2002 New York Jets season

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2002 New York Jets season
Head coach Herman Edwards
Owner Woody Johnson
Home field The Meadowlands
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 1st AFC East
Playoff finish Won AFC Wild Card
41–0 vs. Indianapolis Colts
Lost AFC Divisional
30–10 at Oakland Raiders
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 2001 2003 >

The 2002 New York Jets season was the 43rd season for the team, and the 33rd in the National Football League. The team tried to improve upon its 10–6 record from 2001. The Jets overcame a 2–5 start to finish 9–7 and won their second AFC East division title.

After a heartbreaking 24–21 week 8 loss to the Cleveland Browns at the Meadowlands, head coach Herman Edwards gave his famous "You play to win the game" tirade in the post-game press conference. The mid-season debut of quarterback Chad Pennington helped lead the Jets to a 7–2 record down the stretch. After posting a stunning rout of the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 41–0 at the Meadowlands in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, they lost for the second year in a row to the Oakland Raiders, 30–10 in the Divisional round.

Offseason[edit]

2002 NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College
1 22 Bryan Thomas Defensive end UAB
2 57 Jon McGraw Safety Kansas State
3 88 Chris Baker Tight end Michigan State
4 121 Alan Harper Defensive tackle Fresno State
5 154 Jonathan Goodwin Guard Michigan

Schedule[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site TV Kickoff Attendance
1 September 8, 2002 at Buffalo Bills W 37–31 (OT) Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS 1:00pm
72,751
2 September 15, 2002 New England Patriots L 44–7 The Meadowlands CBS 1:00pm
78,726
3 September 22, 2002 at Miami Dolphins L 30–3 Pro Player Stadium CBS 1:00pm
73,426
4 September 29, 2002 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 28–3 Alltel Stadium CBS 1:00pm
55,670
5 October 6, 2002 Kansas City Chiefs L 29–25 The Meadowlands CBS 4:15pm
78,149
6 Bye
7 October 20, 2002 Minnesota Vikings W 20–7 The Meadowlands FOX 1:00pm
78,516
8 October 27, 2002 Cleveland Browns L 24–21 The Meadowlands CBS 1:00pm
78,502
9 November 3, 2002 at San Diego Chargers W 44–13 Qualcomm Stadium CBS 4:15pm
59,772
10 November 10, 2002 Miami Dolphins W 13–10 The Meadowlands ESPN 8:30pm
78,920
11 November 17, 2002 at Detroit Lions W 31–14 Ford Field CBS 4:15pm
61,720
12 November 24, 2002 Buffalo Bills W 31–13 The Meadowlands CBS 1:00pm
78,745
13 December 2, 2002 at Oakland Raiders L 26–20 Network Associates Coliseum ABC 9:00pm
62,257
14 December 8, 2002 Denver Broncos W 19–13 The Meadowlands CBS 4:15pm
78,521
15 December 15, 2002 at Chicago Bears L 20–13 Memorial Stadium CBS 1:00pm
62,226
16 December 22, 2002 at New England Patriots W 30–17 Gillette Stadium ESPN 8:30pm
68,436
17 December 29, 2002 Green Bay Packers W 42–17 The Meadowlands FOX 4:15pm
78,733

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
WC January 4, 2003 Indianapolis Colts W 41–0 The Meadowlands
78,524
Div January 12, 2003 at Oakland Raiders L 30–10 Network Associates Coliseum
62,207

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
z (4) New York Jets 9 7 0 .563 4–2 6–6 359 336 W2
New England Patriots 9 7 0 .563 4–2 6–6 381 346 W1
Miami Dolphins 9 7 0 .563 2–4 7–5 378 301 L2
Buffalo Bills 8 8 0 .500 2–4 5–7 379 397 W1

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