The Jets were looking to recover from a devastating week one loss to Cleveland by a point and took out their anger on the Boston Patriots who came in after getting trounced by Miami. The day looked promising as the Jets stormed out to a 14-7 lead but both defenses were stubborn and Boston tied it at 14 on the running of Jim Nance.
The Jets suffered a horrible blow to their Super Bowl hopes when Namath was injured for the year and carried off on a cart with a leg fracture. A few plays later the ever dependable Matt Snell went down for the season with a twisted knee.
Woodall came in to guide the Jets to a final late touchdown throwing a second TD pass to Maynard who had 101 yards on the day. Snell and Boozer could not seem to get going and the Jets running game was anemic.
The only bright spot for Boston was Nance who had 69 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Jets coach Weeb Ewbank mentioned that with two of his stars out for the year now the rest of the team would have to step up and Boozer would be their main back. He did not comment on a permanent starter to replace Namath in Week 3.