1982 New York Jets season

1982 New York Jets season

1982 New York Jets season
Head coach Walt Michaels
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 Conference Championship (Dolphins) 0–14
Timeline
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1981      1983

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

Schedule

Regular season

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

Week 1

1 234Total
Dolphins 14 10210 45
Jets 7 7014 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

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

1 234Total
• Jets 7 307 17
Raiders 0 0140 14

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Standings

AFC
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Los Angeles Raiders 8 1 0 .889 260 200
Miami Dolphins 7 2 0 .778 198 131
Cincinnati Bengals 7 2 0 .778 232 177
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 3 0 .667 204 146
San Diego Chargers 6 3 0 .667 288 221
New York Jets 6 3 0 .667 245 166
New England Patriots 5 4 0 .556 143 157
Cleveland Browns 4 5 0 .444 140 182
Buffalo Bills 4 5 0 .444 150 154
Seattle Seahawks 4 5 0 .444 127 147
Kansas City Chiefs 3 6 0 .333 176 184
Denver Broncos 2 7 0 .222 148 226
Houston Oilers 1 8 0 .111 136 245
Baltimore Colts 0 8 1 .056 113 236
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Qualified for playoffs

Awards and honors

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

Footnotes and references

External links

  • 1982 statistics