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1976 New York Jets season
Head Coach Lou Holtz
Home Field Shea Stadium
Results
Record 3–11
Place 4th AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1975 1977

The 1976 New York Jets season was the 17th season for the team and the seventh in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 3–11 record from 1975 under new head coach Lou Holtz. The Jets again finished with a record of 3–11, which combined with the departure of Holtz before the end of the season, prompted John Facenda to say about the Jets during the NFL Films highlight film for that season "Perhaps the best thing to say about the 1976 New York Jets season is that it's over". This also marked the final season for Joe Namath with the Jets.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 1976-09-12 Cleveland Browns L 38–17 Cleveland Stadium
67,496
2 1976-09-19 Denver Broncos L 46–3 Mile High Stadium
62,669
3 1976-09-26 Miami Dolphins L 16–0 Miami Orange Bowl
49,754
4 1976-10-03 San Francisco 49ers L 17–6 Candlestick Park
42,961
5 1976-10-10 Buffalo Bills W 17–14 Shea Stadium
59,110
6 1976-10-18 New England Patriots L 41–7 Schafer Stadium
50,883
7 1976-10-24 Baltimore Colts L 20–0 Shea Stadium
59,576
8 1976-10-31 Buffalo Bills W 19–14 Rich Stadium
41,285
9 1976-11-07 Miami Dolphins L 27–7 Shea Stadium
53,344
10 1976-11-14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 34–0 Shea Stadium
46,426
11 1976-11-21 New England Patriots L 38–24 Shea Stadium
49,983
12 1976-11-28 Baltimore Colts L 33–16 Memorial Stadium
44,023
13 1976-12-05 Washington Redskins L 37–16 Shea Stadium
46,638
14 1976-12-12 Cincinnati Bengals L 42–3 Shea Stadium
31,067

StandingsEdit

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New England Patriots 11 3 0 .786 376 236 W-6
Baltimore Colts 11 3 0 .786 417 246 W-1
Miami Dolphins 6 8 0 .429 263 264 L-1
New York Jets 3 11 0 .214 169 383 L-4
Buffalo Bills 2 12 0 .143 245 363 L-10

In Popular CultureEdit

  • The television series, Barney Miller, referenced the game between the Buccaneers playing at the Jets, in the 3rd season episode "The Recluse", in which Yemana had tickets to the Jets/Tampa Bay game. When asked "Why?", his response, "They were on sale". The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished 0–14 the same season.

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