AJ Duhe nearly beats the Jets by himself with 3 INT's.

1982 New York Jets: A Look Back Concludes..........

We have been chronicling all year long, the anniversary of the 1982 New York Jets. We have said all along that this was a great year, but almost special. Today, we talk about why it was almost special.

30 years ago today, the Jets took on the Miami Dolphins in the AFC Championship game at the Orange Bowl in Miami. There was quite a bit of rain in the Miami area during the week leading up to this game. The Jets, at the time, were known for their speedy offensive weapons, so to counteract that, Don Shula had his field left uncovered, so it would become muddy and slow the Jets down. There was no rule about covering the field at the time, but one was instituted following that game.

As you will see below, Shula’s plan worked, as Richard Todd threw 5 INT’s, 3 to AJ Duhe(pictured), as the Dolphins earned a Super Bowl berth. Take a look.

1 2 3 4 Final
New York Jets (8-4-0) 0 0 0 0 0
Miami Dolphins (10-2-0) 0 0 7 7 14

Scoring

NYJ MIA
3rd Dolphins Woody Bennett 7 yard rush (Uwe von Schamann kick) 0 7
4th Dolphins A.J. Duhe 35 yard interception return (Uwe von Schamann kick) 0 14

Team Stats

NYJ MIA
First downs 10 13
Rush-yards-TDs 24-62-0 41-138-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-37-103-0-5 9-21-87-0-3
Sacked-yards 4-26 4-27
Net pass yards 77 60
Total yards 139 198
Fumbles-lost 1-0 3-1
Turnovers 5 4
Penalties-yards 6-42 3-15

Passing, Rushing, & Receiving

Passing Rushing Receiving
Tm Cmp Att Yds TD Int Lng Att Yds TD Lng Rec Yds TD Lng
Richard Todd NYJ 15 37 103 0 5 18 4 10 0 10
Freeman McNeil NYJ 17 46 0 9 1 9 0 9
Lam Jones NYJ 3 35 0 18
Jerome Barkum NYJ 2 20 0 12
Mike Augustyniak NYJ 2 5 0 3 2 12 0 8
Bruce Harper NYJ 4 14 0 10
Scott Dierking NYJ 1 1 0 1 1 6 0 6
Derrick Gaffney NYJ 1 7 0 7
Wesley Walker NYJ 1 0 0 0
Passing Rushing Receiving
Tm Cmp Att Yds TD Int Lng Att Yds TD Lng Rec Yds TD Lng
David Woodley MIA 9 21 87 0 3 20 8 46 0 17
Andra Franklin MIA 13 44 0 8
Tommy Vigorito MIA 3 29 0 20
Duriel Harris MIA 2 28 0 14
Tony Nathan MIA 7 24 0 8 2 4 0 5
Woody Bennett MIA 13 24 1 7
Joe Rose MIA 1 20 0 20
Ronnie Lee MIA 1 6 0 6

Defense & Returns

Def Interceptions Fumbles Kick Returns Punt Returns
Tm Sk Int Yds TD Lng FR Yds TD Rt Yds Y/Rt TD Lng Ret Yds Y/R TD Lng
Greg Buttle NYJ 1 0 0 0
Mark Gastineau NYJ 2.0 0 0 0 0
Bobby Jackson NYJ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Marty Lyons NYJ 1.0 0 0 0 0
Kenny Neil NYJ 1.0 0 0 0 0
Ken Schroy NYJ 2 1 0 1
Kurt Sohn NYJ 0 0 0 0 1 31 31.0 0 31 6 65 10.8 0 25
Def Interceptions Fumbles Kick Returns Punt Returns
Tm Sk Int Yds TD Lng FR Yds TD Rt Yds Y/Rt TD Lng Ret Yds Y/R TD Lng
Bob Baumhower MIA 1.0 0 0 0 0
Glenn Blackwood MIA 1 4 0 4
Kim Bokamper MIA 2.0 0 0 0 0
Bob Brudzinski MIA 1.0 0 0 0 0
A.J. Duhe MIA 3 36 1 35
Jon Giesler MIA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Gerald Small MIA 1 8 0 8
Jeff Toews MIA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Tommy Vigorito MIA 0 0 0 0 3 20 6.7 0 14
Fulton Walker MIA 0 0 0 0 1 20 20.0 0 20

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