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
OwnerSonny Werblin
Head coachWeeb Ewbank
Home fieldShea Stadium
Results
Record5–8–1
Division place2nd AFL East
Playoff finishDid not qualify
The Jets adopted this helmet and logo design in 1965.

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.

OffseasonEdit

DraftEdit

1965 New York Jets draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 1 Joe Namath *   QB Alabama
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

RosterEdit

1965 New York Jets final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists
  • None/vacant


Practice squad

  • None/vacant


Rookies in italics
, 0 practice squad

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
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
5 Bye
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.

StandingsEdit

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Buffalo Bills 10 3 1 .769 4–2 313 226 L1
New York Jets 5 8 1 .385 3–3 285 303 W1
Boston Patriots 4 8 2 .333 2–4 244 302 W3
Houston Oilers 4 10 0 .286 3–3 298 429 L7

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

Awards and honorsEdit

External linksEdit