1972-Week 1 Jets@BIlls

PLAY BY PLAY REPORT

Week 1
Sunday, September 17, 1972

~ 1st Quarter ~

BUF – 15:00 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Leypoldt with the kick off … … … he drives this one deep … … and New York has it … about 9 yards into their endzone …

NYJ – 15:00 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Chris Farasopoulos will not return it from the endzone … they’ll scrimmage the football at their own 20 … and they start there, first down and 10 yards to go.

NYJ – 14:30 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to John Riggins … he sidesteps a hit … and now he’s dragged down … that’s a gain of 3 yards … it’s 2nd and 7 from the New York 23 yard line.

NYJ – 14:00 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to John Riggins … breaks through the line … cuts left … now right … left again … and now he blows a tire and skids to the turf … a gain of 28 yards … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 49.

NYJ – 13:30 – ( 0 – 0 ) – New York is set in Pistol Formation … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to Emerson Boozer … runs to the right … hit … but keeps chugging forward … and he’s tackled after a 1 yard gain … that sets up a 2nd and 9 from the Buffalo 48.

NYJ – 13:12 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Jets are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Holding). It’s now 2nd and 24 from the New York 37 yard line.

NYJ – 12:57 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Joe Namath … checks down and throws short … … Rich Caster is well defended and can’t come up with it … it’s incomplete … … New York is looking at 3rd and 24 from their own 37.

NYJ – 12:27 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Jets are set in the shotgun … they’re 0 for 0 on third down … Joe Namath takes the snap … hands it to John Riggins … sifts his way past the line of scrimmage … there’s lots of room ahead … but he’s brought down before he can get there … a gain of 11 yards … the Jets now face a 4th and 13 from the New York 48.

NYJ – 12:27 – ( 0 – 0 ) – New York is set in punt formation … … Steve O’Neal takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

BUF – 12:13 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Alvin Wyatt fields it at the Buffalo 10 … and returns the punt 4 yards … to the Buffalo 14 yard line.

BUF – 11:57 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Bills are assessed a 7 yard penalty (Holding). It’s now 1st and 17 from the Buffalo 7 yard line.

BUF – 11:27 – ( 0 – 0 ) – There’s 11:57 left in the 1st Quarter … Dennis Shaw takes the snap … and gives it to O.J. Simpson … draw play … right up the middle … he’s tripped and dives straight ahead … a pickup of 3 yards … it’s 2nd and 14 from the Buffalo 10 yard line.

BUF – 10:57 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Buffalo in Pistol Formation with 3 yards on the ground so far … Dennis Shaw takes the snap … and gives it to O.J. Simpson … he’s protecting the football … he slips and is brought down … that will be a loss of -5 yards … Buffalo is looking at 3rd and 19 from their own 5.

BUF – 10:27 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Bills are 0 for 0 on third down … Dennis Shaw takes the snap … hands it to James Braxton … he goes straight ahead … and is mowed down by a sea of Jets after a pickup of 3 yards … the Bills now face a 4th and 16 from the Buffalo 8.

BUF – 10:27 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Buffalo is set in punt formation … … Spike Jones takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

NYJ – 10:12 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Chris Farasopoulos … calls for the fair catch … and New York will start 1st and 10 from their own 32 yard line.

NYJ – 09:42 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Joe Namath lobs it to Eddie Bell … NOTHING THERE … as he’s swarmed at the New York 38 yard line … a small gain of 6 yards … it’s 2nd and 4 from the New York 38 yard line.

NYJ – 09:12 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Joe Namath takes the snap … from Pistol Formation .. he gives it to John Riggins … he takes it to the left side … not much there … and he’s held to a pickup of 2 yards … New York is looking at 3rd and 2 from their own 40.

NYJ – 08:42 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Jets are 0 for 1 on third down … Joe Namath takes the snap … hands it to John Riggins … he runs left … darts inside … moving ahead … … he’s got a 1st Down and more … and now he’s brought down … … a gain of 12 yards on the play … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 48.

NYJ – 08:12 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to Emerson Boozer … lugging the pigskin … past the line of scrimmage … pivots inside … and now he’s tackled after a decent gain of 11 yards … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 37.

NYJ – 07:42 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to Emerson Boozer … sweep to the right … gets to the corner … but can’t keep his balance … and is drilled out of bounds … a gain of just 5 yards on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 5 from the Buffalo 32.

NYJ – 07:42 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Bills are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Unnecessary Roughness) … and it’s an automatic 1st down for the Jets. It’s now 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 17 yard line.

NYJ – 07:12 – ( 0 – 0 ) – We’ve got … 07:42 left in the 1st Quarter … Joe Namath from the shotgun … takes the snap … and gives it to John Riggins … gets around the right corner … down the sideline … and sent head over heels out of bounds … a nice pickup of 7 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 3 from the Buffalo 10.

NYJ – 06:42 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Bills shuffling at the line … they’ve given up 80 yards on the ground so far … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to Emerson Boozer … he punches his way forward … spins off a hit … and now pulled down … that’s a small gain of 5 yards on the play … it’s now 1st and goal from the Buffalo 5.

NYJ – 06:12 – ( 0 – 0 ) – New York breaks the huddle in the shotgun … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to Emerson Boozer … running off the right-tackle … his front line gives way … and he’s driven to the turf behind the line of scrimmage … that’s a loss of -2 yards … it’s now 2nd and goal from the Buffalo 7.

NYJ – 05:42 – ( 0 – 0 ) – We’ve got … 06:12 left in the 1st Quarter … Joe Namath is in Pistol Formation … he takes the snap … and gives it to John Riggins … running a sweep … right side … not much room down the sideline … tries to cut back inside … and is sent spinning to the turf … that’s a pickup of 4 yards … it’s now 3rd and goal from the Buffalo 3.

NYJ – 05:25 – ( 6 – 0 ) – The Bills … spurring their fans into a frenzy … Joe Namath steps away from center … and hands the ball to John Riggins … running left … making a beeline for the corner … AND HE DIVES INTO THE END ZONE !!! … a 3-yard touchdown.

NYJ – 05:25 – ( 7 – 0 ) – … and Bobby Howfield’s point after is good !!

NYJ – 05:25 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Bobby Howfield with the kick … … a high lofted kick … and the Bills will field it … about 5 yards into their endzone …

BUF – 05:25 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Linzy Cole will not return it from the endzone … they’ll scrimmage the football at their own 20 … and they start there, first down and 10 yards to go.

BUF – 04:53 – ( 7 – 0 ) – There’s 05:25 left in the 1st Quarter … Dennis Shaw takes the snap … and gives it to O.J. Simpson … he darts through the line … brakes to avoid a hit … caught and pulled down … a gain of 7 yards on the play … it’s 2nd and 3 from the Buffalo 27 yard line.

BUF – 04:23 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Bills break the huddle and come out in Wildcat Formation … Dennis Shaw hands it off to O.J. Simpson … he runs it up the middle … NOTHING THERE … JUST A PILE OF BODIES… and New York holds him to no gain … Buffalo is looking at 3rd and 3 from their own 27.

BUF – 04:08 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 3 and the Bills are 0 for 1 on third down … Dennis Shaw … takes the snap … throws it to the right side … … and … … just out of the reach of Bob Chandler … incomplete … … the Bills now face a 4th and 3 from the Buffalo 27.

BUF – 04:08 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Buffalo is set in punt formation … … Spike Jones takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

NYJ – 03:58 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Chris Farasopoulos … calls for the fair catch … and New York will start 1st and 10 from their own 25 yard line.

NYJ – 03:28 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Buffalo has given up 6 yards in passing so far … Joe Namath fakes the hand-off … lobs it to Rich Caster … and he’s flattened at the New York 32 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 7 yards … it’s 2nd and 3 from the New York 32 yard line.

NYJ – 02:56 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to John Riggins … carries it to the left side … met at the line … driven back … and he churns forward again … and the Bills bring him down … just 1 yard gained … New York is looking at 3rd and 2 from their own 33.

NYJ – 02:26 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Jets are 2 for 3 on third down … Joe Namath takes the snap … hands it to Emerson Boozer … he runs left … darts inside … moving ahead … … he’s got a 1st Down and more … and now he’s brought down … … a gain of 8 yards on the play … it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 41.

NYJ – 01:54 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Joe Namath … pressure in his face … tries to roll right … and hit head-on by Donald Croft … and that’s a loss of 10 yards … that is Buffalo’s 1st sack of the game … that sack by Donald Croft makes it … 2nd and 20 from the New York 31 yard line.

NYJ – 01:54 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Joe Namath’s pass for Eddie Bell … is PICKED OFF !!! … the Bills have the ball at the Buffalo 27 yard line …

BUF – 01:36 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Tony Greene returns the interception -1 yard … to the Buffalo 26 yard line.

BUF – 01:24 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … the Bills set up in the I … they’ve got 0 yards passing so far … but they’re running here … Dennis Shaw takes the snap … and gives it to James Braxton … quick-hitter … through the line … bounces it to the outside … and is finally collared from behind … that’s a gain of 21 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 47.

BUF – 00:54 – ( 7 – 0 ) – There’s 01:24 left in the 1st Quarter … Dennis Shaw takes the snap … and gives it to O.J. Simpson … he rounds the corner … right side … now cuts inside … AND HIT VIOLENTLY TO THE TURF … he didn’t see that hit coming … a pickup of 4 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 6 from the New York 49.

BUF – 00:24 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Dennis Shaw leans in under center … takes the snap … fakes a pass and now hands it to O.J. Simpson … he heads off-tackle … met behind the line … but he twists forward and gets to the line of scrimmage … no gain on the play … it’s now 3rd and 6 from the New York 49.

BUF – 00:11 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 6 and the Bills are 0 for 2 on third down … Dennis Shaw … medium seam to Bob Chandler … and he’s got it … and he’s downed at the New York 33 yard line … a gain of 16 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 33.

BUF – 00:00 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Dennis Shaw … throws to J.D. Hill … and he can’t get to it … just out of reach … and incomplete … … it’s now 2nd and 10 from the New York 33.

~ 2nd Quarter ~

BUF – 14:30 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Dennis Shaw … standing in the pocket … … AND NOW HE’S MAULED BY MARK LOMAS … and that’s a loss of 8 yards … that is New York’s 1st sack of the game … the Jets got to Dennis Shaw to force a 3rd and 18 from the New York 41.

BUF – 14:00 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 18 and the Bills are 1 for 3 on third down … Dennis Shaw … rolls out and throws a quick strike to O.J. Simpson at the New York 33 … not much room … and he’s hauled down at the New York 31 yard line … a gain of 10 yards … the Bills now face a 4th and 8 from the New York 31.

BUF – 13:45 – ( 7 – 0 ) – From the 31 … the football will be spotted at the New York 38 yard line and the Bills are looking at a 38 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s John Leypoldt with the kick … … SHANKED … and off to the right … and it’s … … NO GOOD !! … … the Bills fail to cut into the lead as the score remains … New York 7 … and Buffalo 0 … the Jets will now scrimmage at their 20.

NYJ – 13:15 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Bills have given up 99 yards on the ground thus far … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to John Riggins … he cuts to his right … and is tackled after a pickup of 2 yards … it’s 2nd and 8 from the New York 22 yard line.

NYJ – 13:00 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Joe Namath … in the shotgun … takes the snap … rolls to his right … … and throws left … and Don Maynard just got a bit of his hand on it … incomplete … … New York is looking at 3rd and 8 from their own 22.

NYJ – 12:27 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 8 and the Jets are 3 for 4 on third down … Joe Namath is trying to draw the Bills offside … but they won’t bite … he throws to Don Maynard … he makes the catch … and is forced out of bounds at the New York 32 yard line … a pickup of 10 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 32.

NYJ – 11:57 – ( 7 – 0 ) – There’s 12:27 left in the 2nd Quarter … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to Emerson Boozer … draw play … right up the middle … he’s tripped and dives straight ahead … a pickup of 5 yards … it’s 2nd and 5 from the New York 37 yard line.

NYJ – 11:27 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Joe Namath takes the snap and gives it to John Riggins … running off-tackle … grabbed and flung to the ground … no gain … … John Riggins clearly did not like that tackle … but he’ll have to suck it up … as there is no flag on the play … New York is looking at 3rd and 5 from their own 37.

NYJ – 11:10 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 5 and the Jets are 4 for 5 on third down … Joe Namath takes the snap … and the Bills bust thru the line … Joe Namath unloads it in desperation … … well out of bounds … Rich Caster may have been the closest one to it … … the Jets now face a 4th and 5 from the New York 37.

NYJ – 11:10 – ( 7 – 0 ) – New York is set in punt formation … … Steve O’Neal takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

BUF – 10:55 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Alvin Wyatt … calls for the fair catch … and Buffalo will start 1st and 10 from their own 18 yard line.

BUF – 10:25 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Bills break the huddle in Pistol Formation … Dennis Shaw takes the snap … and gives it to O.J. Simpson … he hits the line … driven back … and he plows forward again … and the Jets bring him down … only 1 yard gained … it’s 2nd and 9 from the Buffalo 19 yard line.

BUF – 09:51 – ( 7 – 0 ) – We’ve got 10:25 left in the 2nd Quarter … Dennis Shaw … slant pass to James Braxton … hit in stride … darts to the right … and is pulled down from behind at the Buffalo 31 yard line … a pickup of 12 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 31.

BUF – 09:51 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Jets are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Roughing the Passer) … and an automatic 1st down comes with it. It’s now 1st and 10 for the Bills from their own 46 yard line.

BUF – 09:21 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Dennis Shaw … straight-arm to fend off a tackle … JUST got it away … Bob Chandler spears it … loses his footing and is touched down at the New York 48 yard line … a miniscule gain of 6 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 4 from the New York 48.

BUF – 08:51 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Bills break the huddle in the shotgun … Dennis Shaw takes the snap … and gives it to O.J. Simpson … he feigns right … now left … and brought to the turf … that’s a pickup of 12 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 36.

BUF – 08:36 – ( 7 – 0 ) – O.J. Simpson back pedals … and lobs a screen pass to J.D. Hill … poor execution … as he’s brought down immediately at the New York 30 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 6 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 4 from the New York 30.

BUF – 08:06 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Buffalo with 46 yards on the ground so far … Dennis Shaw takes the snap … and gives it to O.J. Simpson … runs right … not much there … but he squeezes through the line … and now he’s dumped after a decent pickup of 12 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 18.

BUF – 07:51 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Dennis Shaw … from the shotgun … has time … now the blocking breaks down … throwing deep downfield … … … … … … … and … … just out of the reach of James Braxton … incomplete … as he couldn’t get to it … … it’s now 2nd and 10 from the New York 18.

BUF – 07:21 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Dennis Shaw takes the snap … from Pistol Formation .. he gives it to O.J. Simpson … he takes it to the left side … not much there … and he’s held to a pickup of 5 yards … it’s now 3rd and 5 from the New York 13.

BUF – 07:06 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 5 and Buffalo is 1 for 4 on third down … Dennis Shaw … throws to J.D. Hill … and it’s incomplete … … New York brought lots of pressure … and Dennis Shaw was lucky just to get it off … … the Bills now face a 4th and 5 from the New York 13.

NYJ – 06:36 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Bills are setting up for the field goal attempt … whoa !! … there’s a loose ball from an errant snap … … now there’s a mad scramble for the ball … and it looks like the Jets have it … at the New York 34 yard line … Gerald Philbin recovers the fumble for New York … and returns it -1 yard to the New York 33 yard line.

NYJ – 06:06 – ( 7 – 0 ) – 1st and 10 … the Jets set up in the shotgun … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to John Riggins … he breaks through the line … hit and jarred sideways … and now tackled … a pickup of 14 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 47.

NYJ – 05:36 – ( 7 – 0 ) – New York is set in Shotgun Formation … they have 120 yards on the ground so far … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to John Riggins … he bobbles the football but hangs on … looking for a crack in the left side of the line … and he’s keeled over after a 1 yard gain … it’s 2nd and 9 from the New York 48 yard line.

NYJ – 05:06 – ( 7 – 0 ) – There’s 05:36 left in the 2nd Quarter … Joe Namath takes the snap from under center … and gives it to John Riggins … on a misdirection play … trapped behind the line … and dragged to the turf … that was a misdirection play all right … that will be a loss of -4 yards … New York is looking at 3rd and 13 from their own 44.

NYJ – 04:36 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 13 and the Jets are 4 for 6 on third down … Joe Namath … floats it out to Rich Caster … and he makes the catch … and he’s quickly wrapped up and brought down at the Buffalo 36 yard line … a gain of 20 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 36.

NYJ – 04:21 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Joe Namath … throws to Don Maynard … and it’s incomplete … … that may have been tipped at the line by Buffalo … … it’s now 2nd and 10 from the Buffalo 36.

NYJ – 03:51 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Jets are set in I Formation … Joe Namath hands it to John Riggins … he’s protecting the football … hits the line … REPULSED !!! … stopped cold by the Bills for no gain … it’s now 3rd and 10 from the Buffalo 36.

NYJ – 03:21 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the Jets are 5 for 7 on third down … Joe Namath … side-arm throw to Eddie Bell at the Buffalo 28 … can’t break the tackle … and is hauled down at the Buffalo 27 yard line … a gain of 9 yards … the Jets now face a 4th and 1 from the Buffalo 27.

NYJ – 02:51 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 4th and 1 … the Jets with 117 yards rushing so far … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to John Riggins … he bounces to the outside … reverses direction … leaps over a tackle and is spilled to the turf … … that’s a pickup of 3 yards … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 24.

NYJ – 02:21 – ( 7 – 0 ) – There’s 02:51 left in the 2nd Quarter … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to John Riggins … he’s running left … and tripped up and sent sprawling … just past the line of scrimmage … a 1 yard gain … that sets up a 2nd and 9 from the Buffalo 23.

NYJ – 02:00 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Jets have passed for 52 yards so far … Joe Namath floats it to Don Maynard … he cuts to the inside … and meets a freight train coming the other way at the Buffalo 17 yard line … a painful pickup of 6 yards … it’s now 3rd and 3 from the Buffalo 17.

02:00 – TWO MINUTE WARNING

NYJ – 01:30 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Jets are 5 for 8 on third down … Joe Namath takes the snap … hands it to John Riggins … runs off-tackle right side … breaks a tackle … past the line of scrimmage … and brought down after a gain of 7 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the Buffalo 10.

NYJ – 01:15 – ( 7 – 0 ) – New York is in a Pro Set … Joe Namath hands it to John Riggins … and he’s quickly corralled and wrestled to the ground … the Bills seemed to know exactly what was coming … no gain … it’s now 2nd and goal from the Buffalo 10.

NYJ – 01:00 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 10 … the Bills on the bench are trying to exhort their fans to get into the game … Joe Namath … takes the snap … and lobs it over the middle to Rich Caster … and it’s incomplete … … Buffalo had two defenders draped all over him … … it’s now 3rd and goal to go from the Buffalo 10.

NYJ – 00:47 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Joe Namath fakes the hand off … rolls to the right … and he throws to the far corner of the endzone … Eddie Bell is there … and pulls it in … did he get both feet down … YES, HE DID !!! … it’s a 10-yard touchdown.

NYJ – 00:47 – ( 14 – 0 ) – … and Bobby Howfield’s point after is good !!

NYJ – 00:47 – ( 14 – 0 ) – The Jets kick it off … … and Bobby Howfield sends a high, high kick … and the Bills will field it … about 4 yards into their endzone …

BUF – 00:32 – ( 14 – 0 ) – Linzy Cole returns the kick off 25 yards … to the Buffalo 21 yard line.

BUF – 00:32 – ( 14 – 0 ) – The Bills are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Holding). That places the football back to the Buffalo 6 yard line.

BUF – 00:00 – ( 14 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Dennis Shaw takes the snap … and gives it to O.J. Simpson … he heads to the left side … now caught and driven to the turf behind the line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -2 yards … it’s 2nd and 12 from the Buffalo 4 yard line.

Time has run out … that’s the end of the 1st Half … both teams head to their locker rooms … with the score … the New York Jets 14 … and the Buffalo Bills 0.

~ 3rd Quarter ~

The Bills kicked off to begin the game … now the Jets will kick off to begin the second half …

NYJ – 15:00 – ( 14 – 0 ) – Bobby Howfield with the kick off … … … and the Bills will field it … at the Buffalo 21 …

BUF – 14:45 – ( 14 – 0 ) – Dave Washington returns the kick off 2 yards … to the Buffalo 23 yard line.

BUF – 14:15 – ( 14 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Dennis Shaw takes the snap … and gives it to O.J. Simpson … nothing to the left … so he bounces to the right … and now he’s spun to the turf … a gain of 7 yards … it’s 2nd and 3 from the Buffalo 30 yard line.

BUF – 13:35 – ( 14 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 3 … Dennis Shaw is in the shotgun … he’s rolling right … quick toss to James Braxton … and he’s driven to the turf at the Buffalo 37 yard line … a pickup of 7 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 37.

BUF – 13:17 – ( 14 – 0 ) – Dennis Shaw floats it downfield … Jan White glides under it and pulls it in … he’s cornered and pulled down at the New York 48 yard line … a gain of 15 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 48.

BUF – 12:47 – ( 14 – 0 ) – Dennis Shaw is flushed out of the pocket … he tucks it in … and takes off … … OH, HIT HARD AND BROUGHT DOWN !! … … Dennis Shaw scrambles for 2 yards … and he’s slow in getting to his feet … that sets up a 2nd and 8 from the New York 46.

BUF – 12:32 – ( 14 – 0 ) – Dennis Shaw … from the shotgun … has time … … throwing deep downfield … … … … … … … and … … just out of the reach of O.J. Simpson … incomplete … as he couldn’t get to it … … it’s now 3rd and 8 from the New York 46.

BUF – 12:09 – ( 14 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 8 and the Bills are 1 for 5 on third down … Dennis Shaw … with a medium lob to Bob Chandler at the New York 30 … he’s got open space … trying to shake off a defender … and hauled down at the New York 7 … a gain of 39 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the New York 7.

BUF – 11:39 – ( 14 – 0 ) – Dennis Shaw from Pistol Formation … takes the snap … and gives it to James Braxton … running to his left … not much there … breaks a tackle … and another one … and now he’s brought down after a decent pickup of 6 yards … it’s now 2nd and goal from the New York 1.

BUF – 11:21 – ( 14 – 6 ) – Dennis Shaw takes the snap … gives it to O.J. Simpson … HAMMERED HEAD ON … BUT HE’S OVER THE GOAL LINE !!! … a 1-yard touchdown.

BUF – 11:21 – ( 14 – 7 ) – … and John Leypoldt’s point after is good !!

BUF – 11:21 – ( 14 – 7 ) – Buffalo with the kick … John Leypoldt sends this one deep … and the Jets will play it … about 6 yards into their endzone …

NYJ – 11:08 – ( 14 – 7 ) – Chris Farasopoulos is snowed under in the endzone … no safety occurs as he never left the endzone … New York will scrimmage from their 20.

NYJ – 10:38 – ( 14 – 7 ) – Joe Namath takes the snap … hands it to Steve Harkey … he runs right … darts inside … and meets a freight train coming the other way … … he took a hard hit … but pops right back up … a gain of 5 yards on the play … it’s 2nd and 5 from the New York 25 yard line.

NYJ – 10:08 – ( 14 – 7 ) – The Jets come set … they’re in shotgun Formation … now they send a man in motion … Joe Namath hands it off to Steve Harkey … banging his way forward … now he’s wrestled to the ground … the Bills simply took away his time and space … no gain on the play … New York is looking at 3rd and 5 from their own 25.

NYJ – 09:28 – ( 14 – 7 ) – It’s 3rd and 5 and the Jets are 7 for 10 on third down … Joe Namath pumps … throws short to Don Maynard … and he’s swallowed up at the New York 32 yard line … a small gain of 7 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 32.

NYJ – 08:48 – ( 14 – 7 ) – Buffalo digging in … Joe Namath shifts his backfield to I Formation … long count … takes the snap … gives it to Steve Harkey … running to his left … gets by the first wave … but he’s snowed under by the second … no gain … it’s 2nd and 10 from the New York 32 yard line.

NYJ – 08:18 – ( 14 – 7 ) – New York is set in the shotgun … they have 133 yards on the ground so far … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Harkey … and he’s immediately met by the Bills welcoming committee … that will be a loss of -5 yards … New York is looking at 3rd and 15 from their own 27.

BUF – 08:00 – ( 14 – 7 ) – Joe Namath … complete to Rich Caster … for 2 yards … he’s hit … and fumbles the football … at the New York 29 … Walt Patulski recovers the fumble for Buffalo … and returns it zero yards to the 29 yard line.

BUF – 07:30 – ( 14 – 7 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … there’s 08:00 left in the 3rd Quarter … Dennis Shaw slips but keeps his balance … downfield throw … … pulled in by O.J. Simpson … and he’s tackled at the New York 17 yard line … a pickup of 12 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 17.

BUF – 07:15 – ( 14 – 7 ) – The Bills set up in Pistol Formation … Dennis Shaw … double-pumps … and throws to Bob Chandler along the left sideline … and it’s incomplete … he couldn’t get both feet down before being knocked out of bounds … … it’s now 2nd and 10 from the New York 17.

BUF – 06:45 – ( 14 – 7 ) – Dennis Shaw in shotgun … hands it off to Wayne Patrick … it’s a draw play … right behind the center … hit behind the line … and he’s fortunate to make it to the line of scrimmage … a solid effort … but no gain in the stat column … it’s now 3rd and 10 from the New York 17.

BUF – 06:11 – ( 14 – 7 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the Bills are 2 for 6 on third down … Dennis Shaw … a delayed screen to Jan White at the New York 16 … he’s got room down the sideline … still going … and bumped out of bounds at the New York 4 yard line … a pickup of 13 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the New York 4.

BUF – 05:56 – ( 14 – 13 ) – New York digs in … Dennis Shaw takes the snap … hands it off to James Braxton … HE HEADS TO THE OUTSIDE … DIVES FOR THE PYLON … AND INTO THE END ZONE !!! … a 4-yard touchdown.

BUF – 05:56 – ( 14 – 14 ) – … and John Leypoldt’s point after is good !!

BUF – 05:56 – ( 14 – 14 ) – Buffalo with the kick … John Leypoldt sends this one deep … and the Jets will play it … about 6 yards into their endzone …

NYJ – 05:41 – ( 14 – 14 ) – Chris Farasopoulos is snowed under in the endzone … no safety occurs as he never left the endzone … New York will scrimmage from their 20.

NYJ – 05:11 – ( 14 – 14 ) – Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to Emerson Boozer … he runs left … darts inside … and meets a tractor coming the other way … Health Safety Rule 1 – be cognizant of where those tractors are at all times … a gain of 3 yards on the play … it’s 2nd and 7 from the New York 23 yard line.

NYJ – 04:48 – ( 20 – 14 ) – Joe Namath takes the snap … hands it to Emerson Boozer … taking it to the far right … … and he’s cordoned off … and dropped … NO … HARRY HOUDINI IS ALIVE AND WELL … … … INCREDIBLE !! … … a 77-yard touchdown.

NYJ – 04:48 – ( 21 – 14 ) – … and Bobby Howfield’s point after is good !!

NYJ – 04:48 – ( 21 – 14 ) – The Jets kick it off … … and Bobby Howfield sends a high, high kick … and the Bills will field it … about 4 yards into their endzone …

BUF – 04:29 – ( 21 – 14 ) – Linzy Cole returns the kick off 32 yards … to the Buffalo 28 yard line.

BUF – 03:44 – ( 21 – 14 ) – Dennis Shaw … long pass to J.D. Hill … pulled in at the New York 41 yard line … cuts back … … and tackled at the New York 20 for a gain of 52 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 20.

BUF – 03:29 – ( 21 – 14 ) – The Jets are assessed a 5 yard penalty (Encroachment). It’s now 1st and 5 from the New York 15 yard line.

BUF – 03:09 – ( 21 – 14 ) – The Bills are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Holding). It’s now 1st and 20 from the New York 30 yard line.

BUF – 02:32 – ( 21 – 14 ) – It’s 1st and 20 … Dennis Shaw … a seeing-eye throw to J.D. Hill … HOW DID HE HANG ON TO THAT … and he’s immediately tackled at the New York 8 yard line … a gain of 22 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the New York 8.

BUF – 02:02 – ( 21 – 14 ) – The Bills have passed for 210 yards so far … Dennis Shaw is hit as he throws … and it floats into the arms of J.D. Hill … and he takes a devastating hit at the New York 7 yard line … they get 1 yard on the play … minus one receiver … it’s now 2nd and goal from the New York 7.

BUF – 01:32 – ( 21 – 14 ) – Dennis Shaw takes the snap … he will carry it himself … running to his right … driving forward … looking for an opening … and he’s stopped after a 1 yard gain … it’s now 3rd and goal from the New York 6.

BUF – 01:02 – ( 21 – 14 ) – It’s 3rd and 6 and the Bills are 3 for 7 on third down … Dennis Shaw fades back in the pocket … short throw to J.D. Hill … he makes the catch … and is immediately brought down … a short gain of 2 yards … it’s now 4th and goal from the New York 4.

BUF – 00:47 – ( 21 – 17 ) – From the 4 … the football will be spotted at the New York 11 yard line and the Bills are looking at a 11 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s John Leypoldt’s field goal from 11 yards … … perfectly placed … … AND GOOD !!! … and the Bills cut into the Jets lead … it’s now 21-17 for New York.

BUF – 00:47 – ( 21 – 17 ) – Here’s John Leypoldt with the kick off … … a lot of leg behind this one … … … as it sails out of the back of the endzone for a touchback … the Jets will scrimmage from their 20 yard line.

NYJ – 00:37 – ( 21 – 17 ) – There’s 00:47 left in the 3rd Quarter … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to Emerson Boozer … delayed draw … … he bursts through the line … but he’s grabbed from behind and hauled down … that’ll be a pickup of 2 yards … it’s 2nd and 8 from the New York 22 yard line.

NYJ – 00:07 – ( 21 – 17 ) – Joe Namath shifts the backfield from the T to Pro Set … quick snap and Joe Namath gives it to Emerson Boozer … running straight ahead … hammered from the side … and he gains nothing on the play … New York is looking at 3rd and 8 from their own 22.

NYJ – 00:00 – ( 21 – 17 ) – Joe Namath … running from the pocket … NO … DAVE WASHINGTON HAULS HIM DOWN !! … and that’s a loss of 2 yards … that is Buffalo’s 2nd sack of the game … the Jets now face a 4th and 10 from the New York 20.

~ 4th Quarter ~

NYJ – 15:00 – ( 21 – 17 ) – New York is set in punt formation … … Steve O’Neal takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

BUF – 14:45 – ( 21 – 17 ) – Alvin Wyatt … calls for the fair catch … and Buffalo will start 1st and 10 from their own 28 yard line.

BUF – 14:15 – ( 21 – 17 ) – Dennis Shaw takes the snap … and gives it to James Braxton … nice move to get through the line … dances around a tackle … straight-arm … and now he’s pounced on and forced to the turf … a nice pickup of 16 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 44.

BUF – 13:45 – ( 21 – 17 ) – Dennis Shaw leans in under center … takes the snap … fakes a pass and now hands it to Wayne Patrick … he heads off-tackle … met behind the line … but he twists forward and gets to the line of scrimmage … no gain on the play … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Buffalo 44 yard line.

BUF – 13:05 – ( 21 – 17 ) – The Bills are in Pistol Formation … Dennis Shaw throws outside right … caught by J.D. Hill … and he’s snowed under at the 50 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 6 yards … Buffalo is looking at 3rd and 4 from the 50.

BUF – 12:50 – ( 21 – 17 ) – It’s 3rd and 4 and the Bills are 3 for 8 on third down … Dennis Shaw sets up under center … takes the snap and drops back … … throws a quick outlet to James Braxton … bang-bang play … and the Jets defender got his hand in there to break it up … … the Bills now face a 4th and 4 with the nose of the football directly at midfield.

BUF – 12:50 – ( 21 – 17 ) – Buffalo is set in punt formation … … Spike Jones takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

NYJ – 12:35 – ( 21 – 17 ) – Chris Farasopoulos … … near the sideline … … and it’s out of bounds … at the New York 13 yard line.

NYJ – 12:05 – ( 21 – 17 ) – Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to Cliff McClain … taking it off-tackle … right side … bounces off a hit … now shifting further to the right … and slammed down … a pickup of 2 yards … it’s 2nd and 8 from the New York 15 yard line.

NYJ – 11:35 – ( 21 – 17 ) – The Jets come set … now they send a man in motion … Joe Namath hands it off to Steve Harkey … banging his way forward … and he’s sent reeling … the Bills with great penetration … no gain on the play … New York is looking at 3rd and 8 from their own 15.

NYJ – 11:35 – ( 21 – 17 ) – Joe Namath’s pass for Cliff McClain … is INTERCEPTED … the Bills have the ball at the New York 13 yard line …

BUF – 11:20 – ( 21 – 17 ) – Donald Croft returns the interception -1 yard … to the New York 14 yard line.

BUF – 10:50 – ( 21 – 17 ) – There’s 11:20 left in the 4th Quarter … Dennis Shaw takes the snap from under center … and gives it to O.J. Simpson … he goes to the right … and he loses his footing … and disappears under a swarm of Jets … that will be a loss of -1 yard … that sets up a 2nd and 11 from the New York 15.

BUF – 10:20 – ( 21 – 17 ) – We’ve got 10:50 left in the 4th Quarter … Dennis Shaw takes the snap and rolls right … short toss to Haven Moses at the New York 12 … pirouettes around a tackle … still going …and he’s dumped at the New York 1 yard line … a pickup of 14 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the New York 1.

BUF – 09:50 – ( 21 – 17 ) – Buffalo is running it on 1st Down … and New York has everyone up on the line … Dennis Shaw gives it to O.J. Simpson … and he’s swallowed up at the line of scrimmage … the Jets hold him to no gain … it’s now 2nd and goal from the New York 1.

BUF – 09:35 – ( 21 – 23 ) – Dennis Shaw takes the snap … gives it to Wayne Patrick … off-tackle … and smothered at the line … NO … THE OFFICIALS RULE HE BROKE THE PLANE OF THE GOAL LINE !!! … a 1-yard touchdown.

BUF – 09:35 – ( 21 – 24 ) – … and John Leypoldt’s point after is good !!

BUF – 09:35 – ( 21 – 24 ) – Here’s John Leypoldt with the kick off … … a lot of leg behind this one … … … as it sails out of the back of the endzone for a touchback … the Jets will scrimmage from their 20 yard line.

NYJ – 09:05 – ( 21 – 24 ) – 1st and 10 … Joe Namath from Pistol Formation … takes the snap … and gives it to John Riggins … chugging through the line … and brought down by the Bills … that’s a pickup of 4 yards … it’s 2nd and 6 from the New York 24 yard line.

NYJ – 08:25 – ( 21 – 24 ) – There’s 09:05 left in the 4th Quarter … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to John Riggins … he wriggles his way through the line … picking up speed as he heads upfield … still going … and now he’s cut off and dropped … a pickup of 45 yards … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 31.

NYJ – 07:55 – ( 21 – 24 ) – New York is set in the shotgun … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to Emerson Boozer … he has an opening … gets a block … breaks free … stumbles and is brought down … that’s a gain of 28 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the Buffalo 3.

NYJ – 07:35 – ( 27 – 24 ) – The Jets with double tight ends … Joe Namath hands it to Emerson Boozer … runs straight ahead … trying to pile drive into the end zone … AND … HE’S IN THERE !!! … a 3-yard touchdown.

NYJ – 07:35 – ( 28 – 24 ) – … and Bobby Howfield’s point after is good !!

NYJ – 07:35 – ( 28 – 24 ) – Here’s Bobby Howfield with the kick off … … a lot of leg behind this one … … … as it sails out of the back of the endzone for a touchback … the Bills will scrimmage from their 20 yard line.

BUF – 07:20 – ( 28 – 24 ) – Dennis Shaw in the shotgun … takes the snap and hands it to O.J. Simpson … he tries the left side … AND THE JETS ARE THERE EN MASSE … no gain … tough slogging in the trenches … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Buffalo 20 yard line.

BUF – 07:05 – ( 28 – 24 ) – It’s 2nd and 10 … Dennis Shaw … on a bootleg to the left … blocker in front … and he throws to Haven Moses … it’s off him and bounds high in the air … … and lands incomplete between two Jets … … Buffalo is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 20.

BUF – 06:35 – ( 28 – 24 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the Bills are 3 for 9 on third down … Dennis Shaw … nothing downfield … goes short to Jan White … and he’s immediately pounced on at the Buffalo 24 yard line … a gain of 4 yards on the play … the Bills now face a 4th and 6 from the Buffalo 24.

BUF – 06:35 – ( 28 – 24 ) – Buffalo is set in punt formation … … Spike Jones takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

NYJ – 06:16 – ( 28 – 24 ) – Chris Farasopoulos … calls for the fair catch … and New York will start 1st and 10 from their own 34 yard line.

NYJ – 05:46 – ( 28 – 24 ) – We’ve got … 06:16 left in the 4th Quarter … Joe Namath from the shotgun … takes the snap … and gives it to John Riggins … he takes it up the middle … hit immediately … stays on his feet … and is drilled again and knocked to the turf … that will be a loss of -3 yards … it’s 2nd and 13 from the New York 31 yard line.

NYJ – 05:12 – ( 28 – 24 ) – It’s 2nd and 13 … the Jets with 289 yards rushing so far … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to John Riggins … he bounces to the outside … reverses direction … leaps over a tackle and is spilled to the turf … … that’s a pickup of 3 yards … New York is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 34.

NYJ – 04:52 – ( 28 – 24 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and New York is 8 for 14 on third down … Joe Namath … has time … now the blocking breaks down … throwing deep downfield … … … … … … … and … … just out of the reach of Rich Caster … incomplete … as he couldn’t get to it … … the Jets now face a 4th and 10 from the New York 34.

NYJ – 04:52 – ( 28 – 24 ) – New York is set in punt formation … … Steve O’Neal takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

BUF – 04:37 – ( 28 – 24 ) – Alvin Wyatt fields it at the Buffalo 18 … and returns the punt 0 yards … to the Buffalo 18 yard line.

BUF – 04:22 – ( 28 – 24 ) – The Bills are assessed a 9 yard penalty (Illegal Motion). It’s now 1st and 19 from the Buffalo 9 yard line.

BUF – 03:52 – ( 28 – 24 ) – Dennis Shaw stands under center … takes the snap … and gives it to O.J. Simpson … he tries the right side … NOTHING THERE BUT JETS … SIMPLY NO ROOM TO MANEUVER ON THAT PLAY … no gain … and O.J. Simpson kicks the dirt … in apparent disgust … it’s 2nd and 19 from the Buffalo 9 yard line.

BUF – 03:22 – ( 28 – 24 ) – Dennis Shaw from the shotgun … takes the snap … and gives it to Wayne Patrick … knifing his way through the line … gets through … but is quickly forced to the turf after a gain of 4 yards … Buffalo is looking at 3rd and 15 from their own 13.

BUF – 03:07 – ( 28 – 24 ) – It’s 3rd and 15 and the Bills are 3 for 10 on third down … the Jets are showing blitz … Dennis Shaw audibles … throws to J.D. Hill … and it’s incomplete … New York giving Dennis Shaw no time on that play … and his throw was off the mark … … the Bills now face a 4th and 15 from the Buffalo 13.

BUF – 03:07 – ( 28 – 24 ) – Buffalo is set in punt formation … … Spike Jones bobbles it … … but gets the punt away … … …

NYJ – 02:49 – ( 28 – 24 ) – Chris Farasopoulos fields it at mid-field … and returns the punt 8 yards … to the Buffalo 42 yard line.

NYJ – 02:14 – ( 28 – 24 ) – New York in Wildcat Formation with 292 yards on the ground so far … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to John Riggins … he gets through the line … and now he’s tripped up and brought down … the Bills did a good job in limiting him to a gain of 11 yards … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 31.

NYJ – 02:00 – ( 28 – 24 ) – Joe Namath takes the snap … turns and gives it to John Riggins … running right … and he slips and falls … and the Bills are quickly there to touch him down … no gain … and John Riggins slaps his helmet … clearly not happy with himself … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the Buffalo 31.

02:00 – TWO MINUTE WARNING

NYJ – 01:47 – ( 28 – 24 ) – New York comes out in Pistol Formation … 2nd and 10 … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to Emerson Boozer … he has a hole … avoids a hit … and now he’s brought to the turf … that’s a gain of 11 yards … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Buffalo 20.

01:47 – TIME-OUT – The Buffalo Bills call their 1st Time-Out.

NYJ – 01:29 – ( 28 – 24 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … the Jets line comes set … they’ve got 77 yards passing so far … but they’re running here … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Harkey … quick-hitter … through the line … bounces it to the outside … and is finally collared from behind … that’s a gain of 6 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 4 from the Buffalo 14.

01:29 – TIME-OUT – The Buffalo Bills call their 2nd Time-Out.

NYJ – 01:14 – ( 28 – 24 ) – Joe Namath takes the snap … from I Formation … he gives it to Steve Harkey … running straight ahead … and he’s held up for no gain … the Bills simply overpowered the New York offensive line … it’s now 3rd and 4 from the Buffalo 14.

01:14 – TIME-OUT – The Buffalo Bills call their 3rd and final Time-Out.

NYJ – 00:29 – ( 28 – 24 ) – It’s 3rd and 4 … the Jets are in the shotgun … they have 320 yards rushing so far … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to John Riggins … he carries it off-tackle … filtering his way through the line … hit and sent backwards into the turf … a gain of 5 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the Buffalo 9.

NYJ – 00:04 – ( 28 – 24 ) – It’s 1st and 9 … Joe Namath takes the snap … and gives it to John Riggins … he’s met at the line … but shimmies his way forward … and now he’s hit and dropped … a pickup of 2 yards on the play … it’s now 2nd and goal from the Buffalo 7.

NYJ – 00:00 – ( 31 – 24 ) – From the 7 … the football will be spotted at the Buffalo 14 yard line and the Jets are looking at a 14 yard field goal attempt … … … and Bobby Howfield’s field goal from 14 yards … … IS HAMMERED ON A LINE … … AND IT’S GOOD !! … and that will extend the Jets the lead … it’s now 31-24 for New York.

Game Over – Final Score: New York Jets 31 at Buffalo Bills 24