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1989 New York Jets

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -10.1, Offense: -4.9, Defense: -5.2, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 253 points (15.8/g), 26th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 411 points (25.7/g), 25th.
 Differential of -158 points (-9.9/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 3.8-12.2.

Coach: Joe Walton (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rich Kotite
 Defensive Coordinator: Ralph Hawkins

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 253 5011 1032 4.9 41 17 12 292 338 570 3415 14 24 5.4 189 400 1596 11 4.0 91
Team Defense 411 5994 1059 5.7 24 9 23 328 282 514 3858 31 15 7.1 178 517 2136 16 4.1 127
Lg Rank Offense 26 17 21 19 17 6 12 24 21 24 24 22 20 12
Lg Rank Defense 25 27 25 27 23 16 25 28 24 26 24 24 19 21

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 10 boxscore L 0-1 New England Patriots 24 27 14 304 255 49 1 26 427 273 154 3
2 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-2 @ Cleveland Browns 24 38 21 382 246 136 4 18 277 192 85 1
3 Sun September 24 boxscore W 1-2 @ Miami Dolphins 40 33 25 411 309 102 2 30 524 446 78 2
4 Sun October 1 boxscore L 1-3 Indianapolis Colts 10 17 18 245 182 63 2 17 316 242 74 2
5 Mon October 9 boxscore L 1-4 Los Angeles Raiders 7 14 20 392 302 90 2 14 315 185 130 1
6 Sun October 15 boxscore L 1-5 @ New Orleans Saints 14 29 15 251 199 52 4 20 418 266 152 4
7 Sun October 22 boxscore L 1-6 @ Buffalo Bills 3 34 9 154 115 39 3 22 343 139 204
8 Sun October 29 boxscore L 1-7 San Francisco 49ers 10 23 19 251 121 130 2 20 399 240 159 1
9 Sun November 5 boxscore W 2-7 @ New England Patriots 27 26 19 486 374 112 27 453 318 135 1
10 Sun November 12 boxscore L 2-8 Miami Dolphins 23 31 23 410 274 136 3 19 447 344 103 3
11 Sun November 19 boxscore L 2-9 @ Indianapolis Colts 10 27 22 354 244 110 3 23 424 239 185
12 Sun November 26 boxscore W 3-9 Atlanta Falcons 27 7 24 318 138 180 2 12 213 147 66 1
13 Sun December 3 boxscore W 4-9 @ San Diego Chargers 20 17 19 249 68 181 4 14 258 187 71 2
14 Sun December 10 boxscore L 4-10 Pittsburgh Steelers 0 13 19 313 243 70 3 17 317 160 157 1
15 Sun December 17 boxscore L 4-11 @ Los Angeles Rams 14 38 14 291 199 92 4 21 422 272 150 1
16 Sat December 23 boxscore L 4-12 Buffalo Bills 0 37 11 200 146 54 2 28 441 208 233 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 29 QB 15 12 4-8-0 288 477 60.4 3346 12 2.5 18 3.8 57 7.0 5.8 11.6 223.1 74.3 50 391 5.61 4.53 9.5 2 2
11 Tony Eason 30 qb 2 2 0-2-0 22 36 61.1 255 1 2.8 2 5.6 63 7.1 5.1 11.6 127.5 68.6 7 42 4.95 3.33 16.3
10 Pat Ryan 34 qb 7 1 0-1-0 15 30 50.0 153 1 3.3 3 10.0 25 5.1 1.3 10.2 21.9 36.5 2 26 3.97 0.38 6.3 1 1
15 Kyle Mackey 27 qb 4 1 0-1-0 11 25 44.0 125 0 0.0 1 4.0 22 5.0 3.2 11.4 31.3 42.9 3 18 3.82 2.21 10.7
16 Mark Malone 31 1 0 2 2 100.0 13 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 6.5 6.5 6.5 13.0 93.7 0 0 6.50 6.50 0.0
Team Total 26.8 16 4-12-0 338 570 59.3 3892 14 2.5 24 4.2 63 6.8 5.4 11.5 243.3 70.6 62 477 5.40 4.14 9.8 3 3
Opp Total 16 282 514 54.9 4035 31 6.0 15 2.9 7.9 7.74 14.3 252.2 88.5 28 177 7.1 7.0 5.2

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
34 Johnny Hector 29 RB 15 9 177 702 3 24 4.0 46.8 11.8 38 330 8.7 2 32 2.5 22.0 1032 5 1
43 Roger Vick 25 FB 16 10 112 434 5 39 3.9 27.1 7.0 34 241 7.1 2 21 2.1 15.1 675 7 4
24 Freeman McNeil 30 rb 11 7 80 352 2 19 4.4 32.0 7.3 31 310 10.0 1 25 2.8 28.2 662 3 1
29 A.B. Brown 24 16 0 12 63 0 17 5.3 3.9 0.8 4 10 2.5 0 6 0.3 0.6 73 0 0
7 Ken O'Brien 29 QB 15 12 9 18 0 5 2.0 1.2 0.6 18 0 10
15 Kyle Mackey 27 qb 4 1 2 3 0 5 1.5 0.8 0.5 3 0 1
87 Chris Burkett 27 wr 13 3 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.3 0.1 21 278 13.2 1 30 1.6 21.4 274 1 0
89 Phil Epps 31 10 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 1.4 0.1 8 108 13.5 0 21 0.8 10.8 122 0 0
84 Michael Harper 28 wr 6 4 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.5 0.2 7 127 18.1 0 48 1.2 21.2 130 0 0
11 Tony Eason 30 qb 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0 0 2
56 Jeff Lageman 22 ROLB 16 15 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 -0.3 0.1 -5 0 0
16 Mark Malone 31 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 1
6 Joe Prokop 29 P 16 0 1 17 1 17 17.0 1.1 0.1 17 1 0
10 Pat Ryan 34 qb 7 1 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -1 0 0
88 Al Toon 26 WR 11 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 63 693 11.0 2 37 5.7 63.0 693 2 0
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 29 KR/PR/WR 16 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 45 787 17.5 5 63 2.8 49.2 787 5 4
82 Mickey Shuler 33 TE 7 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 322 11.1 0 22 4.1 46.0 322 0 0
86 Keith Neubert 25 te 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 302 10.8 1 35 1.8 18.9 302 1 2
81 Billy Griggs 27 te 5 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 112 12.4 0 23 1.8 22.4 112 0 0
85 Wesley Walker 34 wr 6 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 89 11.1 0 31 1.3 14.8 89 0 0
80 Greg Werner 23 te 10 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 115 14.4 0 36 0.8 11.5 115 0 0
84 Chris Dressel 28 te 8 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 55 18.3 0 43 0.4 6.9 55 0 0
80 K.D. Dunn 26 te 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 13 6.5 0 8 2.0 13.0 13 0 0
Team Total 26.8 16 400 1596 11 39 4.0 99.8 25.0 338 3892 11.5 14 63 21.1 243.3 5488 25 32
Opp Total 16 517 2136 16 4.1 133.5 32.3 282 3858 13.7 31 17.6 241.1 5994 47 32

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 29 KR/PR/WR 16 6 33 299 0 30 9.1 34 653 0 69 19.2 1739
48 Bobby Humphery 28 LCB 16 16 24 414 0 52 17.3 414
89 Phil Epps 31 10 0 9 154 0 43 17.1 276
89 Titus Dixon 23 3 0 4 67 0 21 16.8 67
77 Gerald Nichols 25 16 0 2 9 0 7 4.5 9
90 Dennis Byrd 23 16 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
97 Marvin Washington 24 16 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
Team Total 26.8 16 33 299 0 30 9.1 75 1309 0 69 17.5 7096
Opp Total 16 34 257 1 7.6 47 1029 0 21.9

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 29 P 16 0 87 3426 76 0 39.4
5 Pat Leahy 38 K 16 0 1 1 7 6 4 3 8 4 1 21 14 66.7% 30 29 96.7%
Team Total 26.8 16 1 1 7 6 4 3 8 4 1 21 14 66.7% 30 29 96.7% 87 3426 76 0 39.4
Opp Total 16 31 21 67.7% 50 46 92.0% 69 2746 39.8

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 27 RILB 16 16 2.0 2 0 1 0 0 162 0
56 Jeff Lageman 22 ROLB 16 15 4.5 1 0 0 0 0 72 0
40 James Hasty 24 RCB 16 16 5 62 1 34 0 0 1 2 2 0 63 0
91 Paul Frase 24 LDE 16 14 2.0 59 0
42 John Booty 24 db 9 1 1 13 0 13 0 20 0
97 Marvin Washington 24 16 0 1.5 0 0 1 0 0 11 0
92 Ken Rose 27 lb 15 1 9 0
7 Ken O'Brien 29 QB 15 12 0 10 4 -4 0
22 Erik McMillan* 24 FS 16 16 2.0 6 180 1 92 0 0 0 2 119 2
36 Rich Miano 27 db 2 2 5 0
48 Bobby Humphery 28 LCB 16 16 0 4 4 0 0
90 Dennis Byrd 23 16 0 7.0
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 29 KR/PR/WR 16 6 0 4 3 0 0
43 Roger Vick 25 FB 16 10 0 4 1 0 0
77 Gerald Nichols 25 16 0 4.0
55 Alex Gordon 25 LOLB 16 15 1.0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Keith Neubert 25 te 16 12 0 2 1 0 0
11 Tony Eason 30 qb 2 2 0 2 0 0 0
96 Ron Stallworth 23 rde 16 9 2.0
35 Kerry Glenn 27 14 0 0.5 1 0 0 0 0
94 Scott Mersereau 24 NT 16 15 0.5 1 4 0 4 0
60 Dan Alexander 34 RG 15 14 0 0 1 0 0
61 Jeff Criswell 25 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
89 Titus Dixon 23 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
84 Michael Harper 28 wr 6 4 0 0 1 0 0
34 Johnny Hector 29 RB 15 9 0 1 0 0 0
93 Marty Lyons 32 RDE 10 10 1.0
15 Kyle Mackey 27 qb 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
16 Mark Malone 31 1 0 0 1 0 -4 0
24 Freeman McNeil 30 rb 11 7 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.8 16 28.0 15 261 2 92 0 3 32 23 113 2 401 0
Opp Total 16 62 32 23 1

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 38 K 16 0 29 14 71
43 Roger Vick 25 FB 16 10 5 2 7 42
34 Johnny Hector 29 RB 15 9 3 2 5 30
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 29 KR/PR/WR 16 6 5 5 30
22 Erik McMillan* 24 FS 16 16 2 1 3 18
24 Freeman McNeil 30 rb 11 7 2 1 3 18
88 Al Toon 26 WR 11 10 2 2 12
87 Chris Burkett 27 wr 13 3 1 1 6
40 James Hasty 24 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
86 Keith Neubert 25 te 16 12 1 1 6
6 Joe Prokop 29 P 16 0 1 1 6
25 George Radachowsky 27 SS 16 12 1 1 6
Team Total 26.8 16 11 14 2 2 1 30 29 14 1 251
Opp Total 16 16 31 1 2 46 21 1 411