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1972 New York Jets season
Head Coach Weeb Ewbank
Home Field Shea Stadium
Results
Record 7–7
Place 2nd AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1971 1973

The 1972 New York Jets season was the 13th season for the team and the third in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 6–8 record from 1971 under legendary head coach Weeb Ewbank. The Jets star quarterback Joe Namath was healthy for a full season for the first time in three years but the rest of the squad was decimated by injuries and, after a fast start, the Jets finished with a record of 7–7. They were eliminated from the play-offs in the season's thirteenth week, a Monday Night Game with the Raiders in which a battered and bruised Namath threw for 403 yards and nearly pulled off the upset. After the game Raiders coach John Madden went into the Jets locker room and shook Namath's hand out of respect; it was the only time in his coaching career Madden ever did that. Eliminated from post season play, the Jets coaches decided Namath would sit out the final game of the season to make sure no serious injuries were incurred prior to the 1973 season.

Offseason

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 1972-09-17 at Buffalo Bills W 41–24 War Memorial Stadium
46,206
2 1972-09-24 at Baltimore Colts W 44–34 Memorial Stadium
56,626
3 1972-10-01 at Houston Oilers L 26–20 The Astrodome
51,423
4 1972-10-08 Miami Dolphins L 27–17 Shea Stadium
63,841
5 1972-10-15 at New England Patriots W 41–13 Schafer Stadium
60,999
6 1972-10-22 Baltimore Colts W 24–20 Shea Stadium
62,948
7 1972-10-29 New England Patriots W 34–10 Shea Stadium
62,867
8 1972-11-05 Washington Redskins L 35–17 Shea Stadium
63,962
9 1972-11-12 Buffalo Bills W 41–3 Shea Stadium
62,853
10 1972-11-19 at Miami Dolphins L 28–24 Miami Orange Bowl
80,010
11 1972-11-23 at Detroit Lions L 37–20 Tiger Stadium
54,418
12 1972-12-03 New Orleans Saints W 18–17 Shea Stadium
62,496
13 1972-12-11 at Oakland Raiders L 24–16 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
54,843
14 1972-12-17 Cleveland Browns L 26–10 Shea Stadium
62,614

Standings

AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Miami Dolphins 14 0 0 1.000 385 171
New York Jets 7 7 0 .500 367 324
Baltimore Colts 5 9 0 .357 235 252
Buffalo Bills 4 9 1 .321 257 377
New England Patriots 3 11 0 .214 192 446

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