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



Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 1972-09-17 at Buffalo Bills W 41–24 War Memorial Stadium
2 1972-09-24 at Baltimore Colts W 44–34 Memorial Stadium
3 1972-10-01 at Houston Oilers L 26–20 The Astrodome
4 1972-10-08 Miami Dolphins L 27–17 Shea Stadium
5 1972-10-15 at New England Patriots W 41–13 Schafer Stadium
6 1972-10-22 Baltimore Colts W 24–20 Shea Stadium
7 1972-10-29 New England Patriots W 34–10 Shea Stadium
8 1972-11-05 Washington Redskins L 35–17 Shea Stadium
9 1972-11-12 Buffalo Bills W 41–3 Shea Stadium
10 1972-11-19 at Miami Dolphins L 28–24 Miami Orange Bowl
11 1972-11-23 at Detroit Lions L 37–20 Tiger Stadium
12 1972-12-03 New Orleans Saints W 18–17 Shea Stadium
13 1972-12-11 at Oakland Raiders L 24–16 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
14 1972-12-17 Cleveland Browns L 26–10 Shea Stadium

Standings Edit

AFC East
Miami Dolphins 14001.000385171
New York Jets 770.500367324
Baltimore Colts 590.357235252
Buffalo Bills 491.321257377
New England Patriots 3110.214192446

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