1968 New York Jets season

The 1968 New York Jets season was the ninth season for the team in the American Football League (AFL). The team had the most successful season in franchise history. Trying to improve upon their 8–5–1 record of 1967, they won the AFL Eastern Division with an 11–3 record. They defeated the defending champion Oakland Raiders in the AFL championship game, and earned the right to play in Super Bowl III against the NFL champion Baltimore Colts. In a stunning upset, marked by fourth-year quarterback Joe Namath's famous "guarantee" of victory, the Jets defeated the heavily favored Colts 16–7. The Jets have yet to return to the Super Bowl and makes them along with the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the only teams to have been to just one Super Bowl and win it.

On April 2, 2007, NFL Network aired America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions, the 1968 New York Jets, with team commentary from Joe Namath, Gerry Philbin and Don Maynard, and narrated by Alec Baldwin.

1968 New York Jets season
Head coachWeeb Ewbank
General managerWeeb Ewbank
OwnerLeon Hess
Home fieldShea Stadium
Local radioWABC–AM
Results
Record11–3
Division place1st AFL East
Playoff finishWon AFL Championship
(Oakland Raiders, 27–23)
Won Super Bowl III
(Baltimore Colts, 16–7)
Pro BowlersMLB Al Atkinson
RDE Verlon Biggs
HB Emerson Boozer
RDT John Elliott
RG Dave Herman
LT Winston Hill
FL Don Maynard
QB Joe Namath
LDE Gerry Philbin
SE George Sauer
K Jim Turner

Offseason

On May 21, Sonny Werblin sold his shares in the Jets to his partners Don Lillis, Leon Hess, Townsend Martin, and Phil Isselin. Lillis became the president on May 21, but died on July 23, and Isselin was appointed president on August 6.[1]

Draft

1968 New York Jets draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 17 Lee White  RB Weber St
2 44 Steve Thompson  DE Washington
3 72 Sam Walton  OT East Texas St
4 101 Gary Magner  DT USC
5 128 Lee Jacobsen  LB Kearney St
7 182 Oscar Lubke  OT Ball St
8 200 Bob Taylor  RB Maryland Eastern Shore Pick from MIA
8 210 Jim Richards  DB Virginia Tech
8 214 Karl Henke  DT Tulsa Pick from HOU
9 236 Gary Houser  TE Oregon St
10 264 Mike D'Amato  DB Hofstra
11 290 Henry Owens  WR Weber St
12 318 Ray Hayes  OT Toledo
13 344 Tom Myslinski  OG Maryland
14 372 Harvey Naim  RB Southern
15 398 Ronnie Ehrig  DB Texas
16 426 Tom Bilotta  OG Adams St (CO)
17 452 Myles Strasser  RB Wisconsin−Oshkosh
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Personnel

Staff/Coaches

1968 New York Jets staff
Front Office
  • Majority Owner/Team President/CEO & Chairman - Leon Hess
  • Minority Owner / Board Member - Sonny Werblin
  • Vice President/Board Member/Minority Owner - Philip H. Iselin
  • Vice President/Board Member/Minority Owner - Donald C. Lillis
  • General Manager - Weeb Ewbank
   

Coachcing Staff

Offensive Coaches

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator - Walt Michaels
  • Defensive Line Coach - Buddy Ryan

Roster

1968 New York Jets final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists
  • Currently vacant


Practice squad

  • Currently vacant


Rookies in italics
45 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

Pre season

Pre season schedule

Pre season
Week Date Time Opponent Result Jets points Opponents Game site Attendance Local TV National TV Local Radio
1
August 12, 1968
9:00 PM EDT
at Houston Oilers
Loss
14
28
Astrodome
40,354
WOR
WABC–AM
2
August 17, 1968
8:15 PM EDT
vs. Boston Patriots
Win
25
6
City Stadium
14,000
WOR
WABC–AM
3
August 23, 1968
9:00 PM EDT
vs. Atlanta Falcons
Win
27
12
Legion Field
27,406
WOR
WABC–AM
4
August 30, 1968
9:00 PM EDT
vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Loss
9
13
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
24,358
WOR
WABC–AM
5
September 7, 1968
6:30 PM EDT
vs. Detroit Lions
Win
9
6
Cleveland Municipal Stadium
84,918
WOR
WABC–AM

All times are EASTERN time

Pre season Game Officials

Game Officials
Week Opponent Referee Umpire Head Linesman Line Judge Back Judge Field Judge
1
at Houston Oilers
2
vs. Boston Patriots
3
vs. Atlanta Falcons
4
vs. Cincinnati Bengals
5
vs. Detroit Lions

Regular season

Results

Home/Road Eastern Division Western Division
BOS BUF HOU MIA NY CIN DEN KC OAK SD
Eastern Boston Patriots 23–6 0–16 10–34 31–47* 33–14 14–35 17–27
Buffalo Bills 7–16 7–30 17–21 37–35 7–18 6–48 6–21
Houston Oilers 45–17 35–6 7–24 14–20 38–17 21–26 15–24
Miami Dolphins 38–7 14–14 10–24 7–31 21–38 3–48 21–47
New York Jets 48–14 25–21 26–7 35–17 27–14 13–21 23–20
Western Cincinnati Bengals 34–23 17–27 22–24 24–10 9–16 0–34 10–31
Denver Broncos 17–20 34–32 21–14 10–7 7–30 7–43 23–47
Kansas City Chiefs 31–17 24–10 19–20 13–3 34–2 24–10 27–20
Oakland Raiders 41–10 13–10 43–32 31–10 33–27 38–21 14–23
San Diego Chargers 30–14 34–28 15–37 29–13 55–24 3–40 27–34

(*) Played at Legion Field, Birmingham since Boston Red Sox refused to rent Fenway Park to Patriots.

Standings

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
New York Jets 11 3 0 .786 7–1 419 280 W4
Houston Oilers 7 7 0 .500 5–3 303 248 W2
Miami Dolphins 5 8 1 .385 4–3–1 276 355 L1
Boston Patriots 4 10 0 .286 2–6 229 406 L2
Buffalo Bills 1 12 1 .077 1–6–1 199 367 L8

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Regular season schedule

Regular season
Week Date Time Opponent Result Jets points Opponents Game site Attendance National TV Local Radio
1
Bye
2
September 15, 1968
4:00 PM EDT
at Kansas City Chiefs
Win
20
19
Municipal Stadium
48,871
NBC
WABC–AM
3
September 22, 1968
4:00 PM EDT
vs. Boston Patriots
Win
47
31
Legion Field[2]
29,192
NBC
WABC–AM
4
September 29, 1968
1:30 PM EDT
at Buffalo Bills
Loss
35
37
War Memorial Stadium
38,044
NBC
WABC–AM
5
October 5, 1968
8:00 PM EDT
San Diego Chargers
Win
23
20
Shea Stadium
63,786
WABC–AM
6
October 13, 1968
1:30 PM EDT
Denver Broncos
Loss
13
21
Shea Stadium
63,052
NBC
WABC–AM
7
October 20, 1968
4:00 PM EDT
at Houston Oilers
Win
20
14
Astrodome
51,710
NBC
WABC–AM
8
October 27, 1968
1:30 PM EST
Boston Patriots
Win
48
14
Shea Stadium
62,351
NBC
WABC–AM
9
November 3, 1968
1:30 PM EST
Buffalo Bills
Win
25
21
Shea Stadium
61,452
NBC
WABC–AM
10
November 10, 1968
1:30 PM EST
Houston Oilers
Win
26
7
Shea Stadium
60,242
NBC
WABC–AM
11
November 17, 1968
4:00 PM EST
at Oakland Raiders
Loss
32
43
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
53,318
NBC
WABC–AM
12
November 24, 1968
4:00 PM EST
at San Diego Chargers
Win
37
15
San Diego Stadium
51,175
NBC
WABC–AM
13
December 1, 1968
1:30 PM EST
Miami Dolphins
Win
35
17
Shea Stadium
61,766
NBC
WABC–AM
14
December 8, 1968
1:30 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals
Win
27
14
Shea Stadium
61,111
NBC
WABC–AM
15
December 15, 1968
1:30 PM EST
at Miami Dolphins
Win
31
7
Orange Bowl
32,843
NBC
WABC–AM

All times are EASTERN time

Regular season Game Officials

Game Officials
Week Opponent Referee Umpire Head Linesman Line Judge Back Judge Field Judge
1
Bye
2
at Kansas City Chiefs
3
vs. Boston Patriots
4
at Buffalo Bills
5
San Diego Chargers
6
Denver Broncos
(12) Ben Dreith
(22) Paul Trepinski
(33) Elvin Hutchinson
(65) Aaron Wade
(40) Bob Whetstone
(51) Frank Rustich
7
at Houston Oilers
8
Boston Patriots
9
Buffalo Bills
10
Houston Oilers
11
at Oakland Raiders
12
at San Diego Chargers
13
Miami Dolphins
Bob Finley
14
Cincinnati Bengals
15
at Miami Dolphins

Game summary

Week 4: at Buffalo Bills

This game, won by the Buffalo Bills at the old War Memorial Stadium (known as the rock pile) in Buffalo was the only win for the Bills all season. A win over the eventual Super Bowl champions.

Week 11 at Raiders

The 1968 season also saw the Jets involved in one of the most notorious incidents in television history, an incident that would change the way television networks carried sporting events for decades to come. On November 17, 1968, just before 7:00 pm Eastern time, the Jets scored late to take a 32–29 lead over the Oakland Raiders with 1:05 left. NBC cut to a commercial, and then everywhere but the West Coast showed the movie Heidi, a show which NBC had promoted extensively for the sweeps period. Outraged fans bombarded NBC headquarters in New York with phone calls demanding the game be restored; so many phone calls were made that they eventually knocked out the NBC switchboard. Even though a decision was made to carry the game to conclusion, this decision could not be communicated, thus resulting in the movie starting on schedule.

Fans' ire was further fueled when they discovered that NBC's cutting away from the game denied them from seeing live a dramatic finish. On the Raiders' second play from scrimmage on the next drive, Daryle Lamonica threw a 46-yard touchdown pass to Charlie Smith, giving the Raiders a 36–32 lead. On the ensuing kickoff, Earl Christy of the Jets fumbled at the 10-yard line, which the Raiders' Preston Ridlehuber converted into another touchdown, ultimately giving the Raiders a 43–32 victory. Much of the country learned of this final outcome only via a bottom-of-screen crawl line shown during the movie. This incident, dubbed the Heidi Game, resulted in most television networks and sports leagues amending their television policies to ensure that games in progress would be broadcast to their conclusion, no matter what, even if it meant delaying or canceling the rest of the network's lineup, and even if the game's outcome seemed assured.

Week 15: at Miami Dolphins

Postseason

  • On December 29, Weeb Ewbank became the first coach to win titles in the National Football League and in the American Football League. His former team, the Baltimore Colts won the 1968 NFL Championship on December 29 as well. The Colts defeated the Cleveland Browns by a score of 34–0.[3]
Playoffs
Round Date Time Opponent Result Jets points Opponents Game site Attendance National TV Local Radio National Radio
AFL Champ.
December 29, 1968
1:00 PM EST
Oakland Raiders
Win
27
23
Shea Stadium
62,627
NBC
WABC–AM
NBC
SB III
January 12, 1969
3:00 PM EST
Baltimore Colts
Win
16
7
Orange Bowl
75,402
NBC
WABC–AM
NBC

All times are EASTERN time

Post season Game Officials

Game Officials
Round Opponent Referee Umpire Head Linesman Line Judge Back Judge Field Judge Alternate
AFL Championship
Oakland Raiders
Walt Fitzgerald
George Young
Tony Veteri
Al Sabato
Hugh Gamber
Bob Baur
Super Bowl III
Baltimore Colts
(7) Tom Bell (NFL)
(25) Walt Parker (AFL)
(30) George Murphy (NFL)
(72) Cal Lepore (AFL)
(42) Jack Reader (AFL)
(54) Joe Gonzales (NFL)

Super Bowl III

The Guarantee

1986 Jeno's Pizza - 37 - Joe Namath
Namath (middle) running a play against the Colts in Super Bowl III.

In January 1969, the Jets would reach the pinnacle of their existence and provide the moment that would indicate the AFL's coming of age. Under Namath's guidance, the Jets rose to the top of the AFL, defeating the Oakland Raiders in a thrilling AFL championship game, 27–23. The win qualified them to represent their league in a game that was being referred to for the first time as the Super Bowl (and referred to retroactively as Super Bowl III). They were pitted against the champions of the NFL, the Baltimore Colts. At the time, the AFL was considered to be inferior to the NFL, and most considered the Jets to be considerable underdogs and treated them as such. That would change three nights before the game while Namath was being honored by the Miami Touchdown Club as its Player of the Year. Namath took exception to a heckling Colts fan and used that moment to lament the lack of respect his team had gotten to that point. He then said "The Jets will win Sunday. I guarantee it." His audacious remark proved correct, as the Jets created one of the greatest upsets in football history by defeating the Colts 16–7. This victory showed that the AFL was capable of competing with the NFL.[4]

Scoring summary

Media

Radio
Flagship Station Play-by-play Color Commentator Studio Host
WABC–AM 770
Merle Harmon
Sam DeLuca
Pre season Local TV
Flagship Station Play-by-play Color Commentator
WOR-TV 9

Stats

Passing

Passing
Player G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate
Joe Namath 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
Babe Parilli 14 0 29 55 52.7 401 5 9.1 2 3.6 40 7.3 7.5 13.8 28.6 91.6
Matt Snell 14 14 1 1 100.0 26 0 0.0 0 0.0 26 26.0 26.0 26.0 1.9 118.7
NYJ Totals 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
Opp Totals 14 187 403 46.4 2567 17 4.2 28 6.9 6.4 4.09 13.7 183.4 77.9

Rushing

Rushing
Player G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G
Matt Snell 14 14 179 743 6 60 4.2 53.4 12.8
Emerson Boozer 12 12 143 441 5 33 3.1 36.8 11.9
Bill Mathis 14 2 74 208 5 16 2.8 14.9 5.3
Billy Joe 10 0 42 186 3 32 4.4 18.6 4.2
George Sauer 14 14 2 21 0 15 10.5 1.5 0.1
Mark Smolinski 14 0 12 15 0 5 1.3 1.1 0.9
Joe Namath 14 14 5 11 2 4 2.2 0.8 0.4
Babe Parilli 14 0 7 −2 1 10 −0.3 −0.1 0.5
Curley Johnson 14 1 2 −6 0 0 −3.0 −0.4 0.1
Bill Rademacher 14 0 1 −13 0 −13 −13.0 −0.9 0.1
NYJ Totals 14 467 1608 22 60 3.4 114.9 33.4
Opp Totals 14 368 1195 9 3.2 85.4 26.3

Receiving

Receiving
Player G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G
George Sauer 14 14 66 1141 17.3 3 43 4.7 81.5
Don Maynard 13 13 57 1297 22.8 10 87 4.4 99.8
Pete Lammons 13 13 32 400 12.5 3 27 2.5 30.8
Matt Snell 14 14 16 105 6.6 1 39 1.1 7.5
Emerson Boozer 12 12 12 101 8.4 0 23 1.0 8.4
Bake Turner 13 1 10 241 24.1 2 71 0.8 18.5
Bill Mathis 14 2 9 149 16.6 1 31 0.6 10.6
Mark Smolinski 14 0 6 40 6.7 0 19 0.4 2.9
Curley Johnson 14 1 5 78 15.6 0 18 0.4 5.6
Billy Joe 10 0 2 11 5.5 0 11 0.2 1.1
Bill Rademacher 14 0 2 11 5.5 0 6 0.1 0.8
NYJ Totals 14 217 3574 16.5 20 87 15.5 255.3
Opp Totals 14 187 2168 11.6 17 13.4 154.9

Kicking

Kicking
Player G GS 0–19 20–29 30–39 40–49 50+ FGM FGA FG% XPM XPA XP%
Jim Turner 14 0 8–8 15–18 6–10 5–9 0–1 34 46 73.9% 43 43 100.0%
NYJ Totals 14 8–8 15–18 6–10 5–9 0–1 34 46 73.9% 43 43 100.0%
Opp Totals 14 9 17 73.9% 33 34 97.1%

Punting

Punting
Player G GS Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
Curley Johnson 14 1 68 2977 65 1 43.8
NYJ Totals 14 68 2977 65 1 43.8
Opp Totals 14 98 3763 38.4

Kick Return

Kick Return
Player G GS Rt Yds TD Lng Y/RT
Earl Christy 14 0 25 599 0 87 24.0
Bake Turner 13 1 14 319 0 36 22.8
Matt Snell 14 14 3 28 0 15 9.3
Mike D'Amato 13 0 1 32 0 32 32.0
Mark Smolinski 14 0 1 17 0 17 17.0
John Neidert 5 0 1 0 0 0 0.0
Bill Rademacher 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0
NYJ Totals 14 46 995 0 87 21.6
Opp Totals 14 82 1664 0 20.3

Punt Return

Punt Return
Player G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R
Earl Christy 14 0 13 116 0 39 8.9
Bill Baird 14 14 18 111 0 20 6.2
Jim Richards 12 0 4 57 0 37 14.3
Gerry Philbin 14 14 1 2 0 2 2.0
NYJ Totals 14 36 286 0 39 7.9
Opp Totals 14 39 531 3 13.6

Defense & Fumbles

Defensive Interceptions
Player G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD
Johnny Sample 14 14 7 88 1 39 0
Jim Hudson 14 14 5 96 0 45 0
Randy Beverly 13 13 4 127 1 68 0
Bill Baird 14 14 4 74 0 36 0
Ralph Baker 14 14 3 31 0 20 0
Al Atkinson 14 14 2 24 0 22 0
Cornell Gordon 14 4 2 0 0 0 0
Earl Christy 14 0 1 16 0 16 0
NYJ Totals 14 28 456 2 68 0
Opp Totals 14
Fumbles
Player G GS FF Fmb FR Yds TD
Emerson Boozer 12 12 0 5 4 0 0
Johnny Sample 14 14 0 0 1 5 0
Ralph Baker 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Babe Parilli 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
Earl Christy 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
Cornell Gordon 14 4 0 0 1 0 0
Matt Snell 14 14 0 2 1 0 0
Curley Johnson 14 1 0 1 1 0 0
Carl McAdams 14 0 0 0 2 6 0
Gerry Philbin 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
Bill Rademacher 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
Paul Rochester 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
Bob Talamini 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
Paul Crane 13 0 0 1 0 −38 0
Mike D'Amato 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
Winston Hill 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Billy Joe 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
Bill Mathis 14 2 0 1 0 0 0
Joe Namath 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
Jim Richards 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
George Sauer 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
John Schmitt 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Mark Smolinski 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Bake Turner 13 1 0 0 1 0 0
NYJ Totals 14 0 19 25 −27 0
Opp Totals 14 29 14
Sacks & Tackles
Player G GS Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
Paul Crane 13 0 1
NYJ Totals 14 1
Opp Totals 14 18

Scoring Summary

Scoring Summary
Player G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts
Jim Turner 14 0 43 43 34 46 145
Don Maynard 13 13 10 10 60
Matt Snell 14 14 6 1 7 42
Bill Mathis 14 2 5 1 6 1 38
Emerson Boozer 12 12 5 5 30
Billy Joe 10 0 3 3 18
Pete Lammons 13 13 3 3 18
George Sauer 14 14 3 3 18
Joe Namath 14 14 2 2 12
Bake Turner 13 1 2 2 12
Randy Beverly 13 13 1 1 6
Babe Parilli 14 0 1 1 6
Johnny Sample 14 14 1 1 6
Mark Smolinski 14 0 1 1 6
Paul Crane 13 0 1 2
NYJ Totals 14 22 20 2 1 45 1 43 43 34 46 1 421
Opp Totals 14 9 17 3 3 4 33 34 9 17 280

Team

Team Stats
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Pass Cmp Pass Att Pass Yds Pass TD Int NY/A Pass 1stD Rush Att Rush Yds Rush TD Y/A Rush 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
NYJ Stats 419 5047 921 5.5 28 9 249 217 436 3439 20 19 7.6 144 467 1608 22 3.4 80 76 742 25
Opp Stats 280 3363 814 4.1 43 15 178 187 403 2168 17 28 4.9 104 368 1195 9 3.2 59 65 695 15
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

Quarter-by-quarter

Quarter-by-quarter
1 2 3 4 T
Jets 103 113 64 139 419
Opponents 44 69 41 126 280

Pop Culture

In the 2017 song Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled, Rihanna makes a reference to the '68 Jets.

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 283
  2. ^ 1968 schedule
  3. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 283
  4. ^ He guaranteed it – Pro Football Hall of Fame

External links

Preceded by
Oakland Raiders
1967
American Football League champion
1968
Succeeded by
Kansas City Chiefs
1969
List of AFC champions

The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of two conferences within the National Football League, the National Football Conference (NFC) being the other. The AFC has its roots in the American Football League (AFL), which began to play in 1960. In 1970, the AFL merged with the NFL. As part of the merger, the former AFL teams, plus three former NFL teams (the Baltimore Colts, the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers), were placed into the AFC. The remaining former NFL teams were placed in the NFC.

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Jets Chiefs
1 11:13 Jets Maynard 57-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 7 0
1 1:01 Chiefs 33-yard field goal by Stenerud 7 3
2 Jets 22-yard field goal by Turner 10 3
2 Jets Maynard 30-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 17 3
2 Chiefs Punt returned 80 yards for touchdown by Smith, Stenerud kick good 17 10
3 2:18 Chiefs 18-yard field goal by Stenerud 17 13
4 14:15 Chiefs 22-yard field goal by Stenerud 17 16
4 Jets 42-yard field goal by Turner 20 16
4 5:56 Chiefs 28-yard field goal by Stenerud 20 19
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 20 19
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Jets Patriots
1 Jets Interception returned 68 yards for touchdown by Beverly, Turner kick good 7 0
1 Patriots 31-yard field goal by Cappelletti 7 3
1 Jets Maynard 39-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 14 3
2 Jets 30-yard field goal by Turner 17 3
2 Jets 27-yard field goal by Turner 20 3
2 Patriots Marsh 70-yard touchdown reception from Taliaferro, Cappelletti kick good 20 10
3 Patriots Interception returned 4 yards for touchdown by Witt, Cappelletti kick good 20 17
3 Jets Blocked punt returned 3 yards for touchdown by Smolinski, Turner kick good 27 17
3 Jets Lammons 29-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 34 17
3 Jets 27-yard field goal by Turner 37 17
4 Jets Boozer 1-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 44 17
4 Patriots Fumble returned 10 yards for touchdown by Philpott, Cappelletti kick good 44 24
4 Jets 48-yard field goal by Turner 47 24
4 Patriots Thomas 1-yard touchdown run, Cappelletti kick good 47 31
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 47 31
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Jets Bills
1 Jets Sauer 4-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 7 0
1 Bills 35-yard field goal by Alford 7 3
1 Bills Gregory 2-yard touchdown run, Alford kick good 7 10
2 Bills Interception returned 100 yards for touchdown by Janik, Alford kick good 7 17
2 Jets Boozer 1-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 14 17
2 Bills 41-yard field goal by Alford 14 20
2 Jets Maynard 55-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 21 20
3 Bills 37-yard field goal by Alford 21 23
4 Bills Interception returned 53 yards for touchdown by Byrd, Alford kick good 21 30
4 Bills Interception returned 45 yards for touchdown by Edgderson, Alford kick good 21 37
4 Jets Snell 3-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 28 37
4 Jets Sauer 10-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 35 37
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 35 37
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Chargers Jets
1 Jets 26-yard field goal by Turner 0 3
2 Chargers Alworth 7-yard touchdown reception from Hadl, Partee kick good 7 3
2 Jets 45-yard field goal by Turner 7 6
2 Jets 11-yard field goal by Turner 7 9
3 Jets Snell 1-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 7 16
3 Chargers Garrison 84-yard touchdown run, Partee kick no good 13 16
4 Chargers Garrison 5-yard touchdown reception from Hadl, Partee kick good 20 16
4 Jets Boozer 1-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 20 23
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 20 23
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Broncos Jets
1 6:27 Jets Boozer 5-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 0 7
1 1:04 Broncos Lynch 4-yard touchdown run, Howfield kick good 7 7
2 8:56 Broncos Lynch 6-yard touchdown run, Howfield kick good 14 7
2 4:37 Jets 29-yard field goal by Turner 14 10
3 0:36 Broncos Crabtree 72-yard touchdown reception from Tensi, Howfield kick good 21 10
4 13:05 Jets 24-yard field goal by Turner 21 13
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 21 13
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Jets Oilers
1 Jets Norton punt blocked through the end zone by Crane for a safety 2 0
2 Jets Namath 1-yard touchdown run, 2-point pass good, Namath to Mathis 10 0
4 Jets 12-yard field goal by Turner 13 0
4 Oilers Reed 9-yard touchdown reception from Trull, Walker kick good 13 7
4 Oilers Beirne 19-yard touchdown reception from Trull, Walker kick good 13 14
4 Jets Snell 2-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 20 14
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 20 14
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Patriots Jets
1 Jets Snell 2-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 0 7
2 Jets 12-yard field goal by Turner 0 10
3 Jets 23-yard field goal by Turner 0 13
3 Jets Snell 1-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 0 20
4 Jets Parilli 2-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 0 27
4 Jets Joe 7-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 0 34
4 Jets Joe 15-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 0 41
2 Patriots Whalen 87-yard touchdown reception from Sherman, Cappelletti kick good 7 41
4 Jets Joe 32-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 7 48
4 Patriots Scarpitto 33-yard touchdown reception from Sherman, Cappelletti kick good 14 48
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 14 48
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Bills Jets
1 Bills Moses 55-yard touchdown reception from Stephenson, Alford kick good 7 0
1 Jets 32-yard field goal by Turner 7 3
2 Jets Interception returned 36 yards for touchdown by Sample, Turner kick good 7 10
2 Jets 9-yard field goal by Turner 7 13
2 Jets 32-yard field goal by Turner 7 16
3 Jets 27-yard field goal by Turner 7 19
4 Bills Costa 10-yard touchdown reception from Stephenson, Alford kick good 14 19
4 Bills Punt returned 82 yards for touchdown by Clarke, Alford kick good 21 19
4 Jets 35-yard field goal by Turner 21 22
4 Jets 21-yard field goal by Turner 21 25
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 21 25
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Plays Yards TOP Oilers Jets
1 Jets Mathis 2-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 0 7
1 Jets 14-yard field goal by Turner 0 10
1 Jets 32-yard field goal by Turner 0 13
1 Oilers Granger 47-yard touchdown run, Walker kick good 7 13
2 Jets 28-yard field goal by Turner 7 16
3 Jets Mathis 1-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 7 23
4 Jets 21-yard field goal by Turner 7 26
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 7 26
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Plays Yards TOP Jets Raiders
1 Jets 44-yard field goal by Turner 3 0
1 Jets 18-yard field goal by Turner 6 0
1 Raiders Wells 9-yard touchdown reception from Lamonica, Blanda kick good 6 7
2 Raiders Cannon 48-yard touchdown reception from Lamonica, Blanda kick good 6 14
2 Jets Namath 1-yard touchdown run, 2-point pass incomplete 12 14
3 Jets Mathis 4-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 19 14
3 Raiders Smith 3-yard touchdown run, 2-point pass good, Lamonica to Dixon 19 22
4 Jets Maynard 50-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 26 22
4 Jets 12-yard field goal by Turner 29 22
4 Raiders Biletnikoff 22-yard touchdown reception from Lamonica, Blanda kick good 29 29
4 Jets 26-yard field goal by Turner 32 29
4 Raiders Smith 43-yard touchdown reception from Lamonica, Blanda kick good 32 36
4 Raiders Fumble returned 2 yards for touchdown by Ridlehuber, Blanda kick good 32 43
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 32 43
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Plays Yards TOP NYJ OAK
1 7:42 Jets 44-yard field goal by Turner 3 0
1 5:23 Jets 18-yard field goal by Turner 6 0
1 2:32 Raiders Wells 9-yard touchdown reception from Lamonica, Blanda kick good 6 7
2 13:34 Raiders Cannon 48-yard touchdown reception from Lamonica, Blanda kick good 6 14
2 0:05 Jets Namath 1-yard touchdown run, 2-point pass failed 12 14
3 9:59 Jets Mathis 4-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 19 14
3 1:46 Raiders Smith 3-yard touchdown run, 2-point pass good 19 22
4 14:15 Jets Maynard 50-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 26 22
4 8:49 Jets 12-yard field goal by Turner 29 22
4 3:10 Raiders Biletnikoff 22-yard touchdown reception from Lamonica, Blanda kick good 29 29
4 1:05 Jets 26-yard field goal by Turner 32 29
4 0:42 Raiders Smith 43-yard touchdown reception from Lamonica, Blanda kick good 32 36
4 0:33 Raiders Fumble recovery returned 2 yards for touchdown by Ridlehuber, Blanda kick good 32 43
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 32 43
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Plays Yards TOP Jets Chargers
1 Jets 13-yard field goal by Turner 3 0
1 Jets Maynard 87-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 10 0
2 Jets Snell 3-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 17 0
2 Jets 20-yard field goal by Turner 20 0
2 Chargers Duncan 95-yard punt return for a touchdown, Partee kick good 20 7
2 Jets Mathis 19-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 27 7
3 Jets 30-yard field goal by Turner 30 7
4 Jets Mathis 1-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 37 7
4 Chargers MacKinnon 3-yard touchdown reception from Hadl, 2-point pass good, Hadl to MacKinnon 37 15
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 37 15
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Plays Yards TOP Dolphins Jets
2 13:24 12 72 Dolphins 15-yard field goal by Keyes 3 0
2 5:26 5 77 Jets Maynard 54-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 3 7
2 3:08 2 9 Jets Lammons 5-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 3 14
2 0:26 10 80 Dolphins Milton 38-yard touchdown reception from Griese, Keyes kick good 10 14
4 11:04 17 86 Dolphins Kiick 1-yard touchdown run, Keyes kick good 17 14
4 8:44 7 74 Jets Maynard 47-yard touchdown reception from Parilli, Turner kick good 17 21
4 8:02 3 75 Jets Maynard 25-yard touchdown reception from Parilli, Turner kick good 17 28
4 2:54 6 59 Jets Turner 40-yard touchdown reception from Parilli, Turner kick good 17 35
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 17 35
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Plays Yards TOP Bengals Jets
1 Jets Sauer 10-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 0 7
1 Jets Maynard 12-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 0 14
2 Bengals Robinson 14-yard touchdown run, Sherman kick good 7 14
2 Jets 35-yard field goal by Turner 7 17
3 Jets 22-yard field goal by Turner 7 20
4 Bengals Fumble returned 0 yards for a touchdown by Griffin, Sherman kick good 14 20
4 Jets Turner 34-yard touchdown reception from Parilli, Turner kick good 14 27
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 14 27
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Plays Yards TOP Jets Dolphins
1 6:37 3 80 Jets Snell 6-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 7 0
1 0:48 6 33 Jets 49-yard field goal by Turner 10 0
2 8:57 5 14 Jets Boozer 1-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 17 0
2 1:20 5 9 Dolphins Csonka 1-yard touchdown run, Moreau kick good 17 7
3 9:07 9 82 Jets Lammons 3-yard touchdown reception from Parilli, Turner kick good 24 7
4 2:47 10 58 Jets Mathis 2-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 31 7
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 31 7
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Plays Yards TOP Raiders Jets
1 Jets Maynard 14-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 0 7
1 Jets 33-yard field goal by Turner 0 10
2 Raiders Biletnikoff 29-yard touchdown reception from Lamonica, Blanda kick good 7 10
2 Jets 36-yard field goal by Turner 7 13
2 Raiders 26-yard field goal by Blanda 10 13
3 Raiders 9-yard field goal by Blanda 13 13
3 Jets Lammons 20-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 13 20
4 Raiders 20-yard field goal by Blanda 16 20
4 Raiders Banaszak 4-yard touchdown run, Blanda kick good 23 20
4 Jets Maynard 6-yard touchdown reception from Namath, Turner kick good 23 27
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 23 27
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Plays Yards TOP Jets Colts
2 9:03 12 80 5:06 Jets Snell 4-yard touchdown run, Turner kick good 7 0
3 10:08 8 8 4:17 Jets 32-yard field goal by Turner 10 0
3 3:58 10 45 4:06 Jets 30-yard field goal by Turner 13 0
4 13:26 7 61 3:58 Jets 9-yard field goal by Turner 16 0
4 3:19 14 80 3:15 Colts Hill 1-yard touchdown run, Michaels kick good 16 7
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 16 7
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