1964 New York Jets season

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1964 New York Jets season
Head coach Weeb Ewbank
Owner Sonny Werblin
Home field Shea Stadium
Results
Record 5–8–1
Division place 3rd AFL East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1964 New York Jets season was the fifth season for the team in the American Football League (AFL). The season marked their first in Shea Stadium, after four seasons in the Polo Grounds. The season began with the team trying to improve on their 5–8–1 record from 1963 under head coach Weeb Ewbank. The Jets finished the season 5–8–1.

The Jets modified their helmet and logo design for 1964, switching from a single green stripe to two parallel green stripes down the center of the helmet crown. The jet-airplane logo decal was replaced by a white football shape outlined in green, with the word "JETS" in thick green sans-serif capitals over "NY" in green outline serif lettering, and a miniature football at bottom center.

Both the Jets and the baseball New York Mets moved to Shea in 1964. The team's original owner when it was the Titans, Harry Wismer, hoped the team could play in Shea beginning in 1961, but funding difficulties and legal problems delayed construction of the stadium. Wismer signed a memorandum of understanding in late 1961 to secure the Titans' new home. That memorandum recognized that the Mets would have exclusive use of the stadium until they had completed their season. As the Jets moved to Shea under new ownership, they were, in most years, required to open the season with several road games, a problem which would become worse in 1969 and 1973 when the Mets had long playoff runs.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 1964-09-12 Denver Broncos W 30–6 Shea Stadium
44,497
2 Bye
3 1964-09-27 at Boston Patriots L 26–10 Fenway Park
22,716
4 1964-10-03 San Diego Chargers T 17–17 Shea Stadium
50,222
5 1964-10-10 Oakland Raiders W 35–13 Shea Stadium
36,499
6 1964-10-17 Houston Oilers W 24–21 Shea Stadium
35,816
7 1964-10-24 at Buffalo Bills L 34–24 War Memorial Stadium
39,621
8 1964-10-31 Boston Patriots W 35–14 Shea Stadium
45,033
9 1964-11-08 Buffalo Bills L 20–7 Shea Stadium
61,929
10 1964-11-15 at Denver Broncos L 20–16 Bears Stadium
11,309
11 1964-11-22 at Oakland Raiders L 35–26 Frank Youell Field
15,589
12 1964-11-29 Kansas City Chiefs W 27–14 Shea Stadium
46,597
13 1964-12-06 at San Diego Chargers L 38–3 Balboa Stadium
25,753
14 1964-12-13 at Houston Oilers L 33–17 Jeppesen Stadium
16,225
15 1964-12-20 at Kansas City Chiefs L 24–7 Municipal Stadium
14,316

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 3 0 0 3 6
• Jets 7 6 0 17 30

[2]

Standings[edit]

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Buffalo Bills 12 2 0 .857 5–1 400 242 W2
Boston Patriots 10 3 1 .769 4–2 365 297 L1
New York Jets 5 8 1 .385 2–4 278 315 L3
Houston Oilers 4 10 0 .286 1–5 310 355 W2

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryczek, pp. 158–159
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Nov-30.

Bibliography

Ryczek, William J. (2009). Crash of the Titans: The Early Years of the New York Jets and the AFL (revised ed.). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co. ISBN 978-0-7864-4126-6.

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