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1968 New York Jets (AFL) 1st place Eastern Division 11-3-0 .786
Head Coach: Weeb Ewbank
Defensive BacksWalt Michaels
Defensive BacksWalt Michaels
OffenseClive Rush
OffenseClive Rush
Defensive LineBuddy Ryan
Defensive LineBuddy Ryan
Offensive LineJoe Spencer
Offensive LineJoe Spencer
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Mon8/12/1968AHouston Oilers14-28LHouston, TXAstrodome40534
Sat8/17/1968NBoston Patriots25-6WRichmond, VACity Stadium14000
Fri8/23/1968NAtlanta Falcons27-12WBirmingham, ALLegion Field27406
Fri8/30/1968NCincinnati Bengals9-13LMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl24358
Sat9/7/1968NDetroit Lions9-6WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium84918Doubleheader
Sun9/15/1968AKansas City Chiefs20-19WKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium48871
Sun9/22/1968ABoston Patriots47-31WBirmingham, ALLegion Field29192
Sun9/29/1968ABuffalo Bills35-37LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium38044
Sat10/5/1968HSan Diego Chargers23-20WNew York, NYShea Stadium63786
Sun10/13/1968HDenver Broncos13-21LNew York, NYShea Stadium62052
Sun10/20/1968AHouston Oilers20-14WHouston, TXAstrodome51710
Sun10/27/1968HBoston Patriots48-14WNew York, NYShea Stadium62351
Sun11/3/1968HBuffalo Bills25-21WNew York, NYShea Stadium61452
Sun11/10/1968HHouston Oilers26-7WNew York, NYShea Stadium60242
Sun11/17/1968AOakland Raiders32-43LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53318
Sun11/24/1968ASan Diego Chargers37-15WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium51175
Sun12/1/1968HMiami Dolphins35-17WNew York, NYShea Stadium61776
Sun12/8/1968HCincinnati Bengals27-14WNew York, NYShea Stadium61111
Sun12/15/1968AMiami Dolphins31-7WMiami, FLOrange Bowl32843
Sun12/29/1968HOakland Raiders27-23WNew York, NYShea Stadium62627League Championship
Sun1/12/1969ABaltimore Colts16-7WMiami, FLOrange Bowl75389Super Bowl III
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
62Al AtkinsonMLB6-122925Villanova12
46Billy BairdRS5-1018029San Francisco State14
51Ralph BakerLLB6-323226Penn State14
42Randy BeverlyRCB5-1118924Trinidad State JC; Colorado State13
86Verlon BiggsRDE6-426725Jackson State13
32Emerson BoozerOHB5-1120925Maryland-Eastern Shore12
45Earl ChristyHB5-1119325Maryland-Eastern Shore140
56Paul CraneLB-C6-220824Alabama13
47Mike D'AmatoS6-220525Hofstra13
43John DockeryCB6-018624Harvard30
80John ElliottRDT6-424424Texas14
48Cornell GordonCB-S6-018727North Carolina A&T State144
60Larry GranthamRLB6-020430Mississippi13
73Ray HayesDT6-525022Toledo60
70Karl HenkeDT6-424523Ventura JC; ; Tulsa6
67Dave HermanROG6-225527Michigan State1414
75Winston HillLOT6-427827Texas Southern14
22Jim HudsonLS6-221025Texas14
35Billy JoeFB6-224328Villanova10
33Curley JohnsonP-TE5-1121533Houston14
87Pete LammonsTE6-322825Texas13
31Bill MathisHB6-121930Clemson14
13Don MaynardFL6-018033Rice; Texas-El Paso13
50Carl McAdamsDT-DE-LB6-324024Oklahoma14
12Joe NamathQB6-219825Alabama1414
63John NeidertLB6-223022Louisville5
15Babe ParilliQB6-119039Kentucky14
81Gerry PhilbinLDE6-224427Buffalo14
23Bill RademacherS6-119026Northern Michigan14
66Randy RasmussenOG6-225523Nebraska-Kearney147
26Jimmy RichardsCB6-118022Virginia Tech12
74Jeff RichardsonOG6-325324Michigan State14
72Paul RochesterLDT6-225430Michigan State14
24Johnny SampleLCB6-120332Maryland-Eastern Shore14
83George SauerSE6-219925Texas14
52John SchmittC6-425326Hofstra14
30Mark SmolinskiFB-TE6-021829Wyoming14
41Matt SnellFB6-222027Ohio State14
68Mike StrombergLB6-223523Temple22
61Bob TalaminiLOG6-124929Kentucky14
85Steve ThompsonDE-DT6-524523Washington4
29Bake TurnerSE6-118028Texas Tech13
11Jim TurnerK6-220627Utah State140
71Sam WaltonROT6-527025Texas A&M-Commerce1414
34Lee WhiteFB6-423722Arizona Western JC; Weber State1
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Lee White117RBWeber State
Steve Thompson244DEWashington
Sam Walton372TTexas A&M-Commerce
Gary Magner4101DTSouthern California
Lee Jacobsen5128LBNebraska-Kearney
Oscar Lubke7182TBall State
Bob Taylor8200RBMaryland-Eastern Shorefrom MIA
Jimmy Richards8210DBVirginia Tech
Karl Henke8214DTTulsafrom HOU
Gary Houser9236TE-KOregon State
Mike D'Amato10264DBHofstra
Henry Owens11290FLWeber State
Ray Hayes12318DTToledo
Tom Myslinski13344GMaryland
Harvey Nairn14372RBSouthern University*
Ronnie Ehrig15398DBTexasDeclared Ineligible
Tom Bilotta16426GAdams State
Myles Strasser17452RBWisconsin-Oshkosh
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals10311364139
Opponents Totals446941126
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals42:51249801442576742
Opponents Totals17:09178591041565695
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jim Turner04343100.000344673.90145
Don Maynard10000000060
Matt Snell7000000042
Bill Mathis6001100038
Emerson Boozer5000000030
Billy Joe3000000018
Pete Lammons3000000018
George Sauer3000000018
Joe Namath2000000012
Bake Turner2000000012
Randy Beverly100000006
Babe Parilli100010006
Johnny Sample100000006
Mark Smolinski100000006
Paul Crane000000012
Team Totals454343100.012344673.91419
Opponents Totals36333497.12291752.90280
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jim Turner344673.98/815/186/105/90/1
Team Totals344673.98/815/186/105/90/1
Opponents Totals91752.92/32/34/61/20/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Matt Snell1797474.2606
Emerson Boozer1434413.1335
Bill Mathis742082.8165
Billy Joe421864.432t3
George Sauer22110.5150
Mark Smolinski12151.350
Joe Namath5112.242
Babe Parilli7-2-0.3101
Curley Johnson2-6-3.000
Bill Rademacher1-13-13.0-130
Team Totals46716083.46022
Opponents Totals36811953.2679
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Namath38018749.217631478.316.887t153.9174.515112303572.1
Babe Parilli552952.7244017.313.840t59.123.632337891.6
Matt Snell11100.002626.026.02600.000.00026118.8
Team Totals43621749.820035748.216.587t204.6194.418135343974.8
Opponents Totals40318746.418825676.413.787t174.2286.943399216852.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
George Sauer66114117.3433
Don Maynard57129722.887t10
Pete Lammons3240012.527t3
Matt Snell161056.6391
Emerson Boozer121018.4230
Bake Turner1024124.1712
Bill Mathis914916.6311
Mark Smolinski6406.7190
Curley Johnson57815.6180
Billy Joe2115.5110
Bill Rademacher2115.560
Team Totals217357416.587t20
Opponents Totals187256713.787t17
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Sample78812.6391
Jim Hudson59619.2450
Randy Beverly412731.868t1
Billy Baird47418.5360
Ralph Baker33110.3200
Al Atkinson22412.0220
Cornell Gordon200.000
Earl Christy11616.0160
Team Totals2845616.368t2
Opponents Totals1945523.9100t4
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Curley Johnson68297743.865112531220632.4
Team Totals68297743.865112531220632.4
Opponents Totals98376638.46528286332034.6
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Baird1861116.2200
Earl Christy1311168.9390
Jimmy Richards475714.3370
Gerry Philbin1022.020
Mike D'Amato0100
Jim Hudson0100
Team Totals36162867.9390
Opponents Totals39853113.695t3
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Earl Christy2559924.0870
Bake Turner1431922.8360
Matt Snell3289.3150
Mike D'Amato13232.0320
Mark Smolinski11717.0170
John Neidert100.000
Bill Rademacher100.000
Team Totals4699521.6870
Opponents Totals82166420.3630
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ralph Baker0001100
Emerson Boozer540400
Earl Christy200000
Paul Crane1000-380
Mike D'Amato0001100
Cornell Gordon0001100
Winston Hill0010100
Billy Joe100000
Curley Johnson110100
Bill Mathis100000
Carl McAdams0002260
Joe Namath100000
Babe Parilli310100
Gerry Philbin0002200
Bill Rademacher0002200
Jimmy Richards100000
Paul Rochester0002200
Johnny Sample0001150
George Sauer100000
John Schmitt0010100
Mark Smolinski0001100
Matt Snell210100
Bob Talamini0011200
Bake Turner0001100
Team Totals199101525-270
Opponents Totals2915149233
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