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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
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 191 3620 832 4.4 40 14 16 195 170 360 2002 14 26 5.1 96 437 1618 6 3.7 83
Team Defense 300 4648 978 4.8 28 17 15 283 215 377 2403 23 11 6.0 131 575 2245 14 3.9 137
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

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

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

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

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 38
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 5758
Opp Total 14 46 448 0 9.7 45 946 1 21.0

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT 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

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD 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 35 37 20 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
5 Pat Leahy 26 K 14 0 18 15 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 15 1 189
Opp Total 14 14 23 1 1 34 10 1 300