1963 New York Jets season

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1963 New York Jets season
Head coach Weeb Ewbank
Owner Sonny Werblin
Home field Polo Grounds
Results
Record 5–8–1
Division place 4th AFL East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1963 New York Jets season was the fourth season for the team in the American Football League (AFL) and the first under the moniker Jets. The season began with the team trying to improve on their 5–9 record from 1962 under new head coach Weeb Ewbank. The Jets finished the season 5–8–1, while playing their final season of home games at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan, before relocating to Shea Stadium in the borough of Queens the following season.

1964 game program showing the original Jets uniform, established in 1963. The helmet is not shown.

In rebranding itself as the Jets, the club abandoned its navy-blue and gold uniforms in favor of kelly green and white. The jerseys had opposite-colored sleeves with thick stripes on the shoulders and cuffs, above and below the TV numerals. The pants were white with two parallel green stripes on each side. The new helmets were white with a single green stripe down the center; the logo on each side was a silhouette of a jet airplane in green, with the word "JETS" in thick white sans-serif italics along the fuselage.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 Sep-08 at Boston Patriots L 38–14 Alumni Stadium[1]
24,120
2 Bye
3 Sep-22 Houston Oilers W 24–17 Polo Grounds
9,336
4 Sep-28 Oakland Raiders W 10–7 Polo Grounds
17,100
5 Oct-05 Boston Patriots W 31–24 Polo Grounds
16,769
6 Oct-13 at San Diego Chargers L 24–20 Balboa Stadium
27,189
7 Oct-20 at Oakland Raiders L 49–26 Frank Youell Field
15,557
8 Oct-26 Denver Broncos T 35–35 Polo Grounds
22,553
9 Nov-02 San Diego Chargers L 53–7 Polo Grounds
20,798
10 Nov-10 at Houston Oilers L 31–27 Jeppesen Stadium
23,619
11 Nov-17 at Denver Broncos W 14–9 Bears Stadium
14,247
Games postponed to December 22
12 Dec-01 Kansas City Chiefs W 17–0 Polo Grounds
18,824
13 Dec-08 at Buffalo Bills L 45–14 War Memorial Stadium
20,222
14 Dec-14 Buffalo Bills L 19–10 Polo Grounds
6,526
15 Dec-22 at Kansas City Chiefs L 48–0 Municipal Stadium
12,202

Standings[edit]

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Boston Patriots 7 6 1 .538 4–2 327 257 L1
Buffalo Bills 7 6 1 .538 3–3 304 291 W2
Houston Oilers 6 8 0 .429 3–3 302 372 L4
New York Jets 5 8 1 .385 2–4 249 399 L3

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

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