8 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
30 1975-11-09 @ MIA W, 27-7 3 59 pass Norm Bulaich 59 yard pass from Bob Griese
31 1975-11-09 @ MIA W, 27-7 3 50 punt Freddie Solomon 50 yard punt return (Garo Yepremian kick)
32 1975-11-09 @ MIA W, 27-7 4 7 pass Norm Bulaich 7 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
33 1975-11-16 @ BAL W, 52-19 1 17 rush Lydell Mitchell 17 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
34 1975-11-16 @ BAL W, 52-19 1 1 pass Don McCauley 1 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
35 1975-11-16 @ BAL W, 52-19 2 90 pass Roger Carr 90 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
36 1975-11-16 @ BAL W, 52-19 2 4 rush Don McCauley 4 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
37 1975-11-16 @ BAL W, 52-19 3 20 pass Glenn Doughty 20 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
38 1975-11-16 @ BAL W, 52-19 4 20 rush Marty Domres 20 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
39 1975-11-16 @ BAL W, 52-19 4 49 fumble Fred Cook 49 yard fumble return (Toni Linhart kick)
40 1975-11-23 STL W, 37-6 1 52 rush Terry Metcalf 52 yard rush (pass failed)
41 1975-11-23 STL W, 37-6 1 1 rush Terry Metcalf 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
42 1975-11-23 STL W, 37-6 1 74 pass Mel Gray 74 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
43 1975-11-23 STL W, 37-6 2 20 pass Mel Gray 20 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
44 1975-11-23 STL W, 37-6 3 61 interception Norm Thompson 61 yard interception return (Jim Bakken kick)
45 1975-11-30 PIT W, 20-7 2 44 pass Franco Harris 44 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
46 1975-11-30 PIT W, 20-7 3 8 pass Frank Lewis 8 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
47 1975-12-07 @ NWE L, 28-30 2 20 pass Randy Vataha 20 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
48 1975-12-07 @ NWE L, 28-30 3 38 rush Don Calhoun 38 yard rush (John Smith kick)
49 1975-12-07 @ NWE L, 28-30 4 10 pass Randy Vataha 10 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
50 1975-12-07 @ NWE L, 28-30 4 1 rush Steve Grogan 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
51 1975-12-15 @ SDG W, 24-16 1 4 rush Tony Baker 4 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
52 1975-12-15 @ SDG W, 24-16 2 2 rush Rickey Young 2 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
53 1975-12-15 @ SDG W, 24-16 4 1 rush Bo Matthews 1 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
54 1975-12-21 DAL W, 31-21 2 3 rush Robert Newhouse 3 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
55 1975-12-21 DAL W, 31-21 2 1 rush Doug Dennison 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
56 1975-12-21 DAL W, 31-21 3 10 pass Drew Pearson 10 yard pass from Clint Longley (Toni Fritsch kick)
57 1975-12-21 DAL W, 31-21 4 33 interception Randy Hughes 33 yard interception return (Toni Fritsch kick)