1971 New York Jets Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 6-8
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Weeb Ewbank (6-8)
Location: New York, New York
1971 New York Jets Roster
1971 New York Jets Results

The New York Jets of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 6 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference.

The Jets labored to change the scoreboard with just 212 points, and the defensive squad gave up 299. John Riggins rushed for a team-leading 769 yards for New York, and Emerson Boozer also aided the ground game.

Bob Davis passed for 624 yards, while Al Woodall and Joe Namath spent time under center also. John Riggins topped the receiving corps, hauling in 36 balls, while Rich Caster added 454 receiving yards, while Don Maynard contributed to the receiving game, too.

W.K. Hicks picked off 4 opponent throws.

Weeb Ewbank coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Bob Davis1214940.56245.2108.386.644149257.3
Joe Namath592847.55379.158.5610.2740068.2
Al Woodall974243.33954.100.022.12698546.5
Steve O'Neal100.
Totals27811942.815565.6155.4165.874 23177


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
John Riggins1807694.325 1
Emerson Boozer1886183.319 5
Bob Davis181548.624 1
George Nock481372.917 3
Cliff McClain121089.063 2
Steve Harkey20623.110 0
Al Woodall13262.00
Rich Caster2105.017 0
Pete Lammons030
Don Maynard122.00
Joe Namath3-1-0.30
Totals48518883.963 12


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
John Riggins362316.432 2
Rich Caster2645417.557 6
Don Maynard2140819.474 2
Emerson Boozer1112010.936 1
Pete Lammons814918.627 1
George Nock6447.319 2
Eddie Bell511022.031 1
Steve Harkey5285.610 0
Gary Arthur11212.012 0
Totals119155613.174 15


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Bobby Howfield262596.219842.149
Ralph Baker11100.01


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Steve O'Neal78302638.858

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Chris Farasopoulos191558.219 0
Vern Studdard430.80
W.K. Hicks100.00
Eddie Bell1-3-3.0-3 0
Totals251556.219 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Chris Farasopoulos2554521.830 0
Vern Studdard1532921.937 0
Phil Wise821026.241 0
George Nock57114.235 0
Cliff McClain11111.011 0
Steve Harkey122.00
Totals55116821.241 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
W.K. Hicks44611.526 0
Al Atkinson2199.517 0
John Dockery2136.513 0
Gus Hollomon221.00
Phil Wise13333.033 0
Paul Crane12323.023 0
Larry Grantham100.00
Totals1313610.533 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Bobby Howfield825049
Rich Caster0600036
Emerson Boozer5100036
George Nock32000030
John Riggins1200018
Cliff McClain2000012
Don Maynard0200012
Pete Lammons010006
Eddie Bell100006
Bob Davis10006
Ralph Baker0101