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1971 New York Jets (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 6-8-0 .429
Head Coach: Weeb Ewbank
Offensive LineC.W. Hewgley
ReceiversKen Meyer
Linebackers/Defensive BacksWalt Michaels
Defensive LineBuddy Ryan
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/7/1971NDetroit Lions24-28LTampa, FLTampa Stadium51214
Sat8/14/1971AOakland Raiders20-41LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53693
Sun8/22/1971NNew York Giants27-14WNew Haven, CTYale Bowl70874
Mon8/30/1971AKansas City Chiefs16-21LKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium37650
Sat9/4/1971NPittsburgh Steelers21-35LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium82710Doubleheader
Fri9/10/1971NNew England Patriots38-9WMemphis, TNMemorial Stadium28082
Sun9/19/1971ABaltimore Colts0-22LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium56458
Mon9/27/1971ASt. Louis Cardinals10-17LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50358
Sun10/3/1971AMiami Dolphins14-10WMiami, FLOrange Bowl70670
Sun10/10/1971ANew England Patriots0-20LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium61357
Sun10/17/1971HBuffalo Bills28-17WNew York, NYShea Stadium61948
Sun10/24/1971HMiami Dolphins14-30LNew York, NYShea Stadium62130
Sun10/31/1971ASan Diego Chargers21-49LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium44786
Sun11/7/1971HKansas City Chiefs13-10WNew York, NYShea Stadium62812
Sun11/14/1971HBaltimore Colts13-14LNew York, NYShea Stadium63947
Sun11/21/1971ABuffalo Bills20-7WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium41577
Sun11/28/1971HSan Francisco 49ers21-24LNew York, NYShea Stadium63936
Sat12/4/1971ADallas Cowboys10-52LIrving, TXTexas Stadium66689
Sun12/12/1971HNew England Patriots13-6WNew York, NYShea Stadium63175
Sun12/19/1971HCincinnati Bengals35-21WNew York, NYShea Stadium63151
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
82Gary ArthurTE6'523023Miami (Ohio)14
62Al AtkinsonMLB6'122928Villanova10
51Ralph BakerLLB6'323229Penn State12
7Eddie BellWR5'1016024Compton CC; Idaho State14
32Emerson BoozerRB5'1120928Maryland-Eastern Shore14
88Rich CasterWR6'522823Jackson State14
56Paul CraneLLB6'220827Alabama14
15Bob DavisQB6'320526Virginia13
43John DockeryLCB6'018627Harvard14
55John EbersoleMLB6'323523Penn State14
80John ElliottRDT6'424427Texas4
19Chris FarasopoulosRS5'1119022Brigham Young14
61Roger FinnieLDT6'324526Florida A&M7
70Dave FoleyOT6'525224Ohio State14
60Larry GranthamRLB6'020433Mississippi14
36Steve HarkeyRB6'021522Georgia Tech14
67Dave HermanROG6'225530Michigan State14
33W.K. HicksRS6'119129Texas Southern13
75Winston HillROT6'427830Texas Southern14
64Chuck HintonRDT6'525732North Carolina Central12
48Gus HollomonLS6'319526Houston11
3Bobby HowfieldK5'918135none140
63Roy KirkseyDT6'123524Maryland-Eastern Shore4
87Pete LammonsTE6'322828Texas14
57John LittleLDT-LDE6'325024Oklahoma State14
84Mark LomasRDE6'425023Golden West JC; Northern Arizona14
13Don MaynardWR6'018036Rice; Texas-El Paso14
42Cliff McClainRB6'021524South Carolina State11
71John MooringOT6'625524Tampa14
12Joe NamathQB6'219828Alabama4
37George NockRB5'1020025Morgan State14
20Steve O'NealP-WR6'318525Texas A&M14
72Scott PalmerDT6'324523Texas2
81Gerry PhilbinLDE6'224430Buffalo10
66Randy RasmussenLOG6'225526Nebraska-Kearney1414
44John RigginsRB6'223022Kansas144
52John SchmittC6'425329Hofstra14
41Matt SnellRB6'222030Ohio State5
46Rich SowellsLCB6'017923Alcorn State8
89Wayne StewartTE6'720224California3
22Vern StuddardWR5'1117523Mississippi8
76Bob SvihusLOT6'424528Southern California14
79Clovis SwinneyLDT6'324026Arkansas; Arkansas State4
21Steve TannenLCB6'119423Florida11
45Earlie ThomasRCB6'119026Colorado State13
27Phil WiseLS6'019322South Dakota; Nebraska-Omaha14
18Al WoodallQB6'521026Duke5
53Bill ZapalacLB6'422523Texas14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
John Riggins16RBKansas
John Mooring232TTampa
Chris Farasopoulos358DBBrigham Young
Bill Zapalac484LBTexas
Phil Wise6136TENebraska-Omaha
Scott Palmer7162DTTexas
Roy Kirksey8188GMaryland-Eastern Shore
John Curtis9214TESpringfield
Jim Betts10240DBMichigan
Vern Studdard11266WRMississippi
Rich Sowells12292DBAlcorn State
John Eggold13318DEArizona
Jack Harpring14344GMichigan
Danny Dyches15370CSouth Carolina
Steve Harkey16396RBGeorgia Tech
Greg Flaska17422DEWestern Michigan
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals45654557
Opponents Totals69848165
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals34:1720211567207018837.2030.070672
Opponents Totals25:43235118101167919440.781814
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bobby Howfield0252696.281942.1049
Emerson Boozer60000036
Rich Caster60000036
George Nock50000030
John Riggins30000018
Don Maynard20000012
Cliff McClain20000012
Eddie Bell1000006
Bob Davis1000006
Pete Lammons1000006
Ralph Baker011100.00001
Team Totals27262796.381942.10212
Opponents Totals37353794.6142556.00299
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bobby Howfield81942.11/11/35/71/70/1
Team Totals81942.11/11/35/71/70/1
Opponents Totals142556.03/34/53/53/101/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
John Riggins1807694.3251
Emerson Boozer1886183.3195
Bob Davis181548.6241
George Nock481372.9173
Cliff McClain121089.063t2
Steve Harkey20623.1100
Al Woodall13262.070
Rich Caster2105.0170
Pete Lammons033L0
Don Maynard122.020
Joe Namath3-1-0.310
Team Totals48518883.963t12
Opponents Totals47223024.967t18
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bob Davis1214940.5646245.212.744108.386.6149253257.3
Al Woodall974243.3533954.19.42600.022.198531046.5
Joe Namath592847.5255379.119.274t58.5610.20053768.2
Steve O'Neal100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals27811942.814315565.613.174t155.4165.823177137955.1
Opponents Totals34216347.716622856.714.051175.0133.827230205570.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
John Riggins362316.432t2
Rich Caster2645417.557t6
Don Maynard2140819.474t2
Emerson Boozer1112010.9361
Pete Lammons814918.6271
George Nock6447.319t2
Eddie Bell511022.0311
Steve Harkey5285.6100
Gary Arthur11212.0120
Team Totals119155613.174t15
Opponents Totals163228514.05117
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
W.K. Hicks44611.5260
Al Atkinson2199.5170
John Dockery2136.5130
Gus Hollomon221.020
Phil Wise13333.0330
Paul Crane12323.0230
Larry Grantham100.000
Team Totals1313610.5330
Opponents Totals1627917.4571
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Steve O'Neal78302638.85803359260733.4
Team Totals78302638.85803359260733.4
Opponents Totals65247738.16034155224236.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Chris Farasopoulos19111558.2190
Vern Studdard4130.830
W.K. Hicks1000.000
Eddie Bell12-3-3.0-30
Team Totals25141556.2190
Opponents Totals41213598.8650
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Vern Studdard1532921.9370
Chris Farasopoulos2554521.8300
Phil Wise821026.3410
George Nock57114.2350
Cliff McClain11111.0110
Steve Harkey122.020
Team Totals55116821.2410
Opponents Totals3490626.6101t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Eddie Bell110100
Emerson Boozer630310
Rich Caster0010170
Paul Crane0003300
Bob Davis3101-130
Chris Farasopoulos100000
Dave Foley0001100
Larry Grantham0003300
Steve Harkey100000
Dave Herman0010100
W.K. Hicks101190
Winston Hill0010100
Gus Hollomon0001140
Pete Lammons100000
John Little0001100
Cliff McClain100000
George Nock420200
Steve O'Neal220200
John Riggins6112-70
John Schmitt0010110
Earlie Thomas00011130
Phil Wise0002240
Al Woodall3202-90
Team Totals3014161430100
Opponents Totals35141810280
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