1979 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
1979 New York Jets Roster
1979 New York Jets Results

The New York Jets of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference.

New York racked up 337 points, while the leaky defense surrendered 383. Clark Gaines rushed for a team-leading 905 yards for the Jets, and Scott Dierking also contributed to the rushing attack.

Richard Todd tossed for 2,660 yards. Derrick Gaffney hauled in 32 balls, while Wesley Walker added 569 receiving yards. Clark Gaines and Jerome Barkum provided receiving help, too.

Burgess Owens intercepted 6 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
Richard Todd33417151.226608.0164.8226.6722522266.5
Matt Robinson311754.81916.200.026.53353046.6
Pat Ryan4250.0133.200.0125.0721417.7
Totals36919051.528647.8164.3256.872 32266


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Clark Gaines1869054.952 0
Scott Dierking1867674.140 3
Kevin Long1164423.825 7
Bruce Harper652824.331 0
Tom Newton371453.951 6
Richard Todd36932.621 5
Bobby Jones144.00
Woody Bennett242.01
Matt Robinson341.310 1
Chuck Ramsey200.00
Totals63426464.252 23


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Derrick Gaffney3253416.743 1
Clark Gaines292197.615 0
Jerome Barkum2740114.940 4
Wesley Walker2356924.771 5
Bobby Jones1937919.951 1
Bruce Harper1725014.772 2
Mickey Shuler1622514.146 3
Scott Dierking1012112.127 0
Kevin Long1011511.527 0
Tom Newton4338.211 0
Bob Raba294.50
Woody Bennett199.00
Totals190286415.172 16


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Pat Leahy151280.013861.536
Dave Jacobs111090.99555.625
Toni Linhart141178.66350.020
Rich Szaro22100.020.02


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Chuck Ramsey73297940.864

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bruce Harper332908.851 0
Ken Schroy22412.019 0
Paul Darby100.00
Totals363148.751 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bruce Harper55115821.152 0
Ken Schroy617929.851 0
Bobby Jones714020.036 0
Clark Gaines22914.520 0
Bob Raba11818.018 0
Mickey Shuler11515.015 0
John Hennessy2157.512 0
Woody Bennett177.00
Tom Newton100.00
Totals76156120.552 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Burgess Owens6416.815 0
Bobby Jackson46315.858 1
Shafer Suggs34113.732 1
Johnny Lynn24623.032 0
Greg Buttle22713.527 0
Stan Blinka2126.00
Mike McKibben155.00
Ken Schroy144.00
Totals2123911.458 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Kevin Long7000042
Pat Leahy812036
Tom Newton60000036
Richard Todd500030
Wesley Walker500030
Dave Jacobs510025
Jerome Barkum400024
Toni Linhart311020
Scott Dierking3000018
Mickey Shuler3000018
Bruce Harper020000012
Derrick Gaffney10006
Matt Robinson10006
Shafer Suggs10006
Bobby Jones0100006
Woody Bennett1000006
Bobby Jackson10006
Johnny Lynn010006
Rich Szaro0202
Tim Moresco00012