1988 New York Jets season

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1988 New York Jets season
Head coach Joe Walton
Owner Leon Hess
Home field The Meadowlands
Results
Record 8–7–1
Division place 4th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers TE Mickey Shuler
WR Al Toon
FS Erik McMillan
A ticket for a September 1988 game between the Jets and the Cleveland Browns.

The 1988 New York Jets season was the 29th season for the team and the 19th in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 6–9 record from 1987 under head coach Joe Walton. The Jets finished the season with a record of 8–7–1. Although for the second straight year they failed to qualify for the playoffs, they would play the spoiler, as a victory over their cross-town rival New York Giants in Week 16 kept the Giants out of the playoffs due to a series of tiebreakers. For the third time in his career, Ken O'Brien had the lowest rate of interceptions among quarterbacks. He had 7 interceptions in 424 passing attempts.

The Jets endured a major distraction when Mark Gastineau, the team's main pass rusher who appeared to be experiencing a career-renaissance, abruptly retired in midseason to tend to ailing actress Brigitte Nielsen.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 8 Dave Cadigan Offensive Tackle USC
2 37 Terry Williams Defensive Back Bethune-Cookman
3 63 Erik McMillan Defensive Back Missouri
3 74 James Hasty Defensive Back Washington State
5 119 Mike Withycombe Guard Fresno State
6 146 Paul Frase Defensive End Syracuse
7 172 Gary Patton Running Back Eastern Michigan
8 203 Keith Neubert Tight End Nebraska
9 230 Ralph Tamm Guard West Chester
10 257 John Booty Defensive Back TCU
11 287 John Galvin Linebacker Boston College
12 314 Albert Goss Defensive Tackle Jackson State

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

[1]

Roster[edit]

1988 New York Jets final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Starters[edit]

POS Name GS
QB 7 Ken O'Brien 12
RB 24 Freeman McNeil 16
FB 43 Roger Vick 12
WR 88 Al Toon 15
WR 85 Wesley Walker 10
TE 82 Mickey Shuler 15
LT 61 Jeff Criswell 12
LG 79 Mike Haight 9
C 53 Jim Sweeney 16
RG 60 Dan Alexander 13
RT 68 Reggie McElroy 16
POS Name GS
LDE 99 Mark Gastineau 7
NT 94 Scott Mersereau 15
RDE 93 Marty Lyons 16
LOLB 55 Alex Gordon 13
LILB 54 Troy Benson 16
RILB 59 Kyle Clifton 15
ROLB 57 Kevin McArthur 16
LCB 48 Bobby Humphery 16
RCB 40 James Hasty 15
SS 36 Rich Miano 16
FS 22 Erik McMillan 13

[2]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 September 4, 1988 at New England Patriots L 28–3 Sullivan Stadium
44,027
2 September 11, 1988 at Cleveland Browns W 23–3 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
74,434
3 September 18, 1988 Houston Oilers W 45–3 The Meadowlands
64,483
4 September 25, 1988 at Detroit Lions W 17–10 Pontiac Silverdome
29,250
5 October 2, 1988 Kansas City Chiefs T 17–17 (OT) The Meadowlands
66,110
6 October 9, 1988 at Cincinnati Bengals L 36–19 Riverfront Stadium
57,482
7 October 17, 1988 Buffalo Bills L 37–14 The Meadowlands
70,218
8 October 23, 1988 at Miami Dolphins W 44–30 Joe Robbie Stadium
68,292
9 October 30, 1988 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–20 The Meadowlands
64,862
10 November 6, 1988 at Indianapolis Colts L 38–14 Hoosier Dome
59,233
11 November 13, 1988 New England Patriots L 14–13 The Meadowlands
48,358
12 November 20, 1988 at Buffalo Bills L 9–6 (OT) Rich Stadium
78,389
13 November 27, 1988 Miami Dolphins W 38–34 The Meadowlands
52,752
14 December 4, 1988 at Kansas City Chiefs L 38–34 Arrowhead Stadium
30,059
15 December 10, 1988 Indianapolis Colts W 34–16 The Meadowlands
46,284
16 December 18, 1988 New York Giants W 27–21 The Meadowlands
69,770

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 234Total
Jets 3 000 3
• Patriots 3 31012 28

[3]

Week 2[edit]

1 234Total
• Jets 3 3314 23
Browns 3 000 3

[4]

Week 3[edit]

1 234Total
Oilers 3 000 3
• Jets 14 14314 45

[5]

Week 4[edit]

1 234Total
• Jets 3 707 17
Lions 3 070 10

[6]

Week 5[edit]

1 234OTTotal
Chiefs 0 03140 17
Jets 3 7070 17

[7]

Week 6[edit]

1 234Total
Jets 9 370 19
• Bengals 6 1370 26
  • Date: October 9
  • Location: Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 51 °F (10.6 °C), wind 9 miles per hour (14 km/h; 7.8 kn)

[8]

Week 7[edit]

1 234Total
• Bills 17 1433 37
Jets 0 770 14

[9]

Week 8[edit]

1 234Total
• Jets 6 2477 44
Dolphins 7 3137 30

[10]

Week 9[edit]

1 234Total
Steelers 10 0010 20
• Jets 0 1077 24

[11]

Week 10[edit]

1 234Total
Jets 0 1400 14
• Colts 7 3217 38

[12]

Week 11[edit]

1 234Total
• Patriots 0 077 14
Jets 0 337 13

[13]

Week 12[edit]

1 234OTTotal
Jets 0 3030 6
Bills 0 0333 9
  • Date: November 20
  • Location: Rich Stadium • Orchard Park, New York
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 78,389
  • Game weather: 43 °F (6.1 °C) • wind 10 miles per hour (16 km/h; 8.7 kn)

[14]

Week 13[edit]

1 234Total
Dolphins 7 7200 34
• Jets 7 17014 38

[15]

Week 14[edit]

1 234Total
Jets 10 1077 34
• Chiefs 14 7017 38

[16]

Week 15[edit]

1 234Total
Colts 6 730 16
• Jets 10 0213 34

[17]

Week 16[edit]

1 234Total
Giants 0 777 21
• Jets 10 377 27

[18]

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Buffalo Bills(2) 12 4 0 .750 7–1 10–2 329 237 L1
Indianapolis Colts 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–5 354 315 W1
New England Patriots 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–5 250 284 L1
New York Jets 8 7 1 .531 3–5 6–7–1 372 354 W2
Miami Dolphins 6 10 0 .375 0–8 3–9 319 380 L1

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