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1977 New York Jets

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3-11-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.9, Offense: -3.8, Defense: -2.0, SoS: 1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 191 points (13.6/g), 22nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 300 points (21.4/g), 24th.
 Differential of -109 points (-7.8/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 3.6-10.4.

Coach: Walt Michaels (3-11-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: John Idzik

Stadium: Shea Stadium
 Training Camp: Hofstra University (Hempstead, New York)

Team Info

Principal Owner Leon Hess
President/General Manager Jim Kensil
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 191 3620 832 4.4 40 14 195 170 360 2002 14 26 5.1 96 437 1618 6 3.7 83 62 508 16
Opp. Stats 300 4648 978 4.8 28 17 283 215 377 2403 23 11 6.0 131 575 2245 14 3.9 137 89 788 15
Lg Rank Offense 22 19 20 8 26 13 15 14 24 17 28 26 24 18
Lg Rank Defense 24 26 25 9 26 22 28 28 26 25 22 23 18 17

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 18 boxscore L 0-1 @ Houston Oilers 0 20 11 179 77 102 2 19 239 130 109
2 Sun September 25 boxscore L 0-2 Baltimore Colts 12 20 14 212 132 80 2 15 214 62 152 1
3 Sun October 2 boxscore W 1-2 New England Patriots 30 27 10 251 144 107 3 20 356 231 125 5
4 Sun October 9 boxscore W 2-2 @ Buffalo Bills 24 19 17 366 194 172 3 21 371 199 172 2
5 Sun October 16 boxscore L 2-3 @ Miami Dolphins 17 21 14 314 191 123 2 23 340 128 212 2
6 Sun October 23 boxscore L 2-4 Oakland Raiders 27 28 17 442 375 67 3 29 423 213 210 2
7 Sun October 30 boxscore L 2-5 @ New England Patriots 13 24 15 292 158 134 19 375 228 147 2
8 Sun November 6 boxscore L 2-6 Miami Dolphins 10 14 18 247 117 130 1 15 214 105 109 1
9 Sun November 13 boxscore L 2-7 Seattle Seahawks 0 17 8 124 25 99 3 26 445 213 232 1
10 Sun November 20 boxscore L 2-8 @ Baltimore Colts 12 33 13 296 185 111 6 21 455 315 140 6
11 Sun November 27 boxscore L 2-9 Pittsburgh Steelers 20 23 21 268 59 209 6 15 238 124 114 1
12 Sun December 4 boxscore W 3-9 @ New Orleans Saints 16 13 16 282 141 141 1 18 303 115 188
13 Sun December 11 boxscore L 3-10 Buffalo Bills 10 14 10 197 140 57 4 26 390 216 174 3
14 Sun December 18 boxscore L 3-11 @ Philadelphia Eagles 0 27 11 150 64 86 4 16 285 124 161 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
14 Richard Todd 24 QB 12 11 3-8-0 133 265 50.2 1863 11 4.2 17 6.4 87 7.0 5.0 14.0 155.3 60.3 24 203 5.74 3.86 8.3 1 3
17 Matt Robinson 22 qb 4 1 0-1-0 20 54 37.0 310 2 3.7 8 14.8 58 5.7 -0.2 15.5 77.5 29.6 7 57 4.15 -1.10 11.5
10 Marty Domres 30 qb 12 2 0-2-0 17 40 42.5 113 1 2.5 1 2.5 18 2.8 2.2 6.6 9.4 47.9 4 24 2.02 1.45 9.1
42 Bruce Harper 22 KR/PR 14 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 24.8 14 3-11-0 170 360 47.2 2286 14 3.9 26 7.2 87 6.4 3.9 13.4 163.3 50.8 35 284 5.07 2.82 8.9 1 3
Opp Total 14 215 377 57.0 2587 23 6.1 11 2.9 6.9 6.77 12.0 184.8 86.4 26 184 6.0 5.9 6.5

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
21 Clark Gaines 23 FB 14 13 158 595 3 19 3.8 42.5 11.3 55 469 8.5 1 31 3.9 33.5 1064 4 3
25 Scott Dierking 22 RB 14 5 79 315 0 21 4.0 22.5 5.6 4 29 7.3 1 15 0.3 2.1 344 1 1
33 Kevin Long 22 rb 14 4 56 170 0 12 3.0 12.1 4.0 5 17 3.4 0 7 0.4 1.2 187 0 1
30 Charlie White 24 rb 13 4 50 151 1 27 3.0 11.6 3.8 2 5 2.5 1 3 0.2 0.4 156 2 2
42 Bruce Harper 22 KR/PR 14 1 44 198 0 18 4.5 14.1 3.1 21 209 10.0 1 55 1.5 14.9 407 1 7
14 Richard Todd 24 QB 12 11 24 46 2 13 1.9 3.8 2.0 46 2 4
44 Tom Newton 23 rb 14 1 8 39 0 8 4.9 2.8 0.6 5 33 6.6 0 9 0.4 2.4 72 0 0
17 Matt Robinson 22 qb 4 1 5 45 0 19 9.0 11.3 1.3 45 0 1
10 Marty Domres 30 qb 12 2 4 23 0 11 5.8 1.9 0.3 23 0 0
85 Wesley Walker 22 WR 14 14 3 25 0 11 8.3 1.8 0.2 35 740 21.1 3 87 2.5 52.9 765 3 2
88 Rich Caster 29 WR 10 10 2 -15 0 -6 -7.5 -1.5 0.2 10 205 20.5 1 58 1.0 20.5 190 1 1
3 Duane Carrell 28 p 2 0 2 -15 0 0 -7.5 -7.5 1.0 -15 0 1
80 Shelton Diggs 22 7 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 2.3 0.1 16 0 0
56 Larry Keller 24 RLB 14 9 1 25 0 25 25.0 1.8 0.1 25 0 0
83 Jerome Barkum 27 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 450 17.3 6 40 1.9 32.1 450 6 0
82 David Knight 26 10 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 129 18.4 0 49 0.7 12.9 129 0 0
Team Total 24.8 14 437 1618 6 27 3.7 115.6 31.2 170 2286 13.4 14 87 12.1 163.3 3904 20 24
Opp Total 14 575 2245 14 3.9 160.4 41.1 215 2403 11.2 23 15.4 171.6 4648 37 37

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
42 Bruce Harper 22 KR/PR 14 1 34 425 0 49 12.5 42 1035 0 60 24.6 1867
37 Billy Hardee 23 LCB 14 9 1 17 0 17 17.0 7 148 0 36 21.1 165
25 Scott Dierking 22 RB 14 5 6 91 0 20 15.2 435
86 Bob Raba 22 14 0 4 64 0 20 16.0 64
48 Ken Schroy 25 db 14 2 3 38 0 17 12.7 49
47 Tommy Marvaso 24 2 0 2 36 0 20 18.0 36
Team Total 24.8 14 38 480 0 49 12.6 61 1374 0 60 22.5 5748
Opp Total 14 46 448 0 9.7 45 946 1 21.0

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
15 Chuck Ramsey 25 P 12 0 62 2298 61 0 37.1
5 Pat Leahy 26 K 14 0 1 8 7 8 6 6 2 2 25 15 60.0% 21 18 85.7%
3 Duane Carrell 28 p 2 0 14 557 56 0 39.8
Team Total 24.8 14 1 8 7 8 6 6 2 2 25 15 60.0% 21 18 85.7% 76 2855 61 0 37.6
Opp Total 14 21 10 47.6% 39 34 87.2% 73 2789 38.2

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
42 Bruce Harper 22 KR/PR 14 1 0 7 2 0 0
21 Clark Gaines 23 FB 14 13 0 3 2 0 0
14 Richard Todd 24 QB 12 11 0 4 0 0 0
55 John Ebersole 29 MLB 13 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
56 Larry Keller 24 RLB 14 9 1 36 0 36 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 Burgess Owens 26 FS 14 14 3 18 0 12 0
86 Bob Raba 22 14 0 0 1 2 0 0
51 Greg Buttle 23 LLB 13 13 2 54 1 44 0
3 Duane Carrell 28 p 2 0 0 1 1 -17 0
88 Rich Caster 29 WR 10 10 0 1 1 0 0
81 Richard Neal 30 RDE 14 13 0 0 2 0 0
44 Tom Newton 23 rb 14 1 0 0 2 0 0
53 Al Palewicz 27 lb 14 1 0 0 2 0 0
48 Ken Schroy 25 db 14 2 0 0 2 11 0
85 Wesley Walker 22 WR 14 14 0 2 0 0 0
30 Charlie White 24 rb 13 4 0 2 0 0 0
83 Jerome Barkum 27 TE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
77 Carl Barzilauskas 26 LDT 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
25 Scott Dierking 22 RB 14 5 0 1 0 0 0
65 Joe Fields 24 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
37 Billy Hardee 23 LCB 14 9 1 0 0 0 0
63 John Hennessy 22 lb 14 2 0 0 1 0 0
33 Kevin Long 22 rb 14 4 0 1 0 0 0
59 Bob Martin 24 rlb 5 5 1 0 0 0 0
24 Artimus Parker 25 db 11 4 1 45 0 45 0
76 Lawrence Pillers 25 LDE 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
17 Matt Robinson 22 qb 4 1 0 1 0 -4 0
74 Abdul Salaam 24 RDT 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
23 Shafer Suggs 24 SS 9 8 0 0 1 0 0
38 Ed Taylor 24 RCB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 24.8 14 11 153 1 45 0 0 24 27 -10 0
Opp Total 14 37 20 35 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
5 Pat Leahy 26 K 14 0 18 21 15 25 63
83 Jerome Barkum 27 TE 14 14 6 6 36
21 Clark Gaines 23 FB 14 13 3 1 4 24
85 Wesley Walker 22 WR 14 14 3 3 18
14 Richard Todd 24 QB 12 11 2 2 12
30 Charlie White 24 rb 13 4 1 1 2 12
51 Greg Buttle 23 LLB 13 13 1 1 6
88 Rich Caster 29 WR 10 10 1 1 6
25 Scott Dierking 22 RB 14 5 1 1 6
42 Bruce Harper 22 KR/PR 14 1 1 1 6
Team Total 24.8 14 6 14 1 21 18 21 15 25 1 191
Opp Total 14 14 23 1 1 34 39 10 21 1 300

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1977-09-25 BAL L, 12-20 4 1 rush Charlie White 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
2 1977-10-02 NWE W, 30-27 1 3 pass Charlie White 3 yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick)
3 1977-10-02 NWE W, 30-27 1 7 rush Richard Todd 7 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
4 1977-10-02 NWE W, 30-27 4 44 interception Greg Buttle 44 yard interception return (Pat Leahy kick)
5 1977-10-02 NWE W, 30-27 4 25 pass Wesley Walker 25 yard pass from Richard Todd
6 1977-10-09 @ BUF W, 24-19 2 1 rush Richard Todd 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
7 1977-10-09 @ BUF W, 24-19 3 5 pass Jerome Barkum 5 yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick)
8 1977-10-09 @ BUF W, 24-19 4 14 rush Clark Gaines 14 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
9 1977-10-16 @ MIA L, 17-21 3 1 rush Clark Gaines 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
10 1977-10-16 @ MIA L, 17-21 4 1 rush Clark Gaines 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
11 1977-10-23 OAK L, 27-28 1 18 pass Jerome Barkum 18 yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick)
12 1977-10-23 OAK L, 27-28 1 87 pass Wesley Walker 87 yard pass from Richard Todd
13 1977-10-23 OAK L, 27-28 2 14 pass Rich Caster 14 yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick)
14 1977-10-23 OAK L, 27-28 2 14 pass Clark Gaines 14 yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick)
15 1977-10-30 @ NWE L, 13-24 2 30 pass Jerome Barkum 30 yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick)
16 1977-11-06 MIA L, 10-14 4 16 pass Jerome Barkum 16 yard pass from Marty Domres (Pat Leahy kick)
17 1977-11-20 @ BAL L, 12-33 4 18 pass Jerome Barkum 18 yard pass from Matt Robinson
18 1977-11-27 PIT L, 20-23 2 5 pass Scott Dierking 5 yard pass from Matt Robinson (Pat Leahy kick)
19 1977-11-27 PIT L, 20-23 4 4 pass Bruce Harper 4 yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick)
20 1977-12-04 @ NOR W, 16-13 1 40 pass Jerome Barkum 40 yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick)
21 1977-12-11 BUF L, 10-14 4 9 pass Wesley Walker 9 yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1977-09-18 @ HOU L, 0-20 2 1 rush Don Hardeman 1 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
2 1977-09-18 @ HOU L, 0-20 4 1 rush Dan Pastorini 1 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
3 1977-09-18 @ HOU L, 0-20 4 1 rush Rob Carpenter 1 yard rush
4 1977-09-25 BAL L, 12-20 1 6 rush Roosevelt Leaks 6 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
5 1977-09-25 BAL L, 12-20 2 2 rush Don McCauley 2 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
6 1977-09-25 BAL L, 12-20 3 1 rush Don McCauley 1 yard rush
7 1977-10-02 NWE W, 30-27 1 8 rush Don Calhoun 8 yard rush (John Smith kick)
8 1977-10-02 NWE W, 30-27 1 100 kickoff Raymond Clayborn 100 yard kickoff return (John Smith kick)
9 1977-10-02 NWE W, 30-27 4 22 pass Darryl Stingley 22 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
10 1977-10-09 @ BUF W, 24-19 1 4 pass Lou Piccone 4 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
11 1977-10-09 @ BUF W, 24-19 4 5 pass Bob Chandler 5 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
12 1977-10-16 @ MIA L, 17-21 1 5 rush Benny Malone 5 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
13 1977-10-16 @ MIA L, 17-21 2 1 pass Loaird McCreary 1 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
14 1977-10-16 @ MIA L, 17-21 2 9 pass Nat Moore 9 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
15 1977-10-23 OAK L, 27-28 1 3 rush Mark van Eeghen 3 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
16 1977-10-23 OAK L, 27-28 1 19 pass Dave Casper 19 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
17 1977-10-23 OAK L, 27-28 4 7 pass Fred Biletnikoff 7 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
18 1977-10-23 OAK L, 27-28 4 24 pass Mike Siani 24 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
19 1977-10-30 @ NWE L, 13-24 2 11 pass Darryl Stingley 11 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
20 1977-10-30 @ NWE L, 13-24 3 52 pass Stanley Morgan 52 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
21 1977-10-30 @ NWE L, 13-24 3 4 pass Don Hasselbeck 4 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
22 1977-11-06 MIA L, 10-14 2 20 pass Duriel Harris 20 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
23 1977-11-06 MIA L, 10-14 3 24 pass Duriel Harris 24 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
24 1977-11-13 SEA L, 0-17 1 18 pass Don Testerman 18 yard pass from Jim Zorn (John Leypoldt kick)
25 1977-11-13 SEA L, 0-17 3 9 pass David Sims 9 yard pass from Jim Zorn (John Leypoldt kick)
26 1977-11-20 @ BAL L, 12-33 1 53 pass Raymond Chester 53 yard pass from Bert Jones
27 1977-11-20 @ BAL L, 12-33 2 33 pass Glenn Doughty 33 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
28 1977-11-20 @ BAL L, 12-33 3 28 pass Lydell Mitchell 28 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
29 1977-11-20 @ BAL L, 12-33 4 21 fumble Robert Pratt 21 yard fumble return (Toni Linhart kick)
30 1977-11-27 PIT L, 20-23 1 37 pass John Stallworth 37 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw
31 1977-11-27 PIT L, 20-23 2 5 pass Lynn Swann 5 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
32 1977-11-27 PIT L, 20-23 2 1 rush Franco Harris 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
33 1977-12-04 @ NOR W, 16-13 2 9 pass Henry Childs 9 yard pass from Archie Manning (Rich Szaro kick)
34 1977-12-04 @ NOR W, 16-13 4 17 rush Chuck Muncie 17 yard rush
35 1977-12-11 BUF L, 10-14 2 5 pass Bob Chandler 5 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Carson Long kick)
36 1977-12-11 BUF L, 10-14 4 11 pass Bob Chandler 11 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Carson Long kick)
37 1977-12-18 @ PHI L, 0-27 1 1 rush Ron Jaworski 1 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
38 1977-12-18 @ PHI L, 0-27 1 1 rush Wilbert Montgomery 1 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
39 1977-12-18 @ PHI L, 0-27 4 27 rush Wilbert Montgomery 27 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)