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1976 New York Jets (NFL) 4th place American Football Conference Eastern Division 3-11-0 .214
Head Coach: Lou Holtz (3-10); Mike Holovak (0-1)
Defensive LineJim Champion
Defensive SecondaryBurley Crowe
Offensive LineBob Fry
Special TeamsJoe Gardi
Quarterbacks/ReceiversDan Henning
Offensive BacksJerry Kirk
Defensive CoordinatorWalt Michaels
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat7/31/1976ASt. Louis Cardinals12-13LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium16168
Wed8/11/1976HNew York Giants14-16LNew York, NYYankee Stadium35000Postponed from 8/9
Fri8/13/1976HOakland Raiders17-41LNew York, NYYankee Stadium10726
Sat8/21/1976AHouston Oilers27-24WHouston, TXAstrodome41929
Sat8/28/1976HWashington Redskins7-38LNew York, NYYankee Stadium13132
Sat9/4/1976APittsburgh Steelers6-41LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50246
Sun9/12/1976ACleveland Browns17-38LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium67496
Sun9/19/1976ADenver Broncos3-46LDenver, COMile High Stadium62519
Sun9/26/1976AMiami Dolphins0-16LMiami, FLOrange Bowl49754
Sun10/3/1976ASan Francisco 49ers6-17LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park42961
Sun10/10/1976HBuffalo Bills17-14WNew York, NYShea Stadium52416
Mon10/18/1976ANew England Patriots7-41LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium50883
Sun10/24/1976HBaltimore Colts0-20LNew York, NYShea Stadium49768
Sun10/31/1976ABuffalo Bills19-14WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium41285
Sun11/7/1976HMiami Dolphins7-27LNew York, NYShea Stadium53344
Sun11/14/1976HTampa Bay Buccaneers34-0WNew York, NYShea Stadium46427
Sun11/21/1976HNew England Patriots24-38LNew York, NYShea Stadium49983
Sun11/28/1976ABaltimore Colts16-33LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium43823
Sun12/5/1976HWashington Redskins16-37LNew York, NYShea Stadium46638
Sun12/12/1976HCincinnati Bengals3-42LNew York, NYShea Stadium31067
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
67Darrell AustinC-ROG6'425525South Carolina1111
83Jerome BarkumWR6'321826Jackson State43
77Carl BarzilauskasLDT6'626525Indiana1211
48Cliff BrooksLS6'119027Tennessee State11
84Don BuckeyWR5'1117523North Carolina State40
51Greg ButtleLLB6'323222Penn State1414
3Duane CarrellP5'1018527Florida State140
88Rich CasterTE6'522828Jackson State1414
25Steve DavisRB6'121628Delaware State128
84Keith DensonWR5'818524Santa Ana JC; San Diego State20
55John EbersoleMLB6'323528Penn State1310
65Joe FieldsC6'225323Rutgers-Camden; Widener1410
21Clark GainesFB6'121322Lees-McRae JC; Wake Forest148
85Ed GaligherRDT6'524726Chabot JC; UCLA1414
45Louie GiammonaRB5'918023Utah State143
36Bob GreshamRB5'1119528West Virginia114
84Clint HaslerigWR6'019124Michigan50
52Mike HenniganLB6'221025Tennessee Tech1252
75Winston HillROT-LOT6'427835Texas Southern1410
39Harry HowardS6'018927Ohio State139
43Jazz JacksonRB5'816924Western Kentucky743
11Steve JoachimQB6'321524Penn State; Temple10
56Larry KellerRLB6'222023Houston142
82David KnightWR6'117725William & Mary1482
71Al KrevisOT6'526324Boston College100
5Pat LeahyK6'019625St. Louis140
49Ed MarinaroRB6'221226Cornell65
59Bob MartinRLB6'121423Nebraska1313
47Tommy MarvasoS-CB6'119023Cincinnati122
12Joe NamathQB6'219833Alabama118
81Richard NealRDE6'325429Southern University1313
87Billy NewsomeDE6'425028Grambling State21
86Richard OsborneTE6'323023Texas A&M91
22Burgess OwensRS-LCB6'219925Miami (Florida)1414
89Lou PicconeWR5'818427West Liberty147
76Lawrence PillersLDE6'325524Alcorn State1413
54Steve PooleLB6'123224Tennessee91
78Garry PuetzROT6'426524Valparaiso1414
66Randy RasmussenLOG6'225531Nebraska-Kearney1414
32Steve RogersRB6'220323Louisiana State10
61John RomanLOT6'426524Idaho State112
52Jim RosecransLB6'123023Penn State10
53Carl RussMLB6'222723Michigan32
74Abdul SalaamLDT6'325623Kent State144
80Howard SatterwhiteWR5'1118523Sam Houston State123
46Rich SowellsLCB6'017928Alcorn State105
23Shafer SuggsLCB6'120423Ball State1110
38Ed TaylorRCB6'017521Memphis1111
14Richard ToddQB6'221023Alabama136
27Phil WiseLS-RS6'019327South Dakota; Nebraska-Omaha1212
72Robert WoodsLOT6'325326Tennessee State1010
47Roscoe WordRCB5'1117024Jackson State21
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Richard Todd16QBAlabama
Shafer Suggs233DBBall State
Greg Buttle367LBPenn State
Steve King5129TMichigan
Bob Martin6163LBNebraska
Abdul Salaam7188DEKent State
James Richards7199RBFloridafrom BUF
Joe Davis8211GSouthern Californiafrom TB
Louie Giammona8214RBUtah State
Ronnie Moore9244WRVirginia Military Institute
Lawrence Pillers11296LBAlcorn State
Don Buckey12326WRNorth Carolina State
Dave Buckey12327QBNorth Carolina State
Al Gluchoski14380CWest Virginia
Rick Faulk15410PSan Francisco State
James Godwin16437RBFayetteville State
Darwin Willie17466TETulane
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals46532050
Opponents Totals6713510873
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals22010493237018937.071627
Opponents Totals2771351271510121347.487796
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Pat Leahy0162080.0111668.8049
Clark Gaines50000030
Steve Davis30000018
David Knight20000012
Ed Marinaro20000012
Jerome Barkum1000006
Greg Buttle1000006
Rich Caster1000006
Louie Giammona1000006
Richard Osborne1000006
Lou Piccone1000006
Steve Poole1000006
Richard Todd1000006
Team Totals20162080.0111668.80169
Opponents Totals45424593.3232979.31383
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Pat Leahy111668.81/15/53/52/50/0
Team Totals111668.81/15/53/52/50/0
Opponents Totals232979.31/18/810/134/70/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Clark Gaines1577244.6333
Steve Davis944184.4263
Ed Marinaro773124.1172
Louie Giammona391503.8351
Richard Todd281073.8221
Bob Gresham30923.1240
Rich Caster67312.2600
Greg Buttle12626.0260
Lou Piccone11111.0110
Jazz Jackson166.060
Joe Namath252.550
Duane Carrell200.000
Team Totals43819244.46010
Opponents Totals58225924.56014
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Namath23011449.610010904.79.63541.7167.01615094039.9
Richard Todd1626540.1858705.413.444t31.9127.42923363733.2
Bob Gresham11100.002929.029.02900.000.00029118.8
Team Totals39318045.818519895.111.144t71.8287.145383160637.6
Opponents Totals37420454.515924686.612.185t256.7112.916144232485.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Clark Gaines414009.8272
Rich Caster3139112.6411
Ed Marinaro211688.0350
David Knight2040320.244t2
Louie Giammona151459.7280
Lou Piccone1214712.3230
Bob Gresham11666.0130
Steve Davis8577.1210
Howard Satterwhite711015.7310
Jerome Barkum55410.8251
Don Buckey5367.2140
Richard Osborne294.571
Jazz Jackson231.560
Team Totals180198911.144t7
Opponents Totals204246812.185t25
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Rich Sowells24623.0270
Ed Taylor22211.0220
Greg Buttle22010.0140
Bob Martin2157.5120
Larry Keller13131.0310
Shafer Suggs11212.0120
John Ebersole100.000
Team Totals1114613.3310
Opponents Totals2843015.463t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Duane Carrell81321839.7720613458264032.6
Team Totals81321839.7720613458264032.6
Opponents Totals66267140.55911215289214232.5
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lou Piccone2101738.260t1
Louie Giammona1211179.8250
Jazz Jackson61-1-0.280
Tommy Marvaso1000.000
Team Totals4022897.260t1
Opponents Totals5554588.367t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Louie Giammona2352722.9340
Lou Piccone3169922.5580
Jazz Jackson1020720.7300
Keith Denson612921.5290
Mike Hennigan12222.0220
Richard Osborne188.080
Clark Gaines155.050
Team Totals73159721.9580
Opponents Totals3989923.1690
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Carl Barzilauskas0002200
Greg Buttle1112231
Duane Carrell2202-190
Rich Caster100000
Steve Davis600000
Keith Denson200000
John Ebersole00033290
Joe Fields1000-140
Clark Gaines400000
Louie Giammona511240
Bob Gresham110100
Clint Haslerig0001100
Jazz Jackson110100
Larry Keller0003300
David Knight0010100
Ed Marinaro100000
Tommy Marvaso201160
Joe Namath3101-70
Richard Osborne101100
Burgess Owens0002200
Lou Piccone531400
Lawrence Pillers0002200
Steve Poole0011200
Randy Rasmussen0010100
Carl Russ0001100
Howard Satterwhite110100
Rich Sowells100000
Richard Todd5202-100
Phil Wise101150
Team Totals4428162137171
Opponents Totals36211525402
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