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

2002 AFC East standings
AFC East W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
z- 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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