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1986 New York Jets season
Head Coach Joe Walton
Home Field The Meadowlands
Results
Record 10–6
Place 2nd AFC East
Playoff Finish Won AFC Wild Card
35–15 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Lost AFC Divisional
23–20 (2OT) at Cleveland Browns
Timeline
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1985 1987

The 1986 New York Jets season was the 27th season for the team and the 17th in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 11–5 record from 1985 and return to the playoffs under head coach Joe Walton. The Jets finished the season with a record of 10–6, qualifying for the top Wild Card spot in the playoffs despite losing their last five games of the season. They defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in the Wild Card round, but lost to the Cleveland Browns in the divisional round. The loss to the Browns is infamous in Jets history. Leading 20–10 in the 4th quarter, the Jets collapsed when Mark Gastineau hammered Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar seconds after he released a pass; Gastineau was flagged for roughing the passer and the Browns rallied to force overtime and win early in the game's second overtime.

OffseasonEdit

RosterEdit

Depth chartEdit

Defensive Starters
[1]




CB
Jerry Holmes


CB
Russell Carter
Offensive Starters
[2]
WR
Al Toon
LT LG C RG RT
Jim Sweeney Ted Banker Joe Fields Dan Alexander Reggie McElroy
Guy Bingham Gordon King
TE
Mickey Shuler
Rocky Klever
WR
Wesley Walker
QB
Ken O'Brien
RB
Freeman McNeil
Johnny Hector
FB
Tony Paige
Special Teams
PK Pat Leahy
P Dave Jennings
KR Bobby Humphery
PR Kurt Sohn



ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 1986-09-07 at Buffalo Bills W 28–24 Rich Stadium
79,951
2 1986-09-11 New England Patriots L 20–6 The Meadowlands
72,422
3 1986-09-21 Miami Dolphins W 51–45 (OT) The Meadowlands
71,025
4 1986-09-28 at Indianapolis Colts W 26–7 Hoosier Dome
56,075
5 1986-10-05 Buffalo Bills W 14–13 The Meadowlands
69,504
6 1986-10-12 at New England Patriots W 31–24 Sullivan Stadium
60,342
7 1986-10-20 Denver Broncos W 22–10 The Meadowlands
73,759
8 1986-10-26 New Orleans Saints W 28–23 The Meadowlands
44,246
9 1986-11-02 at Seattle Seahawks W 38–7 Kingdome
62,497
10 1986-11-09 at Atlanta Falcons W 28–14 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
53,476
11 1986-11-16 Indianapolis Colts W 31–16 The Meadowlands
65,149
12 1986-11-24 at Miami Dolphins L 45–3 Miami Orange Bowl
70,206
13 1986-11-30 Los Angeles Rams L 17–3 The Meadowlands
70,539
14 1986-12-07 at San Francisco 49ers L 24–10 Candlestick Park
58,091
15 1986-12-13 Pittsburgh Steelers L 45–24 The Meadowlands
58,044
16 1986-12-21 at Cincinnati Bengals L 52–21 Riverfront Stadium
51,619

PostseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
WC 1986-12-28 Kansas City Chiefs W 35–15 The Meadowlands
69,307
Div 1987-01-03 at Cleveland Browns L 23–20 (2OT) Cleveland Municipal Stadium
78,106

StandingsEdit

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New England Patriots 11 5 0 .688 412 307 W-1
New York Jets 10 6 0 .625 364 386 L-5
Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 430 405 L-1
Buffalo Bills 4 12 0 .250 287 348 L-3
Indianapolis Colts 3 13 0 .188 229 400 W-3

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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