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2002 New York Jets season
Head Coach Herman Edwards
Home Field The Meadowlands
Results
Record 9–7
Place 1st AFC East
Playoff Finish Won AFC Wild Card
41–0 vs. Indianapolis Colts
Lost AFC Divisional
30–10 at Oakland Raiders
Timeline
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2001 2003

The 2002 New York Jets season was the 43rd season for the team, and the 33rd in the National Football League. The team tried to improve upon its 10–6 record from 2001. The Jets overcame a 2–5 start to finish 9–7 and won their second AFC East division title.

After a heartbreaking 24–21 week 8 loss to the Cleveland Browns at the Meadowlands, head coach Herman Edwards gave his famous "You play to win the game" tirade in the post-game press conference. The mid-season debut of quarterback Chad Pennington helped lead the Jets to a 7–2 record down the stretch. After posting a stunning rout of the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 41–0 at the Meadowlands in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, they lost for the second year in a row to the Oakland Raiders, 30–10 in the Divisional round.

OffseasonEdit

2002 NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position College
1 22 Bryan Thomas Defensive end UAB
2 57 Jon McGraw Safety Kansas State
3 88 Chris Baker Tight end Michigan State
4 121 Alan Harper Defensive tackle Fresno State
5 154 Jonathan Goodwin Guard Michigan

ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site TV Kickoff Attendance
1 2002-09-08 at Buffalo Bills W 37–31 (OT) Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS 1:00pm
72,751
2 2002-09-15 New England Patriots L 44–7 The Meadowlands CBS 1:00pm
78,726
3 2002-09-22 at Miami Dolphins L 30–3 Pro Player Stadium CBS 1:00pm
73,426
4 2002-09-29 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 28–3 Alltel Stadium CBS 1:00pm
55,670
5 2002-10-06 Kansas City Chiefs L 29–25 The Meadowlands CBS 4:15pm
78,149
6 Bye
7 2002-10-20 Minnesota Vikings W 20–7 The Meadowlands FOX 1:00pm
78,516
8 2002-10-27 Cleveland Browns L 24–21 The Meadowlands CBS 1:00pm
78,502
9 2002-11-03 at San Diego Chargers W 44–13 Qualcomm Stadium CBS 4:15pm
59,772
10 2002-11-10 Miami Dolphins W 13–10 The Meadowlands ESPN 8:30pm
78,920
11 2002-11-17 at Detroit Lions W 31–14 Ford Field CBS 4:15pm
61,720
12 2002-11-24 Buffalo Bills W 31–13 The Meadowlands CBS 1:00pm
78,745
13 2002-12-02 at Oakland Raiders L 26–20 Network Associates Coliseum ABC 9:00pm
62,257
14 2002-12-08 Denver Broncos W 19–13 The Meadowlands CBS 4:15pm
78,521
15 2002-12-15 at Chicago Bears L 20–13 Memorial Stadium CBS 1:00pm
62,226
16 2002-12-22 at New England Patriots W 30–17 Gillette Stadium ESPN 8:30pm
68,436
17 2002-12-29 Green Bay Packers W 42–17 The Meadowlands FOX 4:15pm
78,733

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
WC 2003-01-04 Indianapolis Colts W 41–0 The Meadowlands
78,524
Div 2003-01-12 at Oakland Raiders L 30–10 Network Associates Coliseum
62,207

StandingsEdit

AFC East
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
z (4) New York Jets 9 7 0 .563 4–2 6–6 359 336 W2
New England Patriots 9 7 0 .563 4–2 6–6 381 346 W1
Miami Dolphins 9 7 0 .563 2–4 7–5 378 301 L2
Buffalo Bills 8 8 0 .500 2–4 5–7 379 397 W1

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