1965 New York Jets season
The 1965 New York Jets season was the sixth season for the team in the American Football League (AFL). The season began with the team trying to improve on their 5–8–1 record from 1964 under head coach Weeb Ewbank. The Jets finished the season 5–8–1, their third consecutive season with that record.
|1965 New York Jets season|
|Head coach||Weeb Ewbank|
|Home field||Shea Stadium|
|Division place||2nd AFL East|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
The Jets changed their primary logo in 1965, reversing the colors and slightly enlarging the helmet decal, which was now solid green with white lettering ("JETS" in thick sans-serif italics in front of "NY" in outline serif lettering) and a white miniature football at bottom center.
|1965 New York Jets draft|
|1||1||Joe Namath * †||QB||Alabama|
|Made roster † Pro Football Hall of Fame * Made at least one Pro Bowl during career|
|1||September 12||at Houston Oilers||L 21–27||0–1||Rice Stadium||52,680||Recap|
|2||September 18||Kansas City Chiefs||L 10–14||0–2||Shea Stadium||53,658||Recap|
|3||September 26||at Buffalo Bills||L 21–33||0–3||War Memorial Stadium||45,056||Recap|
|4||October 3||at Denver Broncos||L 13–16||0–4||Bears Stadium||34,988||Recap|
|6||October 16||Oakland Raiders||T 24–24||0–4–1||Shea Stadium||59,890||Recap|
|7||October 23||San Diego Chargers||L 9–34||0–5–1||Shea Stadium||60,679||Recap|
|8||October 31||Denver Broncos||W 45–10||1–5–1||Shea Stadium||55,572||Recap|
|9||November 7||at Kansas City Chiefs||W 13–10||2–5–1||Municipal Stadium||25,523||Recap|
|10||November 14||at Boston Patriots||W 30–20||3–5–1||Fenway Park||18,589||Recap|
|11||November 21||Houston Oilers||W 41–14||4–5–1||Shea Stadium||55,312||Recap|
|12||November 28||Boston Patriots||L 23–27||4–6–1||Shea Stadium||59,334||Recap|
|13||December 4||at San Diego Chargers||L 7–38||4–7–1||Balboa Stadium||32,167||Recap|
|14||December 12||at Oakland Raiders||L 14–24||4–8–1||Frank Youell Field||19,013||Recap|
|15||December 19||Buffalo Bills||W 14–12||5–8–1||Shea Stadium||57,396||Recap|
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
|AFL Eastern Division|
|New York Jets||5||8||1||.385||3–3||285||303||W1|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.