1978 New York Jets Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-8
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Walt Michaels (8-8)
Location: New York, New York
1978 New York Jets Roster
1978 New York Jets Results

The New York Jets of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference.

The Jets moved the ball well, scoring 359 points, but the shaky defensive squad surrendered 364. Kevin Long rushed for a team-leading 954 yards for New York.

Matt Robinson passed for 2,002 yards. Wesley Walker hauled in 48 balls for 1,169 yards. Derrick Gaffney provided receiving help also.

Burgess Owens and Bobby Jackson each picked off 5 opponent throws.

Walt Michaels coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Matt Robinson26612446.620027.5134.9166.0772822863.5
Richard Todd1076056.18497.965.6109.3491512261.6
Pat Ryan14964.31067.600.0214.3180047.6
Scott Dierking100.
Totals38819349.729577.6194.9287.277 43350


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Kevin Long2149544.527 10
Scott Dierking1706814.026 4
Bruce Harper583035.232 2
Clark Gaines441543.533 2
Darnell Powell20773.817 1
Tom Newton11454.12
Matt Robinson28230.815 0
Richard Todd14181.310 0
Derrick Gaffney2-2-1.00
Wesley Walker1-3-3.0-3 0
Totals56222504.033 21


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Wesley Walker48116924.477 8
Derrick Gaffney3869118.250 3
Jerome Barkum2839114.027 3
Kevin Long262047.817 0
Scott Dierking191528.017 0
Bruce Harper1319615.144 2
Mickey Shuler11676.115 3
Tom Newton5489.614 0
Clark Gaines3237.713 0
Bobby Jones11818.018 0
John Roman1-2-2.0-2 0
Totals193295715.377 19


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Pat Leahy424197.6302273.3107


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Chuck Ramsey74296440.179

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bruce Harper3037812.682 1
Ken Schroy33511.730 0
Totals3341312.582 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bruce Harper55128023.340 0
Kevin Bell26633.029 0
Darnell Powell35016.726 0
Bruce Stephens34214.016 0
Clark Gaines33311.014 0
Mickey Shuler11212.012 0
Totals67148322.140 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Burgess Owens515631.249 1
Bobby Jackson5265.213 0
Mike Hennigan37625.353 0
Shafer Suggs36120.332 0
Greg Buttle23417.029 0
Bob Martin23216.026 0
Ed Taylor200.00
Larry Keller144.00
Totals2338916.953 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Pat Leahy22410107
Kevin Long10000060
Wesley Walker0800048
Bruce Harper221000030
Scott Dierking4000024
Derrick Gaffney0300018
Mickey Shuler3000018
Jerome Barkum300018
Tom Newton2000012
Clark Gaines20000012
Darnell Powell100006
Burgess Owens10006