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1971 New York Jets (NFL)
3rd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 6-8-0 .429
Head Coach: Weeb Ewbank
C.W. HewgleyOffensive Line
Ken MeyerReceivers
Walt MichaelsLinebackers/Defensive Backs
Buddy RyanDefensive Line
SCORES
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
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
ROSTER
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
82Gary ArthurTE6-523023Miami (Ohio)140
62Al AtkinsonMLB6-122928Villanova107
51Ralph BakerLLB-MLB6-323229Penn State1211
7Eddie BellWR5-1016024Compton JC; Idaho State140
32Emerson BoozerRB5-1120928Maryland-Eastern Shore1414
88Rich CasterWR6-522823Jackson State1414
56Paul CraneLLB-LS-RCB6-220827Alabama145
15Bob DavisQB6-320526Virginia137
43John DockeryLCB6-018627Harvard146
55John EbersoleMLB6-323523Penn State146
80John ElliottRDT6-424427Texas44
19Chris FarasopoulosRS5-1119022Brigham Young142
61Roger FinnieLDT6-324526Florida A&M77
70Dave FoleyOT6-525224Ohio State140
60Larry GranthamRLB6-020433Mississippi1414
36Steve HarkeyRB6-021522Georgia Tech140
67Dave HermanROG6-225530Michigan State1414
33W.K. HicksRS6-119129Texas Southern1312
75Winston HillROT6-427830Texas Southern1414
64Chuck HintonRDT6-525732North Carolina Central1210
48Gus HollomonLS-LLB6-319526Houston117
3Bobby HowfieldK5-918135none140
63Roy KirkseyDT6-123524Maryland-Eastern Shore40
87Pete LammonsTE6-322828Texas1414
57John LittleLDT-LDE6-325024Oklahoma State1410
84Mark LomasRDE6-425023Golden West JC; Northern Arizona1414
13Don MaynardWR6-018036Rice; Texas-El Paso1414
42Cliff McClainRB6-021524South Carolina State110
71John MooringOT6-625524Tampa140
12Joe NamathQB6-219828Alabama43
37George NockRB5-1020025Morgan State140
20Steve O'NealP-WR6-318525Texas A&M140
72Scott PalmerDT6-324523Texas20
81Gerry PhilbinLDE6-224430Buffalo1010
66Randy RasmussenLOG6-225526Nebraska-Kearney1414
44John RigginsRB6-223022Kansas1414
52John SchmittC6-425329Hofstra1414
41Matt SnellRB6-222030Ohio State50
46Rich SowellsLCB6-017923Alcorn State86
89Wayne StewartTE6-720224California30
22Vern StuddardWR5-1117523Mississippi80
76Bob SvihusLOT6-424528Southern California1414
79Clovis SwinneyLDT6-324026Arkansas; Arkansas State41
21Steve TannenLCB6-119423Florida113
45Earlie ThomasRCB6-119026Colorado State1313
27Phil WiseLS6-019322South Dakota; Nebraska-Omaha147
18Al WoodallQB6-521026Duke54
53Bill ZapalacLB6-422523Texas140
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollegeNotes
16John RigginsRBKansas
232John MooringTTampa
358Chris FarasopoulosDBBrigham Young
484Bill ZapalacLBTexas
6136Phil WiseTENebraska-Omaha
7162Scott PalmerDTTexas
8188Roy KirkseyGMaryland-Eastern Shore
9214John CurtisTESpringfield
10240Jim BettsDBMichigan
11266Vern StuddardWRMississippi
12292Rich SowellsDBAlcorn State
13318John EggoldDEArizona
14344Jack HarpringGMichigan
15370Danny DychesCSouth Carolina
16396Steve HarkeyRBGeorgia Tech
17422Greg FlaskaDEWestern Michigan
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals45654557
Opponents Totals69848165
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals34:17202115672070/188 37.2%0/3 0.0%70672
Opponents Totals25:432351181011679/194 40.7%/ %81814
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 Studdard413.8.030
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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