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1981 New York Jets (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 10-5-1 .656
Head Coach: Walt Michaels
Defensive BacksBilly Baird
LinebackersRalph Baker
Offensive LineBob Fry
Defensive CoordinatorJoe Gardi
Running BacksBob Ledbetter
ReceiversPete McCulley
Special TeamsLarry Pasquale
Defensive LineDan Sekanovich
Offensive Coordinator/QuarterbacksJoe Walton
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/7/1981ADenver Broncos33-7WDenver, COMile High Stadium63644
Sat8/15/1981AAtlanta Falcons20-21LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium51163
Sat8/22/1981ANew York Giants37-24WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium74692
Sat8/29/1981HPhiladelphia Eagles14-3WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium49115
Sun9/6/1981ABuffalo Bills0-31LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium79754
Sun9/13/1981HCincinnati Bengals30-31LNew York, NYShea Stadium49454
Sun9/20/1981APittsburgh Steelers10-38LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium52973
Sun9/27/1981HHouston Oilers33-17WNew York, NYShea Stadium50309
Sun10/4/1981AMiami Dolphins28-28TOTMiami, FLOrange Bowl68723
Sun10/11/1981HNew England Patriots28-24WNew York, NYShea Stadium55093
Sun10/18/1981HBuffalo Bills33-14WNew York, NYShea Stadium54607
Sun10/25/1981HSeattle Seahawks3-19LNew York, NYShea Stadium49678
Sun11/1/1981ANew York Giants26-7WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium74740
Sun11/8/1981ABaltimore Colts41-14WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium31521
Sun11/15/1981ANew England Patriots17-6WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium45342
Sun11/22/1981HMiami Dolphins16-15WNew York, NYShea Stadium59962
Sun11/29/1981HBaltimore Colts25-0WNew York, NYShea Stadium53593
Sun12/6/1981ASeattle Seahawks23-27LSeattle, WAKingdome53105
Sat12/12/1981ACleveland Browns14-13WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium56866
Sun12/20/1981HGreen Bay Packers28-3WNew York, NYShea Stadium56340
Sun12/27/1981HBuffalo Bills27-31LNew York, NYShea Stadium57050AFC Wild Card Playoff
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 AlexanderROG6'427126Louisiana State1615
35Mike AugustyniakRB5'1122625Purdue108
83Jerome BarkumTE6'321831Jackson State1616
64Guy BinghamC-OT-OG6'326023Montana160
54Stan BlinkaMLB6'223024Sam Houston State1616
51Greg ButtleLLB6'323227Penn State1514
55Ron CrosbyRLB6'322526Penn State163
94Ralph DeLoachDE6'525424California10
25Scott DierkingRB5'1122526Purdue164
26Donald DykesRCB5'1118826Southeastern Louisiana149
65Joe FieldsC6'225328Rutgers-Camden; Widener1616
81Derrick GaffneyWR6'117926Florida1613
99Mark GastineauLDE6'527025Eastern Arizona JC; Arizona State; East Central1616
42Bruce HarperRB5'817926Kutztown167
47Jerry HolmesRCB6'217524Chowan JC; West Virginia1613
40Bobby JacksonLCB5'1018025Florida State96
27Jesse JohnsonCB-S6'318524Colorado164
89Bobby JonesWR5'1118526Youngstown State163
70Johnny JonesWR5'1118023Texas153
73Joe KleckoRDE6'326328Temple1616
5Pat LeahyK6'019630St. Louis160
20Kenny LewisRB6'019024Virginia Tech50
33Kevin LongRB6'122526South Carolina160
29Johnny LynnCB6'019625UCLA130
93Marty LyonsRDT6'526924Alabama1212
24Freeman McNeilRB5'1121022UCLA116
56Lance MehlLLB6'323523Penn State1515
77Kenny NeilDE-DT6'524022Iowa State160
44Tom NewtonFB6'021027San Jose CC; California167
79Marvin PowellROT6'527026Southern California1414
15Chuck RamseyP6'219429Wake Forest160
66Randy RasmussenLOG6'225536Nebraska-Kearney1515
28Darrol RayFS6'119823Oklahoma1616
61John RomanOT6'426529Idaho State162
76Ben RudolphDT-DE6'527124Sequoias JC; Long Beach State154
10Pat RyanQB6'321026Tennessee150
74Abdul SalaamLDT6'325628Kent State1616
48Ken SchroySS6'219629Maryland1616
82Mickey ShulerTE6'323125Penn State60
87Kurt SohnWR5'1118024Nassau JC; North Carolina State; Fordham160
45Kirk SpringsS6'019723Miami (Ohio)100
86Steve StephensTE6'322724Oklahoma State160
38Billy TaylorRB6'021525Texas Tech30
14Richard ToddQB6'221028Alabama1616
60Stan WaldemoreOG-C6'326826Nebraska162
85Wesley WalkerWR6'018226California1313
72Chris WardLOT6'326926Ohio State1616
52Al WashingtonLB6'325523Ohio State160
58Marty WetzelLB6'323523Tulane50
57John WoodringLB6'223022Brown120
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Freeman McNeil13RBUCLA
Marion Barber230RBMinnesota
Ben Rudolph360DTLong Beach State
Al Washington486LBOhio State
Tyrone Keys5113DEMississippi State
John Woodring6142LBBrown
Kenny Neil7169DEIowa State
Lloyd Jones8195WRBrigham Young
J.C. Watts8213DBOklahomafrom CLE
Admiral Dewey Larry9225DBNevada-Las Vegas
Marty Wetzel10251LBTulane
Ed Gall11278DTMaryland
Mike Moeller12308TDrake
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals6113172910
Opponents Totals37100100500
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals31:213181221702610224441.4112936
Opponents Totals28:39291112155247521634.7106935
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Pat Leahy0383997.4253669.40113
Wesley Walker90000054
Jerome Barkum70000042
Bruce Harper50000030
Kevin Long50000030
Johnny Jones30000018
Freeman McNeil30000018
Scott Dierking20000012
Bobby Jones20000012
Darrol Ray20000012
Mike Augustyniak1000006
Tom Newton1000006
Greg Buttle0000012
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals40384095.0253669.41355
Opponents Totals36333691.7122060.01287
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Pat Leahy253669.40/011/136/88/120/3
Team Totals253669.40/011/136/88/120/3
Opponents Totals122060.00/07/82/33/80/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Freeman McNeil1376234.5432
Bruce Harper813934.929t4
Mike Augustyniak853394.0121
Scott Dierking743284.415t1
Kevin Long732693.7192
Tom Newton732443.3131
Richard Todd321314.1190
Kenny Lewis6183.070
Billy Taylor210.520
Johnny Jones200.050
Chuck Ramsey300.000
Pat Ryan3-5-1.7-10
Team Totals57123414.14311
Opponents Totals46518674.04319
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Richard Todd49727956.120532316.511.649255.0132.630224300781.8
Pat Ryan10440.05484.812.018110.0110.0004849.2
Team Totals50728355.821032796.511.649265.1142.830224305581.1
Opponents Totals50527554.520935227.012.870t153.0214.266518300469.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Bruce Harper524598.8241
Wesley Walker4777016.4499
Jerome Barkum3949512.740t7
Scott Dierking262288.8231
Johnny Jones2034217.147t3
Freeman McNeil181719.5181
Mike Augustyniak181448.0150
Tom Newton171046.1130
Bobby Jones1623914.936t1
Derrick Gaffney1424617.6390
Kevin Long13665.1183
Kenny Lewis2147.080
Richard Todd111.010
Team Totals283327911.64926
Opponents Totals275352212.870t15
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Darrol Ray722732.464t2
Johnny Lynn37625.3670
Lance Mehl3175.7100
Ken Schroy25829.0390
Greg Buttle23417.0220
Kirk Springs252.550
Stan Blinka11515.0150
Jerry Holmes100.000
Team Totals2143220.6672
Opponents Totals1421215.1450
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Chuck Ramsey81329040.66501327149288135.6
Team Totals81329040.66501327149288135.6
Opponents Totals94380240.46711017337326534.7
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bruce Harper3592657.6460
Kurt Sohn133665.1140
Ken Schroy1155.050
Bobby Jones1011.010
Team Totals50133376.7460
Opponents Totals3191494.8170
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bruce Harper23048020.9420
Kurt Sohn26052820.3310
Kenny Lewis5010821.6300
Steve Stephens202110.5140
Ben Rudolph1088.080
Johnny Jones1066.060
Team Totals580115119.8420
Opponents Totals63141522.5690
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Mike Augustyniak300000
Jerome Barkum0030300
Greg Buttle0002200
Scott Dierking210100
Donald Dykes0010100
Joe Fields1000-150
Mark Gastineau0002200
Bruce Harper720200
Jerry Holmes0001100
Jesse Johnson0001100
Bobby Jones00101611
Johnny Jones220200
Joe Klecko0002200
Kevin Long210100
Marty Lyons0001100
Freeman McNeil500000
Lance Mehl0001100
Kenny Neil0010100
Tom Newton200000
Chuck Ramsey2101-390
Darrol Ray102240
Abdul Salaam0001100
Kurt Sohn520200
Kirk Springs111200
Richard Todd520200
John Woodring0011200
Team Totals3819191534111
Opponents Totals35152017372
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