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1987 New York Jets season

The 1987 New York Jets season was the 28th season for the team and the 18th in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 10–6 record from 1986 under head coach Joe Walton. The season was marred by a players' strike that resulted in the cancellation of all Week 3 games, as well as Weeks 4 through 6 being played mostly with replacement players. The Jets finished the season with a record of 6–9. For the second time in his career, Ken O'Brien had the lowest rate of interceptions among quarterbacks. He had 8 interceptions in 393 passing attempts.

1987 New York Jets season
Head coachJoe Walton
General managerJim Kensil
OwnerLeon Hess
Home fieldGiants Stadium
Results
Record6–9
Division place5th AFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersWR Al Toon

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

PersonnelEdit

1987 New York Jets staff
Front office
  • Owner – Leon Hess
  • President/General Manager – Jim Kensil

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches


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RosterEdit

1987 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

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 September 13, 1987 at Buffalo Bills W 31–28 Rich Stadium
76,718
2 September 21, 1987 New England Patriots W 43–24 The Meadowlands
70,847
3 September 27, 1987 at Pittsburgh Steelers Cancelled due to players' strike
4 October 4, 1987 Dallas Cowboys L 38–24 The Meadowlands
12,370
5 October 11, 1987 at Indianapolis Colts L 6–0 Hoosier Dome
34,927
6 October 18, 1987 Miami Dolphins W 37–31 (OT) The Meadowlands
18,249
7 October 25, 1987 at Washington Redskins L 17–16 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
53,497
8 November 1, 1987 Indianapolis Colts L 19–14 The Meadowlands
60,863
9 November 9, 1987 Seattle Seahawks W 30–14 The Meadowlands
60,452
10 November 15, 1987 at Kansas City Chiefs W 16–9 Arrowhead Stadium
40,718
11 November 22, 1987 Buffalo Bills L 17–14 The Meadowlands
58,407
12 November 29, 1987 Cincinnati Bengals W 27–20 The Meadowlands
41,135
13 December 7, 1987 at Miami Dolphins L 37–28 Joe Robbie Stadium
62,592
14 December 13, 1987 at New England Patriots L 42–20 Sullivan Stadium
60,617
15 December 20, 1987 Philadelphia Eagles L 38–27 The Meadowlands
30,572
16 December 27, 1987 at New York Giants L 20–7 Giants Stadium
68,318

Season summaryEdit

Week 1Edit

1 234Total
• Jets 0 14107 31
Bills 0 7714 28

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Week 2Edit

1 234Total
Patriots 0 3714 24
• Jets 6 02116 43

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Week 3Edit

Week 4Edit

Week 5Edit

1 234OTTotal
Dolphins 10 07140 31
• Jets 0 170146 37

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Week 6Edit

Week 7Edit

Week 8Edit

1 234Total
Seahawks 0 0140 14
• Jets 0 101010 30

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Week 9Edit

1 234Total
• Jets 3 0310 16
Chiefs 0 360 9

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Week 10Edit

Week 11Edit

1 234Total
Bengals 0 1073 20
• Jets 7 10010 27

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Week 12Edit

Week 13Edit

Week 14Edit

Week 15Edit

StandingsEdit

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Indianapolis Colts(3) 9 6 0 .600 5–3 8–6 300 238 W2
New England Patriots 8 7 0 .533 6–2 8–4 320 293 W3
Miami Dolphins 8 7 0 .533 2–6 5–7 362 335 L1
Buffalo Bills 7 8 0 .467 4–4 6–6 270 305 L2
New York Jets 6 9 0 .400 3–5 6–5 334 360 L4

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Mar-02.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Mar-01.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Mar-01.
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Mar-02.
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Mar-03.
  7. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Mar-06.
  8. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 447

External linksEdit