1964 New York Jets season
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.
|1964 New York Jets season|
|Head coach||Weeb Ewbank|
|Home field||Shea Stadium|
|Division place||3rd AFL East|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
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.
The Jets' popularity had reached a zenith at this point, in that the attendance at any one of their home games this season (except for one) outdrew the Titans' entire 1962 season attendance at the Polo Grounds.
|1||September 12||Denver Broncos||W 30–6||1–0||Shea Stadium||44,497||Recap|
|3||September 27||at Boston Patriots||L 10–26||1–1||Alumni Stadium||22,716||Recap|
|4||October 3||San Diego Chargers||T 17–17||1–1–1||Shea Stadium||50,222||Recap|
|5||October 10||Oakland Raiders||W 35–13||2–1–1||Shea Stadium||36,499||Recap|
|6||October 17||Houston Oilers||W 24–21||3–1–1||Shea Stadium||35,816||Recap|
|7||October 24||at Buffalo Bills||L 34–24||3–2–1||War Memorial Stadium||39,621||Recap|
|8||October 31||Boston Patriots||W 35–14||4–2–1||Shea Stadium||45,033||Recap|
|9||November 8||Buffalo Bills||L 7–20||4–3–1||Shea Stadium||61,929||Recap|
|10||November 15||at Denver Broncos||L 16–20||4–4–1||Bears Stadium||11,309||Recap|
|11||November 22||at Oakland Raiders||L 26–35||4–5–1||Frank Youell Field||15,589||Recap|
|12||November 29||Kansas City Chiefs||W 27–14||5–5–1||Shea Stadium||46,597||Recap|
|13||December 6||at San Diego Chargers||L 3–38||5–6–1||Balboa Stadium||25,753||Recap|
|14||December 13||at Houston Oilers||L 17–33||5–7–1||Jeppesen Stadium||16,225||Recap|
|15||December 20||at Kansas City Chiefs||L 7–24||5–8–1||Municipal Stadium||14,316||Recap|
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
- Don Maynard 4 Rec, 101 Yds
|AFL Eastern Division|
|New York Jets||5||8||1||.385||2–4||278||315||L3|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
- Ryczek, pp. 158–159
- Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Nov-30.