1966 New York Jets Statistics

American Football League (AFL)
Team Record: 6-6-2
Finishing 3rd in the AFL's East Division
Coach: Weeb Ewbank (6-6-2)
Location: New York, New York
1966 New York Jets Roster
1966 New York Jets Results

The New York Jets of the American Football League ended the 1966 season with a record of 6 wins and 6 losses and 2 ties, finishing third in the AFL's East Division.

The Jets scored 322 points, and the defense allowed 312. Joe Namath directed the offense, throwing for 3,379 yards. George Sauer topped pass catchers, hauling in 63 balls for 1,079 yards. Matt Snell and Don Maynard contributed to the receiving game also.

Matt Snell rushed for a team-leading 644 yards for New York.

Johnny Sample intercepted 6 opponent throws.

Weeb Ewbank coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Joe Namath47123249.333797.2194.0275.77762.6
Mike Taliaferro411946.31774.324.924.92154.6
Jim Hudson100.
Matt Snell100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Matt Snell1786443.625 4
Emerson Boozer974554.754 5
Bill Mathis722082.923 2
Mark Smolinski21693.321 2
Joe Namath6427.039 2
Curley Johnson22412.020 0
Totals37614423.854 15


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
George Sauer63107917.177 5
Don Maynard4884017.555 5
Matt Snell483467.225 4
Pete Lammons4156513.860 4
Bill Mathis2237917.270 1
Mark Smolinski11746.724 1
Emerson Boozer813316.626 0
Bake Turner711516.442 0
Curley Johnson11818.018 1
Sammy Weir144.00
Bill Rademacher133.00
Totals251355614.277 21


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jim Turner353497.1351851.488


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Curley Johnson62263342.563

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Sherman Lewis77610.940 0
Bake Turner10606.016 0
Sammy Weir8486.024 0
Bill Baird5357.018 0
Earl Christy5234.615 0
Jim Hudson11818.018 0
Totals362607.240 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Emerson Boozer2665925.396 1
Earl Christy1020320.330 0
Sherman Lewis512124.246 0
Sammy Weir612120.225 0
Jim Gray57715.422 0
Mark Smolinski6599.815 0
Bake Turner25025.026 0
Bert Wilder166.00
Curley Johnson144.00
Totals62130021.096 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Johnny Sample6325.321 0
Bill Baird57615.239 1
Al Atkinson44812.026 0
Jim Hudson33913.018 0
Ray Abruzzese294.50
Larry Grantham11414.014 0
Totals2121810.439 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Jim Turner1834088
Matt Snell4400048
Emerson Boozer50100036
George Sauer5000132
Don Maynard500030
Pete Lammons400024
Mark Smolinski21000018
Bill Mathis2100018
Joe Namath200012
Bill Baird010006
Curley Johnson0100006
Mike Taliaferro00012
Verlon Biggs00012