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1979 New York Jets (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 8-8-0 .500
Head Coach: Walt Michaels
Offensive LineBob Fry
Linebackers/Special TeamsJoe Gardi
Special TeamsJoe Haering
Offensive Coordinator/QuarterbacksJohn Idzik
Running BacksBob Ledbetter
Defensive Coordinator/SecondaryJohnny Mazur
ReceiversPete McCulley
Defensive LineDan Sekanovich
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/4/1979AChicago Bears14-27LChicago, ILSoldier Field51716
Sun8/12/1979AHouston Oilers26-14WHouston, TXAstrodome43350
Fri8/17/1979HPittsburgh Steelers14-27LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium46159
Sat8/25/1979ANew York Giants14-6WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium70243
Sun9/2/1979HCleveland Browns22-25LOTNew York, NYShea Stadium48472
Sun9/9/1979ANew England Patriots3-56LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium53113
Sun9/16/1979HDetroit Lions31-10WNew York, NYShea Stadium49612
Sun9/23/1979ABuffalo Bills31-46LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium68731
Sun9/30/1979HMiami Dolphins33-27WNew York, NYShea Stadium51496
Sun10/7/1979ABaltimore Colts8-10LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium32142
Mon10/15/1979HMinnesota Vikings14-7WNew York, NYShea Stadium54479
Sun10/21/1979HOakland Raiders28-19WNew York, NYShea Stadium55802
Sun10/28/1979AHouston Oilers24-27LOTHouston, TXAstrodome45825
Sun11/4/1979AGreen Bay Packers27-22WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field54201
Sun11/11/1979HBuffalo Bills12-14LNew York, NYShea Stadium50647
Sun11/18/1979AChicago Bears13-23LChicago, ILSoldier Field53635
Mon11/26/1979ASeattle Seahawks7-30LSeattle, WAKingdome59977
Sun12/2/1979HBaltimore Colts30-17WNew York, NYShea Stadium47744
Sun12/9/1979HNew England Patriots27-26WNew York, NYShea Stadium45131
Sat12/15/1979AMiami Dolphins27-24WMiami, FLOrange Bowl49915
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
60Dan AlexanderROG6-427124Louisiana State1615
83Jerome BarkumTE6-321829Jackson State1313
46Woody BennettRB6-222024Miami (Florida)150
54Stan BlinkaMLB6-223022Sam Houston State1616
51Greg ButtleLLB6-323225Penn State1616
55Ron CrosbyLB6-322524Penn State120
68Eric CunninghamOG6-325722Penn State111
84Paul DarbyWR5-1019223Texas State150
25Scott DierkingRB5-1122524Purdue1614
26Donald DykesRCB5-1118824Southeastern Louisiana162
80Roger FarmerWR6-319524Eastern Arizona JC; Baker40
65Joe FieldsC6-225326Rutgers-Camden; Widener1515
81Derrick GaffneyWR6-117924Florida1616
21Clark GainesFB6-121325Lees-McRae JC; Wake Forest169
99Mark GastineauLDE6-527023Eastern Arizona JC; Arizona State; East Central161
42Bruce HarperRB5-817924Kutztown160
63John HennessyLB6-324324Michigan160
40Bobby JacksonLCB5-1018023Florida State1616
1Dave JacobsK5-715322Syracuse40
89Bobby JonesWR5-1118524Youngstown State107
73Joe KleckoRDT6-326326Temple1616
5Pat LeahyK6-019628St. Louis60
2Toni LinhartK5-1118337Austria Technical50
33Kevin LongFB6-122524South Carolina126
29Johnny LynnRCB6-019623UCLA1614
93Marty LyonsRDE6-526922Alabama1616
59Bob MartinRLB6-121426Nebraska22
67Ed McGlassonC6-425423Youngstown State70
53Mike McKibbenRLB6-322823Kent State1610
58Mark MerrillRLB6-423824Minnesota64
37Tim MorescoS5-1017625Syracuse160
44Tom NewtonFB6-021025San Jose CC; California160
22Burgess OwensFS6-219928Miami (Florida)1616
77Joe PellegriniLDT6-226823Idaho44
76Lawrence PillersLDE6-325527Alcorn State165
79Marvin PowellROT6-527024Southern California1616
86Bob RabaTE6-122524Maryland80
15Chuck RamseyP6-219427Wake Forest160
66Randy RasmussenLOG6-225534Nebraska-Kearney1616
17Matt RobinsonQB6-219024Georgia151
61John RomanOT6-426527Idaho State160
4Pat RyanQB6-321024Tennessee10
74Abdul SalaamLDT6-325626Kent State1212
48Ken SchroySS6-219627Maryland161
82Mickey ShulerTE6-323123Penn State166
23Shafer SuggsSS6-120426Ball State1615
50John SullivanLB6-122123Illinois120
10Rich SzaroK5-1120431Harvard10
38Ed TaylorCB6-017524Memphis40
14Richard ToddQB6-221026Alabama1515
70Stan WaldemoreC6-326824Nebraska161
85Wesley WalkerWR6-018224California99
72Chris WardLOT6-326924Ohio State1616
71Bob WinkelDL6-425324Kentucky150
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Marty Lyons114DEAlabama
Mark Gastineau241DEEast Central
Donald Dykes368DBSoutheastern Louisiana
Eric Cunningham496GPenn State
Johnny Lynn498DBUCLAfrom GB
Kelly Kirchbaum5123LBKentucky
Stan Blinka5125LBSam Houston Statefrom GB
Bill Dufek6149GMichigan
Emmett King7179RBHouston
Keith Brown7187DBMinnesotafrom HOU
Marshall Harris8198DTTexas Christianfrom TB
Willie Beamon8205LBBoise State
Gordy Sprattler9232RBNorth Dakota State
Steve Sybeldon10262TNorth Dakota
Ed McGlasson10263CYoungstown Statefrom MIN
Danny Sanders11288QBCarson-Newman
Paul Darby12314WRTexas State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals5312167960
Opponents Totals7312698806
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals28:55299153126209922144.8109876
Opponents Totals31:053311071982611523748.598888
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Kevin Long70000042
Pat Leahy0121580.081361.5036
Tom Newton60000036
Richard Todd50000030
Wesley Walker50000030
Dave Jacobs0101190.95955.6025
Jerome Barkum40000024
Toni Linhart0111478.63650.0020
Scott Dierking30000018
Mickey Shuler30000018
Bruce Harper20000012
Woody Bennett1000006
Derrick Gaffney1000006
Bobby Jackson1000006
Bobby Jones1000006
Johnny Lynn1000006
Matt Robinson1000006
Shafer Suggs1000006
Tim Moresco0000012
Rich Szaro022100.0020.002
Team Totals42354283.3163053.31337
Opponents Totals46394684.8222975.91383
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Dave Jacobs5955.60/03/41/21/30/0
Pat Leahy81361.51/12/25/80/20/0
Toni Linhart3650.00/01/12/40/10/0
Rich Szaro020.00/10/00/00/10/0
Team Totals163053.31/26/78/141/70/0
Opponents Totals222975.90/08/86/116/80/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Clark Gaines1869054.9520
Scott Dierking1867674.1403
Kevin Long1164423.8257
Bruce Harper652824.3310
Tom Newton371453.951t6
Richard Todd36932.6215
Bobby Jones144.040
Woody Bennett242.031
Matt Robinson341.3101
Chuck Ramsey200.000
Team Totals63426464.25223
Opponents Totals50217063.43313
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Richard Todd33417151.214126608.015.672t164.8226.625222243866.5
Matt Robinson311754.8121916.211.23300.026.553016146.6
Pat Ryan4250.01133.36.5700.0125.0214-117.7
Team Totals36919051.515428647.815.172t164.3256.832266259863.6
Opponents Totals57033959.521042887.512.675t315.4213.722173411585.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Derrick Gaffney3253416.7431
Clark Gaines292197.6150
Jerome Barkum2740114.9404
Wesley Walker2356924.771t5
Bobby Jones1937919.9511
Bruce Harper1725014.772t2
Mickey Shuler1622514.1463
Scott Dierking1012112.1270
Kevin Long1011511.5270
Tom Newton4338.3110
Bob Raba294.560
Woody Bennett199.090
Team Totals190286415.172t16
Opponents Totals339428812.675t31
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Burgess Owens6416.8150
Bobby Jackson46315.858t1
Shafer Suggs34113.732t1
Johnny Lynn24623.0320
Greg Buttle22713.5270
Stan Blinka2126.080
Mike McKibben155.050
Ken Schroy144.040
Team Totals2123911.458t2
Opponents Totals2541416.6660
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Chuck Ramsey73297940.86401022260251934.5
Team Totals73297940.86401022260251934.5
Opponents Totals69252336.6703314314214931.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bruce Harper3392908.8510
Ken Schroy202412.0190
Paul Darby1000.000
Bobby Jones0100
Team Totals36103148.7510
Opponents Totals3382607.9360
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bruce Harper55115821.1520
Bobby Jones714020.0360
Ken Schroy617929.8510
Clark Gaines22914.5200
John Hennessy2157.5120
Bob Raba11818.0180
Mickey Shuler11515.0150
Woody Bennett177.070
Tom Newton100.000
Team Totals76156120.5520
Opponents Totals70152921.8100t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jerome Barkum120200
Woody Bennett100000
Stan Blinka0002200
Ron Crosby0010100
Paul Darby0001100
Scott Dierking110100
Clark Gaines110100
Bruce Harper620200
Bobby Jones200000
Kevin Long300000
Johnny Lynn0002200
Marty Lyons0003300
Mark Merrill0002200
Tim Moresco0001100
Tom Newton0001100
Burgess Owens00044320
Lawrence Pillers0001100
Chuck Ramsey2101-340
Pat Ryan100000
Mickey Shuler100000
Shafer Suggs0001100
John Sullivan0001100
Richard Todd7404-100
Team Totals2614121931-120
Opponents Totals34191413271
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