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1978 New York Jets (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 8-8-0 .500
Head Coach: Walt Michaels
Offensive LineBob Fry
Special TeamsJoe Gardi
ReceiversDan Henning
Offensive CoordinatorJohn Idzik
Running BacksBob Ledbetter
Defensive BacksJohnny Mazur
Defensive LineDan Sekanovich
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/3/1978HMiami Dolphins33-20WNew York, NYShea Stadium49598
Mon8/7/1978HAtlanta Falcons17-20LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium31480
Sun9/10/1978ABuffalo Bills21-20WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium40985
Sat8/12/1978ANew York Giants27-23WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium43899
Sun9/17/1978HSeattle Seahawks17-24LNew York, NYShea Stadium46911
Sat8/19/1978ASan Diego Chargers23-10WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium42100
Fri8/25/1978APhiladelphia Eagles0-14LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium33111
Sun9/24/1978AWashington Redskins3-23LWashington, DCRFK Stadium54729
Sun10/1/1978HPittsburgh Steelers17-28LNew York, NYShea Stadium52058
Sun10/8/1978HBuffalo Bills45-14WNew York, NYShea Stadium44545
Sun10/15/1978ABaltimore Colts33-10WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium45563
Sun10/22/1978HSt. Louis Cardinals23-10WNew York, NYShea Stadium49244
Sun10/29/1978ANew England Patriots21-55LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60585
Sun11/5/1978ADenver Broncos31-28WDenver, COMile High Stadium74983
Sun11/12/1978APhiladelphia Eagles9-17LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium65950
Sun11/19/1978HNew England Patriots17-19LNew York, NYShea Stadium55568
Sun11/26/1978AMiami Dolphins24-13WMiami, FLOrange Bowl49255
Sun12/3/1978HBaltimore Colts24-16WNew York, NYShea Stadium50248
Sun12/10/1978ACleveland Browns34-37LOTCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium36881
Sun12/17/1978HDallas Cowboys7-30LNew York, NYShea Stadium52532
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
60Dan AlexanderROG6'427123Louisiana State1616
67Darrell AustinOG6'425527South Carolina130
83Jerome BarkumTE6'321828Jackson State1616
80Kevin BellWR5'1018023Lamar90
51Greg ButtleLOLB6'323224Penn State88
25Scott DierkingRB5'1122523Purdue1513
47Jim EarleyRB6'123022Michigan State20
65Joe FieldsC6'225325Rutgers-Camden; Widener1616
81Derrick GaffneyWR6'117923Florida1616
21Clark GainesRB6'121324Lees-McRae JC; Wake Forest161
49Reggie GrantCB5'918523Oregon140
42Bruce HarperRB5'817923Kutztown160
63John HennessyLILB6'324323Michigan1616
52Mike HenniganRILB6'221027Tennessee Tech1212
88Mark IwanowskiTE6'423023Pennsylvania50
40Bobby JacksonLCB5'1018022Florida State1616
89Bobby JonesWR5'1118523Youngstown State160
56Larry KellerLOLB6'222025Houston168
73Joe KleckoRDE6'326325Temple1616
5Pat LeahyK6'019627St. Louis160
33Kevin LongFB6'122523South Carolina1616
59Bob MartinROLB6'121425Nebraska1616
58Mark MerrillRILB6'423823Minnesota164
50Mike MockLB6'122523Texas Tech150
71Joe MoreinoDT6'624623Idaho State10
37Tim MorescoS5'1017624Syracuse110
44Tom NewtonRB6'021024San Jose CC; California160
22Burgess OwensFS6'219927Miami (Florida)1414
77Joe PellegriniNT6'226822Idaho91
76Lawrence PillersLDE6'325526Alcorn State1616
20Darnell PowellRB6'018424Tennessee-Chattanooga141
79Marvin PowellROT6'527023Southern California1414
78Garry PuetzOG6'426526Valparaiso60
86Bob RabaTE6'122523Maryland40
15Chuck RamseyP6'219426Wake Forest160
66Randy RasmussenLOG6'225533Nebraska-Kearney1616
34Larry RileyCB5'1019524Salem40
64Gregg RobinsonDT6'625522Dartmouth160
17Matt RobinsonQB6'219023Georgia1611
61John RomanROT6'426526Idaho State162
4Pat RyanQB6'321023Tennessee20
74Abdul SalaamNT6'325625Kent State1515
48Ken SchroyFS6'219626Maryland162
82Mickey ShulerTE6'323122Penn State161
87Bruce StephensWR5'917022Columbia60
23Shafer SuggsSS6'120425Ball State1616
38Ed TaylorRCB6'017523Memphis1616
14Richard ToddQB6'221025Alabama55
70Stan WaldemoreOT-OG6'326823Nebraska40
89Wesley WalkerWR6'018223California1616
72Chris WardLOT6'326923Ohio State1616
57Blake WhitlatchLB6'123323Louisiana State40
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Chris Ward14TOhio State
Mark Merrill231LBMinnesota
Mickey Shuler361TEPenn State
Dodie Donnell488RBNebraska
Randy Sidler5113LBPenn State
Bobby Jackson6140DBFlorida Statefrom NYJ
Gregg Robinson6142DTDartmouth
Levi Armstrong7169DBUCLAfrom NO
Jim Earley7170RBMichigan State
Derrick Gaffney8197WRFlorida
Mike Mock8203P-LBTexas Techfrom PHI
Roy Eppes8213DBClemsonfrom MIN
Reggie Grant9225DBOregonfrom BUF
Neil Hutton9227DBPenn State
Louie Richardson10254DEFlorida State
Pat Ryan11281QBTennessee
Alan Williams12311PFlorida
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals6811284950
Opponents Totals7612473883
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals27:39277131128189722143.9102854
Opponents Totals32:213241571462110021247.298855
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Pat Leahy0414297.6223073.30107
Kevin Long100000060
Wesley Walker80000048
Bruce Harper50000030
Scott Dierking40000024
Jerome Barkum30000018
Derrick Gaffney30000018
Mickey Shuler30000018
Clark Gaines20000012
Tom Newton20000012
Burgess Owens1000006
Darnell Powell1000006
Team Totals42414297.6223073.30359
Opponents Totals45404588.9182475.00364
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Pat Leahy223073.32/25/59/126/90/2
Team Totals223073.32/25/59/126/90/2
Opponents Totals182475.00/07/75/86/80/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Kevin Long2149544.52710
Scott Dierking1706814.0264
Bruce Harper583035.2322
Clark Gaines441543.5332
Darnell Powell20773.9171
Tom Newton11454.172
Matt Robinson28230.8150
Richard Todd14181.3100
Derrick Gaffney2-2-1.010
Wesley Walker1-3-3.0-30
Team Totals56222504.03321
Opponents Totals60027014.558t20
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Matt Robinson26612446.612620027.516.177t134.9166.028228177463.5
Richard Todd1076056.1378497.914.24965.6109.31512272761.6
Pat Ryan14964.331067.611.81800.0214.30010647.6
Scott Dierking100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals38819349.716729577.615.377t194.9287.243350260761.5
Opponents Totals44726058.216430526.811.752214.7235.122229282373.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Wesley Walker48116924.477t8
Derrick Gaffney3869118.2503
Jerome Barkum2839114.0273
Kevin Long262047.8170
Scott Dierking191528.0170
Bruce Harper1319615.1442
Mickey Shuler11676.1153
Tom Newton5489.6140
Clark Gaines3237.7130
Bobby Jones11818.0180
John Roman1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals193295715.377t19
Opponents Totals260305211.75221
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Burgess Owens515631.2491
Bobby Jackson5265.2130
Mike Hennigan37625.3530
Shafer Suggs36120.3320
Greg Buttle23417.0290
Bob Martin23216.0260
Ed Taylor200.000
Larry Keller144.040
Team Totals2338916.9531
Opponents Totals2847016.885t2
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Chuck Ramsey74296440.179079609221529.9
Team Totals74296440.179079609221529.9
Opponents Totals70261737.4731712413206429.5
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bruce Harper30437812.682t1
Ken Schroy303511.7300
Team Totals33441312.582t1
Opponents Totals52260911.7480
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bruce Harper55128023.3400
Darnell Powell35016.7260
Bruce Stephens34214.0160
Clark Gaines33311.0140
Kevin Bell26633.0290
Mickey Shuler11212.0120
Ken Schroy02626L0
Team Totals67150922.5400
Opponents Totals64141722.1530
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Dan Alexander0010100
Jerome Barkum0030320
Greg Buttle0001100
Scott Dierking210100
Clark Gaines100000
Bruce Harper310100
Bobby Jackson0001100
Bobby Jones0001100
Larry Keller0002200
Joe Klecko0001100
Kevin Long400000
Tim Moresco0001100
Tom Newton100000
Burgess Owens0002220
Joe Pellegrini0001100
Lawrence Pillers0002200
Darnell Powell00011230
Marvin Powell0010100
Larry Riley0001100
Matt Robinson6404-50
Abdul Salaam0001100
Ken Schroy111200
Mickey Shuler100000
Shafer Suggs0001100
Richard Todd1000-30
Wesley Walker210100
Team Totals229131730190
Opponents Totals3417169252
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