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|
The 1973 New York Jets season was the 14th 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. This season is the final season under head coach Weeb Ewbank, with their only wins coming against New England and Baltimore, both division rivals.
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.
|1973 New York Jets final roster|
|1||1973-09-17||at Green Bay Packers||L 23–7||Milwaukee County Stadium||
|2||1973-09-23||at Baltimore Colts||W 34–10||Memorial Stadium||
|3||1973-09-30||at Buffalo Bills||L 9–7||Rich Stadium||
|4||1973-10-07||at Miami Dolphins||L 31–3||Miami Orange Bowl||
|5||1973-10-14||at New England Patriots||W 9–7||Schaefer Stadium||
|6||1973-10-21||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 26–14||Three Rivers Stadium||
|7||1973-10-28||Denver Broncos||L 40–28||Shea Stadium||
|8||1973-11-04||Miami Dolphins||L 24–14||Shea Stadium||
|9||1973-11-11||New England Patriots||W 33–13||Shea Stadium||
|10||1973-11-18||at Cincinnati Bengals||L 20–14||Riverfront Stadium||
|11||1973-11-25||Atlanta Falcons||L 28–20||Shea Stadium||
|12||1973-12-02||Baltimore Colts||W 20–17||Shea Stadium||
|13||1973-12-09||at Philadelphia Eagles||L 24–23||Veterans Stadium||
|14||1973-12-16||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.
|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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