Since entering the NFL in 1995 Jacksonville has faced the NY Jets 10 times. The Jets have lost 6 of those 10. The Jets are winless in 3 trips to J'ville all time. This week the New York Jets hope to even up the series to against the Jags and win the first game in Jacksonville in team history.
Notable matchups in Jets-Jaguars history below:
2011 Week 2 Home WIN 32-3 - There's not much to say other than the Jets roasted toasted and most-ed the helpless Jags. This game is noteworthy for several reasons: It was Blaine Gabbert's first introduction into the NFL regular season after Luke McCown got the hook and the Jets largest victory .
Notable: Sanchez went 17-24 2 TD's and 2 INTs. Keller went for 102 yards and a TD and Greene only had 49 yards rushing with a TD. Also the Jets D collected 4 picks including two for Cro.
Best comment from the game thread:
Time to start giving the game away.... right on schedule...
2009 Week 9 HOME LOSS 22-24: This game the Jets had a lead most of the game only to let it slip away in the last minute. The play that killed us was Kerry Rhodes blowing a coverage for a huge gain. Notable play: MJD taking a knee at the one to set up the game winning field goal.
Notable: Sanchez was 16-30 with 1 TD and 2 INT's.
Best comment from the after game thread:
Sanchez to me often looks frantic. He’s just not calm and cool, he’s overwhelmed. And I really worry about his height. I know it’s early, I just don’t see him ever being a top 10 QB in the league. (how prophetic)
2006 Week 5 AWAY LOSS: 41-0: The score says it all. I'm not even going to recap the game because: ouch.
1998 PLAYOFFS HOME WIN! : 34-24. Our first and only playoff appearance vs the Jags. Vinny Testerverde threw for 284 yards and Curtis Martin ran for over 120 yards and 2 TD's to beat the less gray Mark Brunell led Jags. This set up the matchup with the Denver Broncos for the AFC championship game.
Interesting footnote: The Jets coaches that year included: Mr Hoodie up north, Al Groh, Charlie Weis, Romeo Crennel and Todd Haley. All would become head coaches in the NCAA or NFL.
1995 Week 3 HOME WIN 27-10: Not only was this the first matchup between the expansion Jags and the NY Jets. It was one of 3 wins that year under Rich Kotite. Former QB and current radio talkshow personality Boomer Esiason threw for nearly 300 yards and 3 TD's. Don't ask me how we were also favored that game.
Notable: This was also the first game a very young Sp0rtsfan86 attended with his dad, uncle and grandfather. Little did he know how much torture they would provide.