As we look at my home team the Jets let us tak look at their past couple years and see where they are going now ...
As we look at my home team the Jets let us tak look at their past couple years and see where they are going now at the end of 2005.e a moment to
In 2001, the jets started the season weak.As time moved on their strategies strengthened to earn a four game winning streak and the Jets enjoyed a Thanksgiving week off in first place. (Yes!)
The Jets plummet as they lose three of their next five and they have to win their next game in the final week of the season just to make the playoffs. Making matters worse the Jets had to win in Oakland a place they had not won in 30 years.
The Raiders and Jets battled back and forth all day before John Hall nailed a 53-yard field goal that sent the Jets flying into the postseason with a 24-22 win that ended the Jets season at 10-6. The win would set up a Wild Card rematch in Oakland 6 days later, and the same magic was not be found, as the Raiders torched the Jets all day in a 38-24 shootout.
In 2002, The Jets began the season strong winning Buffalo.The jet faced some loses, but then the Jets trailed on a 4-game winning streak to get back in the race. However, a bad loss on the road to the Chicago Bears cause the Jets to stumble because the Jets who needed to win their final 2 games and get allot of help to make the playoffs. The Jets won the New England Patriots on the road in primetime 30-17 to keep their playoff hopes a reality. Entering the final game with a record of 8-7, the Jets need a win and the Patriots to beat the Miami Dolphins to make the playoffs. As the Jets took the field things looked doubtful as the Patriots trailed the Dolphins all game. The Pats would make a comeback to send the game in overtime where they won on a field goal by Adam Vinateiri.
As the final score went up a thunderous eruption from the crowd at the Meadowlands sent the message the Jets were still alive. The energy from the crowd seemed to spark something in the Jets who erupted for a dominating 42-17 win over the Green Bay Packers to win the competitive AFC East with a record of 9-7. The Jets played the Raiders tough through the firs 30 minutes as they tied the game at 10 with a late TD. However, the Jets seemed to run out of steam in seconds half as the Raiders dominated them to win the game 30-10 to advance to the AFC Championship.
In 2003, after a tough off-season that saw the Jets lose several key players to free agency the Jets took on more turmoil in the preseason. The Jets headed home with a record of 6-10 landing them in last place.
In 2004, With Chad Pennington healthy at the start of the season the Jets would get off to a flying start winning their first five games. In the middle of the season, the Jets would sputter losing three of four games as they had problems on the field. However, their 10-6 record would still be good enough to earn them a playoff spot.
In the playoffs, the Jets faced the San Diego Chargers; the Jets defense controlled the game early, as they held LaDainian Tomlinson to under 100 yards, while holding a 17-7 lead into the 4th Quarter. The Jets seemed to have the in control and it looked like they were going to win.However, a roughing penalty on Eric Barton gave the Chargers a second chance as they tied the game with 16 seconds left one play later.
In overtime, the Jets would dodge a major bullet as the Chargers played conservatively once driving into Jets territory, before Nate Kaeding missed a 40-yard Field Goal. The Jets would take advantage of this second life and would win the game 20-17 on 28-yard FG by Doug Brien for their first road playoff win in 22 years. A week later against the 15-1 Steelers the Jets defense was again rising to the occasion as Reggie Tounge returned an interception 86-yards to give the Jets a 17-10 lead in the 3rd quarter. The Steelers would battle back to tie the game. However, the Jets would have a chance to win the game in regulation only to see Doug Brien miss a 47-yard FG with left. The Jets defense would again step up intercepting Steelers super rookie Ben Roethlisberger again, but the Jets like the Chargers a week earlier played too conservatively, as Brien's 43-yard attempt at the end of regulation also missed. In overtime, the Steelers would take advantage winning the game on a 33-yard FG by Jeff Reed for a 20-17 win to advance to the AFC Championship.
Now 2005, The Jets have a star RB, a solid QB and some good receivers along with a tough defense and solid coaching staff that has strong values of teamenship.A team that does not make many mistakes. That is the secret for victory and the Jets are well ready to fly high, expect a great year for the men in green.