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1972 New York Jets (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 7-7-0 .500
Head Coach: Weeb Ewbank
Defensive BacksEd Biles
Offensive LineC.W. Hewgley
ReceiversKen Meyer
Defensive LineBuddy Ryan
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/17/1972ABuffalo Bills41-24WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium46206
Sat8/5/1972NSan Francisco 49ers17-10WJacksonville, FLGator Bowl41920
Sun9/24/1972ABaltimore Colts44-34WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium56626
Sat8/12/1972NPittsburgh Steelers3-22LSeattle, WAUniversity of Washington Stadium44038
Sun10/1/1972AHouston Oilers20-26LHouston, TXAstrodome51423
Sun8/20/1972ANew York Giants31-31TNew Haven, CTYale Bowl67945
Sun10/8/1972HMiami Dolphins17-27LNew York, NYShea Stadium63841
Sat8/26/1972ADallas Cowboys27-34LIrving, TXTexas Stadium65386
Sat9/2/1972AAtlanta Falcons9-3WAtlanta, GAGrant Field37806
Sun10/15/1972ANew England Patriots41-13WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60999
Sun10/22/1972HBaltimore Colts24-20WNew York, NYShea Stadium62948
Sat9/9/1972ASan Diego Chargers20-20TSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium46702
Sun10/29/1972HNew England Patriots34-10WNew York, NYShea Stadium62867
Sun11/5/1972HWashington Redskins17-35LNew York, NYShea Stadium62692
Sun11/12/1972HBuffalo Bills41-3WNew York, NYShea Stadium62853
Sun11/19/1972AMiami Dolphins24-28LMiami, FLOrange Bowl80010
Thu11/23/1972ADetroit Lions20-37LDetroit, MITiger Stadium54418
Sun12/3/1972HNew Orleans Saints18-17WNew York, NYShea Stadium62496
Mon12/11/1972AOakland Raiders16-24LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum54843
Sun12/17/1972HCleveland Browns10-26LNew York, NYShea Stadium62614
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
62Al AtkinsonMLB6'122929Villanova14
51Ralph BakerLLB-MLB6'323230Penn State10
83Jerome BarkumWR6'321822Jackson State141
7Eddie BellWR5'1016025Compton CC; Idaho State13
40Hank BjorklundRB6'120022Princeton7
32Emerson BoozerRB5'1120929Maryland-Eastern Shore11
88Rich CasterTE6'522824Jackson State14
56Paul CraneLLB6'220828Alabama8
15Bob DavisQB6'320527Virginia14
55John EbersoleLB6'323524Penn State14
80John ElliottRDT6'424428Texas13
19Chris FarasopoulosRS5'1119023Brigham Young13
61Roger FinnieROG6'324527Florida A&M14
85Ed GaligherRDT-RDE6'524722Chabot JC; UCLA13
60Larry GranthamRLB6'020434Mississippi11
36Steve HarkeyRB6'021523Georgia Tech11
67Dave HermanROG6'225531Michigan State13
33W.K. HicksRS6'119130Texas Southern14
75Winston HillROT6'427831Texas Southern14
48Gus HollomonLS6'319527Houston14
3Bobby HowfieldK5'918136none140
86Joey JacksonRDE6'425523New Mexico State14
63Roy KirkseyOG6'123525Maryland-Eastern Shore10
57John LittleLDT6'325025Oklahoma State14
84Mark LomasRDE-RDT6'425024Golden West JC; Northern Arizona14
13Don MaynardWR6'018037Rice; Texas-El Paso14
42Cliff McClainRB6'021525South Carolina State13
71John MooringOT-C6'625525Tampa14
12Joe NamathQB6'219829Alabama13
20Steve O'NealP6'318526Texas A&M140
81Gerry PhilbinLDE6'224431Buffalo14
66Randy RasmussenLOG6'225527Nebraska-Kearney1414
44John RigginsRB6'223023Kansas128
52John SchmittC6'425330Hofstra14
41Matt SnellRB6'222031Ohio State4
46Rich SowellsLCB6'017924Alcorn State11
89Wayne StewartTE6'720225California14
76Bob SvihusLOT6'424529Southern California14
21Steve TannenLCB6'119424Florida13
50Mike TaylorRLB-LLB6'123023Michigan14
45Earlie ThomasRCB6'119027Colorado State14
87Steve ThompsonDT6'524527Washington5
29Rocky TurnerWR6'019522Tennessee-Chattanooga8
27Phil WiseLS-RLB6'019323South Dakota; Nebraska-Omaha9
53Bill ZapalacLB-DE6'422524Texas6
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Jerome Barkum19WRJackson State
Mike Taylor120LBMichiganfrom WAS
Gary Hammond366WRSouthern Methodist
Ed Galigher489DEUCLA
Dickie Harris5114DBSouth Carolina
Joey Jackson6139DENew Mexico State
Marion Latimore8194GKansas State
Jeff Ford9218DBGeorgia Tech
Rocky Turner10244DBTennessee-Chattanooga
Robert Stevenson11268LBTennessee State
Hank Bjorklund12299RBPrinceton
Steve Sullivan13324TNorth Texas
Louis Age14349GLouisiana-Lafayette
Phil Sullivan15374DBGeorgia
Gary Kipfmiller16399CNebraska-Omaha
Ken Gamble17429PFayetteville State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals9911849101
Opponents Totals4611657105
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals12:51250106117277617643.211100.074719
Opponents Totals47:09255121118168018044.411100.086856
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bobby Howfield0404197.6273773.00121
Emerson Boozer140000084
Rich Caster100000060
John Riggins80000048
Jerome Barkum20000012
Eddie Bell20000012
Don Maynard20000012
Chris Farasopoulos1000006
Randy Rasmussen1000006
Wayne Stewart1000006
Team Totals41404197.6273773.00367
Opponents Totals37363797.3223366.70324
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bobby Howfield273773.07/87/711/152/70/0
Team Totals273773.07/87/711/152/70/0
Opponents Totals223366.77/78/114/73/70/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
John Riggins2079444.6407
Emerson Boozer1205494.637t11
Cliff McClain593055.2300
Steve Harkey451292.9100
Hank Bjorklund15422.8100
Bob Davis6325.3200
Joe Namath681.320
Rich Caster263.060
Eddie Bell1-5-5.0-50
Team Totals46120104.44018
Opponents Totals47620724.441t16
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Namath32416250.014128168.717.483t195.9216.511101271572.5
Bob Davis221045.5111145.211.43529.114.56526272.9
Cliff McClain100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals34717249.615329308.417.083t216.1226.317153277772.3
Opponents Totals36318651.215828888.015.589t185.0195.227251263772.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Rich Caster3983321.480t10
Eddie Bell3562918.083t2
Don Maynard2951017.6412
John Riggins2123011.067t1
Jerome Barkum1630419.0522
Emerson Boozer1114212.949t3
Steve Harkey911412.7240
Cliff McClain68814.7440
Hank Bjorklund45413.5350
Wayne Stewart22613.0221
Team Totals172293017.083t21
Opponents Totals186288815.589t18
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Tannen712517.9320
Chris Farasopoulos24824.0250
Rich Sowells2147.0140
Ralph Baker200.000
W.K. Hicks14343.0430
Gus Hollomon12525.0250
Earlie Thomas11414.0140
Al Atkinson177.070
Paul Crane144.040
Mike Taylor122.020
Team Totals1928214.8430
Opponents Totals2227112.3561
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Steve O'Neal51200639.35712239172733.9
Team Totals51200639.35712239172733.9
Opponents Totals56220639.45603242190434.0
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Chris Farasopoulos171717910.565t1
Rocky Turner51387.6160
W.K. Hicks30258.3200
Team Totals25182429.765t1
Opponents Totals23923910.4420
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Chris Farasopoulos2662724.1510
Phil Wise921123.4330
Hank Bjorklund715021.4270
W.K. Hicks47318.3230
Rocky Turner35719.0220
Cliff McClain24522.5260
Roy Kirksey23316.5170
Matt Snell11414.0140
Bill Zapalac188.080
Jerome Barkum100.000
Team Totals56121821.8510
Opponents Totals47138629.593t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jerome Barkum100000
Eddie Bell1101100
Emerson Boozer300000
Rich Caster0010100
Chris Farasopoulos111200
Roger Finnie0001100
Larry Grantham0002240
Steve Harkey100000
Roy Kirksey110100
Mark Lomas0002220
Cliff McClain520200
John Mooring0001100
Joe Namath310100
Steve O'Neal110100
Gerry Philbin0002200
Randy Rasmussen0020201
John Riggins200000
Wayne Stewart0001100
Earlie Thomas0002200
Rocky Turner110100
Phil Wise110100
Team Totals219121224161
Opponents Totals211289171
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