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1983 New York Jets

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7-9-0, AFC East Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.2, Offense: -1.9, Defense: 0.7, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 313 points (19.6/g), 19th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 331 points (20.7/g), 10th.
 Differential of -18 points (-1.1/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-8.5.

Coach: Joe Walton (7-9-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Joe Gardi

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 313 5493 1076 5.1 47 19 16 313 330 559 3425 21 28 5.7 171 474 2068 11 4.4 126
Team Defense 331 5301 1058 5.0 36 14 21 298 269 463 2923 22 22 5.7 151 547 2378 13 4.3 126
Lg Rank Offense 19 11 20 15 14 6 10 16 22 17 19 17 23 7
Lg Rank Defense 10 13 17 25 11 4 7 15 16 9 19 23 9 22

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 4 boxscore W 1-0 @ San Diego Chargers 41 29 25 391 140 251 1 23 488 354 134 4
2 Sun September 11 boxscore L 1-1 Seattle Seahawks 10 17 16 379 205 174 7 19 272 76 196 3
3 Sun September 18 boxscore L 1-2 @ New England Patriots 13 23 19 266 177 89 22 398 70 328
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W OT 2-2 Los Angeles Rams 27 24 25 484 403 81 3 19 425 222 203 4
5 Mon October 3 boxscore W 3-2 @ Buffalo Bills 34 10 24 416 206 210 2 16 216 151 65 5
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L 3-3 @ Cleveland Browns 7 10 19 312 188 124 2 18 333 267 66 2
7 Sun October 16 boxscore L 3-4 Miami Dolphins 14 32 23 342 221 121 6 12 266 215 51 1
8 Sun October 23 boxscore L 3-5 Atlanta Falcons 21 27 19 404 221 183 2 19 407 277 130 2
9 Sun October 30 boxscore W 4-5 @ San Francisco 49ers 27 13 21 364 178 186 1 17 312 227 85 2
10 Sun November 6 boxscore L 4-6 Baltimore Colts 14 17 18 298 196 102 4 15 231 99 132
11 Sun November 13 boxscore L 4-7 Buffalo Bills 17 24 18 325 236 89 3 20 314 245 69 2
12 Mon November 21 boxscore W 5-7 @ New Orleans Saints 31 28 18 289 205 84 2 20 401 162 239 2
13 Sun November 27 boxscore W 6-7 New England Patriots 26 3 21 421 305 116 2 12 208 112 96 2
14 Sun December 4 boxscore W 7-7 @ Baltimore Colts 10 6 20 283 132 151 3 19 324 164 160 4
15 Sat December 10 boxscore L 7-8 Pittsburgh Steelers 7 34 13 251 215 36 5 22 380 138 242 1
16 Fri December 16 boxscore L 7-9 @ Miami Dolphins 14 34 14 268 197 71 4 25 326 144 182 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 30 QB 16 16 7-9-0 308 518 59.5 3478 18 3.5 26 5.0 64 6.7 5.2 11.3 217.4 70.3 42 314 5.65 4.20 7.5 0 1
10 Pat Ryan 28 16 0 21 40 52.5 259 2 5.0 2 5.0 36 6.5 5.2 12.3 16.2 68.6 1 3 6.24 5.02 2.4
24 Freeman McNeil 24 RB 9 9 1 1 100.0 5 1 100.0 0 0.0 5 5.0 25.0 5.0 0.6 127.1 0 0 5.00 25.00 0.0
Team Total 26.5 16 7-9-0 330 559 59.0 3742 21 3.8 28 5.0 64 6.7 5.2 11.3 233.9 70.8 43 317 5.69 4.29 7.1 0 1
Opp Total 16 269 463 58.1 3301 22 4.8 22 4.8 7.1 5.94 12.3 206.3 76.2 48 378 5.7 4.6 9.4

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
24 Freeman McNeil 24 RB 9 9 160 654 1 19 4.1 72.7 17.8 21 172 8.2 3 21 2.3 19.1 826 4 4
45 Dwayne Crutchfield 24 FB 11 8 137 571 3 17 4.2 51.9 12.5 19 133 7.0 0 15 1.7 12.1 704 3 2
42 Bruce Harper 28 rb 9 2 51 354 1 78 6.9 39.3 5.7 48 413 8.6 2 33 5.3 45.9 767 3 1
14 Richard Todd 30 QB 16 16 35 101 0 17 2.9 6.3 2.2 101 0 5
25 Scott Dierking 28 rb 16 1 28 113 3 31 4.0 7.1 1.8 33 275 8.3 0 19 2.1 17.2 388 3 0
35 Mike Augustyniak 27 rb 8 2 18 50 2 6 2.8 6.3 2.3 10 71 7.1 1 17 1.3 8.9 121 3 0
34 Johnny Hector 23 rb 10 1 16 85 0 42 5.3 8.5 1.6 5 61 12.2 1 22 0.5 6.1 146 1 2
31 Marion Barber 24 rb 14 4 15 77 1 13 5.1 5.5 1.1 7 48 6.9 1 12 0.5 3.4 125 2 0
22 Kenny Lewis 26 7 0 5 25 0 7 5.0 3.6 0.7 6 62 10.3 0 23 0.9 8.9 87 0 0
80 Lam Jones 25 wr 14 7 4 10 0 9 2.5 0.7 0.3 43 734 17.1 4 50 3.1 52.4 744 4 2
10 Pat Ryan 28 16 0 4 23 0 25 5.8 1.4 0.3 23 0 2
55 Ron Crosby 28 lb 16 1 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.3 0.1 5 0 0
85 Wesley Walker 28 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 61 868 14.2 7 64 3.8 54.3 868 7 0
83 Jerome Barkum 33 TE 15 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 385 12.0 1 34 2.1 25.7 385 1 2
82 Mickey Shuler 27 te 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 272 10.5 1 28 1.6 17.0 272 1 0
81 Derrick Gaffney 28 WR 16 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 243 14.3 0 35 1.1 15.2 243 0 0
88 Tom Coombs 24 te 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
23 Mike Harmon 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.4 4 0 3
Team Total 26.5 16 474 2068 11 78 4.4 129.3 29.6 330 3742 11.3 21 64 20.6 233.9 5810 32 29
Opp Total 16 547 2378 13 4.3 148.6 34.2 269 2923 10.9 22 16.8 182.7 5301 35 29

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
21 Kirk Springs 25 PR 16 0 23 287 1 76 12.5 16 364 0 64 22.8 651
89 Preston Brown 25 KR 16 0 29 645 0 46 22.2 645
34 Johnny Hector 23 rb 10 1 14 274 0 45 19.6 420
23 Mike Harmon 22 9 0 12 109 0 21 9.1 113
20 Davlin Mullen 23 11 0 2 13 0 9 6.5 3 57 0 26 19.0 70
31 Marion Barber 24 rb 14 4 1 9 0 9 9.0 134
42 Bruce Harper 28 rb 9 2 1 16 0 16 16.0 783
68 Reggie McElroy 23 t 16 1 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
48 Ken Schroy 31 SS 16 16 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
82 Mickey Shuler 27 te 16 7 1 3 0 3 3.0 275
Team Total 26.5 16 38 420 1 76 11.1 66 1375 0 64 20.8 7605
Opp Total 16 47 367 1 7.8 50 1063 0 21.3

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 31 P 16 0 81 3218 56 1 39.7
5 Pat Leahy 32 K 16 0 4 4 4 3 7 5 8 4 1 24 16 66.7% 37 36 97.3%
10 Pat Ryan 28 16 0 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 26.5 16 4 4 4 3 7 5 8 4 1 24 16 66.7% 38 37 97.4% 81 3218 56 1 39.7
Opp Total 16 28 20 71.4% 39 35 89.7% 85 3493 41.1

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
99 Mark Gastineau*+ 27 LDE 16 16 19.0 0 0 2 0 1
56 Lance Mehl 25 RLB 16 16 2.5 7 57 1 34 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Joe Klecko* 30 LDT 16 16 6.5 0 0 1 0 0
14 Richard Todd 30 QB 16 16 0 5 1 0 0
77 Kenny Neil 24 RDE 16 16 5.5
23 Mike Harmon 22 9 0 0 3 2 0 0
24 Freeman McNeil 24 RB 9 9 0 4 1 0 0
48 Ken Schroy 31 SS 16 16 2.0 2 6 0 4 0 0 0 1 24 0
57 John Woodring 24 llb 14 10 1.0 0 0 4 0 0
89 Preston Brown 25 KR 16 0 0 3 1 0 0
47 Jerry Holmes 26 RCB 16 16 3 107 1 43 0 0 0 1 3 0
93 Marty Lyons 26 RDT 16 16 4.0
28 Darrol Ray 25 FS 16 16 3 77 0 42 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Bob Crable 24 MLB 14 11 2.0 1 0 0 0 0
29 Johnny Lynn 27 db 16 1 3 70 1 42 0
76 Ben Rudolph 26 16 0 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
10 Pat Ryan 28 16 0 0 2 1 0 0
21 Kirk Springs 25 PR 16 0 0 2 1 0 0
51 Greg Buttle 29 LLB 9 8 1.5 1 17 0 17 0
31 Marion Barber 24 rb 14 4 0 0 2 0 0
83 Jerome Barkum 33 TE 15 13 0 2 0 0 0
45 Dwayne Crutchfield 24 FB 11 8 0 2 0 0 0
34 Johnny Hector 23 rb 10 1 0 2 0 0 0
40 Bobby Jackson 27 LCB 15 15 2 8 0 8 0
80 Lam Jones 25 wr 14 7 0 2 0 0 0
78 Barry Bennett 28 13 0 1.0
55 Ron Crosby 28 lb 16 1 0 0 1 0 0
52 Jim Eliopulos 24 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
94 Rusty Guilbeau 25 16 0 1.0
42 Bruce Harper 28 rb 9 2 0 1 0 0 0
20 Davlin Mullen 23 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
62 Joseph Pellegrini 26 LG 16 9 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 48.0 22 342 3 43 0 0 29 24 27 1
Opp Total 16 43 29 15 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 32 K 16 0 36 16 84
85 Wesley Walker 28 WR 16 16 7 7 42
80 Lam Jones 25 wr 14 7 4 4 24
24 Freeman McNeil 24 RB 9 9 1 3 4 24
35 Mike Augustyniak 27 rb 8 2 2 1 3 18
45 Dwayne Crutchfield 24 FB 11 8 3 3 18
25 Scott Dierking 28 rb 16 1 3 3 18
42 Bruce Harper 28 rb 9 2 1 2 3 18
31 Marion Barber 24 rb 14 4 1 1 2 12
47 Jerry Holmes 26 RCB 16 16 1 1 2 12
83 Jerome Barkum 33 TE 15 13 1 1 6
99 Mark Gastineau*+ 27 LDE 16 16 1 1 6
34 Johnny Hector 23 rb 10 1 1 1 6
29 Johnny Lynn 27 db 16 1 1 1 6
56 Lance Mehl 25 RLB 16 16 1 1 6
82 Mickey Shuler 27 te 16 7 1 1 6
21 Kirk Springs 25 PR 16 0 1 1 6
10 Pat Ryan 28 16 0 1 1
Team Total 26.5 16 11 21 1 1 3 1 38 37 16 313
Opp Total 16 13 22 1 3 35 20 1 331