1973 New York Jets Season
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1973 New York Jets Season

1973 New York Jets season
Head coachWeeb Ewbank
OwnerLeon Hess
Home fieldShea Stadium
Results
Record4-10
Division place4th AFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersT Winston Hill
WR Jerome Barkum

The 1973 New York Jets season was the fourteenth season for the team and the fourth in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 7-7 record from 1972 under head coach Weeb Ewbank. The Jets finished with a record of 4-10 in the final season under head coach Weeb Ewbank, with their only wins coming against division rivals New England and Baltimore.

The memorandum of understanding signed by team original owner (as the New York Titans) Harry Wismer gave Shea Stadium's co-tenants, the New York Mets', exclusive use of the stadium until they had completed their season. The Jets were required to open 1973 with several road games. As the Mets had a long playoff run to the World Series, the Jets' first six games were on the road.[1][2]

The 1973 season would be the last for legendary coach Weeb Ewbank.

The Jets playing host to the Buffalo Bills at Shea Stadium during a 1973 home game.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 September 17, 1973 at Green Bay Packers L 23-7 Milwaukee County Stadium
47,124
2 September 23, 1973 at Baltimore Colts W 34-10 Memorial Stadium
55,942
3 September 30, 1973 at Buffalo Bills L 9-7 Rich Stadium
77,425
4 October 7, 1973 at Miami Dolphins L 31-3 Miami Orange Bowl
63,850
5 October 14, 1973 at New England Patriots W 9-7 Schaefer Stadium
58,659
6 October 21, 1973 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 26-14 Three Rivers Stadium
48,682
7 October 28, 1973 Denver Broncos L 40-28 Shea Stadium
55,108
8 November 4, 1973 Miami Dolphins L 24-14 Shea Stadium
57,791
9 November 11, 1973 New England Patriots W 33-13 Shea Stadium
51,034
10 November 18, 1973 at Cincinnati Bengals L 20-14 Riverfront Stadium
55,745
11 November 25, 1973 Atlanta Falcons L 28-20 Shea Stadium
47,283
12 December 2, 1973 Baltimore Colts W 20-17 Shea Stadium
51,167
13 December 9, 1973 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24-23 Veterans Stadium
34,621
14 December 16, 1973 Buffalo Bills L 34-14 Shea Stadium
47,740

Schedule notes:

  • The October 14 game vs. the Patriots was originally scheduled to be played in New York, but due to the New York Mets' involvement in the World Series, the sites for that game and the November 11 rematch were switched.
  • The October 21 game vs. the Steelers was originally scheduled to be played in New York, but was moved to Pittsburgh due to the Mets' ongoing participation in the World Series.

Season summary

Week 2

1 234Total
Jets 3 01021 34
Colts 3 700 10
  • Date: September 23
  • Location: Memorial Stadium o Baltimore, Maryland
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 55,942
  • Game weather: 71 °F (21.7 °C)
    Wind 10 miles per hour (16 km/h; 8.7 kn)

[3]

Week 5

1 234Total
• Jets 3 033 9
Patriots 0 070 7

[4]

Week 6 at Steelers

Standings

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Miami Dolphins 12 2 0 .857 7-1 9-2 343 150 W1
Buffalo Bills 9 5 0 .643 6-2 7-4 259 230 W4
New England Patriots 5 9 0 .357 1-7 3-8 258 300 L2
New York Jets 4 10 0 .286 4-4 4-7 240 306 L2
Baltimore Colts 4 10 0 .286 2-6 2-9 226 341 W2

[5]

References

  1. ^ Ryczek, pp. 158-159
  2. ^ Chastain, pp. 87-88
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 296

Bibliography

Ryczek, William J. (2009). Crash of the Titans: The Early Years of the New York Jets and the AFL (revised ed.). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co. ISBN 978-0-7864-4126-6. Chastain, Bill (2010). 100 Things Jets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. Chicago: Triumph Books. ISBN 978-1-60078-522-1.

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