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1976 New York Jets

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3-11-0, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -13.8, Offense: -7.1, Defense: -6.8, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 169 points (12.1/g), 26th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 383 points (27.4/g), 26th.
 Differential of -214 points (-15.3/g), 27th.  Expected W-L: 1.8-12.2.

Coach: Mike Holovak (0-1-0) and Lou Holtz (3-10-0)

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
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 169 3530 876 4.0 53 25 23 220 180 393 1606 7 28 3.7 93 438 1924 10 4.4 104
Team Defense 383 4916 972 5.1 32 21 15 277 204 374 2324 25 11 6.0 127 582 2592 14 4.5 135
Lg Rank Offense 26 25 28 27 21 6 24 28 27 25 24 20 21 4
Lg Rank Defense 26 25 15 6 25 17 21 26 22 21 26 26 13 23

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore L 0-1 @ Cleveland Browns 17 38 17 258 147 111 2 21 390 183 207 1
2 Sun September 19 boxscore L 0-2 @ Denver Broncos 3 46 11 185 93 92 2 31 543 292 251 1
3 Sun September 26 boxscore L 0-3 @ Miami Dolphins 0 16 10 224 159 65 5 23 334 123 211 1
4 Sun October 3 boxscore L 0-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 6 17 19 261 91 170 2 16 247 121 126 2
5 Sun October 10 boxscore W 1-4 Buffalo Bills 17 14 20 270 63 207 4 11 205 80 125 5
6 Mon October 18 boxscore L 1-5 @ New England Patriots 7 41 20 309 193 116 2 29 475 145 330 1
7 Sun October 24 boxscore L 1-6 Baltimore Colts 0 20 15 277 154 123 2 18 417 281 136 1
8 Sun October 31 boxscore W 2-6 @ Buffalo Bills 19 14 16 234 79 155 4 17 311 87 224 5
9 Sun November 7 boxscore L 2-7 Miami Dolphins 7 27 16 270 154 116 4 18 323 181 142
10 Sun November 14 boxscore W 3-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34 0 24 344 133 211 1 18 277 171 106 6
11 Sun November 21 boxscore L 3-8 New England Patriots 24 38 20 287 184 103 10 13 237 83 154 3
12 Sun November 28 boxscore L 3-9 @ Baltimore Colts 16 33 14 255 96 159 4 19 387 189 198 1
13 Sun December 5 boxscore L 3-10 Washington Redskins 16 37 12 284 52 232 4 29 426 188 238 3
14 Sun December 12 boxscore L 3-11 Cincinnati Bengals 3 42 6 72 8 64 7 14 344 200 144 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 33 QB 11 8 1-7-0 114 230 49.6 1090 4 1.7 16 7.0 35 4.7 2.0 9.6 99.1 39.9 16 150 3.82 1.22 6.5
14 Richard Todd 23 qb 13 6 2-4-0 65 162 40.1 870 3 1.9 12 7.4 44 5.4 2.4 13.4 66.9 33.2 29 233 3.34 0.82 15.2 0 1
36 Bob Gresham 28 11 4 1 1 100.0 29 0 0.0 0 0.0 29 29.0 29.0 29.0 2.6 118.7 0 0 29.00 29.00 0.0
Team Total 25.3 14 3-11-0 180 393 45.8 1989 7 1.8 28 7.1 44 5.1 2.2 11.1 142.1 37.6 45 383 3.67 1.11 10.3 0 1
Opp Total 14 204 374 54.5 2468 25 6.7 11 2.9 6.6 6.61 12.1 176.3 85.1 16 144 6.0 6.0 4.1

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
21 Clark Gaines 22 FB 14 8 157 724 3 33 4.6 51.7 11.2 41 400 9.8 2 27 2.9 28.6 1124 5 4
35 Steve Davis 28 RB 12 0 94 418 3 26 4.4 34.8 7.8 8 57 7.1 0 21 0.7 4.8 475 3 6
49 Ed Marinaro 26 6 5 77 312 2 17 4.1 52.0 12.8 21 168 8.0 0 35 3.5 28.0 480 2 1
45 Louie Giammona 23 rb 14 3 39 150 1 35 3.8 10.7 2.8 15 145 9.7 0 28 1.1 10.4 295 1 5
36 Bob Gresham 28 11 4 30 92 0 24 3.1 8.4 2.7 11 66 6.0 0 13 1.0 6.0 158 0 1
14 Richard Todd 23 qb 13 6 28 107 1 22 3.8 8.2 2.2 107 1 5
88 Rich Caster 28 TE 14 14 6 73 0 60 12.2 5.2 0.4 31 391 12.6 1 41 2.2 27.9 464 1 1
3 Duane Carrell 27 P 14 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 2
12 Joe Namath 33 QB 11 8 2 5 0 5 2.5 0.5 0.2 5 0 3
89 Lou Piccone 27 KR/PR/WR 14 8 1 11 0 11 11.0 0.8 0.1 12 147 12.3 0 23 0.9 10.5 158 0 5
43 Jazz Jackson 24 7 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.9 0.1 2 3 1.5 0 6 0.3 0.4 9 0 1
51 Greg Buttle 22 LLB 14 14 1 26 0 26 26.0 1.9 0.1 26 0 1
82 David Knight 25 WR 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 403 20.2 2 44 1.4 28.8 403 2 0
80 Howard Satterwhite 23 12 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 110 15.7 0 31 0.6 9.2 110 0 1
83 Jerome Barkum 26 te 4 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 54 10.8 1 25 1.3 13.5 54 1 0
84 Don Buckey 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 36 7.2 0 14 1.3 9.0 36 0 0
86 Richard Osborne 23 9 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 9 4.5 1 7 0.2 1.0 9 1 1
Team Total 25.3 14 438 1924 10 60 4.4 137.4 31.3 180 1989 11.1 7 44 12.9 142.1 3913 17 44
Opp Total 14 582 2592 14 4.5 185.1 41.6 204 2324 11.4 25 14.6 166.0 4916 39 36

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 27 KR/PR/WR 14 8 21 173 1 60 8.2 31 699 0 58 22.5 1030
45 Louie Giammona 23 rb 14 3 12 117 0 25 9.8 23 527 0 34 22.9 939
43 Jazz Jackson 24 7 0 6 -1 0 8 -0.2 10 207 0 30 20.7 215
84 Keith Denson 24 2 0 6 129 0 29 21.5 129
21 Clark Gaines 22 FB 14 8 1 5 0 5 5.0 1129
52 Mike Hennigan 25 12 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 22
47 Tommy Marvaso 23 12 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
86 Richard Osborne 23 9 1 1 8 0 8 8.0 17
Team Total 25.3 14 40 289 1 60 7.2 73 1597 0 58 21.9 5799
Opp Total 14 55 458 1 8.3 39 899 0 23.1

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
3 Duane Carrell 27 P 14 0 81 3218 72 0 39.7
5 Pat Leahy 25 K 14 0 1 1 5 5 5 3 5 2 16 11 68.8% 20 16 80.0%
Team Total 25.3 14 1 1 5 5 5 3 5 2 16 11 68.8% 20 16 80.0% 81 3218 72 0 39.7
Opp Total 14 29 23 79.3% 45 42 93.3% 66 2673 40.5

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
89 Lou Piccone 27 KR/PR/WR 14 8 0 5 4 0 0
45 Louie Giammona 23 rb 14 3 0 5 2 4 0
14 Richard Todd 23 qb 13 6 0 5 2 -10 0
35 Steve Davis 28 RB 12 0 0 6 0 0 0
51 Greg Buttle 22 LLB 14 14 2 20 0 14 0 0 1 2 23 1
3 Duane Carrell 27 P 14 0 0 2 2 -19 0
55 John Ebersole 28 MLB 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 29 0
21 Clark Gaines 22 FB 14 8 0 4 0 0 0
56 Larry Keller 23 14 2 1 31 0 31 0 0 0 3 0 0
12 Joe Namath 33 QB 11 8 0 3 1 -7 0
47 Tommy Marvaso 23 12 2 0 2 1 6 0
46 Rich Sowells 28 10 5 2 46 0 27 0 0 1 0 0 0
77 Carl Barzilauskas 25 LDT 12 11 0 0 2 0 0
84 Keith Denson 24 2 0 0 2 0 0 0
36 Bob Gresham 28 11 4 0 1 1 0 0
43 Jazz Jackson 24 7 0 0 1 1 0 0
59 Bob Martin 23 RLB 13 13 2 15 0 12 0
86 Richard Osborne 23 9 1 0 1 1 0 0
22 Burgess Owens 25 FS 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
76 Lawrence Pillers 24 LDE 14 13 0 0 2 0 0
54 Steve Poole 24 9 1 0 0 2 0 0
80 Howard Satterwhite 23 12 3 0 1 1 0 0
38 Ed Taylor 23 RCB 11 11 2 22 0 22 0
27 Phil Wise 27 SS 12 12 0 1 1 5 0
88 Rich Caster 28 TE 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
65 Joe Fields 23 C 14 10 0 1 0 -14 0
84 Clint Haslerig 24 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 David Knight 25 WR 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
49 Ed Marinaro 26 6 5 0 1 0 0 0
66 Randy Rasmussen 31 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
53 Carl Russ 23 3 2 0 0 1 0 0
23 Shafer Suggs 23 LCB 11 10 1 12 0 12 0
Team Total 25.3 14 11 146 0 31 0 0 44 37 17 1
Opp Total 14 45 36 15 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
5 Pat Leahy 25 K 14 0 16 11 49
21 Clark Gaines 22 FB 14 8 3 2 5 30
35 Steve Davis 28 RB 12 0 3 3 18
82 David Knight 25 WR 14 13 2 2 12
49 Ed Marinaro 26 6 5 2 2 12
83 Jerome Barkum 26 te 4 3 1 1 6
51 Greg Buttle 22 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
88 Rich Caster 28 TE 14 14 1 1 6
45 Louie Giammona 23 rb 14 3 1 1 6
86 Richard Osborne 23 9 1 1 1 6
89 Lou Piccone 27 KR/PR/WR 14 8 1 1 6
14 Richard Todd 23 qb 13 6 1 1 6
Team Total 25.3 14 10 7 1 1 1 20 16 11 163
Opp Total 14 14 25 1 2 3 42 23 1 383