1978 New York Jets season

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1978 New York Jets season
Head coach Walt Michaels
Home field Shea Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 3rd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1977 1979 >

The 1978 New York Jets season was the 19th season for the team and the 9th in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 3–11 record from 1977 under head coach Walt Michaels. The Jets finished the season with a record of 8–8.

This was the first season for a new logo with the "J" styled to have a jet-like appearance. This logo would last until the 1997 NFL season. Amazingly, the eighth game was the last time the Jets would oppose the Cardinals until 1996, when that franchise, based in Phoenix, would provide the Jets with their only win for the entire season.[1] The reason for this is that before the admission of the Texans in 2002, NFL scheduling formulas for games outside a team’s division were much more influenced by table position during the previous season.[2]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 1978-09-03 Miami Dolphins W 33–20 Shea Stadium
49,598
2 1978-09-10 at Buffalo Bills W 21–20 Rich Stadium
40,985
3 1978-09-17 Seattle Seahawks L 17–24 Shea Stadium
46,911
4 1978-09-24 at Washington Redskins L 3–23 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
54,729
5 1978-10-01 Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–28 Shea Stadium
52,058
6 1978-10-08 Buffalo Bills W 45–14 Shea Stadium
44,545
7 1978-10-15 at Baltimore Colts W 33–10 Memorial Stadium
45,563
8 1978-10-22 St. Louis Cardinals W 23–10 Shea Stadium
49,244
9 1978-10-29 at New England Patriots L 21–55 Schafer Stadium
60,585
10 1978-11-05 at Denver Broncos W 31–28 Mile High Stadium
74,983
11 1978-11-12 at Philadelphia Eagles L 9–17 Veterans Stadium
60,249
12 1978-11-19 New England Patriots L 17–19 Shea Stadium
55,568
13 1978-11-26 at Miami Dolphins W 24–13 Miami Orange Bowl
49,255
14 1978-12-03 Baltimore Colts W 24–16 Shea Stadium
50,248
15 1978-12-10 at Cleveland Browns L 34–37 (OT) Cleveland Stadium
36,881
16 1978-12-17 Dallas Cowboys L 7–30 Shea Stadium
52,532

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 6 7 7 20
• Jets 10 10 7 6 33

[3]


Week 6[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 7 0 0 7 14
• Jets 14 21 10 0 45

[4]


Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
New England Patriots(2) 11 5 0 .688 6–2 9–3 358 286
Miami Dolphins(4) 11 5 0 .688 5–3 8–4 372 254
New York Jets 8 8 0 .500 6–2 7–5 359 364
Baltimore Colts 5 11 0 .313 1–7 3–9 239 421
Buffalo Bills 5 11 0 .313 2–6 4–10 302 354

Roster[edit]

New York Jets roster
Quarterbacks
  • 14 {(Richard Todd)]

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies in italics

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]