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1966 New York Jets (AFL) 3rd place Eastern Division 6-6-2 .500
Head Coach: Weeb Ewbank
Defensive BacksJack Donaldson
Offensive LineChuck Knox
Defensive LineWalt Michaels
OffenseClive Rush
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/13/1966NHouston Oilers16-10WBirmingham, ALLegion Field57205
Sat8/20/1966AMiami Dolphins31-14WJacksonville, FLGator Bowl11000
Sat8/27/1966NBuffalo Bills34-17WAllentown, PACement Bowl17000
Thu9/1/1966NBoston Patriots41-3WMobile, ALLadd Stadium22000
Fri9/9/1966AMiami Dolphins19-14WMiami, FLOrange Bowl35402
Sun9/18/1966HHouston Oilers52-13WNew York, NYShea Stadium54681
Sun9/25/1966ADenver Broncos16-7WDenver, COBears Stadium29878
Sun10/2/1966ABoston Patriots24-24TBoston, MAFenway Park27255
Sat10/8/1966HSan Diego Chargers17-16WNew York, NYShea Stadium63497
Sun10/16/1966AHouston Oilers0-24LHouston, TXRice Stadium30823
Sun10/23/1966HOakland Raiders21-24LNew York, NYShea Stadium58135
Sun10/30/1966HBuffalo Bills23-33LNew York, NYShea Stadium61552
Sun11/13/1966ABuffalo Bills3-14LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium45738
Sun11/20/1966HMiami Dolphins30-13WNew York, NYShea Stadium58664
Sun11/27/1966HKansas City Chiefs24-32LNew York, NYShea Stadium60318
Sat12/3/1966AOakland Raiders28-28TOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum31144
Sun12/11/1966ASan Diego Chargers27-42LSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium25712
Sat12/17/1966HBoston Patriots38-28WNew York, NYShea Stadium58921
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
25Ray AbruzzeseLS6-119429Hinds CC; Alabama14
62Al AtkinsonMLB6-122923Villanova1414
46Billy BairdRCB5-1018027San Francisco State14
51Ralph BakerLB6-323224Penn State11
86Verlon BiggsRDE6-426723Jackson State14
32Emerson BoozerHB5-1120923Maryland-Eastern Shore14
77Steve ChomyszakC-OT6-527022Syracuse2
45Earl ChristyDB5-1119323Maryland-Eastern Shore6
56Paul CraneLLB6-220822Alabama14
65Sam DeLucaLOG6-224730South Carolina14
73Mitch DudekOT6-424523Xavier (Ohio)14
61Dan FiccaOG6-124427Southern California14
48Cornell GordonCB6-018725North Carolina A&T State101
60Larry GranthamRLB6-020428Mississippi14
28Jim GrayDB6-018125Toledo6
28Pat GucciardoDB5-1118522Kent State1
78Jim HarrisRDT6-427523Utah State14
67Dave HermanROG6-225525Michigan State1414
75Winston HillLOT6-427825Texas Southern14
22Jim HudsonRS6-221023Texas14
33Curley JohnsonP5-1121531Houston14
87Pete LammonsTE6-322823Texas14
7Sherman LewisS5-915924Michigan State5
31Bill MathisHB6-121928Clemson14
13Don MaynardFL6-018031Rice; Texas-El Paso14
12Joe NamathQB6-219823Alabama1414
63Jim O'MahoneyLLB6-123125Miami (Florida)12
40Dainard PaulsonDB5-1119029El Camino JC; Oregon State14
64Pete PerreaultOG6-324627Boston University6
81Gerry PhilbinLDE6-224425Buffalo14
79Sherman PlunkettROT6-429033Maryland-Eastern Shore14
23Bill RademacherWR-CB6-119024Northern Michigan4
72Paul RochesterLDT6-225428Michigan State12
24Johnny SampleLCB6-120330Maryland-Eastern Shore13
83George SauerSE6-219923Texas14
74Hank SchmidtDE6-425831East Los Angeles JC; Southern California; Trinity (Texas)11
52John SchmittC6-425324Hofstra14
37Allen SmithHB5-1119524Findlay1
30Mark SmolinskiFB6-021827Wyoming14
41Matt SnellFB6-222025Ohio State12
17Mike TaliaferroQB6-220525Illinois140
29Bake TurnerSE-FL6-118026Texas Tech14
11Jim TurnerK6-220625Utah State140
54Jim WaskiewiczLB-C6-423722Wichita State14
84Sammy WeirFL5-917025Arkansas State11
80Bob WerlOG-DE6-324823Miami (Florida)8
82Bert WilderDT6-324527North Carolina State142
88Bill YearbyDE6-323522Michigan9
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Don Parker15EVirginia
Bill Yearby213TMichigan
Sam Ball214TKentucky
Austin Denney214ETennessee
Carl McAdams322LBOklahoma
Jerry Lovelace323HBTexas Tech
Jim Waskiewicz429C-LBWichita Statefrom BOS
Tommy Burnett432EArkansas
Phil Sheridan433ENotre Dame
Ben Hawkins538FLArizona State
Ray Miller541TIdaho
Emerson Boozer646FBMaryland-Eastern Shore
Dick LeMay648GVanderbiltfrom OAK
Allen Smith650HBFindlay
Joe Dobson755TIdaho
Randy Smith759LBClemson
Joe Campbell868DBAuburn
Pete Lammons868ETexas
John Stipech977TUtah
Jim Jones978ENebraska-Omaha
Dick Fitzgerald1086TNebraska
Gerry Allen1192HBNebraska-Omahafrom BOS
Jim Kollman1195GOregon
Bobby Walton1195TAuburn
Steve Chomyszak12102DTSyracusefrom DEN
Ken Hollister12104TIndiana(chosen by BOS?)
Bill Wolski12105HBNotre Dame
Stas Maliszewski13114LBPrinceton
Stan Quintana14123DBNew Mexico
Bill Cody15132LBAuburn
Ron Acks16141DBIllinois
Tommy Tolleson17150DBAlabama
Jerry Mosher18159ECalifornia
Preston Ridlehuber19168HBGeorgia
Randy Schultz20177HBNorthern Iowa
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals596480119
Opponents Totals408671115
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals2548114528/ %/ %64682
Opponents Totals2318113119/ %/ %85883
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jim Turner0343597.100183551.4088
Matt Snell8000000048
Emerson Boozer6000000036
George Sauer5001100032
Don Maynard5000000030
Pete Lammons4000000024
Bill Mathis3000000018
Mark Smolinski3000000018
Joe Namath2000100012
Billy Baird100000006
Curley Johnson100000006
Verlon Biggs000000012
Mike Taliaferro000110002
Team Totals38343597.123183551.41322
Opponents Totals37343694.411182864.30312
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jim Turner183551.46/73/56/103/130/0
Team Totals183551.46/73/56/103/130/0
Opponents Totals182864.37/81/26/93/61/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Matt Snell1786443.625t4
Emerson Boozer974554.7545
Bill Mathis722082.9232
Mark Smolinski21693.3212
Joe Namath6427.0392
Curley Johnson22412.0200
Team Totals37614423.85415
Opponents Totals38815243.95714
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Namath47123249.321233797.214.677t194.0275.762.6
Mike Taliaferro411946.3201774.39.32124.924.954.6
Jim Hudson100.0100.000.000.039.6
Matt Snell100.0100.000.000.039.6
Team Totals51425148.823435566.914.277t214.1295.6992346461.7
Opponents Totals46721245.423430646.614.567t194.1214.535310275462.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
George Sauer63107917.177t5
Don Maynard4884017.555t5
Matt Snell483467.225t4
Pete Lammons4156513.8604
Bill Mathis2237917.270t1
Mark Smolinski11746.7241
Emerson Boozer813316.6260
Bake Turner711516.4420
Curley Johnson11818.018t1
Sammy Weir144.040
Bill Rademacher133.030
Team Totals251355614.277t21
Opponents Totals212306414.567t19
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Sample6325.3210
Billy Baird57615.239t1
Al Atkinson44812.0260
Jim Hudson33913.0180
Ray Abruzzese294.590
Larry Grantham11414.0140
Team Totals2121810.439t1
Opponents Totals2929710.2472
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Curley Johnson62263342.56307121237238.3
Team Totals62263342.56307121237238.3
Opponents Totals81327140.46326260289136.6
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bake Turner1010606.0160
Sammy Weir80486.0240
Sherman Lewis737610.9400
Billy Baird54357.0180
Earl Christy50234.6150
Jim Hudson101818.0180
Team Totals36172607.2400
Opponents Totals24161215.0150
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Emerson Boozer2665925.396t1
Earl Christy1020320.3300
Sammy Weir612120.2250
Mark Smolinski6599.8150
Sherman Lewis512124.2460
Jim Gray57715.4220
Bake Turner25025.0260
Bert Wilder166.060
Curley Johnson144.040
Team Totals62130021.096t1
Opponents Totals57136824.095t1
Team Totals35.0310.0Opponents Totals9.092.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Earl Christy10
Paul Crane10
Larry Grantham10
Curley Johnson20
Pete Lammons20
Sherman Lewis20
Bill Mathis20
Joe Namath10
George Sauer10
Matt Snell30
Bake Turner20
Sammy Weir20
Team Totals199108180
Opponents Totals15879160
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