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1974 New York Jets: 7-7-0
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Home record: 3-4-0 (119 points scored, 144 allowed) Road record: 4-3-0 (160 points scored, 156 allowed) Head Coach: Charley Winner 279 points scored (11th of 26 teams), 300 points allowed (24th) NFL Averages: 18.2 points/game (254.5 points/team) Team stats and rankings: ---------------- PASSING ---------------- ----------- RUSHING ---------- --- TOTAL --- Cmp Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Int Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Yards (Rank) Turnovers Offense: 194 369 2,436 ( 5) 6.28 20 24 444 1,625 (18) 3.7 12 4,061 (13) 32 Defense: 186 347 2,057 (10) 5.53 14 17 539 2,240 (24) 4.2 20 4,297 (19) 26


Team roster (starters in bold): # Player Pos GP Hgt Wgt Age Exp College 1 Mike Adamle RB 12 5'9 193 25 4 Northwestern 3 Bobby Howfield K 7 5'9 180 37 7 None 5 Pat Leahy K 6 6'0 200 23 R St. Louis 6 Bill Demory QB 1 6'2 195 23 2 Arizona 7 Eddie Bell WR 13 5'10 160 28 5 Idaho State 8 Greg Gantt P 14 5'11 188 23 R Alabama 12 Joe Namath QB 14 6'2 200 31 10 Alabama 18 Al Woodall QB 3 6'5 194 28 5 Duke 20 Delles Howell DB 10 6'3 200 26 5 Grambling 21 Steve Tannen DB 14 6'1 194 26 5 Florida 22 Burgess Owens DB 14 6'2 200 23 2 Miami 27 Phil Wise DB 14 6'0 190 25 4 Nebraska-Omaha 32 Emerson Boozer RB 13 5'11 205 31 9 Maryland Eastern Shore 33 Bob Burns RB 14 6'3 212 22 R Georgia 37 Marv Owens WR 2 5'11 205 24 2 San Diego State 40 Hank Bjorklund RB 13 6'1 200 24 3 Princeton 43 Jazz Jackson RB 13 5'8 167 22 R Western Kentucky 44 John Riggins RB 10 6'2 230 25 4 Kansas 45 Earlie Thomas DB 8 6'1 190 28 5 Colorado State 46 Rich Sowells DB 14 6'0 185 26 4 Alcorn State 47 Roscoe Word DB 14 5'11 170 22 R Jackson State 50 Wayne Mulligan C 13 6'2 250 27 6 Clemson 51 Ralph Baker LB 14 6'3 228 32 11 Penn State 52 Steve Reese LB 11 6'2 232 22 R Louisville 53 Warren Koegel C 2 6'3 260 24 3 Penn State 54 Jamie Rivers LB 13 6'2 245 29 7 Bowling Green 55 John Ebersole LB 14 6'3 235 25 5 Penn State 57 John Little DT 14 6'3 250 27 5 Oklahoma State 58 Bill Ferguson LB 13 6'3 225 23 2 San Diego State 59 Howard Kindig C 8 6'6 260 33 9 Los Angeles State 62 Al Atkinson LB 14 6'1 230 31 10 Villanova 63 Travis Roach OG 14 6'2 260 24 1 Texas 66 Randy Rasmussen OG 14 6'2 267 29 8 Nebraska-Kearney 68 Roger Bernhardt OG 14 6'4 244 25 1 Kansas 70 Larry Woods DT 13 6'6 270 26 4 Tennessee State 72 Robert Woods OT 14 6'3 255 24 2 Tennessee State 74 Joe Schmiesing DT 13 6'4 256 29 7 New Mexico State 75 Winston Hill OT 14 6'4 280 33 12 Texas Southern 77 Carl Barzilauskas DT 14 6'6 280 23 R Indiana 78 Garry Puetz OG 14 6'4 255 22 2 Valparaiso 79 Gordie Browne OT 10 6'5 265 22 R Boston College 81 Richard Neal DE 14 6'3 260 27 6 Southern 82 David Knight WR 14 6'1 182 23 2 William & Mary 83 Jerome Barkum WR 14 6'3 212 24 3 Jackson State 84 Mark Lomas DE 11 6'4 250 26 5 Northern Arizona 85 Ed Galigher DE 13 6'4 260 24 3 UCLA 86 Willie Brister TE 12 6'4 236 22 R Southern 88 Rich Caster TE 13 6'5 228 26 5 Jackson State 89 Lou Piccone WR 14 5'9 175 25 1 West Liberty State
Per Per Passing Att Cmp Pct Yards Att Cmp TD TD% Int Int% Sack Loss Rating Joe Namath 361 191 52.9 2,616 7.25 13.7 20 5.5 22 6.1 19 195 69.4 Al Woodall 8 3 37.5 15 1.88 5.0 0 0.0 2 25.0 0 0 6.3
Receiving             Rec  Yards    Avg   TD
Jerome Barkum          41    524   12.8    3
David Knight           40    579   14.5    4
Rich Caster            38    745   19.6    7
John Riggins           19    180    9.5    2
Emerson Boozer         14    161   11.5    1
Eddie Bell             13    126    9.7    1
Bob Burns              11     83    7.5    1
Mike Adamle             9     84    9.3    0
Willie Brister          5     90   18.0    0
Jazz Jackson            2     44   22.0    1
Hank Bjorklund          2     15    7.5    0
Rushing               Att  Yards    Avg   TD
John Riggins          169    680    4.0    5
Emerson Boozer        153    563    3.7    4
Bob Burns              40    158    4.0    0
Mike Adamle            28     83    3.0    2
Jazz Jackson           20     74    3.7    0
Hank Bjorklund         23     57    2.5    0
Jerome Barkum           1      2    2.0    0
Joe Namath              8      1    0.1    1
Al Woodall              2     -3   -1.5    0
Kickoff Returns       Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Lou Piccone            39    961   24.6    0
Jazz Jackson            4    100   25.0    0
Hank Bjorklund          4     73   18.2    0
Roscoe Word             4     69   17.2    0
Bob Burns               3     52   17.3    0
Marv Owens              3     35   11.7    0
Mike Adamle             2     17    8.5    0
David Knight            2      0    0.0    0
Punt Returns          Att  Yards    Avg   FC   TD
Roscoe Word            38    301    7.9    2    0
Lou Piccone             9     75    8.3    0    0
Jazz Jackson            6     49    8.2    0    0
Punting Punts Yards Avg TB In20 Blk Ret Yards Net Greg Gantt 75 2,689 35.9 0 0 0 0 0 35.9 Kicking 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total PAT Pts Pat Leahy 0/0 3/5 2/4 1/2 0/0 6/11 18/19 36 Bobby Howfield 0/1 1/1 3/3 2/2 0/0 6/ 7 8/12 26 Greg Gantt 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/ 0 1/ 2 1 Defense Sacks Ints Yards TD Ralph Baker 2 87 1 John Ebersole 3 48 0 Delles Howell 2 23 0 Burgess Owens 3 68 1 Jamie Rivers 1 0 0 Rich Sowells 2 0 0 Steve Tannen 2 33 0 Roscoe Word 2 19 0
1974 Draft: NFL Rnd Ovr Pos Player Games College 1 6 DT Carl Barzilauskas 70 Indiana 2 31 OT Gordon Browne 23 Boston College 3 58 LB Godwin Turk 56 Southern 3 74 DB Roscoe Word 37 Jackson State [pick acquired from WAS] 5 110 LB Gary Baccus Oklahoma 6 135 C Bill Wyman Texas 6 137 RB Wayne Jones Mississippi State [pick acquired from STL] 7 162 TE Burney Veazey Mississippi 8 187 P Greg Gantt 28 Alabama 8 192 RB Larry Lightfoot Livingston [pick acquired from NO] 8 197 DT Ron Rydalch 74 Utah [pick acquired from KC] 9 214 RB Robert Burns 14 Georgia 10 239 OG Sam Baker Georgia 11 266 DB Eugene Bird Southern Mississippi 11 267 WR Bill Buckley Mississippi State [pick acquired from STL] 12 291 DE John Ricca Duke 13 318 LB John Tate Jackson State 14 343 OG Greg Fountain Mississippi State 15 370 TE Willie Brister 24 Southern 16 395 RB Jazz Jackson 33 Western Kentucky 17 422 OG Doug Lowrey Arkansas State

Traded draft picks: #4 to SF via NO (Clint Haslerig)


Transactions:
05-30-1974Sam Walton retired
08-07-1974traded the Jets' #6 pick in the 1975 draft to Dolphins for Larry Woods
08-28-1974traded John Mooring to Dolphins for Miami's #6 pick in the 1975 draft
08-29-1974traded the Jets' #7 pick in the 1975 draft to Bears for Wayne Mulligan
09-03-1974traded John Schmitt to Packers for a draft pick
09-10-1974placed Jerry Bond on injured reserve
09-10-1974placed John Jones on injured reserve
09-10-1974placed Margene Adkins on injured reserve


1974 Regular Season Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result      Record
09/15/74    at Kansas City Chiefs      L 16-24     0-1-0
09/22/74    at Chicago Bears           W 23-21     1-1-0
09/29/74    at Buffalo Bills           L 12-16     1-2-0
10/07/74    at Miami Dolphins          L 17-21     1-3-0
10/13/74    vs New England Patriots    L 0-24      1-4-0
10/20/74    vs Baltimore Colts         L 20-35     1-5-0
10/27/74    vs Los Angeles Rams        L 13-20     1-6-0
11/03/74    vs Houston Oilers          L 22-27     1-7-0
11/10/74    at New York Giants         W 26-20     2-7-0
11/17/74    at New England Patriots    W 21-16     3-7-0
11/24/74    vs Miami Dolphins          W 17-14     4-7-0
12/01/74    vs San Diego Chargers      W 27-14     5-7-0
12/08/74    vs Buffalo Bills           W 20-10     6-7-0
12/15/74    at Baltimore Colts         W 45-38     7-7-0

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