1982 New York Jets season
Head Coach Walt Michaels
Home Field Shea Stadium
Record 6–3
Place 6th AFC
Playoff Finish Lost AFC Championship
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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.



Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 September 12, 1982 Miami Dolphins L 45–28 Shea Stadium
2 September 19, 1982 at New England Patriots W 31–7 Schafer Stadium
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
4 November 28, 1982 Green Bay Packers W 15–13 Shea Stadium
5 December 6, 1982 at Detroit Lions W 28–13 Pontiac Silverdome
6 December 12, 1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 32–17 Shea Stadium
7 December 19, 1982 at Miami Dolphins L 20–19 Miami Orange Bowl
8 December 26, 1982 at Minnesota Vikings W 42–14 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
9 January 2, 1983 at Kansas City Chiefs L 37–13 Arrowhead Stadium


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


Los Angeles Raiders 810.889260200
Miami Dolphins 720.778198131
Cincinnati Bengals 720.778232177
Pittsburgh Steelers 630.667204146
San Diego Chargers 630.667288221
New York Jets 630.667245166
New England Patriots 540.556143157
Cleveland Browns 450.444140182
Buffalo Bills 450.444150154
Seattle Seahawks 450.444127147
Kansas City Chiefs 360.333176184
Denver Broncos 270.222148226
Houston Oilers 180.111136245
Baltimore Colts 081.056113236
Qualified for playoffs

Awards and honorsEdit

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

Footnotes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "1982 NFL schedule". Forums. Retrieved 2007-10-18.
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 294

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