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1988 New York Jets

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8-7-1, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.4, Offense: 3.7, Defense: -2.4, SoS: 0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 372 points (23.2/g), 6th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 354 points (22.1/g), 21st.
 Differential of 18 points (1.1/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 8.5-7.5.

Coach: Joe Walton (8-7-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rich Kotite
 Defensive Coordinator: Bud Carson

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

Team Info

Sole Owner Leon Hess
Director of College Scouting Mike Hickey
Director of Pro Personnel Jim Royer
Head Coach/de facto General Manager Joe Walton
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 372 5215 1094 4.8 27 16 32 331 299 538 3083 20 11 5.3 181 514 2132 19 4.1 118
Team Defense 354 5633 1038 5.4 40 16 25 310 244 476 3509 28 24 6.7 162 517 2124 15 4.1 123
Lg Rank Offense 6 13 3 16 5 8 19 15 1 23 9 8 6 10
Lg Rank Defense 21 23 5 10 16 7 23 26 4 27 22 21 14 19

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore L 0-1 @ New England Patriots 3 28 16 179 92 87 2 20 343 249 94 2
2 Sun September 11 boxscore W 1-1 @ Cleveland Browns 23 3 22 402 248 154 1 12 222 186 36 3
3 Sun September 18 boxscore W 2-1 Houston Oilers 45 3 28 395 302 93 1 15 237 102 135 4
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W 3-1 @ Detroit Lions 17 10 19 316 230 86 1 12 183 97 86 1
5 Sun October 2 boxscore T OT 3-1-1 Kansas City Chiefs 17 17 31 542 270 272 4 17 385 261 124 2
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L 3-2-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 19 36 16 226 117 109 1 23 402 196 206 2
7 Mon October 17 boxscore L 3-3-1 Buffalo Bills 14 37 10 199 154 45 2 24 427 292 135 1
8 Sun October 23 boxscore W 4-3-1 @ Miami Dolphins 44 30 24 333 174 159 1 29 584 521 63 6
9 Sun October 30 boxscore W 5-3-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 24 20 15 196 112 84 1 15 352 209 143 4
10 Sun November 6 boxscore L 5-4-1 @ Indianapolis Colts 14 38 20 273 182 91 2 22 336 196 140 3
11 Sun November 13 boxscore L 5-5-1 New England Patriots 13 14 17 298 109 189 3 13 255 78 177 3
12 Sun November 20 boxscore L OT 5-6-1 @ Buffalo Bills 6 9 16 259 119 140 1 20 341 112 229 2
13 Sun November 27 boxscore W 6-6-1 Miami Dolphins 38 34 39 597 426 171 2 20 440 353 87 1
14 Sun December 4 boxscore L 6-7-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 34 38 21 371 192 179 2 26 430 267 163 2
15 Sat December 10 boxscore W 7-7-1 Indianapolis Colts 34 16 22 331 158 173 3 18 329 220 109 3
16 Sun December 18 boxscore W 8-7-1 New York Giants 27 21 15 298 198 100 24 367 170 197 1

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 28 QB 14 12 6-5-1 236 424 55.7 2567 15 3.5 7 1.7 50 6.1 6.0 10.9 183.4 78.6 37 267 4.99 4.96 8.0 2 3
10 Pat Ryan 33 qb 16 4 2-2-0 63 113 55.8 807 5 4.4 4 3.5 42 7.1 6.4 12.8 50.4 78.3 5 24 6.64 5.96 4.2
34 Johnny Hector 28 rb 16 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 26.9 16 8-7-1 299 538 55.6 3374 20 3.7 11 2.0 50 6.3 6.1 11.3 210.9 78.4 42 291 5.32 5.15 7.2 2 3
Opp Total 16 244 476 51.3 3823 28 5.9 24 5.0 8.0 6.94 15.7 238.9 76.9 45 314 6.7 5.7 8.6

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 29 RB 16 16 219 944 6 28 4.3 59.0 13.7 34 288 8.5 1 25 2.1 18.0 1232 7 3
34 Johnny Hector 28 rb 16 1 137 561 10 19 4.1 35.1 8.6 26 237 9.1 0 30 1.6 14.8 798 10 3
43 Roger Vick 24 FB 16 12 128 540 3 17 4.2 33.8 8.0 19 120 6.3 0 17 1.2 7.5 660 3 5
7 Ken O'Brien 28 QB 14 12 21 25 0 17 1.2 1.8 1.5 25 0 11
10 Pat Ryan 33 qb 16 4 5 22 0 15 4.4 1.4 0.3 22 0 1
88 Al Toon* 25 WR 15 15 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.3 0.1 93 1067 11.5 5 42 6.2 71.1 1072 5 2
85 Wesley Walker 33 WR 16 10 1 12 0 12 12.0 0.8 0.1 26 551 21.2 7 50 1.6 34.4 563 7 1
30 Nuu Faaola 24 16 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 0.8 0.1 13 0 0
5 Pat Leahy 37 K 16 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 0.6 0.1 10 0 0
82 Mickey Shuler* 32 TE 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 70 805 11.5 5 42 4.7 53.7 805 5 1
81 Billy Griggs 26 te 15 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 133 9.5 0 21 0.9 8.9 133 0 1
87 Kurt Sohn 31 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 66 9.4 2 17 0.5 4.4 66 2 0
80 K.D. Dunn 25 te 15 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 67 11.2 0 26 0.4 4.5 67 0 0
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 28 KR/PR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 40 10.0 0 19 0.3 2.5 40 0 3
Team Total 26.9 16 514 2132 19 28 4.1 133.3 32.1 299 3374 11.3 20 50 18.7 210.9 5506 39 32
Opp Total 16 517 2124 15 4.1 132.8 32.3 244 3509 14.4 28 15.3 219.3 5633 43 35

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 28 KR/PR 16 0 35 409 1 59 11.7 31 601 0 40 19.4 1050
48 Bobby Humphery 27 LCB 16 16 21 510 0 48 24.3 510
87 Kurt Sohn 31 15 0 3 9 0 5 3.0 9 159 0 27 17.7 234
84 Michael Harper 27 10 0 7 114 0 32 16.3 114
30 Nuu Faaola 24 16 0 2 9 0 7 4.5 22
31 Marion Barber 29 rb 16 1 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
92 Ken Rose 26 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.9 16 38 418 1 59 11.0 72 1404 0 48 19.5 7328
Opp Total 16 34 201 0 5.9 70 1491 0 21.3

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
6 Joe Prokop 28 P 16 0 85 3310 64 0 38.9
5 Pat Leahy 37 K 16 0 9 9 8 7 10 7 1 28 23 82.1% 43 43 100.0%
Team Total 26.9 16 9 9 8 7 10 7 1 28 23 82.1% 43 43 100.0% 85 3310 64 0 38.9
Opp Total 16 30 20 66.7% 43 36 83.7% 72 2743 38.1

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
59 Kyle Clifton 26 RILB 16 15 0 0 2 6 0 162 0
36 Rich Miano 26 SS 16 16 0.5 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 112 0
40 James Hasty 23 RCB 15 15 1.0 5 20 0 16 0 0 0 3 35 0 58 0
91 Paul Frase 23 lde 16 7 1.0 31 0
42 John Booty 23 16 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 16 0
92 Ken Rose 26 12 0 5.0 1 0 1 0 0 14 0
38 Mike Zordich 25 16 0 1 35 1 35 0 10 0
7 Ken O'Brien 28 QB 14 12 0 11 5 -14 0
93 Marty Lyons 31 RDE 16 16 7.5 0 0 2 0 0 1
22 Erik McMillan* 23 FS 13 13 8 168 2 55 0 0 1 0 0 0
99 Mark Gastineau 32 LDE 7 7 7.0 0 0 1 0 0
94 Scott Mersereau 23 NT 16 15 4.5 0 0 1 0 0
48 Bobby Humphery 27 LCB 16 16 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
43 Roger Vick 24 FB 16 12 0 5 0 0 0
54 Troy Benson 25 LILB 16 16 2.0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
90 Robin Cole 33 lb 16 4 3.0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Alex Gordon 24 LOLB 13 12 3.0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Johnny Hector 28 rb 16 1 0 3 1 0 0
28 Carl Howard 27 db 16 1 1.0 2 0 0 0 0
57 Kevin McArthur 25 ROLB 16 16 2.0 1 3 0 3 0
24 Freeman McNeil 29 RB 16 16 0 3 0 0 0
82 Mickey Shuler* 32 TE 15 15 0 1 2 0 0
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 28 KR/PR 16 0 0 3 0 0 0
81 Billy Griggs 26 te 15 8 0 1 1 0 0
88 Al Toon* 25 WR 15 15 0 2 0 0 0
77 Gerald Nichols 24 dt 16 2 1.5
25 George Radachowsky 26 db 9 3 1.5
95 Tom Baldwin 27 nt 16 2 1.0
66 Dave Cadigan 23 g 5 4 0 0 1 0 0
51 John Galvin 23 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Reggie McElroy 28 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
10 Pat Ryan 33 qb 16 4 0 1 0 0 0
87 Kurt Sohn 31 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Wesley Walker 33 WR 16 10 0 1 0 0 0
74 Mark Garalczyk 24 7 0 0.5
Team Total 26.9 16 44.0 24 228 3 55 0 2 32 30 27 0 403 0 1
Opp Total 16 42 35 19

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 37 K 16 0 43 23 112
34 Johnny Hector 28 rb 16 1 10 10 60
24 Freeman McNeil 29 RB 16 16 6 1 7 42
85 Wesley Walker 33 WR 16 10 7 7 42
82 Mickey Shuler* 32 TE 15 15 5 5 30
88 Al Toon* 25 WR 15 15 5 5 30
43 Roger Vick 24 FB 16 12 3 3 18
22 Erik McMillan* 23 FS 13 13 2 2 12
87 Kurt Sohn 31 15 0 2 2 12
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 28 KR/PR 16 0 1 1 6
38 Mike Zordich 25 16 0 1 1 6
93 Marty Lyons 31 RDE 16 16 1 2
Team Total 26.9 16 19 20 1 3 43 43 23 1 372
Opp Total 16 15 28 36 20 354