1972 Game by Game

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1972 - Regular Season Record: 7-7
09/17/72 at Buffalo 41-24
09/24/72 at Baltimore 44-34
10/01/72 at Houston 26-20
10/08/72 Miami 27-17
10/15/72 at New England 41-13
10/22/72 Baltimore 24-20
10/29/72 New England 34-10
11/05/72 Washington 35-17
11/12/72 Buffalo 41-3
11/19/72 at Miami 28-24
11/23/72 at Detroit 37-20
12/03/72 New Orleans 18-17
12/11/72 at Oakland 24-16
12/17/72 Cleveland 26-10

The 1972 regular season.

Contents

Week 1: at Buffalo Bills

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New York Jets141431041
Buffalo Bills0771024

at War Memorial Stadium, Buffalo

  • Game attendance: 46,206

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Riggins 16 run (Howfield kick)
  • NYJ - Farasopoulos 65 punt return (Howfield kick)

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - Boozer 12 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)
  • BUF - Hill 38 pass from Shaw (Leypoldt kick)
  • NYJ - Boozer 1 run (Howfield kick)

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Howfield 35
  • BUF - Hill 21 pass from Simpson (Leypoldt kick)

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - Boozer 1 run (Howfield kick)
  • NYJ - FG Howfield 11
  • BUF - FG Leypoldt 48
  • BUF - Moses 25 pass from Shaw (Leypoldt kick)


Week 2: at Baltimore Colts

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New York Jets6213314
Baltimore Colts71301434

at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore

  • Game attendance: 56,626

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Bell 65 pass from Namath (kick failed)
  • BAL - Havrilak 40 pass from Unitas (O'Brien kick)

2nd Quarter

  • BAL - FG O'Brien 14
  • BAL - FG O'Brien 32
  • NYJ - Riggins 67 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)
  • BAL - McCauley 93 kickoff return (O'Brien kick)
  • NYJ - Maynard 28 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)
  • NYJ - Caster 10 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Howfield 14

4th Quarter

  • BAL - McCauley 1 run (O'Brien kick)
  • NYJ - Caster 79 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)
  • BAL - Matte 21 pass from Unitas (O'Brien kick)
  • NYJ - Caster 80 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)


Week 3: at Houston Oilers

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New York Jets1030720
Houston Oilers0149326

at Astrodome, Houston

  • Game attendance: 51,423

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Barkum 25 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)
  • NYJ- FG Howfield 8

2nd Quarter

  • HOU - Rodgers 1 run (Butler kick)
  • HOU - Burrough 52 pass from Pastorini (Butler kick)
  • NYJ- FG Howfield 8

3rd Quarter

  • HOU - FG Butler 12
  • HOU - FG Butler 20
  • HOU - FG Butler 20

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - Caster 4 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)
  • HOU - FG Butler 12


Week 4: vs Miami Dolphins

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Miami Dolphins01431027
New York Jets703717

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 63,841

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Rasmussen fumble recovery in end zone (Howfield kick)

2nd Quarter

  • MIA - Twilley 16 pass from Griese (Yepremian kick)
  • MIA - Kiick 6 run (Yepremian kick)

3rd Quarter

  • MIA - FG Yepremian 27
  • NYJ - FG Howfield 18

4th Quarter

  • MIA - Kiick 3 run (Yepremian kick)
  • NYJ - Boozer 1 run (Howfield kick)
  • MIA - FG Yepremian 43


Week 5: at New England Patriots

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New York Jets71402041
New England Patriots067013

at Schaefer Stadium, Boston

  • Game attendance: 60,999

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Riggins 6 run (Howfield kick)

2nd Quarter

  • NE - FG Gogolak 36
  • NE - FG Gogolak 25
  • NYJ - Boozer 37 run (Howfield kick)
  • NYJ - Caster 27 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)

3rd Quarter

  • NE - Garrett 41 run (Gogolak kick)

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Howfield 37
  • NYJ - Boozer 23 run (Howfield kick)
  • NYJ - Boozer 8 run (Howfield kick)
  • NYJ - FG Howfield 37


Week 6: vs Baltimore Colts

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Baltimore Colts373720
New York Jets1430724

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 62,948

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Riggins 32 run (Howfield kick)
  • BAL - FG O'Brien 22
  • NYJ - Boozer 49 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)

2nd Quarter

  • BAL - Nottingham 1 run (O'Brien kick)
  • NYJ - FG Howfield 29

3rd Quarter

  • BAL - FG O'Brien 22

4th Quarter

  • BAL - O'Brien 13 pass from Domres (O'Brien kick)
  • NYJ - Bell 83 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)


Week 7: vs New England Patriots

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New England Patriots300710
New York Jets31410734

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 63,903

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NE - FG Gogolak 20
  • NYJ - FG Howfield 21

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - Boozer 5 run (Howfield kick)
  • NYJ - Boozer 12 run (Howfield kick)

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - Boozer 19 run (Howfield kick)
  • NYJ - FG Howfield 31

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - Caster 14 pass from Davis (Howfield kick)
  • NE - Dowling 1 run (Gogolak kick)


Week 8: vs Washington Redskins

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Washington Redskins7147735
New York Jets730717

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 62,692

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • WAS - Jefferson 45 pass from Kilmer (Knight kick)
  • NYJ - Riggins 1 run (Howfield kick)

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Howfield 13
  • WAS - C.Taylor 70 pass from Kilmer (Knight kick)
  • WAS - Hamburger 41 interception return (Knight kick)

3rd Quarter

  • WAS - Brown 89 pass from Kilmer (Knight kick)

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - Maynard 15 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)
  • WAS - Biggs 16 fumble recovery (Knight kick)

Week 9: vs Buffalo Bills

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Buffalo Bills30003
New York Jets71771041

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 62,853

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Riggins 1 run (Howfield kick)
  • BUF - FG Leypoldt 9

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - Boozer 1 run (Howfield kick)
  • NYJ - Boozer 4 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)
  • NYJ - FG Howfield 26

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - Caster 26 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Howfield 25
  • NYJ - Barkum 9 pass from Davis (Howfield kick)


Week 10: at Miami Dolphins

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New York Jets7107024
Miami Dolphins777728

at Orange Bowl, Miami

  • Game attendance: 80,010

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • MIA - Twilley 9 pass from Morall (Yepremian kick)
  • NYJ - Riggins 1 run (Howfield kick)

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - Caster 29 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)
  • NYJ - FG Howfield 33
  • MIA - Morris 1 run (Yepremian kick)

3rd Quarter

  • MIA - Morrall 31 run (Yepremian kick)
  • NYJ - Stewart 4 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)

4th Quarter

  • MIA - Morris 14 run (Yepremian kick)


Week 11: at Detroit Lions

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New York Jets01010020
Detroit Lions31701737

at Tiger Stadium, Detroit

  • Game attendance: 54,418

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • DET - FG Mann 15

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - Riggins 1 run (Howfield kick)
  • DET - L.Walton 34 pass from Landry (Mann kick)
  • DET - Landry 1 run (Mann kick)
  • NYJ - FG Howfield 13
  • DET - FG Mann 21

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Howfield 20
  • NYJ - Caster 33 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)

4th Quarter

  • DET - FG Mann 37
  • DET - Landry 6 run (Mann kick)
  • DET - Taylor 38 run (Mann kick)


Week 12: vs New Orleans Saints

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New Orleans Saints370717
New York Jets333918

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 62,496

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Howfield 35
  • NO - FG Feller 31

2nd Quarter

  • NO - Gresham 3 run (Feller kick)
  • NYJ - FG Howfield 39

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Howfield 31

4th Quarter

  • NO - Butler 8 pass from Manning (Feller kick)
  • NYJ - FG Howfield 23
  • NYJ - FG Howfield 33
  • NYJ - FG Howfield 42


Week 13: at Oakland Raiders

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New York Jets760316
Oakland Raiders377724

at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland'

  • Game attendance: 54,843

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • OAK - FG Blanda 48
  • NYJ - Caster 49 pass from Namath (Howfield kick)

2nd Quarter

  • OAK - Biletnikoff 39 pass from Lamonica (Blanda kick)
  • NYJ - FG Howfield 25
  • NYJ - FG Howfield 30

3rd Quarter

  • OAK - Smith 1 run (Blanda kick)

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Howfield 42
  • OAK - Chester 68 pass from Lamonica (Blanda kick)


Week 14: vs Cleveland Browns

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Cleveland Browns737926
New York Jets703010

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 62,614

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • CLE - B.Scott 27 run (Cockroft kick)
  • NYJ - Boozer 3 run (Howfield kick)

2nd Quarter

  • CLE - FG Cockroft 8

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Howfield 19
  • CLE - Pitts 80 pass from Phipps (Cockroft kick)

4th Quarter

  • CLE - Pitts 80 pass from Phipps (kick failed)
  • CLE - FG Cockroft 13
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