The New York Jets finished the regular season with a 10-6 record. They went 5-3 at home and 5-3 on the road. Including the playoffs, the New York Jets went 11-7. Their final game was a loss in the Divisional Round to the Cleveland Browns.
The 1986 New York Jets played in the East Division of the American Football Conference.
During the regular season, the 1986 New York Jets went 6-2 against their AFC East opponents.
|Opponent||Record||Win Percentage %||Point Differential|
|New England Patriots||1-1||50%||-7|
The 1986 New York Jets had their best month in October, when they went 4-0 and were undefeated. Their worst month was December, when they went 0-3 and lost all their games.
|Month||Record||Win Percentage %||Point Differential|
Yes, the New York Jets made the Playoffs in 1986. They won their first game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Wild Card Round. They eventually lost against the Cleveland Browns in the Divisional Round.
The New York Jets finished the regular season with a point differential of -22. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Jets could have been expected to have about 7.4 wins, or a 7-9 record in the regular season.
In close, one-score games, the 1986 New York Jets went 5-0. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Jets went 2-0.
During the regular season, the 1986 New York Jets went 1-0 in overtime games.
The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1986 New York Jets was a 9 game winning streak.
The longest losing streak that the New York Jets had during the 1986 regular season was 5 games, which happened once during the season.
= Playoff Team
Bold = Division Opponent
|1||Sun, Sep 7, 1986||@ Buffalo Bills||Win 28 - 24|
|2||Thu, Sep 11, 1986||vs New England Patriots||Loss 6 - 20|
|3||Sun, Sep 21, 1986||vs Miami Dolphins||Win 51 - 45||OT|
|4||Sun, Sep 28, 1986||@ Indianapolis Colts||Win 26 - 7|
|5||Sun, Oct 5, 1986||vs Buffalo Bills||Win 14 - 13|
|6||Sun, Oct 12, 1986||@ New England Patriots||Win 31 - 24|
|7||Mon, Oct 20, 1986||vs Denver Broncos||Win 22 - 10|
|8||Sun, Oct 26, 1986||vs New Orleans Saints||Win 28 - 23|
|9||Sun, Nov 2, 1986||@ Seattle Seahawks||Win 38 - 7|
|10||Sun, Nov 9, 1986||@ Atlanta Falcons||Win 28 - 14|
|11||Sun, Nov 16, 1986||vs Indianapolis Colts||Win 31 - 16|
|12||Mon, Nov 24, 1986||@ Miami Dolphins||Loss 3 - 45|
|13||Sun, Nov 30, 1986||vs Los Angeles Rams||Loss 3 - 17|
|14||Sun, Dec 7, 1986||@ San Francisco 49ers||Loss 10 - 24|
|15||Sat, Dec 13, 1986||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||Loss 24 - 45|
|16||Sun, Dec 21, 1986||@ Cincinnati Bengals||Loss 21 - 52|
|WC Wild Card Round||Sun, Dec 28, 1986||vs Kansas City Chiefs||Win 35 - 15|
|Div Divisional Round||Sat, Jan 3, 1987||@ Cleveland Browns||Loss 20 - 23||OT|