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     The New York Jets lost only six games in 1966, the fewest losses in their 7-year history, but the season was still a disappointment after the club reeled off four victories and a tie in their first five games. Nevertheless, fourth-year Jets head coach Weeb Eubank, with 1965’s AFL’s Rookie-Of-The-Year Joe Namath at quarterback, was assembling and molding a good young team that was beginning to come into it’s own as a contender. “Broadway Joe”, Matt Snell, George Sauer, Winston Hill, Dave Herman, John Schmitt and rookies Pete Lammons and Emerson Boozer were all 25 years old or less, and veterans Billy Mathis, Sherman Plunkett, Don Maynard and Sam DeLuca added stability to the youngsters on offense. Only Larry Grantham of the veterans on defense had a good year, but youngsters Verlon Biggs, Gerry Philbin and Al Atkinson played well.

      In this rare 28-minute COLOR team highlight film you’ll see great AFL action from all seven games at Shea Stadium, plus highlights vs. the Broncos at Mile High Stadium and film from the 24-24 tie vs. Patriots at Fenway Park. Even though the Jets went 2-6-1 after their fast 4-0-1 start, the film ends with emphasis on the Jets great effort in the last game of the season, which knocked the Patriots out of the AFL Championship Game. Narrated by Merle Harmon, this video brings back memories of the beginnings of the formation of the Jets World Championship team, which would mature only two years later! Besides those Jets players already mentioned above, you’ll see many other Jets of the day: Johnny Sample, Bake Turner, Paul Rochester, Jim Harris, Dainard Paulson, Bill Baird, Paul Crane, Mark Smolinski, Jim Hudson and kickers Curley Johnson and Jim Turner. One part of the film even recognizes the great play of Jet opponents, such as George Blanda, Babe Parilli, Tom Mix, John Hadl, Lance Alworth, Keith Lincoln, Jim Nance, Clem Daniels, Len Dawson, Otis Taylor, Mike Garrett, Jack Kemp and Tom Flores.

Below is the 1966 New York Jets AFL schedule and scores:


Won 6, Lost 6, Tied 2

  Sun. Sept 4 - BYE WEEK -
  Fri. Sept 9 Jets 19, Dolphins 14 at The Orange Bowl (Night Game)
* Sun. Sept 18 Jets 52, Oilers 13 at Shea Stadium, New York
* Sun. Sept 25 Jets 16, Broncos 7 at Mile High Stadium, Denver
* Sun. Oct. 2 Jets 24, Patriots 24 at Fenway Park, Boston
* Sat. Oct. 8 Jets 17, Chargers 16 at Shea Stadium
  Sun. Oct. 16 Oilers 24, Jets 0 at Rice Stadium, Houston
* Sun. Oct. 23 Raiders 24, Jets 21 at Shea Stadium
* Sun. Oct. 30 Bills 33, Jets 23 at Shea Stadium
  Sun. Nov. 6 - BYE WEEK -
  Sun. Nov. 13 Bills 14, Jets 3 at War Memorial Stadium, Buffalo
* Sun. Nov 20 Jets 30, Dolphins 13 at Shea Stadium
* Sun. Nov 27 Chiefs 32, Jets 24 at Shea Stadium
  Sat. Dec. 3 Jets 28, Raiders 28 at Oakland Coliseum
  Sun. Dec. 11 Chargers 42, Jets 27 at Balboa Stadium, San Diego
* Sat. Dec. 17 Jets 38, Patriots 28 at Shea Stadium

* = Games shown

     Now you can get your own copy of this rare and fascinating film for only $29.95 plus $5 shipping. (Illinois residents must add $2 sales tax).

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