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1987 New York Jets

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6-9-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.3, Offense: 1.3, Defense: -2.7, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 334 points (22.3/g), 14th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 360 points (24.0/g), 20th.
 Differential of -26 points (-1.7/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 6.8-8.2.

Coach: Joe Walton (6-9-0)
 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
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 334 4630 1041 4.4 34 19 26 292 302 517 2959 18 15 5.1 169 458 1671 17 3.6 97
Team Defense 360 5041 993 5.1 29 11 30 300 260 488 3206 27 18 6.2 153 476 1835 15 3.9 117
Lg Rank Offense 14 20 12 20 16 5 16 19 4 26 21 22 5 23
Lg Rank Defense 20 19 21 24 21 15 20 25 15 20 17 16 17 14

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 13 boxscore W 1-0 @ Buffalo Bills 31 28 26 394 261 133 1 23 359 292 67 1
2 Mon September 21 boxscore W 2-0 New England Patriots 43 24 21 408 281 127 2 17 193 145 48 2
3 Sun October 4 boxscore L 2-1 Dallas Cowboys 24 38 22 241 159 82 5 14 246 132 114 4
4 Sun October 11 boxscore L 2-2 @ Indianapolis Colts 0 6 16 211 145 66 5 14 270 96 174 2
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W OT 3-2 Miami Dolphins 37 31 24 477 294 183 5 30 414 286 128 6
6 Sun October 25 boxscore L 3-3 @ Washington Redskins 16 17 14 200 126 74 1 16 378 275 103 2
7 Sun November 1 boxscore L 3-4 Indianapolis Colts 14 19 15 230 129 101 3 21 377 191 186
8 Mon November 9 boxscore W 4-4 Seattle Seahawks 30 14 23 342 210 132 1 17 275 164 111 4
9 Sun November 15 boxscore W 5-4 @ Kansas City Chiefs 16 9 19 329 102 227 18 299 195 104 3
10 Sun November 22 boxscore L 5-5 Buffalo Bills 14 17 21 318 192 126 1 15 331 204 127 1
11 Sun November 29 boxscore W 6-5 Cincinnati Bengals 27 20 20 328 205 123 2 21 339 233 106 2
12 Mon December 7 boxscore L 6-6 @ Miami Dolphins 28 37 13 256 216 40 2 30 432 293 139 1
13 Sun December 13 boxscore L 6-7 @ New England Patriots 20 42 24 308 197 111 3 19 300 171 129
14 Sun December 20 boxscore L 6-8 Philadelphia Eagles 27 38 21 354 276 78 3 22 408 265 143 1
15 Sun December 27 boxscore L 6-9 @ New York Giants 7 20 13 234 166 68 23 420 264 156

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
7 Ken O'Brien 27 QB 12 12 5-7-0 234 393 59.5 2696 13 3.3 8 2.0 59 6.9 6.6 11.5 224.7 82.8 50 364 5.26 5.04 11.3 2 1
17 David Norrie 24 qb 2 2 0-2-0 35 68 51.5 376 1 1.5 4 5.9 41 5.5 3.2 10.7 188.0 48.4 15 72 3.66 1.73 18.1
10 Pat Ryan 32 qb 13 1 1-0-0 32 53 60.4 314 4 7.5 2 3.8 35 5.9 5.7 9.8 24.2 86.5 1 7 5.69 5.50 1.9 0 1
16 Walter Briggs 22 1 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -22.50 0.0
4 Dave Jennings 35 P 12 0 1 1 100.0 16 0 0.0 0 0.0 16 16.0 16.0 16.0 1.3 118.7 0 0 16.00 16.00 0.0
Team Total 26.2 15 6-9-0 302 517 58.4 3402 18 3.5 15 2.9 59 6.6 6.0 11.3 226.8 77.7 66 443 5.08 4.54 11.3 2 2
Opp Total 15 260 488 53.3 3412 27 5.5 18 3.7 7.0 6.44 13.1 227.5 78.7 29 206 6.2 5.7 5.6

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
24 Freeman McNeil 28 RB 9 8 121 530 0 30 4.4 58.9 13.4 24 262 10.9 1 57 2.7 29.1 792 1 1
34 Johnny Hector 27 rb 11 6 111 435 11 20 3.9 39.5 10.1 32 249 7.8 0 27 2.9 22.6 684 11 2
43 Roger Vick 23 FB 12 10 77 257 1 14 3.3 21.4 6.4 13 108 8.3 0 23 1.1 9.0 365 1 3
45 Eddie Hunter 22 rb 3 3 48 169 0 23 3.5 56.3 16.0 5 24 4.8 2 8 1.7 8.0 193 2 3
23 Dennis Bligen 25 rb 6 2 31 128 1 15 4.1 21.3 5.2 11 81 7.4 0 19 1.8 13.5 209 1 1
7 Ken O'Brien 27 QB 12 12 30 61 0 11 2.0 5.1 2.5 61 0 8
30 Nuu Faaola 23 12 0 14 43 2 18 3.1 3.6 1.2 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.1 1.3 59 2 0
33 John Chirico 22 rb 3 1 12 22 1 4 1.8 7.3 4.0 4 18 4.5 0 8 1.3 6.0 40 1 1
17 David Norrie 24 qb 2 2 5 5 0 2 1.0 2.5 2.5 5 0 4
10 Pat Ryan 32 qb 13 1 4 5 1 8 1.3 0.4 0.3 5 1 0
4 Dave Jennings 35 P 12 0 2 5 0 4 2.5 0.4 0.2 5 0 0
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 27 PR 12 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.2 0.1 4 37 9.3 0 11 0.3 3.1 35 0 3
46 Derrick Foster 24 3 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 3.0 0.3 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.3 3.0 18 0 0
16 Walter Briggs 22 1 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4.0 1.0 4 0 0
88 Al Toon* 24 WR 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 68 976 14.4 5 58 5.7 81.3 976 5 0
82 Mickey Shuler 31 TE 11 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 434 10.1 3 32 3.9 39.5 434 3 2
87 Kurt Sohn 30 wr 12 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 261 11.3 2 31 1.9 21.8 261 2 0
84 Michael Harper 26 wr 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 225 12.5 1 35 6.0 75.0 225 1 0
80 Scott Holman 25 wr 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 155 10.3 0 30 5.0 51.7 155 0 1
89 Rocky Klever 28 TE 12 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 152 10.9 0 30 1.2 12.7 152 0 0
85 Wesley Walker 32 wr 5 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 190 21.1 1 59 1.8 38.0 190 1 0
86 Stan Hunter 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 50 8.3 1 12 2.0 16.7 50 1 0
87 Eric Riley 23 te 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 42 10.5 0 16 2.0 21.0 42 0 0
88 Tony Sweet 24 te 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 45 15.0 0 22 1.0 15.0 45 0 0
81 Billy Griggs 25 te 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 17 8.5 1 13 0.2 1.4 17 1 0
81 Derrick Gaffney 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.5 5.0 10 0 0
82 Jamie Kurisko 24 te 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 41 41.0 1 41 0.3 13.7 41 1 0
Team Total 26.2 15 458 1671 17 30 3.6 111.4 30.5 302 3402 11.3 18 59 20.1 226.8 5073 35 33
Opp Total 15 476 1835 15 3.9 122.3 31.7 260 3206 12.3 27 17.3 213.7 5041 42 23

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
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 27 PR 12 0 32 381 1 91 11.9 11 272 0 60 24.7 688
48 Bobby Humphery 26 KR 12 2 18 357 0 47 19.8 357
84 Michael Harper 26 wr 3 2 4 93 1 78 23.3 4 75 0 22 18.8 393
45 Eddie Hunter 22 rb 3 3 8 123 0 27 15.4 316
86 Tracy Martin 23 12 0 8 180 0 47 22.5 180
85 Reggie Smith 31 1 0 2 9 0 7 4.5 4 60 0 20 15.0 69
89 Rocky Klever 28 TE 12 6 5 85 0 29 17.0 237
87 Kurt Sohn 30 wr 12 4 1 6 0 6 6.0 3 47 0 18 15.7 314
31 Marion Barber 28 12 0 2 5 0 5 2.5 5
46 Derrick Foster 24 3 0 2 8 0 4 4.0 26
44 Trent Collins 26 db 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
30 Nuu Faaola 23 12 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 63
81 Billy Griggs 25 te 12 1 1 13 0 13 13.0 30
Team Total 26.2 15 42 497 2 91 11.8 65 1221 0 60 18.8 6791
Opp Total 15 33 162 0 4.9 54 1013 0 18.8

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
4 Dave Jennings 35 P 12 0 64 2444 58 0 38.2
5 Pat Leahy 36 K 12 0 11 11 6 5 4 2 1 22 18 81.8% 31 31 100.0%
14 Tom O'Connor 24 p 3 0 18 602 47 0 33.4
11 Pat Ragusa 24 k 3 0 1 1 2 1 1 4 2 50.0% 7 7 100.0%
Team Total 26.2 15 12 12 8 6 5 2 1 26 20 76.9% 38 38 100.0% 82 3046 58 0 37.1
Opp Total 15 29 20 69.0% 43 42 97.7% 80 3072 38.4

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
36 Rich Miano 25 SS 12 11 3 24 0 21 0 73 0
59 Kyle Clifton 25 RILB 12 8 51 0
92 Ken Rose 25 lb 10 3 1.5 1 1 0 1 0 31 0
38 Mike Zordich 24 10 0 1.0 8 0
7 Ken O'Brien 27 QB 12 12 0 8 1 -10 0
17 David Norrie 24 qb 2 2 0 4 2 -2 0
55 Alex Gordon 23 LOLB 12 12 5.0
28 Carl Howard 26 RCB 12 7 2.0 3 29 0 29 0
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 27 PR 12 0 0 3 2 0 0
99 Mark Gastineau 31 lde 15 7 4.5
39 Harry Hamilton 25 FS 12 12 3 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Bob Crable 28 ROLB 12 11 2.5 1 8 0 8 0
93 Marty Lyons 30 LDE 13 13 3.5 1
33 John Chirico 22 rb 3 1 0 1 2 0 0
34 Johnny Hector 27 rb 11 6 0 2 1 0 0
48 Bobby Humphery 26 KR 12 2 0 1 2 46 1
45 Eddie Hunter 22 rb 3 3 0 3 0 -12 0
43 Roger Vick 23 FB 12 10 0 3 0 0 0
94 Scott Mersereau 22 dt 13 4 1.5 0 0 1 0 0
77 Gerald Nichols 23 nt 13 5 2.5
60 Dan Alexander 32 rg/RT 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
23 Dennis Bligen 25 rb 6 2 0 1 1 0 0
44 Trent Collins 26 db 3 3 0 1 1 0 0
51 Jim Haslett 32 lb 3 2 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Jerry Holmes 30 LCB 8 7 1.0 1 20 0 20 0
73 Joe Klecko 34 NT 7 7 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
14 Tom O'Connor 24 p 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
25 George Radachowsky 25 db 8 3 2 45 0 45 0
82 Mickey Shuler 31 TE 11 10 0 2 0 0 0
78 Barry Bennett 32 RDE 13 11 1.5
63 Ted Banker 26 LG 13 9 0 0 1 0 0
90 Jay Brophy 27 lb 3 3 1.0
27 Russell Carter 25 rcb 8 6 0 0 1 0 0
30 Nuu Faaola 23 12 0 0 0 1 3 0
65 Joe Fields 34 RG 10 10 0 0 1 0 0
37 Jo Heath 30 2 0 1 35 0 35 0
40 Marc Hogan 25 db 3 3 1 5 0 5 0
80 Scott Holman 25 wr 3 2 0 1 0 0 0
24 Freeman McNeil 28 RB 9 8 0 1 0 0 0
87 Eric Riley 23 te 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
49 Larry Robinson 25 db 3 2 1 38 0 38 0
85 Reggie Smith 31 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
35 Kerry Glenn 25 db 8 2 0.5
Team Total 26.2 15 29.0 18 239 0 45 0 0 33 24 25 1 163 0 1
Opp Total 15 66 23 12

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 36 K 12 0 31 18 85
34 Johnny Hector 27 rb 11 6 11 11 66
88 Al Toon* 24 WR 12 11 5 5 30
82 Mickey Shuler 31 TE 11 10 3 3 18
11 Pat Ragusa 24 k 3 0 7 2 13
30 Nuu Faaola 23 12 0 2 2 12
84 Michael Harper 26 wr 3 2 1 1 2 12
45 Eddie Hunter 22 rb 3 3 2 2 12
87 Kurt Sohn 30 wr 12 4 2 2 12
23 Dennis Bligen 25 rb 6 2 1 1 6
33 John Chirico 22 rb 3 1 1 1 6
81 Billy Griggs 25 te 12 1 1 1 6
48 Bobby Humphery 26 KR 12 2 1 1 6
86 Stan Hunter 24 3 0 1 1 6
82 Jamie Kurisko 24 te 3 2 1 1 6
24 Freeman McNeil 28 RB 9 8 1 1 6
36 Rich Miano 25 SS 12 11 1 1 6
10 Pat Ryan 32 qb 13 1 1 1 6
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 27 PR 12 0 1 1 6
43 Roger Vick 23 FB 12 10 1 1 6
85 Wesley Walker 32 wr 5 4 1 1 6
93 Marty Lyons 30 LDE 13 13 1 2
Team Total 26.2 15 17 18 2 1 1 39 38 20 1 334
Opp Total 15 15 27 1 42 20 360