1982 New York Jets season

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1982 New York Jets season
Head coach Walt Michaels
Owner Leon Hess
Home field Shea Stadium
Results
Record 6–3
Division place 6th AFC
Playoff finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Bengals) 44–17
Won Divisional Playoffs (Raiders) 17–14
Lost AFC Championship (Dolphins) 0–14

The 1982 New York Jets season was the 23rd season for the team and the 13th in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 10–5–1 record from 1981 and return to the playoffs under head coach Walt Michaels. The season was marred by an eight-week players' strike, cancelling eight scheduled games (one game was made up at the end of the season), and eliminating divisional play for the season; the top eight teams from each conference advanced to the playoffs. The Jets finished the season with a record of 6–3 in sixth place in the American Football Conference. They defeated the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Raiders in the first two rounds of the playoffs to advance to their first AFC Championship Game. There, they fell to their division rivals, the Miami Dolphins, 14–0.

Offseason[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 September 12, 1982 Miami Dolphins L 45–28 Shea Stadium
53,360
2 September 19, 1982 at New England Patriots W 31–7 Schafer Stadium
53,515
September 26, 1982 at Baltimore Colts[1] Memorial Stadium
October 3, 1982 Houston Oilers[1] Shea Stadium
October 10, 1982 Denver Broncos[1] Shea Stadium
October 18, 1982 Buffalo Bills[1] Shea Stadium
October 24, 1982 at Kansas City Chiefs[1] Arrowhead Stadium
October 31, 1982 New England Patriots[1] Shea Stadium
November 7, 1982 at Buffalo Bills[1] Rich Stadium
November 14, 1982 at Pittsburgh Steelers[1] Three Rivers Stadium
3 November 21, 1982 Baltimore Colts W 37–0 Shea Stadium
46,970
4 November 28, 1982 Green Bay Packers W 15–13 Shea Stadium
53,872
5 December 6, 1982 at Detroit Lions W 28–13 Pontiac Silverdome
79,361
6 December 12, 1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 32–17 Shea Stadium
28,147
7 December 19, 1982 at Miami Dolphins L 20–19 Miami Orange Bowl
67,702
8 December 26, 1982 at Minnesota Vikings W 42–14 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
58,672
9 January 2, 1983 at Kansas City Chiefs L 37–13 Arrowhead Stadium
11,902

Season summary[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 14 10 21 0 45
Jets 7 7 0 14 28
  • Date: September 12
  • Location: Shea StadiumFlushing, NY
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 53,360
  • Game weather: 75°F • Wind 9

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Postseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
Wildcard January 9, 1983 at Cincinnati Bengals W 44–17 Riverfront Stadium
57,560
Divisional January 15, 1983 at Los Angeles Raiders W 17–14 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
90,038
AFC January 23, 1983 at Miami Dolphins L 14–0 Miami Orange Bowl
67,396

Divisional[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Jets 7 3 0 7 17
Raiders 0 0 14 0 14

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Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Miami Dolphins(2) 7 2 0 .778 6–1 6–1 198 131 W3
New York Jets(6) 6 3 0 .667 2–2 2–3 245 166 L1
New England Patriots(7) 5 4 0 .556 3–1 5–3 143 157 W1
Buffalo Bills 4 5 0 .444 1–3 3–3 150 154 L3
Baltimore Colts 0 8 1 .056 0–5–0 0–7–0 113 236 L2
American Football Conference
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 8 1 0 .889 260 200 W5
Miami Dolphins(2) 7 2 0 .778 198 131 W3
Cincinnati Bengals(3) 7 2 0 .778 232 177 W2
Pittsburgh Steelers(4) 6 3 0 .667 204 146 W2
San Diego Chargers(5) 6 3 0 .667 288 221 L1
New York Jets(6) 6 3 0 .667 245 166 L1
New England Patriots(7) 5 4 0 .556 143 157 W1
Cleveland Browns(8) 4 5 0 .444 140 182 L1
Buffalo Bills 4 5 0 .444 150 154 L3
Seattle Seahawks 4 5 0 .444 127 147 W1
Kansas City Chiefs 3 6 0 .333 176 184 W1
Denver Broncos 2 7 0 .222 148 226 L3
Houston Oilers 1 8 0 .111 136 245 L7
Baltimore Colts 0 8 1 .056 113 236 L2

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Freeman McNeil, NFL rushing leader
  • Freeman McNeil, Pro Bowl selection

Footnotes and references[edit]