1979 Game by Game

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1979 - Regular Season Record: 8-8
09/02/79 Cleveland 25-22
09/09/79 at New England 56-3
09/16/79 Detroit 31-10
09/23/79 at Buffalo 46-31
09/30/79 Miami 33-27
10/07/79 at Baltimore 10-8
10/15/79 Minnesota 14-7
10/21/79 Oakland 28-19
10/28/79 at Houston 27-24
11/04/79 at Green Bay 27-22
11/11/79 Buffalo 14-12
11/18/79 at Chicago 23-13
11/26/79 at Seattle 30-7
12/02/79 Baltimore 30-17
12/09/79 New England 27-26
12/15/79 at Miami 27-24

The 1979 regular season.

Contents

Week 1: vs Cleveland Browns

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Cleveland Browns7393325
New York Jets3739022

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 18,472

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Leahy 34
  • CLE - G.Pruitt 12 pass from Sipe (Cockroft kick)

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - Robinson 1 run (Leahy kick)
  • CLE - FG Cockroft 31

3rd Quarter

  • CLE - Newsome 17 pass from Sipe (kick failed)
  • NYJ - FG Leahy 24
  • CLE - FG Cockroft 36
  • NYJ - Long 5 run (kick failed)

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Leahy 21
  • CLE - FG Cockroft 35

Overtime

  • CLE - FG Cockroft 27


Week 2: at New England Patriots

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New York Jets30003
New England Patriots142171456

at Schaefer Stadium, Boston

  • Game attendance: 53,113

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NE - Jackson 49 pass from Grogan (Smith kick)
  • NE - Morgan 37 pass from Grogan (Smith kick)
  • NYJ - FG Leahy 30

2nd Quarter

  • NE - Morgan 50 pass from Grogan (Smith kick)
  • NE - Johnson 2 run (Smith kick)
  • NE - Jackson 44 pass from Grogan (Smith kick)

3rd Quarter

  • NE - Jackson 28 pass from Grogan (Smith kick)

4th Quarter

  • NE - Westbrook 14 pass from Owen (Smith kick)
  • NE - Clark 1 run (Smith kick)


Week 3: vs Detroit Lions

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Detroit Lions070310
New York Jets01431431

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 49,612

Scoring Summary

2nd Quarter

  • DET - Hill 12 pass from Komlo (Ricardo kick)
  • NYJ - Long 4 run (Leahy kick)
  • NYJ - Long 7 run (Leahy kick)

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Leahy 30

4th Quarter

  • DET - FG Ricardo 36
  • NYJ - Dierking 2 run (Leahy kick)
  • NYJ - Long 5 run (Leahy kick)


Week 4: at Buffalo Bills

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New York Jets3210731
Buffalo Bills61321646

at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park

  • Game attendance: 68,731

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • BUF - FG Mike-Mayer 23
  • NYJ - FG Leahy 31
  • BUF - FG Mike-Mayer 29

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - Newton 51 run (Leahy kick)
  • NYJ - Newton 1 run (Leahy kick)
  • BUF - Butler 5 pass from Ferguson (kick failed)
  • NYJ - Walker 37 pass from Todd (Leahy kick)
  • BUF - Butler 75 pass from Ferguson (Mike-Mayer kick)

3rd Quarter

  • BUF - Butler 74 pass from Ferguson (Mike-Mayer kick)
  • BUF - Butler 9 pass from Ferguson (Mike-Mayer kick)
  • BUF - Smerlas 13 fumble return (Mike-Mayer kick)

4th Quarter

  • BUF - Shipp 13 pass from Ferguson (kick failed)
  • NYJ - Shuler 27 pass from Todd (Leahy kick)


Week 5: vs Miami Dolphins

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Miami Dolphins10001727
New York Jets7136733

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 51,496

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Lynn recovered blocked punt in end zone (Leahy kick)
  • MIA - Cefalo 26 pass from Griese (von Schamann kick)
  • MIA - FG von Schamann 25

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - Newton 1 run (Leahy kick)
  • NYJ - Newton 1 run (kick blocked)

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - Jackson 58 interception return (kick failed)

4th Quarter

  • MIA - Hardy 18 pass from Griese (von Schamann kick)
  • MIA - FG von Schamann 37
  • NYJ - Walker 71 pass from Todd (Leahy kick)
  • MIA - Moore 6 pass from Griese (von Schamann kick)


Week 6: at Baltimore Colts

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New York Jets03328
Baltimore Colts1000010

at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore

  • Game attendance: 32,142

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • BAL - McCall 17 pass from Landry (Mike-Mayer kick)
  • BAL - FG Mike Mayer 41

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Leahy 18

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Leahy 31

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - Safety (Moresco forced Dilts out of end zone)


Week 7: vs Minnesota Vikings

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Minnesota Vikings00077
New York Jets707014

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 54,479

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Todd 3 run (Szaro kick)

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - Suggs 32 interception return (Szaro kick)

4th Quarter

  • MIN - Foreman 1 run (Danmeier kick)


Week 8: vs Oakland Raiders

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Oakland Raiders0103619
New York Jets7071428

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 55,802

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Walker 21 pass from Todd (Linhart kick)

2nd Quarter

  • OAK - FG Breech 25
  • OAK - Chester 25 pass from Stabler (Breech kick)

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - Walker 22 pass from Todd (Linhart kick)
  • OAK - FG Breech 25

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - Dierking 13 run (Linhart kick)
  • NYJ - Shuler 7 pass from Todd (Linhart kick)
  • OAK - Chester 3 pass from Stabler (kick failed)


Week 9: at Houston Oilers

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New York Jets73014024
Houston Oilers01770327

at Astrodome, Houston

  • Game attendance: 45,825

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Walker 39 pass from Todd (Linhart kick)

2nd Quarter

  • HOU - FG Fritsch 47
  • NYJ - FG Linhart 31
  • HOU - Carpenter 1 run (Fritsch kick)
  • HOU - Campbell 4 run (Fritsch kick)

3rd Quarter

  • HOU - Barber 37 pass from Pastorini (Fritsch kick)

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - Barkum 18 pass from Todd (Linhart kick)
  • NYJ - Todd 1 run (Linhart kick)

Overtime

  • HOU - FG Fritsch 47


Week 10: at Green Bay Packers

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New York Jets0213327
Green Bay Packers697022

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay

  • Game attendance: 54,201

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • GB - Whitehurst 2 run (kick failed)

2nd Quarter

  • GB - FG Anderson 39
  • NYJ - Long 1 run (Linhartkick)
  • NYJ - Barkum 32 pass from Todd (Linhart kick)
  • GB - A.Thompson 100 kickoff return (kick failed)
  • NYJ - Harper 6 pass from Todd (Linhart kick)

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Linhart 24
  • GB - Torkelson 2 run (Anderson kick)

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Linhart 39


Week 11: vs Buffalo Bills

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Buffalo Bills070714
New York Jets060612

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 50,647

Scoring Summary

2nd Quarter

  • BUF - Collier 1 run (Mike-Mayer kick)
  • NYJ - Long 1 run (kick failed)

4th Quarter

  • BUF - Brown 30 pass from Ferguson (Mike-Mayer kick)
  • NYJ - Jones 11 pass from Todd (kick failed)


Week 12: at Chicago Bears

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New York Jets600713
Chicago Bears776323

at Soldier Field, Chicago

  • Game attendance: 53,635

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Barkum 18 pass from Todd (kick failed)
  • CHI - Watts 21 pass from Phipps (Thomas kick)

2nd Quarter

  • CHI - Williams 1 run (Thomas kick)

3rd Quarter

  • CHI - Williams 6 pass from Phipps (kick failed)

4th Quarter

  • CHI - FG Thomas 24
  • NYJ - Todd 1 run (Linhart kick)


Week 13: at Seattle Seahawks

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New York Jets00707
Seattle Seahawks31314030

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Game attendance: 59,977

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • SEA - FG Herrera 49

2nd Quarter

  • SEA - FG Herrera 42
  • SEA - Largent 14 pass from Zorn (Herrera kick)
  • SEA - FG Herrera 45

3rd Quarter

  • SEA - Smith 16 pass from Zorn (Herrera kick)
  • NYJ - Long 1 run (Jacobs kick)
  • SEA - McCullum 11 pass from Zorn (Herrera kick)


Week 14: vs Baltimore Colts

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Baltimore Colts3014017
New York Jets3177330

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 47,744

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Jacobs 28
  • BAL - FG Mike-Mayer 20

2nd Quarter

  • NYJ - Barkum 3 pass from Todd (Jacobs kick)
  • NYJ - FG Jacobs 27
  • NYJ - Todd 1 run (Jacobs kick)

3rd Quarter

  • BAL - Washington 1 run (Mike-Mayer kick)
  • NYJ - Newton 1 run (Jacobs kick)
  • BAL - Doughty 14 pass from Landry (Mike-Mayer kick)

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Jacobs 42


Week 15: vs New England Patriots

1st2nd3rd4thFinal
New England Patriots0127726
New York Jets7107327

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Game attendance: 45,131

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • NYJ - Gaffney 13 pass from Todd (Jacobs kick)

2nd Quarter

  • NE - FG Smith 47
  • NE - Safety (Ramsey ran out of end zone)
  • NE - Morgan 48 pass from Grogan (Smith kick)
  • NYJ - Newton 1 run (Jacobs kick)
  • NYJ - FG Jacobs 39

3rd Quarter

  • NE - Cunningham 1 run (Smith kick)
  • NYJ - Todd 8 run (Jacobs kick)

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - FG Jacobs 25
  • NE - Morgan 39 pass from Grogan (Smith kick)


(Note: This was the Flying Lawnmower Game.)

Week 16: at Miami Dolphins

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New York Jets0614727
Miami Dolphins773724

at Orange Bowl, Miami

  • Game attendance: 49,915

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

  • MIA - Nathan 20 pass from Strock (von Schamann kick)

2nd Quarter

  • MIA - Csonka 3 run (von Schamann kick)
  • NYJ - Bennett 1 run (kick failed)

3rd Quarter

  • NYJ - Harper 72 pass from Todd (Jacobs kick)
  • NYJ - Dierking 1 run (Jacobs kick)
  • MIA - FG von Schamann 25

4th Quarter

  • NYJ - Shuler 4 pass from Todd (Jacobs kick)
  • MIA - Torrey 1 run (von Schamann kick)
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