1963 New York Jets Season
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1963 New York Jets Season

1963 New York Jets season
OwnerSonny Werblin
Head coachWeeb Ewbank
Home fieldPolo Grounds
Results
Record5-8-1
Division place4th AFL East
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1963 New York Jets season was the fourth season for the team in the American Football League (AFL) and the first under the moniker Jets. The season began with the team trying to improve on their 5-9 record from 1962 under new head coach Weeb Ewbank. The Jets finished the season 5-8-1, while playing their final season of home games at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan, before relocating to Shea Stadium in the borough of Queens the following season.

1964 game program showing the original Jets uniform, established in 1963. The helmet is not shown.

In rebranding itself as the Jets, the club abandoned its navy-blue and gold uniforms in favor of kelly green and white. The jerseys had opposite-colored sleeves with thick stripes on the shoulders and cuffs, above and below the TV numerals. The pants were white with two parallel green stripes on each side. The new helmets were white with a single green stripe down the center; the logo on each side was a silhouette of a jet airplane in green, with the word "JETS" in thick white sans-serif italics along the fuselage.

Roster

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 8 at Boston Patriots L 14-38 0-1 Alumni Stadium 24,120 Recap
2 Bye
3 September 22 Houston Oilers W 24-17 1-1 Polo Grounds 9,336 Recap
4 September 28 Oakland Raiders W 10-7 2-1 Polo Grounds 17,100 Recap
5 October 5 Boston Patriots W 31-24 3-1 Polo Grounds 16,769 Recap
6 October 13 at San Diego Chargers L 20-24 3-2 Balboa Stadium 27,189 Recap
7 October 20 at Oakland Raiders L 26-49 3-3 Frank Youell Field 15,557 Recap
8 October 26 Denver Broncos T 35-35 3-3-1 Polo Grounds 22,553 Recap
9 November 2 San Diego Chargers L 7-53 3-4-1 Polo Grounds 20,798 Recap
10 November 10 at Houston Oilers L 27-31 3-5-1 Jeppesen Stadium 23,619 Recap
11 November 17 at Denver Broncos W 14-9 4-5-1 Bears Stadium 14,247 Recap
Games postponed to December 22
12 December 1 Kansas City Chiefs W 17-0 5-5-1 Polo Grounds 18,824 Recap
13 December 8 at Buffalo Bills L 14-45 5-6-1 War Memorial Stadium 20,222 Recap
14 December 14 Buffalo Bills L 10-19 5-7-1 Polo Grounds 6,526 Recap
15 December 22 at Kansas City Chiefs L 0-48 5-8-1 Municipal Stadium 12,202 Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Boston Patriots 7 6 1 .538 4-2 327 257 L1
Buffalo Bills 7 6 1 .538 3-3 304 291 W2
Houston Oilers 6 8 0 .429 3-3 302 372 L4
New York Jets 5 8 1 .385 2-4 249 399 L3

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

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