While the New York Jets aren’t in the playoffs this season, they were not too long ago. Plus looking back at Super Bowl 3.
New York Jets veteran Steve McLendon told all of us to watch the playoffs intently this season. Regardless of how painful it is, we have, and it seems like the same song and dance. Chalk ruled the day in Saturday’s playoffs with both No. 1 seeds, the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots, winning.
Speaking of the Patriots, if you ask Jets fans what their favorite all-time memory is, most will say the 2010 AFC Divisional round.
After losing just a couple weeks earlier in a 45-3 rout, the Jets came back to Foxboro and completed the upset of the century over the Patriots.
But apparently Jets fans aren’t the only ones who hold this memory dear. Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Jet, LaDainian Tomlinson, told NFL Network that it was his favorite playoff memory.
While for some of the older Jets contingents, they’ll remember the folklore of Super Bowl 3. One of the most prominent players in Jets history is ‘Broadway’ Joe Namath. While his boxscore stats after his career was over won’t overwhelm you, his brash bravado guaranteed his place in Canton and his ability to back it up.
“We’re going to win the Super Bowl, I guarantee it.” – @RealJoeNamath #NFLHistory pic.twitter.com/SMzcvQIfIb
— NFL History (@NFLhistory) January 12, 2018
On the bright side, the Jets haven’t ever lost a Super Bowl, so they’re batting .1000. Although they haven’t been there in half a century, so it’s a really small sample size.
But they have made it to the doorstep five times, with five AFC Championship Games on their resume. That fifth trip came the last time the Jets were in the playoffs back in 2010. For the Jets to get over the proverbial hump, they’ll need a franchise quarterback and that conversation comes down to Kirk Cousins or draft a guy. We’ve still got a few months to figure out which the Jets will do.
Other Jets News, Stories:
- With three WR’s returning, the position is no longer a need (Sam Neumann of the Jets Wire).
- Could win now mentality lead Jets to Kirk Cousins? (Rich Cimini of ESPN New York).
- Make it rain on Le’Veon Bell (Boy Green of ESNY).