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The 1982 New York Jets season was the 23rd season for the franchise and its 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.

1982 New York Jets season
Head coachWalt Michaels
OwnerLeon Hess
Home fieldShea Stadium
Results
Record6–3
Division place6th AFC
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (Bengals) 44–17
Won Divisional Playoffs (Raiders) 17–14
Lost AFC Championship (Dolphins) 0–14
Pro BowlersC Joe Fields
T Marvin Powell
WR Wesley Walker
RB Freeman McNeil
DE Mark Gastineau

OffseasonEdit

DraftEdit

1982 New York Jets draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 23 Bob Crable  LB Notre Dame
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

RosterEdit

1982 New York Jets final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

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 Schaefer 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 summaryEdit

Week 1 vs DolphinsEdit

Week One: Miami Dolphins (0–0) at New York Jets (0–0)
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 14 10 21045
Jets 7 7 01428

at Shea StadiumFlushing, New York

  • Date: September 12
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 75 °F (24 °C) • Wind 9 miles per hour (14 km/h; 7.8 kn)
  • Game attendance: 53,360
  • Pro-Football-Reference.com

Week 2Edit

1 234Total
• Jets 0 10714 31
Patriots 0 070 7

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Week 3Edit

1 234Total
Colts 0 000 0
• Jets 10 1773 37
  • Date: November 21
  • Location: Shea Stadium

[3]

Week 4Edit

1 234Total
Packers 6 700 13
• Jets 6 090 15
  • Date: November 28
  • Location: Shea Stadium

[4]

Week 5Edit

1 234Total
• Jets 7 1407 28
Lions 3 073 13

[5]

Week 6Edit

1 234Total
Buccaneers 0 377 17
• Jets 14 099 32
  • Date: December 12
  • Location: Shea Stadium
  • Game weather: 23, cloudy
  • TV announcers (CBS): John Madden and Pat Summeral

[6]

Week 7Edit

1 234Total
Jets 6 1003 19
• Dolphins 10 703 20

[7]

Week 8Edit

1 234Total
• Jets 7 14714 42
Vikings 0 707 14

[8]

Week 9Edit

1 234Total
Jets 6 007 13
• Chiefs 7 20010 37

[9]

PostseasonEdit

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

Wild CardEdit

1 234Total
• Jets 3 17321 44
Bengals 14 030 17

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DivisionalEdit

1 234Total
• Jets 7 307 17
Raiders 0 0140 14
  • Date: January 15
  • Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 66 °F (18.9 °C); wind 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h; 5.2 kn)

[11]

ChampionshipEdit

1 234Total
Jets 0 000 0
• Dolphins 0 077 14
  • Date: January 23
  • Location: Orange Bowl

[12]

The Mud Bowl

StandingsEdit

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 honorsEdit

Footnotes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "1982 NFL schedule". Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  2. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2018-Feb-02.
  3. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2018-Feb-02.
  4. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2018-Feb-02.
  5. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2018-Feb-02.
  6. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2018-Feb-02.
  7. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2018-Feb-02.
  8. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2018-Feb-02.
  9. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2018-Feb-02.
  10. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2018-Feb-02.
  11. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  12. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2018-Feb-02.