1973 New York Jets season
|1973 New York Jets season|
|Head coach||Weeb Ewbank|
|Home field||Shea Stadium|
|Division place||4th AFC East|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
|Pro Bowlers||T Winston Hill|
WR Jerome Barkum
The 1973 New York Jets season was the fourteenth season for the team and the fourth in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 7–7 record from 1972 under head coach Weeb Ewbank. The Jets finished with a record of 4–10 in the final season under head coach Weeb Ewbank, with their only wins coming against division rivals New England and Baltimore.
The memorandum of understanding signed by team original owner (as the New York Titans) Harry Wismer gave Shea Stadium’s co-tenants, the New York Mets’, exclusive use of the stadium until they had completed their season. The Jets were required to open 1973 with several road games. As the Mets had a long playoff run to the World Series, the Jets' first six games were on the road.
The 1973 season would be the last for legendary coach Weeb Ewbank.
|1||September 17, 1973||at Green Bay Packers||L 23–7||Milwaukee County Stadium|
|2||September 23, 1973||at Baltimore Colts||W 34–10||Memorial Stadium|
|3||September 30, 1973||at Buffalo Bills||L 9–7||Rich Stadium|
|4||October 7, 1973||at Miami Dolphins||L 31–3||Miami Orange Bowl|
|5||October 14, 1973||at New England Patriots||W 9–7||Schaefer Stadium|
|6||October 21, 1973||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 26–14||Three Rivers Stadium|
|7||October 28, 1973||Denver Broncos||L 40–28||Shea Stadium|
|8||November 4, 1973||Miami Dolphins||L 24–14||Shea Stadium|
|9||November 11, 1973||New England Patriots||W 33–13||Shea Stadium|
|10||November 18, 1973||at Cincinnati Bengals||L 20–14||Riverfront Stadium|
|11||November 25, 1973||Atlanta Falcons||L 28–20||Shea Stadium|
|12||December 2, 1973||Baltimore Colts||W 20–17||Shea Stadium|
|13||December 9, 1973||at Philadelphia Eagles||L 24–23||Veterans Stadium|
|14||December 16, 1973||Buffalo Bills||L 34–14||Shea Stadium|
- The October 14 game vs. the Patriots was originally scheduled to be played in New York, but due to the New York Mets’ involvement in the World Series, the sites for that game and the November 11 rematch were switched.
- The October 21 game vs. the Steelers was originally scheduled to be played in New York, but was moved to Pittsburgh due to the Mets' ongoing participation in the World Series.
Week 6 at Steelers
- Date: October 21
- Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
- Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C) • Wind 9
- Game attendance: 48,682
- Referee: John McDonough
|New England Patriots||5||9||0||.357||1–7||3–8||258||300||L2|
|New York Jets||4||10||0||.286||4–4||4–7||240||306||L2|
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