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1965 New York Jets (AFL) 2nd place Eastern Division 5-8-1 .385
Head Coach: Weeb Ewbank
Defensive BacksJack Donaldson
Offensive LineChuck Knox
Defensive LineWalt Michaels
OffenseClive Rush
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/7/1965NHouston Oilers16-21LAlexandria, VAGeorge Washington High School Stadium13000
Fri8/13/1965NBoston Patriots26-16WAllentown, PACement Bowl18000
Sat8/21/1965HBuffalo Bills14-30LNew Brunswick, NJRutgers Stadium16000
Sat8/28/1965NBoston Patriots17-0WNorfolk, VAForeman Field18000
Thu9/2/1965ABuffalo Bills10-31LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium16000
Sun9/12/1965AHouston Oilers21-27LHouston, TXRice Stadium52680
Sat9/18/1965HKansas City Chiefs10-14LNew York, NYShea Stadium53658
Sun9/26/1965ABuffalo Bills21-33LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium45056
Sun10/3/1965ADenver Broncos13-16LDenver, COBears Stadium34988
Sat10/16/1965HOakland Raiders24-24TNew York, NYShea Stadium53122
Sat10/23/1965HSan Diego Chargers9-34LNew York, NYShea Stadium59001
Sun10/31/1965HDenver Broncos45-10WNew York, NYShea Stadium53717
Sun11/7/1965AKansas City Chiefs13-10WKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium25523
Sun11/14/1965ABoston Patriots30-20WBoston, MAFenway Park18589
Sun11/21/1965HHouston Oilers41-14WNew York, NYShea Stadium52888
Sun11/28/1965HBoston Patriots23-27LNew York, NYShea Stadium56511
Sat12/4/1965ASan Diego Chargers7-38LSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium32169
Sun12/12/1965AOakland Raiders14-24LOakland, CAFrank Youell Field19013
Sun12/19/1965HBuffalo Bills14-12WNew York, NYShea Stadium55427
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
25Ray AbruzzeseRS6'119428Hinds CC; Alabama12
88Al AtkinsonLB6'122922Villanova142
46Billy BairdRS5'1018026San Francisco State14
51Ralph BakerLLB6'323223Penn State14
86Verlon BiggsRDE6'426722Jackson State14
32Charlie BrowningHB6'022022Washington1
45Kern CarsonHB6'120224San Diego State10
71Nick DeFeliceOT6'325025Southern Connecticut State14
65Sam DeLucaLOG6'224729South Carolina14
55Mike DukesLB6'323129Clemson3
80Jimmy EvansFL6'119026Howard JC; Texas-El Paso9
61Dan FiccaOG6'124426Southern California14
48Cornell GordonRCB6'018724North Carolina A&T State14
60Larry GranthamRLB6'020427Mississippi14
78Jim HarrisRDT6'427522Utah State1414
85Gene HeeterTE6'423524West Virginia2
67Dave HermanROG6'225524Michigan State1414
75Winston HillLOT6'427824Texas Southern14
52Mike HudockC6'124531Miami (Florida)14
44Jim HudsonS6'221022Texas2
45Cosmo IacavazziHB5'1120922Princeton2
33Curley JohnsonP-HB5'1121530Houston14
89Dee MackeyTE6'523231Texas A&M-Commerce10
31Bill MathisOHB6'121927Clemson14
13Don MaynardFL6'018030Rice; Texas-El Paso14
54Wahoo McDanielMLB6'023527Oklahoma14
12Joe NamathQB6'219822Alabama139
63Jim O'MahoneyLB6'123124Miami (Florida)14
40Dainard PaulsonLS5'1119028El Camino JC; Oregon State14
64Pete PerreaultOG6'324626Boston University3
81Gerry PhilbinLDE6'224424Buffalo14
79Sherman PlunkettROT6'429032Maryland-Eastern Shore14
23Bill RademacherDB6'119023Northern Michigan4
28Jerry RobinsonOE5'1119526Grambling State4
72Paul RochesterLDT6'225427Michigan State13
83George SauerTE6'219922Texas14
56John SchmittC6'425323Hofstra2
20Bob SchweickertFL6'119223Virginia Tech3
76Arnie SimkusDT6'424522Michigan1
30Mark SmolinskiFB6'021826Wyoming12
41Matt SnellFB6'222024Ohio State14
17Mike TaliaferroQB6'220524Illinois14
87LaVerne TorczonDE6'224329Nebraska14
29Bake TurnerSE6'118025Texas Tech134
11Jim TurnerK6'220624Utah State140
42Clyde WashingtonRCB6'020227Purdue14
22Willie WestLCB5'1018827Oregon14
82Bert WilderDE6'324526North Carolina State14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Joe Namath12QBAlabamaFrom DEN
Tom Nowatzke14FBIndiana
Johnny Roland14HBMissouri
John Huarte212QBNotre Dame
John McGuire212TE-DESyracuse
Verlon Biggs320TJackson State
Jimmy Heidel320DBMississippi
Bob Schweickert428HBVirginia Tech
Bob Werl428DEMiami (Florida)
Glenn Sasser536DENorth Carolina State
George Sauer536FLTexas
Skip Hoovler644LBOhio University
Dale Lindsey644LBWestern Kentucky
Archie Roberts751QBColumbiaFrom OAK
Ron Barlow752FBKansas State
Jim Harris752DTUtah State
Bob Mallendick860THillsdale
Rick McCurdy860DEOklahoma
Rich Kotite968EWagner
Jimmy Sidle968HBAuburn
Dave Austin1076EGeorgia Tech
Frank Lambert1076K-OEMississippi
Jim Gray1184DBToledo
Rich Marshall1184TStephen F. Austin State
John Berrington1292LB-CIowa State
Pat Screen1292QBLouisiana State
Sonny Utz13100FBVirginia Tech
Gary Plumlee14108DT-DENew Mexico
Jim Burt15116DBWestern Kentucky
Seth Cartwright16124DTPrairie View A&M
Charlie Browning17132BWashington
Mitch Dudek19148GXavier (Ohio)
Troy Allen20156DBWestern Michigan
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals431045286
Opponents Totals2610571101
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals213771211558684
Opponents Totals235851361477865
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jim Turner03131100.000203458.8091
Don Maynard14000000084
Bill Mathis6000000036
Matt Snell4000000024
Kern Carson2000000012
George Sauer2000000012
Bake Turner2000000012
Dee Mackey100110008
Curley Johnson100000006
Team Totals323131100.011203458.80285
Opponents Totals353333100.002203458.80303
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jim Turner203458.89/115/72/34/120/1
Team Totals203458.89/115/72/34/120/1
Opponents Totals203458.84/77/108/100/51/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Matt Snell1697634.5444
Bill Mathis1476044.1795
Mark Smolinski24592.5140
Kern Carson7253.6152
Joe Namath8192.4140
Wahoo McDaniel11313.0130
Mike Taliaferro740.6100
Curley Johnson231.520
Don Maynard122.020
Team Totals36614924.17911
Opponents Totals43215513.659t10
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Namath34016448.216122206.513.562t185.3154.468.8
Mike Taliaferro1194537.8675314.511.83732.575.936.1
Team Totals45920945.522827516.013.262214.6224.817162258960.3
Opponents Totals47222046.622629006.113.266224.7265.522238266259.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Don Maynard68121817.956t14
Matt Snell382646.9350
Bake Turner3140213.062t2
George Sauer2930110.4332
Bill Mathis1724214.2321
Dee Mackey1625515.9471
Mark Smolinski6254.2120
Jimmy Evans22412.0170
Gene Heeter11414.0140
Curley Johnson166.06t1
Team Totals209275113.262t21
Opponents Totals220290013.26622
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dainard Paulson77210.3220
Willie West6579.5280
Billy Baird393.090
Ralph Baker22412.0140
Ray Abruzzese2136.5130
Cornell Gordon273.570
Verlon Biggs14444.0440
Wahoo McDaniel177.070
Al Atkinson122.020
Larry Grantham100.000
Team Totals262359.0440
Opponents Totals2233915.479t2
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Curley Johnson72326045.37303352284839.6
Team Totals72326045.37303352284839.6
Opponents Totals78310339.87000166293737.7
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Baird14886.3230
Willie West10343.490
Jerry Robinson33612.0170
Kern Carson177.070
Bake Turner111.010
Team Totals291665.7230
Opponents Totals403528.8540
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bake Turner1840222.3320
Kern Carson1431122.2300
Jerry Robinson716423.4300
Mark Smolinski69816.3220
Billy Baird25025.0260
Charlie Browning13131.0310
George Sauer12020.0200
Ray Abruzzese11616.0160
Jim O'Mahoney11515.0150
Nick DeFelice100.000
Jim Hudson100.000
Dainard Paulson100.000
Team Totals54110720.5320
Opponents Totals60142123.787t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Billy Baird20
Kern Carson30
Dee Mackey20
Bill Mathis20
Don Maynard10
Joe Namath60
Dainard Paulson20
Jerry Robinson10
Mark Smolinski10
Matt Snell30
Mike Taliaferro20
Bake Turner10
Team Totals2718918270
Opponents Totals25121312250
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