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1991 New York Jets season


1991 New York Jets season

1991 New York Jets season
Head coach Bruce Coslet
Owner Leon Hess
Home field The Meadowlands
Record 8–8
Division place 2nd AFC East
Playoff finish Lost AFC Wild Card
17–10 at Houston Oilers
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The 1991 New York Jets season was the 32nd season for the team and the 22nd in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 6–10 record from 1990 under head coach Bruce Coslet. The Jets finished the season with a record of 8–8, qualifying for a playoff berth in the last game of the season. They were defeated in the Wild Card round by the Houston Oilers by a score of 17–10.

In 2004, Football Outsiders Mike Tanier named the 1991 New York Jets as one of the "worst playoff teams ever":[1]

Bruce Coslet's Jets really had no business in the postseason. They started the season 1-3 and ended it 1-3. In between, they had some big wins, like a 41-23 victory over the Dolphins, but they also gave the Colts their only win of the year. [Quarterback] Ken O'Brien threw for 3,300 yards but just 10 touchdowns, as he displayed a knack for the redzone interception. At 7-8, they faced an 8-7 Dolphins team with a Wild Card bid on the line. As fate would have it, the Jets would walk away with a 23-20 overtime victory and a postseason birth. They would lose to the Oilers, 17-10, in the Wild Card round.

That Jets team had a lot of young talent, including Blair Thomas, Mo Lewis, Rob Moore, and Terance Mathis. They would add Jeff Blake and Johnnie Mitchell [sic] the following year. Unfortunately, that team also had Coslet. The Jets went 4-12 [in 1992], then 8-8 [in 1993], then switched to Pete Caroll [sic] [in 1994], then (ugh) Rich Kotite [in 1995]. Thomas and Mitchell never developed. Moore, Mathis and Blake would have their best seasons elsewhere. This wasn't a team going places; it was a team that tripped into the playoffs by accident.


NFL Draft

Main article: 1991 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
2 34 Browning Nagle Quarterback Louisville
3 63 Mo Lewis Linebacker Georgia
4 94 Mark Gunn Defensive tackle Pittsburgh
6 148 Blaise Bryant Running back Iowa State
7 175 Mike Riley Defensive back Tulane
8 202 Doug Parrish Defensive back Memphis
9 234 Paul Glonek Defensive tackle Arizona
10 261 Al Baker Running back Kentucky
11 288 Rocen Keeton Linebacker UCLA
12 315 Mark Hayes Offensive tackle Arizona State



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Regular season


Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 1991-09-01 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 16–13 The Meadowlands
2 1991-09-08 at Seattle Seahawks L 20–13 Kingdome
3 1991-09-15 Buffalo Bills L 23–20 The Meadowlands
4 1991-09-23 at Chicago Bears L 19–13 (OT) Soldier Field
5 1991-09-29 Miami Dolphins W 41–23 The Meadowlands
6 1991-10-06 at Cleveland Browns W 17–14 Cleveland Stadium
7 1991-10-13 Houston Oilers L 23–20 The Meadowlands
8 1991-10-20 at Indianapolis Colts W 17–6 Hoosier Dome
9 Bye
10 1991-11-03 Green Bay Packers W 19–16 (OT) The Meadowlands
11 1991-11-10 Indianapolis Colts L 28–27 The Meadowlands
12 1991-11-17 at New England Patriots W 28–21 Foxboro Stadium
13 1991-11-24 San Diego Chargers W 24–3 The Meadowlands
14 1991-12-01 at Buffalo Bills L 24–13 Rich Stadium
15 1991-12-08 at Detroit Lions L 34–20 Pontiac Silverdome
16 1991-12-15 New England Patriots L 6–3 The Meadowlands
17 1991-12-22 at Miami Dolphins W 23–20 (OT) Joe Robbie Stadium


Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
WC 1991-12-29 at Houston Oilers L 17–10 Houston Astrodome


AFC East
Buffalo Bills 13 3 0 .813 458 318
New York Jets 8 8 0 .500 314 293
Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 343 349
New England Patriots 6 10 0 .375 211 305
Indianapolis Colts 1 15 0 .063 143 381


External links

  • 1991 statistics

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