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1985 New York Jets

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.0, Offense: 3.8, Defense: 5.2, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 393 points (24.6/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 264 points (16.5/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 129 points (8.1/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.5-4.5.

Coach: Joe Walton (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rich Kotite
 Defensive Coordinator: Bud Carson

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

Team Info

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

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 393 5896 1123 5.3 29 21 22 344 303 497 3584 25 8 6.4 201 564 2312 18 4.1 121
Team Defense 264 4772 989 4.8 42 20 37 276 267 507 3256 17 22 5.9 154 433 1516 10 3.5 85
Lg Rank Offense 7 4 1 24 4 20 9 7 1 5 5 7 11 13
Lg Rank Defense 3 8 7 5 6 13 16 5 12 15 4 3 5 2

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore L 0-1 @ Los Angeles Raiders 0 31 14 193 131 62 2 19 356 234 122
2 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-1 Buffalo Bills 42 3 27 532 244 288 16 270 188 82 5
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 24 3 15 226 120 106 10 193 122 71 4
4 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-1 Indianapolis Colts 25 20 23 392 227 165 1 17 320 217 103 1
5 Sun October 6 boxscore W 4-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 29 20 21 255 178 77 1 25 301 212 89 1
6 Mon October 14 boxscore W 5-1 Miami Dolphins 23 7 27 476 231 245 13 200 126 74 1
7 Sun October 20 boxscore L 5-2 @ New England Patriots 13 20 13 303 220 83 3 20 284 155 129 1
8 Sun October 27 boxscore W 6-2 Seattle Seahawks 17 14 22 335 123 212 3 14 252 114 138 3
9 Sun November 3 boxscore W 7-2 @ Indianapolis Colts 35 17 19 349 148 201 3 15 258 205 53 5
10 Sun November 10 boxscore L 7-3 @ Miami Dolphins 17 21 27 491 371 120 2 19 400 347 53 5
11 Sun November 17 boxscore W 8-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 62 28 35 581 379 202 3 15 212 190 22 5
12 Sun November 24 boxscore W OT 9-3 New England Patriots 16 13 20 401 291 110 2 21 399 225 174 2
13 Thu November 28 boxscore L 9-4 @ Detroit Lions 20 31 23 357 239 118 2 18 330 264 66 1
14 Sun December 8 boxscore W 10-4 @ Buffalo Bills 27 7 24 485 367 118 2 22 436 350 86 4
15 Sat December 14 boxscore L 10-5 Chicago Bears 6 19 11 159 89 70 3 20 319 203 116 1
16 Sun December 22 boxscore W 11-5 Cleveland Browns 37 10 23 361 226 135 2 12 242 104 138 3
Playoffs
WildCard Sat December 28 boxscore L 11-6 New England Patriots 14 26 15 240 182 58 4 12 258 159 99

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
7 Ken O'Brien* 25 QB 16 16 11-5-0 297 488 60.9% 3888 25 5.1 8 1.6 96 8.0 8.3 13.1 243.0 96.2 62 399 6.34 6.60 11.3 1 1
10 Pat Ryan 30 16 0 6 9 66.7% 95 0 0.0 0 0.0 50 10.6 10.6 15.8 5.9 101.6 0 0 10.56 10.56 0.0
Team Total 26.4 16 11-5-0 303 497 61.0% 3983 25 5.0 8 1.6 96 8.0 8.3 13.1 248.9 96.3 62 399 6.41 6.66 11.1 1 1
Opp Total 16 267 507 52.7% 3626 17 3.4 22 4.3 7.2 5.87 13.6 226.6 68.9 49 370 5.9 4.7 8.8

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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* 26 RB 14 13 294 1331 3 69 4.5 95.1 21.0 38 427 11.2 2 25 2.7 30.5 1758 5 9
34 Johnny Hector 25 rb 14 5 145 572 6 22 3.9 40.9 10.4 17 164 9.6 0 28 1.2 11.7 736 6 2
49 Tony Paige 23 FB 16 8 55 158 8 30 2.9 9.9 3.4 18 120 6.7 2 19 1.1 7.5 278 10 1
7 Ken O'Brien* 25 QB 16 16 25 58 0 22 2.3 3.6 1.6 58 0 14
23 Dennis Bligen 23 9 0 22 107 1 28 4.9 11.9 2.4 5 43 8.6 0 14 0.6 4.8 150 1 1
31 Marion Barber 26 rb 8 1 9 41 0 10 4.6 5.1 1.1 3 46 15.3 0 22 0.4 5.8 87 0 0
25 Cedric Minter 27 3 0 8 23 0 11 2.9 7.7 2.7 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.3 4.3 36 0 0
10 Pat Ryan 30 16 0 3 -5 0 -1 -1.7 -0.3 0.2 -5 0 0
88 Al Toon 22 WR 15 8 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.3 0.1 46 662 14.4 3 78 3.1 44.1 667 3 0
87 Kurt Sohn 28 PR/wr 15 7 1 12 0 12 12.0 0.8 0.1 39 534 13.7 4 39 2.6 35.6 546 4 0
84 Bobby Humphery 24 KR 12 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 0.8 0.1 10 0 2
82 Mickey Shuler 29 TE 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 76 879 11.6 7 35 4.8 54.9 879 7 1
85 Wesley Walker 30 WR 12 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 725 21.3 5 96 2.8 60.4 725 5 1
89 Rocky Klever 26 te 16 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 183 13.1 2 23 0.9 11.4 183 2 0
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 25 wr 16 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 187 15.6 0 36 0.8 11.7 187 0 1
Team Total 26.4 16 564 2312 18 69 4.1 144.5 35.3 303 3983 13.1 25 96 18.9 248.9 6295 43 35
Opp Total 16 433 1516 10 3.5 94.8 27.1 267 3256 12.2 17 16.7 203.5 4772 27 42

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
21 Kirk Springs 27 SS 16 14 14 147 0 40 10.5 10 227 0 58 22.7 374
87 Kurt Sohn 28 PR/wr 15 7 16 149 0 46 9.3 3 7 0 4 2.3 702
84 Bobby Humphery 24 KR 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 17 363 0 56 21.4 373
34 Johnny Hector 25 rb 14 5 11 274 0 47 24.9 1010
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 25 wr 16 6 6 65 0 2 10.8 2 42 0 23 21.0 294
35 Kerry Glenn 23 rcb 16 6 5 71 0 20 14.2 71
37 Donnie Elder 23 10 0 3 42 0 25 14.0 42
25 Cedric Minter 27 3 0 2 25 0 20 12.5 1 14 0 14 14.0 75
89 Rocky Klever 26 te 16 6 1 3 0 3 3.0 186
Team Total 26.4 16 39 386 0 46 9.9 53 1043 0 58 19.7 7724
Opp Total 16 36 319 1 8.9 58 1135 0 19.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
5 Pat Leahy 34 K 16 0 2 2 11 11 8 6 8 4 5 3 34 26 76.5%% 45 43 95.6%%
13 Dave Jennings 33 P 16 0 74 2978 66 0 40.2
Team Total 26.4 16 2 2 11 11 8 6 8 4 5 3 34 26 76.5%% 45 43 95.6%% 74 2978 66 0 40.2
Opp Total 16 25 18 72.0%% 30 30 100.0%% 88 3678 41.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
59 Kyle Clifton 23 LILB 16 16 3 10 0 10 0 2 0 2 0 0 160 0
36 Rich Miano 23 db 16 1 2 9 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 47 0
7 Ken O'Brien* 25 QB 16 16 0 14 4 0 0
99 Mark Gastineau* 29 LDE 16 12 13.5 0 0 3 0 0
56 Lance Mehl* 27 RILB 16 16 5.5 3 33 0 18 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 Freeman McNeil* 26 RB 14 13 0 9 0 0 0
73 Joe Klecko*+ 32 NT 16 16 7.5 0 0 1 0 0
78 Barry Bennett 30 RDE 16 16 7.5
93 Marty Lyons 28 lde 16 8 6.5
35 Kerry Glenn 23 rcb 16 6 4 15 1 15 0 0 0 2 31 0
39 Harry Hamilton 23 FS 11 11 1.0 2 14 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Bobby Jackson 29 LCB 12 11 4 8 0 8 0
26 Lester Lyles 23 6 0 3.0 0 0 1 13 0
21 Kirk Springs 27 SS 16 14 0.5 0 1 2 0 0
94 Rusty Guilbeau 27 ROLB 14 7 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Johnny Hector 25 rb 14 5 0 2 1 0 0
84 Bobby Humphery 24 KR 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
20 Davlin Mullen 25 db 11 1 3 14 0 14 0
50 Bob Crable 26 lb 10 2 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
29 Johnny Lynn 29 lcb 14 12 1 24 0 24 0 0 0 1 7 0
58 Matt Monger 24 15 0 0 0 2 0 0
49 Tony Paige 23 FB 16 8 0 1 1 0 0
82 Mickey Shuler 29 TE 16 13 0 1 1 0 0
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 25 wr 16 6 0 1 1 0 0
85 Wesley Walker 30 WR 12 10 0 1 1 0 0 1
95 Tom Baldwin 24 16 0 0 0 1 9 1
23 Dennis Bligen 23 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 Russell Carter 23 RCB 8 8 1.0
37 Donnie Elder 23 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
65 Joe Fields 32 C 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
55 Charles Jackson 30 LOLB 16 14 0 0 1 0 0
89 Rocky Klever 26 te 16 6 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 49.0 22 127 1 24 0 3 35 31 60 1 207 0 1
Opp Total 16 62 42 22

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
5 Pat Leahy 34 K 16 0 43 26 121
49 Tony Paige 23 FB 16 8 8 2 10 60
82 Mickey Shuler 29 TE 16 13 7 7 42
34 Johnny Hector 25 rb 14 5 6 6 36
85 Wesley Walker 30 WR 12 10 5 5 1 32
24 Freeman McNeil* 26 RB 14 13 3 2 5 30
87 Kurt Sohn 28 PR/wr 15 7 4 4 24
88 Al Toon 22 WR 15 8 3 3 18
89 Rocky Klever 26 te 16 6 2 2 12
95 Tom Baldwin 24 16 0 1 1 6
23 Dennis Bligen 23 9 0 1 1 6
35 Kerry Glenn 23 rcb 16 6 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 16 18 25 1 1 45 43 26 1 393
Opp Total 16 10 17 1 1 1 30 18 264

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1985-09-15 BUF W, 42-3 2 6 rush Freeman McNeil 6 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
2 1985-09-15 BUF W, 42-3 2 7 pass Kurt Sohn 7 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
3 1985-09-15 BUF W, 42-3 2 13 rush Freeman McNeil 13 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
4 1985-09-15 BUF W, 42-3 3 2 pass Tony Paige 2 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
5 1985-09-15 BUF W, 42-3 3 15 interception Kerry Glenn 15 yard interception return (Pat Leahy kick)
6 1985-09-15 BUF W, 42-3 4 2 rush Tony Paige 2 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
7 1985-09-22 @ GNB W, 24-3 1 5 pass Tony Paige 5 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
8 1985-09-22 @ GNB W, 24-3 3 11 rush Tony Paige 11 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
9 1985-09-22 @ GNB W, 24-3 4 9 fumble Tom Baldwin 9 yard fumble return (Pat Leahy kick)
10 1985-09-29 IND W, 25-20 2 39 pass Kurt Sohn 39 yard pass from Ken O'Brien
11 1985-09-29 IND W, 25-20 3 1 rush Tony Paige 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
12 1985-10-06 @ CIN W, 29-20 1 2 rush Tony Paige 2 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
13 1985-10-06 @ CIN W, 29-20 2 1 rush Johnny Hector 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
14 1985-10-06 @ CIN W, 29-20 3 7 pass Mickey Shuler 7 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
15 1985-10-14 MIA W, 23-7 3 15 pass Kurt Sohn 15 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
16 1985-10-14 MIA W, 23-7 4 1 rush Tony Paige 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
17 1985-10-20 @ NWE L, 13-20 4 2 rush Tony Paige 2 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
18 1985-10-27 SEA W, 17-14 3 16 pass Freeman McNeil 16 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
19 1985-10-27 SEA W, 17-14 4 15 pass Wesley Walker 15 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
20 1985-11-03 @ IND W, 35-17 1 17 pass Al Toon 17 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
21 1985-11-03 @ IND W, 35-17 1 15 rush Freeman McNeil 15 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
22 1985-11-03 @ IND W, 35-17 2 7 pass Wesley Walker 7 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
23 1985-11-03 @ IND W, 35-17 2 9 pass Rocky Klever 9 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
24 1985-11-03 @ IND W, 35-17 2 28 rush Dennis Bligen 28 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
25 1985-11-10 @ MIA L, 17-21 3 14 pass Freeman McNeil 14 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
26 1985-11-10 @ MIA L, 17-21 4 20 pass Rocky Klever 20 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
27 1985-11-17 TAM W, 62-28 1 2 rush Johnny Hector 2 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
28 1985-11-17 TAM W, 62-28 1 22 pass Wesley Walker 22 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
29 1985-11-17 TAM W, 62-28 2 11 pass Mickey Shuler 11 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
30 1985-11-17 TAM W, 62-28 2 10 pass Mickey Shuler 10 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
31 1985-11-17 TAM W, 62-28 2 8 pass Mickey Shuler 8 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
32 1985-11-17 TAM W, 62-28 3 78 pass Al Toon 78 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
33 1985-11-17 TAM W, 62-28 3 7 rush Johnny Hector 7 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
34 1985-11-17 TAM W, 62-28 4 1 rush Tony Paige 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
35 1985-11-24 NWE W, 16-13 3 88 pass Wesley Walker 88 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
36 1985-11-28 @ DET L, 20-31 3 35 pass Al Toon 35 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
37 1985-11-28 @ DET L, 20-31 4 8 pass Mickey Shuler 8 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
38 1985-12-08 @ BUF W, 27-7 2 20 pass Mickey Shuler 20 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
39 1985-12-08 @ BUF W, 27-7 2 96 pass Wesley Walker 96 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
40 1985-12-08 @ BUF W, 27-7 2 12 rush Johnny Hector 12 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
41 1985-12-08 @ BUF W, 27-7 4 2 pass Mickey Shuler 2 yard pass from Ken O'Brien
42 1985-12-22 CLE W, 37-10 1 39 pass Kurt Sohn 39 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
43 1985-12-22 CLE W, 37-10 2 5 rush Johnny Hector 5 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
44 1985-12-22 CLE W, 37-10 3 1 rush Johnny Hector 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
45 1985-12-22 CLE W, 37-10 4 1 rush Tony Paige 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1985-09-08 @ RAI W, 31-0 1 1 rush Marcus Allen 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
2 1985-09-08 @ RAI W, 31-0 2 41 pass Dokie Williams 41 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Chris Bahr kick)
3 1985-09-08 @ RAI W, 31-0 2 3 rush Marcus Allen 3 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
4 1985-09-08 @ RAI W, 31-0 3 76 interception Stacey Toran 76 yard interception return (Chris Bahr kick)
5 1985-09-29 IND L, 20-25 2 72 pass Ray Butler 72 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Raul Allegre kick)
6 1985-09-29 IND L, 20-25 3 16 pass Pat Beach 16 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Raul Allegre kick)
7 1985-10-06 @ CIN L, 20-29 1 11 rush Boomer Esiason 11 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
8 1985-10-06 @ CIN L, 20-29 4 1 rush Stanford Jennings 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
9 1985-10-14 MIA L, 7-23 3 3 rush Ron Davenport 3 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
10 1985-10-20 @ NWE W, 20-13 4 36 pass Irving Fryar 36 yard pass from Steve Grogan (Tony Franklin kick)
11 1985-10-20 @ NWE W, 20-13 4 3 rush Steve Grogan 3 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
12 1985-10-27 SEA L, 14-17 2 45 pass Daryl Turner 45 yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick)
13 1985-10-27 SEA L, 14-17 2 79 fumble Jacob Green 79 yard fumble return (Norm Johnson kick)
14 1985-11-03 @ IND L, 17-35 3 2 pass Pat Beach 2 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Raul Allegre kick)
15 1985-11-03 @ IND L, 17-35 4 1 rush Matt Kofler 1 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
16 1985-11-10 @ MIA W, 21-17 2 60 pass Mark Duper 60 yard pass from Dan Marino (Fuad Reveiz kick)
17 1985-11-10 @ MIA W, 21-17 3 22 pass Mark Clayton 22 yard pass from Dan Marino (Fuad Reveiz kick)
18 1985-11-10 @ MIA W, 21-17 4 50 pass Mark Duper 50 yard pass from Dan Marino (Fuad Reveiz kick)
19 1985-11-17 TAM L, 28-62 1 39 pass Kevin House 39 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
20 1985-11-17 TAM L, 28-62 1 7 pass Calvin Magee 7 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
21 1985-11-17 TAM L, 28-62 2 2 rush James Wilder 2 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
22 1985-11-17 TAM L, 28-62 3 1 rush James Wilder 1 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
23 1985-11-24 NWE L, 13-16 4 29 pass Cedric Jones 29 yard pass from Tony Eason (Tony Franklin kick)
24 1985-11-28 @ DET W, 31-20 2 25 pass Leonard Thompson 25 yard pass from Eric Hipple (Eddie Murray kick)
25 1985-11-28 @ DET W, 31-20 2 38 pass Mark Nichols 38 yard pass from Eric Hipple (Eddie Murray kick)
26 1985-11-28 @ DET W, 31-20 3 8 pass Leonard Thompson 8 yard pass from Eric Hipple (Eddie Murray kick)
27 1985-11-28 @ DET W, 31-20 4 44 pass Leonard Thompson 44 yard pass from Eric Hipple (Eddie Murray kick)
28 1985-12-08 @ BUF L, 7-27 3 8 rush Greg Bell 8 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
29 1985-12-14 CHI W, 19-6 2 7 pass Tim Wrightman 7 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Kevin Butler kick)
30 1985-12-22 CLE L, 10-37 1 37 punt Brian Brennan 37 yard punt return (Matt Bahr kick)