2002 New York Jets Season
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2002 New York Jets Season

2002 New York Jets season
OwnerWoody & Christopher Johnson
Head coachHerman Edwards
Home fieldThe Meadowlands
Results
Record9-7
Division place1st AFC East
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (vs. Colts) 41-0
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Raiders) 10-30
Pro BowlersC Kevin Mawae
DE John Abraham
AP All-ProsC Kevin Mawae (2nd team)
Uniform
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The 2002 season was the New York Jets' 33rd in the National Football League (NFL), their 43rd season overall and their second under head coach Herman Edwards. The team tried to improve upon their 10-6 record from 2001 but failed to do so after a 2-5 start. However, the Jets recovered and finished 9-7, winning their second AFC East division title.

After a 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 midseason debut of quarterback Chad Pennington, helped spark the Jets' turnaround.

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.

As of the 2019 season, this is the Jets last AFC East division title.

Offseason

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

Staff

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

Under the NFL's newly established schedule rotation, during the 2002 regular season the Jets played against all of the teams from the AFC West, as well as the Cleveland Browns from the AFC North and the Jacksonville Jaguars from the AFC South, who finished in the same positions as the Jets in their respective divisions in 2001. Their non-conference opponents were from the NFC North.

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

Game summaries

Week 1: at Buffalo Bills

Week 2: vs. New England Patriots

Week 3: at Miami Dolphins

Week 4: at Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 5: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Week 7: vs. Minnesota Vikings

Week 8: vs. Cleveland Browns

Week 9: at San Diego Chargers

Week 10: vs. Miami Dolphins

Week 11: at Detroit Lions

Week 12: vs. Buffalo Bills

Week 13: at Oakland Raiders

Week 14: vs. Denver Broncos

Week 15: at Chicago Bears

Week 16: at New England Patriots

Week 17: vs. Green Bay Packers

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  • NYJ - Richie Anderson 1-yard pass from Chad Pennington (John Hall kick), 14:02. Jets 7-0. Drive: 10 plays, 84 yards, 5:33.
  • GB - Ryan Longwell 23-yard field goal, 4:26. Jets 7-3. Drive: 11 plays, 57 yards, 5:31.
  • NYJ - Wayne Chrebet 12-yard pass from Chad Pennington (John Hall kick), 1:46. Jets 14-3. Drive: 8 plays, 67 yards, 2:42.
  • GB - Terry Glenn 14-yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick), 0:14. Jets 14-10. Drive: 10 plays, 76 yards, 1:35.

Third quarter

  • NYJ - Curtis Martin 5-yard run (John Hall kick), 11:55. Jets 21-10. Drive: 6 plays, 60 yards, 3:14.
  • NYJ - Santana Moss 13-yard pass from Chad Pennington (John Hall kick), 7:02. Jets 28-10. Drive: 7 plays, 76 yards, 3:41.

Fourth quarter

  • NYJ - Wayne Chrebet 18-yard pass from Chad Pennington (John Hall kick), 14:53. Jets 35-10. Drive: 6 plays, 32 yards, 3:25.
  • GB - Bubba Franks 20-yard pass from Doug Pederson (Ryan Longwell kick), 6:05. Jets 35-17. Drive: 10 plays, 53 yards, 4:55.
  • NYJ - LaMont Jordan 3-yard run (John Hall kick), 2:20. Jets 42-17. Drive: 6 plays, 28 yards, 3:21.

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  • GB - Brett Favre - 16/33, 172 yards, TD, INT
  • NYJ - Chad Pennington - 17/24, 196 yards, 4 TD

Top rushers

  • GB - Ahman Green - 14 rushes, 67 yards
  • NYJ - Curtis Martin - 18 rushes, 83 yards, TD

Top receivers

  • GB - Terry Glenn - 5 receptions, 76 yards, TD
  • NYJ - Laveranues Coles - 6 receptions, 93 yards

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Standings

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(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

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
WC January 4 Indianapolis Colts W 41-0 Giants Stadium 78,524
Div January 12 at Oakland Raiders L 30-10 Network Associates Coliseum 62,207

AFC Wild Card Playoff Game: vs. Indianapolis Colts

This game turned out to be the Jets' last home playoff game at Giants Stadium, and as of 2019, it is also their last home playoff game to date.

AFC Divisional Playoff Game: at Oakland Raiders

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