2002 New York Jets Season
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2002 New York Jets Season

2002 New York Jets season
Head coachHerman Edwards
OwnerWoody & Christopher Johnson
Home fieldThe Meadowlands
Division place1st AFC East
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (Colts) 41-0
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Raiders) 30-10
Pro BowlersC Kevin Mawae
DE John Abraham
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The 2002 New York Jets season was the franchise's 33rd season in the National Football League (NFL), the 43rd season overall, and the second under head coach Herman Edwards. The team tried to improve upon its 10-6 record from 2001 but failed to do so after 2-5 start. However, the Jets recovered and finished 9-7, winning their second AFC East division title.

After a heartbreaking 24-21 week 8 loss to the Cleveland Browns at the Meadowlands dropped the Jets' season record to 2-5, head coach Herman Edwards gave his famous "You play to win the game" response to a question in his press conference the following Tuesday. Edwards' vigorous defense of his team's refusal to quit, along with the mid-season debut of quarterback Chad Pennington, helped spark the Jets' turn-around.

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.


Additions Subtractions
P Matt Turk (Dolphins) P Tom Tupa (Buccaneers)
CB Aaron Beasley (Jaguars) CB Aaron Glenn (Texans)
G Dave Szott (Redskins) CB Marcus Coleman (Texans)
DT Josh Evans (Titans) T Ryan Young (Texans)
CB Donnie Abraham (Buccaneers) DE Rick Lyle (Patriots)
LB Sam Cowart (Bills) DT Shane Burton (Panthers)
DT Larry Webster (Ravens) G Kerry Jenkins (Buccaneers)
FS Sam Garnes (Giants)

2002 Expansion Draft

New York Jets selected during the Expansion Draft
Round Overall Name Position Expansion Team
---- 2 Ryan Young Tackle Houston Texans
---- 3 Aaron Glenn Cornerback Houston Texans
---- 3 Marcus Coleman Cornerback Houston Texans

2002 NFL Draft

Undrafted free agents

2002 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Andrew Davison Cornerback Kansas
Brandon Moore Guard Illinois




Regular season

Under the NFL's newly established schedule rotation, during the 2002 regular season the Jets' non-divisional, conference opponents were primarily from the AFC West, although they also played the Cleveland Browns from the AFC North, and the Jacksonville Jaguars from the AFC South. Their non-conference opponents were from the NFC North.

Week Date Opponent Result Game site TV Kickoff Attendance
1 September 8, 2002 at Buffalo Bills W 37-31 (OT) Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS 1:00pm
2 September 15, 2002 New England Patriots L 44-7 Giants Stadium CBS 1:00pm
3 September 22, 2002 at Miami Dolphins L 30-3 Pro Player Stadium CBS 1:00pm
4 September 29, 2002 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 28-3 Alltel Stadium CBS 1:00pm
5 October 6, 2002 Kansas City Chiefs L 29-25 Giants Stadium CBS 4:15pm
6 Bye
7 October 20, 2002 Minnesota Vikings W 20-7 Giants Stadium FOX 1:00pm
8 October 27, 2002 Cleveland Browns L 24-21 Giants Stadium CBS 1:00pm
9 November 3, 2002 at San Diego Chargers W 44-13 Qualcomm Stadium CBS 4:15pm
10 November 10, 2002 Miami Dolphins W 13-10 Giants Stadium ESPN 8:30pm
11 November 17, 2002 at Detroit Lions W 31-14 Ford Field CBS 4:15pm
12 November 24, 2002 Buffalo Bills W 31-13 Giants Stadium CBS 1:00pm
13 December 2, 2002 at Oakland Raiders L 26-20 Network Associates Coliseum ABC 9:00pm
14 December 8, 2002 Denver Broncos W 19-13 Giants Stadium CBS 4:15pm
15 December 15, 2002 at Chicago Bears L 20-13 Memorial Stadium CBS 1:00pm
16 December 22, 2002 at New England Patriots W 30-17 Gillette Stadium ESPN 8:30pm
17 December 29, 2002 Green Bay Packers W 42-17 Giants Stadium FOX 4:15pm


Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
WC January 4, 2003 Indianapolis Colts W 41-0 The Meadowlands
Div January 12, 2003 at Oakland Raiders L 30-10 Network Associates Coliseum

AFC Wild-Card Playoff Game: vs. Indianapolis Colts

In his playoff debut, quarterback Chad Pennington completed 19 of 25 passes for 222 yards and 3 touchdowns as he led the Jets to a shutout victory over the Colts. Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was limited to 14 out of 31 (45.2 percent) completions for 137 yards, with 2 interceptions.


AFC East
(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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