1987 New York Jets Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 6-9
Finishing 5th in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Joe Walton (6-9)
Location: New York, New York
1987 New York Jets Roster
1987 New York Jets Results

The New York Jets of the National Football League ended the 1987 season with a record of 6 wins and 9 losses, finishing fifth in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference.

The Jets chalked up 334 points, but the defense allowed 360. Ken O'Brien threw for 2,696 yards. Al Toon topped pass catchers, hauling in 68 balls for 976 yards.

Freeman McNeil rushed for a team-leading 530 yards for New York, while Johnny Hector also buoyed the ground attack.

Carl Howard, Harry Hamilton and Rich Miano each picked off 3 opponent throws. Alex Gordon led the defensive unit with 5 sacks.

Joe Walton coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Ken O'Brien39323459.526966.9133.382.0595036482.8
David Norrie683551.53765.511.545.941157248.4
Pat Ryan533260.43145.947.523.8351786.5
Dave Jennings11100.01616.000.000.01600118.8
Walter Briggs200.000.000.0150.00000.0
Totals51730258.434026.6183.5152.959 66443


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Freeman McNeil1215304.430 0
Johnny Hector1114353.920 11
Roger Vick772573.314 1
Eddie Hunter481693.523 0
Dennis Bligen311284.115 1
Ken O'Brien30612.011 0
Nuu Faaola14433.118 2
John Chirico12221.81
Derrick Foster199.00
Dave Jennings252.50
Pat Ryan451.21
David Norrie551.00
Walter Briggs144.00
Jo-Jo Townsell1-2-2.0-2 0
Totals45816713.630 17


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Al Toon6897614.458 5
Mickey Shuler4343410.132 3
Johnny Hector322497.827 0
Freeman McNeil2426210.957 1
Kurt Sohn2326111.331 2
Michael Harper1822512.535 1
Scott Holman1515510.330 0
Rocky Klever1415210.930 0
Roger Vick131088.323 0
Dennis Bligen11817.419 0
Wesley Walker919021.159 1
Stan Hunter6508.312 1
Eddie Hunter5244.82
Eric Riley44210.516 0
Jo-Jo Townsell4379.211 0
John Chirico4184.50
Tony Sweet34515.022 0
Billy Griggs2178.513 1
Jamie Kurisko14141.041 1
Nuu Faaola11616.016 0
Derrick Gaffney11010.010 0
Derrick Foster199.00
Totals302340211.359 18


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Pat Leahy3131100.0221881.885
Pat Ragusa77100.04250.013


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Dave Jennings64244438.258
Tom O'Connor1860233.447

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jo-Jo Townsell3238111.991 1
Michael Harper49323.278 1
Reggie Smith294.50
Derrick Foster284.00
Kurt Sohn166.00
Trent Collins100.00
Totals4249711.891 2

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bobby Humphery1835719.847 0
Jo-Jo Townsell1127224.760 0
Tracy Martin818022.547 0
Eddie Hunter812315.427 0
Rocky Klever58517.029 0
Michael Harper47518.822 0
Reggie Smith46015.020 0
Kurt Sohn34715.718 0
Billy Griggs11313.013 0
Marion Barber252.50
Nuu Faaola144.00
Totals65122118.860 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Carl Howard3299.729 0
Harry Hamilton3258.325 0
Rich Miano3248.021 0
George Radachowsky24522.545 0
Larry Robinson13838.038 0
Jo Jo Heath13535.035 0
Jerry Holmes12020.020 0
Jim Haslett199.00
Bob Crable188.00
Marc Hogan155.00
Ken Rose111.00
Totals1823913.345 0


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 Leahy1831085
Johnny Hector11000066
Al Toon500030
Mickey Shuler300018
Pat Ragusa27013
Eddie Hunter02000012
Michael Harper11000012
Nuu Faaola20000012
Kurt Sohn20000012
Billy Griggs100006
Jamie Kurisko10006
Pat Ryan10006
Stan Hunter10006
Freeman McNeil010006
Jo-Jo Townsell00100006
Dennis Bligen100006
Roger Vick100006
Wesley Walker10006
John Chirico100006
Rich Miano010006
Bobby Humphery010006
Marty Lyons00012


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