1976 Game by Game

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1976 - Regular Season Record: 3-11
09/12/76 at Cleveland 38-17
09/19/76 at Denver 46-3
09/26/76 at Miami 16-0
10/03/76 at San Francisco 17-6
10/10/76 Buffalo 17-14
10/18/76 at New England 41-7
10/24/76 Baltimore 20-0
10/31/76 at Buffalo 19-14
11/07/76 Miami 27-7
11/14/76 Tampa Bay 34-0
11/21/76 New England 38-24
11/28/76 at Baltimore 33-16
12/05/76 Washington 37-16
12/12/76 Cincinnati 42-3

The 1976 regular season.

Contents

Week 1: at Cleveland Browns

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New York Jets1000717
Cleveland Browns02110738

at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland

  • Game attendance: 67,496

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Leahy 41ck)
  • NYJ - Davis 20 run (Leahy kick)

2nd Quarter

  • CLE - Rucker 13 pass from Phipps (Cockroft kick)
  • CLE - Warfield 23 pass from Phipps (Cockroft kick)
  • CLE - Rucker 4 pass from Phipps (Cockroft kick)

3rd Quarter

  • CLE - FG Cockroft 32
  • CLE - Rucker 8 pass from Sipe (Cockroft kick)

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - Todd 8 run (Leahy kick)
  • CLE - Holden 26 pass from Sipe (Cockroft kick)


Week 2: at Denver Broncos

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Denver Broncos62310746

at Mile High Stadium, Denver

  • Game attendance: 62,519

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • DEN - Armstrong 15 run (kick failed)
  • NYJ - FG Leahy 25

2nd Quarter

  • DEN - Odoms 15 run (Turner kick)
  • DEN - FG Turner 20
  • DEN - Moses 14 pass from Ramsey (Turner kick)
  • DEN - Keyworth 1 run (kick failed)

3rd Quarter

  • DEN - FG Turner 30
  • DEN - Rowser 41 interception return (Turner kick)

4th Quarter

  • DEN - Kiick 1 run (Turner kick)


Week 3: at Miami Dolphins

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Miami Dolphins0310316

at Orange Bowl, Miami

  • Game attendance: 49,754

Scoring Summary

2nd Quarter

  • MIA - FG Yepremian 25

3rd Quarter

  • MIA - FG Yepremian 26
  • MIA - Mandich 3 pass from Griese (Yepremian kick)

4th Quarter

  • MIA - FG Yepremian 42


Week 4: at San Francisco 49ers

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New York Jets00066
San Francisco 49ers0031417

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

  • Game attendance: 42,961

Scoring Summary

3rd Quarter

  • SF - FG Mike-Mayer 31

4th Quarter

  • SF - Elam 31 fumble recovery return (Mike-Mayer kick)
  • SF - S.Johnson 1 run (Mike-Mayer kick)
  • NYJ - Marinaro 1 run (kick blocked)


Week 5: vs Buffalo Bills

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Buffalo Bills007717
New York Jets770317

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 52,416

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Marinaro 1 run (Leahy kick)

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - Osborne 2 pass from Namath (Leahy kick)

3rd Quarter

  • BUF - Marangi 1 run (Jakowenko kick)

4th Quarter

  • BUF - Moody 67 punt return (Jakowenko kick)
  • NYJ - FG Leahy 38


Week 6: at New England Patriots

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New England Patriots71321041

at Schaefer Stadium, Boston

  • Game attendance: 50,883

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NE - Johnson 4 run (Smith kick)

2nd Quarter

  • NE - Grogan 6 fumble recovery return (Smith kick)
  • NE - Johnson 10 pass from Grogan (kick blocked)

3rd Quarter

  • NE - Grogan 41 run (Smith kick)
  • NYJ - Gaines 12 pass from Namath (Leahy kick)
  • NE - Cunningham 14 run (Smith kick)
  • NE - Calhoun 11 run (Smith kick)


Week 7: vs Baltimore Colts

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Baltimore Colts760720
New York Jets00000

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 49,768

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • BAL - Carr 41 pass from Jones (Linhart kick)

2nd Quarter

  • BAL - FG Linhart 24
  • BAL - FG Linhart 35

4th Quarter

  • BAL - Carr 79 pass from Jones (Linhart kick)


Week 8: at Buffalo Bills

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Buffalo Bills0014014

at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park

  • Game attendance: 41,285

Scoring Summary

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - Knight 20 pass from Todd (Leahy kick)
  • NYJ - Poole 7 blocked punt return (kick failed)
  • NYJ - FG Leahy 20

3rd Quarter

  • BUF - Chandler 11 pass from Marangi (Jakowenko kick)
  • BUF - Chandler 9pass from Marangi (Jakowenko kick)

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Leahy 35


Week 9: vs Miami Dolphins

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Miami Dolphins7103727
New York Jets00077

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 53,344

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • MIA - Mandich 18 pass from Griese (Yepremian kick)

2nd Quarter

  • MIA - FG Yepremian 44
  • MIA - N.Moore 13 pass from Griese (Yepremian kick)

3rd Quarter

  • MIA - FG Yepremian 34

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - Gaines 1 run (Leahy kick)
  • MIA - Davis 28 run (Yepremian kick)


Week 10: vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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New York Jets7177334

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 46,427

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Gaines 14 run (Leahy kick)

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - Caster 3 pass from Namath (Leahy kick)
  • NYJ - FG Leahy 21
  • NYJ - Davis 5 run (Leahy kick)

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - Piccone 60 punt return (Leahy kick)

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Leahy 30


Week 11: vs New England Patriots

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New England Patriots14771038
New York Jets1070724

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 49,983

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Leahy 19
  • NYJ - Buttle 23 fumble recovery return (Leahy kick)
  • NE - Johnson 15 pass from Grogan (Smith kick)
  • NE - Stingley 17 pass from Grogan (Smith kick)

2nd Quarter

  • NE - McCray 63 interception return (Smith kick)
  • NYJ - Barkum 11 pass from Namath (Leahy kick)

3rd Quarter

  • NE - McCray 55 interception return (Smith kick)

4th Quarter

  • NE - Brock 6 pass from Grogan (Smith kick)
  • NE - FG Smith 28
  • NYJ - Gaines 26 pass from Todd (Leahy kick)


Week 12: at Baltimore Colts

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New York Jets900716
Baltimore Colts3243333

at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore

  • Game attendance: 43,823

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Davis 3 run (kick failed)
  • BAL - FG Linhart 24
  • NYJ - FG Leahy 26

2nd Quarter

  • BAL - McCauley 5 pass from Jones (Linhart kick)
  • BAL - Mitchell 14 pass from Jones (Linhart kick)
  • BAL - FG Linhart 34
  • BAL - Carr 31 pass from Jones (Linhart kick)

3rd Quarter

  • BAL - FG Linhart 41

4th Quarter

  • BAL - FG Linhart 31
  • NYJ - Knight 44 pass from Todd (Leahy kick)


Week 13: vs Washington Redskins

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Washington Redskins17710337
New York Jets036716

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 46,638

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • WAS - Fugett 16 pass from Kilmer (Moseley kick)
  • WAS - Jefferson 14 pass from Kilmer (Moseley kick)
  • WAS - FG Moseley 18

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Leahy 47
  • WAS - Riggins 1 run (Moseley kick)

3rd Quarter

  • WAS - Riggins 2 pass from Kilmer (Moseley kick)
  • NYJ - Gaines 6 run (kick failed)
  • WAS - FG Moseley 23

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - Giammona 1 run (Leahy kick)
  • WAS - FG Moseley 32


Week 14: vs Cincinnati Bengals

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Cincinnati Bengals6210542
New York Jets03003

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 31,067

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • CIN - FG Bahr 25
  • CIN - FG Bahr 25

2nd Quarter

  • CIN - Curtis 85 pass from Anderson (Bahr kick)
  • CIN - Clark 7 run (Bahr kick)
  • CIN - Frutts 2 run (Bahr kick)
  • NYJ - FG Leahy 26

3rd Quarter

  • CIN - Trumpy 39 pass from Anderson (Bahr kick)
  • CIN - FG Bahr 25

4th Quarter

  • CIN - FG Bahr 25
  • CIN - Safety (Bacon tackled Todd in endzone)

Note - Joe Namath's final game as a Jet.

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