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1986 New York Jets

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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.4, Offense: 2.0, Defense: -3.3, SoS: 0.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 364 points (22.8/g), 11th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 386 points (24.1/g), 22nd.
 Differential of -22 points (-1.4/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 7.4-8.6.

Coach: Joe Walton (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rich Kotite
 Defensive Coordinator: Bud Carson

Stadium: The Meadowlands
 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
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 364 5375 1072 5.0 37 16 24 319 334 537 3646 27 21 6.3 191 490 1729 16 3.5 104
Team Defense 386 6050 1081 5.6 38 18 41 349 348 603 4389 35 20 7.0 216 450 1661 12 3.7 92
Lg Rank Offense 11 11 15 13 8 12 9 4 16 10 11 18 10 23
Lg Rank Defense 22 26 10 8 27 27 28 28 14 26 6 6 9 7

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 7 boxscore W 1-0 @ Buffalo Bills 28 24 19 390 287 103 19 368 289 79 2
2 Thu September 11 boxscore L 1-1 New England Patriots 6 20 14 221 151 70 3 21 265 138 127 1
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W OT 2-1 Miami Dolphins 51 45 32 581 449 132 4 27 485 435 50 3
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 3-1 @ Indianapolis Colts 26 7 17 251 166 85 5 16 282 230 52 4
5 Sun October 5 boxscore W 4-1 Buffalo Bills 14 13 20 382 272 110 1 16 320 194 126 1
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 5-1 @ New England Patriots 31 24 24 322 145 177 19 400 383 17 2
7 Mon October 20 boxscore W 6-1 Denver Broncos 22 10 20 211 74 137 19 279 232 47 3
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W 7-1 New Orleans Saints 28 23 20 281 226 55 2 21 304 243 61 5
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 8-1 @ Seattle Seahawks 38 7 22 553 427 126 16 322 271 51 3
10 Sun November 9 boxscore W 9-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 28 14 22 426 322 104 23 393 305 88 2
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 10-1 Indianapolis Colts 31 16 19 360 218 142 4 23 408 350 58 6
12 Mon November 24 boxscore L 10-2 @ Miami Dolphins 3 45 17 280 191 89 4 31 514 325 189
13 Sun November 30 boxscore L 10-3 Los Angeles Rams 3 17 19 350 261 89 4 14 293 155 138 2
14 Sun December 7 boxscore L 10-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 10 24 16 199 161 38 3 27 432 234 198 1
15 Sat December 13 boxscore L 10-5 Pittsburgh Steelers 24 45 22 369 223 146 4 25 364 189 175 1
16 Sun December 21 boxscore L 10-6 @ Cincinnati Bengals 21 52 16 199 73 126 3 32 621 416 205 2
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 28 boxscore W 11-6 Kansas City Chiefs 35 15 19 306 141 165 15 241 174 67 3
Division Sat January 3 boxscore L OT 11-7 @ Cleveland Browns 20 23 14 287 183 104 33 558 483 75 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
7 Ken O'Brien 26 QB 15 14 8-6-0 300 482 62.2 3690 25 5.2 20 4.1 83 7.7 6.8 12.3 246.0 85.8 40 353 6.39 5.63 7.7 3 3
10 Pat Ryan 31 qb 16 2 2-0-0 34 55 61.8 342 2 3.6 1 1.8 36 6.2 6.1 10.1 21.4 84.1 5 33 5.15 5.07 8.3
Team Total 27.2 16 10-6-0 334 537 62.2 4032 27 5.0 21 3.9 83 7.5 6.8 12.1 252.0 85.7 45 386 6.26 5.57 7.7 3 3
Opp Total 16 348 603 57.7 4567 35 5.8 20 3.3 7.6 7.24 13.1 285.4 87.3 28 178 7.0 6.6 4.4

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 27 RB 12 11 214 856 5 40 4.0 71.3 17.8 49 410 8.4 1 26 4.1 34.2 1266 6 8
34 Johnny Hector 26 rb 13 6 164 605 8 41 3.7 46.5 12.6 33 302 9.2 0 23 2.5 23.2 907 8 2
49 Tony Paige 24 FB 16 7 47 109 2 9 2.3 6.8 2.9 18 121 6.7 0 18 1.1 7.6 230 2 2
23 Dennis Bligen 24 rb 4 2 20 65 1 10 3.3 16.3 5.0 2 6 3.0 0 4 0.5 1.5 71 1 2
7 Ken O'Brien 26 QB 15 14 17 46 0 11 2.7 3.1 1.1 46 0 10
31 Marion Barber 27 15 0 11 27 0 8 2.5 1.8 0.7 5 36 7.2 0 16 0.3 2.4 63 0 1
10 Pat Ryan 31 qb 16 2 8 28 0 18 3.5 1.8 0.5 28 0 0
30 Nuu Faaola 22 12 0 3 5 0 2 1.7 0.4 0.3 5 0 0
88 Al Toon*+ 23 WR 16 16 2 -3 0 2 -1.5 -0.2 0.1 85 1176 13.8 8 62 5.3 73.5 1173 8 3
87 Kurt Sohn 29 PR 15 1 2 -11 0 -3 -5.5 -0.7 0.1 8 129 16.1 2 24 0.5 8.6 118 2 3
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 26 wr 14 1 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 0.8 13 0 0
13 Dave Jennings 34 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
82 Mickey Shuler* 30 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 69 675 9.8 4 36 4.3 42.2 675 4 0
85 Wesley Walker 31 WR 16 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 49 1016 20.7 12 83 3.1 63.5 1016 12 3
89 Rocky Klever 27 te 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 150 10.0 0 21 0.9 9.4 150 0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 490 1729 16 41 3.5 108.1 30.6 334 4032 12.1 27 83 20.9 252.0 5761 43 37
Opp Total 16 450 1661 12 3.7 103.8 28.1 348 4389 12.6 35 21.8 274.3 6050 47 48

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
87 Kurt Sohn 29 PR 15 1 35 289 0 27 8.3 7 124 0 36 17.7 531
48 Bobby Humphery 25 KR 16 1 28 655 1 96 23.4 655
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 26 wr 14 1 4 52 0 28 13.0 13 322 1 93 24.8 387
84 Michael Harper 25 16 0 7 71 0 19 10.1 71
76 Ben Rudolph 29 dt 16 3 3 17 0 10 5.7 17
95 Tom Baldwin 25 nt 16 6 2 3 0 4 1.5 3
82 Mickey Shuler* 30 TE 16 16 2 -3 0 0 -1.5 672
29 Johnny Lynn 30 fs 16 7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 39 341 0 28 8.7 63 1189 2 96 18.9 7291
Opp Total 16 36 165 0 4.6 62 1307 0 21.1

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
13 Dave Jennings 34 P 16 0 85 3353 55 0 39.4
5 Pat Leahy 35 K 16 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 8 5 1 1 19 16 84.2% 44 44 100.0%
Team Total 27.2 16 1 1 5 5 4 4 8 5 1 1 19 16 84.2% 44 44 100.0% 85 3353 55 0 39.4
Opp Total 16 27 16 59.3% 48 48 100.0% 75 2978 39.7

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
59 Kyle Clifton 24 LILB 16 16 2 8 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 174 0
36 Rich Miano 24 db 14 1 13 0
7 Ken O'Brien 26 QB 15 14 0 10 5 -3 0
24 Freeman McNeil 27 RB 12 11 0 8 0 -17 0
50 Bob Crable 27 ROLB 16 15 3.5 1 26 0 26 0 0 0 3 42 0
48 Bobby Humphery 25 KR 16 1 4.0 0 1 2 0 0 1
26 Lester Lyles 24 SS 16 14 1.0 5 36 0 22 0 0 0 1 16 0
47 Jerry Holmes 29 LCB 15 13 6 29 0 28 0
29 Johnny Lynn 30 fs 16 7 5 36 0 26 0
73 Joe Klecko 33 NT 11 10 4.0
93 Marty Lyons 29 LDE 12 11 3.0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Kurt Sohn 29 PR 15 1 0 3 1 0 0
88 Al Toon*+ 23 WR 16 16 0 3 1 0 0
78 Barry Bennett 31 RDE 16 15 3.5
95 Tom Baldwin 25 nt 16 6 1.0 0 1 1 0 0
39 Harry Hamilton 24 FS 15 11 1 29 0 29 0 0 0 2 28 0
84 Michael Harper 25 16 0 0 0 3 0 0
85 Wesley Walker 31 WR 16 8 0 3 0 0 0
23 Dennis Bligen 24 rb 4 2 0 2 0 0 0
99 Mark Gastineau 30 rde 10 7 2.0
34 Johnny Hector 26 rb 13 6 0 2 0 0 0
55 Charles Jackson 31 LOLB 15 14 2.0
13 Dave Jennings 34 P 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
56 Lance Mehl 28 RILB 8 7 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
49 Tony Paige 24 FB 16 7 0 2 0 0 0
31 Marion Barber 27 15 0 0 1 0 0 0
64 Guy Bingham 28 c 16 9 0 0 1 0 0
27 Russell Carter 24 RCB 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
74 Elvis Franks 29 3 0 1.0
35 Kerry Glenn 24 db 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
28 Carl Howard 25 db 14 3 0 0 1 4 0
57 Kevin McArthur 23 lb 8 1 1.0
68 Reggie McElroy 26 RT 8 8 0 0 1 -2 0
58 Matt Monger 25 lb 16 1 0 0 1 0 0
76 Ben Rudolph 29 dt 16 3 1.0
82 Mickey Shuler* 30 TE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 28.0 20 164 0 29 0 1 37 30 68 0 187 0 1
Opp Total 16 45 48 30 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 35 K 16 0 44 16 92
85 Wesley Walker 31 WR 16 8 12 12 72
34 Johnny Hector 26 rb 13 6 8 8 48
88 Al Toon*+ 23 WR 16 16 8 8 48
24 Freeman McNeil 27 RB 12 11 5 1 6 36
82 Mickey Shuler* 30 TE 16 16 4 4 24
49 Tony Paige 24 FB 16 7 2 2 12
87 Kurt Sohn 29 PR 15 1 2 2 12
48 Bobby Humphery 25 KR 16 1 1 1 1 8
23 Dennis Bligen 24 rb 4 2 1 1 6
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 26 wr 14 1 1 1 6
Team Total 27.2 16 16 27 2 45 44 16 1 364
Opp Total 16 12 35 1 48 16 1 386