1973 New York Jets season

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1973 New York Jets season
Head coach Weeb Ewbank
Owner Leon Hess
Home field Shea Stadium
Results
Record 4–10
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.[1][2]

The Jets playing host to the Buffalo Bills at Shea Stadium during a 1973 home game.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Roster[edit]

1973 New York Jets final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists
  • Currently vacant


Practice squad

  • Currently vacant


Rookies in italics
45 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 1973-09-17 at Green Bay Packers L 23–7 Milwaukee County Stadium
47,124
2 1973-09-23 at Baltimore Colts W 34–10 Memorial Stadium
55,942
3 1973-09-30 at Buffalo Bills L 9–7 Rich Stadium
77,425
4 1973-10-07 at Miami Dolphins L 31–3 Miami Orange Bowl
63,850
5 1973-10-14 at New England Patriots W 9–7 Schaefer Stadium
58,659
6 1973-10-21 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 26–14 Three Rivers Stadium
48,682
7 1973-10-28 Denver Broncos L 40–28 Shea Stadium
55,108
8 1973-11-04 Miami Dolphins L 24–14 Shea Stadium
57,791
9 1973-11-11 New England Patriots W 33–13 Shea Stadium
51,034
10 1973-11-18 at Cincinnati Bengals L 20–14 Riverfront Stadium
55,745
11 1973-11-25 Atlanta Falcons L 28–20 Shea Stadium
47,283
12 1973-12-02 Baltimore Colts W 20–17 Shea Stadium
51,167
13 1973-12-09 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–23 Veterans Stadium
34,621
14 1973-12-16 Buffalo Bills L 34–14 Shea Stadium
47,740

Schedule notes:

  • 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.

Season summary[edit]

Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 3 0 10 21 34
Colts 3 7 0 0 10

[3]

Week 5[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Jets 3 0 3 3 9
Patriots 0 0 7 0 7

[4]

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Miami Dolphins 12 2 0 .857 7–1 9–2 343 150 W1
Buffalo Bills 9 5 0 .643 6–2 7–4 259 230 W4
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
Baltimore Colts 4 10 0 .286 2–6 2–9 226 341 W2

[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryczek, pp. 158-159
  2. ^ Chastain, pp. 87–88
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 296

Bibliography

Ryczek, William J. (2009). Crash of the Titans: The Early Years of the New York Jets and the AFL (revised ed.). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co. ISBN 978-0-7864-4126-6. Chastain, Bill (2010). 100 Things Jets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. Chicago: Triumph Books. ISBN 978-1-60078-522-1.

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