1978 New York Jets season
Head Coach Walt Michaels
Home Field Shea Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
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.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

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 24–17 Shea Stadium
46,911
4 1978-09-24 at Washington Redskins L 23–3 RFK Stadium
54,729
5 1978-10-01 Pittsburgh Steelers L 28–17 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 55–21 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 17–9 Veterans Stadium
60,249
12 1978-11-19 New England Patriots L 19–17 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 37–34 (OT) Cleveland Stadium
36,881
16 1978-12-17 Dallas Cowboys L 30–7 Shea Stadium
52,532

Standings[edit | edit source]

AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
New England Patriots 11 5 0 .688 358 286
Miami Dolphins 11 5 0 .688 372 254
New York Jets 8 8 0 .500 359 364
Buffalo Bills 5 11 0 .313 302 354
Baltimore Colts 5 11 0 .313 239 421

Roster[edit | edit source]

1978 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
53 Active, 5 Inactive, 5 Practice squad

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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