1977 New York Jets season

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1977 New York Jets season
Head coach Walt Michaels
Home field Shea Stadium
Results
Record 3–11
Division place 4th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1976 1978 >

The 1977 New York Jets season was the 18th season for the team and the 8th in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 3–11 record from 1976 under new head coach Walt Michaels and beginning the post-Joe Namath era. For the third straight season, the Jets finished with a record of 3–11.

Offseason[edit]

Draft[edit]

Main article: 1977 NFL Draft
1977 New York Jets draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 4 Marvin Powell  OT USC
2 33 Wesley Walker  WR California
3 72 Tank Marshall  DT Texas A&M
4 90 Scott Dierking  RB Purdue
5 116 Perry Griggs  WR Troy State
5 129 Gary Gregory  OT Baylor
6 144 Joe Klecko *  DT Temple
7 168 Charlie White  RB Bethune-Cookman
7 171 Bob Grupp  P Duke
7 195 Kevin Long  RB South Carolina
8 200 Dan Alexander  OG LSU
8 210 Ed Thompson  LB Ohio State
9 227 Matt Robinson  QB Georgia
10 256 John Hennessy  LB Michigan
11 307 Dave Butterfield  DB Nebraska
12 312 Phil Gargis  QB Auburn
12 313 Dave Conrad  OT Maryland
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 1977-09-18 at Houston Oilers L 20–0 The Astrodome
39,488
2 1977-09-25 Baltimore Colts L 20–12 Shea Stadium
43,439
3 1977-10-02 New England Patriots W 30–27 Shea Stadium
38,227
4 1977-10-09 at Buffalo Bills W 24–19 Rich Stadium
32,046
5 1977-10-16 at Miami Dolphins L 21–17 Miami Orange Bowl
43,446
6 1977-10-23 Oakland Raiders L 28–27 Shea Stadium
56,734
7 1977-10-30 at New England Patriots L 24–13 Schafer Stadium
61,042
8 1977-11-06 Miami Dolphins L 14–10 Shea Stadium
51,582
9 1977-11-13 Seattle Seahawks L 17–0 Shea Stadium
42,923
10 1977-11-20 at Baltimore Colts L 33–12 Memorial Stadium
50,957
11 1977-11-27 Pittsburgh Steelers L 23–20 Shea Stadium
47,385
12 1977-12-04 at New Orleans Saints W 16–13 Louisiana Superdome
40,464
13 1977-12-11 Buffalo Bills L 14–10 Shea Stadium
31,929
14 1977-12-18 at Philadelphia Eagles L 27–0 Veterans Stadium
19,241

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Houston Oilers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 0 0 0 0
Oilers 0 7 0 13 20

at Houston Astrodome, Houston, Texas

  • Date: September 18
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: dome
  • Box Score

Week 2: vs. Baltimore Colts[edit]

Week 3: vs. New England Patriots[edit]

Week 4: at Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week 5: at Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week 6: vs. Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week 7: at New England Patriots[edit]

Week 8: vs. Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week 9: vs. Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week 10: at Baltimore Colts[edit]

Week 11: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week 12: at New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week 13: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week 14: at Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Baltimore Colts(2) 10 4 0 .714 6–2 9–3 295 221
Miami Dolphins 10 4 0 .714 6–2 8–4 313 197
New England Patriots 9 5 0 .643 4–4 7–5 278 217
Buffalo Bills 3 11 0 .214 2–6 2–10 160 313
New York Jets 3 11 0 .214 2–6 2–10 191 300

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2014-Jul-05.