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The last time the 49ers played the Jets in the Meadowlands....


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.....It was actually a pretty good day.

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Jets 22, 49ers 14

October 17, 2004

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Chad Pennington could feel the pressure of trying to make franchise history weighing down his teammates.

Trailing 14-3 at halftime, Pennington spoke up in the locker room. It worked. Pennington led a second-half comeback and rookie Jonathan Vilma sealed it, helping the New York Jets beat San Francisco 22-14 Sunday.Though they floundered for the first half, the Jets are 5-0 for the first time in their 45-year history thanks to a strong effort after the break.

"At halftime, it wasn't about the offense's play," Pennington said. "It was about looking at each other in the eye and having a gut check. Are we playing up to our capabilities? It's about playing with passion. That's what we did in the second half."

His speech was a little more animated than that.

"That's the maddest I've ever seen Chad," said running back Curtis Martin, who had 111 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns, while passing Marcus Allen for eighth place on the NFL career rushing list.

With Pennington sparking the offense, defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson lit a fire under his unit. After San Francisco (1-5) scored its second touchdown to go up 14-0 midway through the second quarter, he left his usual spot up in the coaches box and went down to the sideline.

That was enough to motivate the players, who got an earful from their coach."He told us to get our butt in line and get on the job," tackle Jason Ferguson said.They did that, shutting out the 49ers and limiting Tim Rattay to 93 yards passing in the second half. Rattay finished 18-of-28 for 286 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Meanwhile, Pennington and Martin keyed the Jets. Now they can savor making history before turning to a division showdown at New England next weekend."We had a chance to etch our names in stone," Martin said. "Today we made history."

Pennington finished 20-of-30 for 222 yards, but went 11-of-14 for 117 yards in the second half. Martin also had a big second half and now has 12,282 yards rushing.

The Jets began their comeback on their first drive of the third quarter. LaMont Jordan capped a 91-yard drive with a 17-yard scoring run. He failed on the 2-point conversion and the Jets trailed 14-9.

After forcing San Francisco to punt, Pennington went to work again, leading the Jets 70 yards. Martin scored from the 1 to give the Jets the lead. Pennington threw incomplete on the 2-point conversion.

"When we went down and scored, we got our adrenaline back," coach Herman Edwards said. "From there, we started playing like we did before."But San Francisco had two good chances to take the lead, trailing 15-14.

After Toby Gowin's punt went 31 yards, the 49ers got the ball at their 38 with 7:38 to go. They drove to the Jets 27 before Arnaz Battle fumbled the toss from Rattay on an end-around and lost 8 yards, knocking them out of field goal range.

Then, with the ball on his 35 with 1:44 remaining, Vilma picked off Rattay's poorly thrown pass, ending any hope of a rally. Martin added a 9-yard touchdown for the final margin."It came so quickly I was like, 'Thank you!" Vilma said.

San Francisco coach Dennis Erickson was discouraged with the way San Francisco let the game slip away.

"We've got find a way to win," Erickson said. "We've got to make plays at the end. We're finding a way to not make plays."They certainly made them in the first half. On the first scoring drive, Rattay threw a beautiful pass down the middle to Brandon Lloyd, who easily ran in for a 33-yard touchdown.

The Niners scored again on their next drive when Rattay found Arnaz Battle for a 65-yard reception to the Jets 2. Kevan Barlow scored on the next play, capping the 88-yard drive for a 14-0 lead. Rattay had 193 yards passing in the first half."We played well in the first half," Rattay said. "It didn't carry over in the second half. We didn't put points on the board when we needed to."

The Jets did a good job of containing tight end Eric Johnson, the NFL's leading receiver. Playing despite cracked ribs, Johnson had four catches for 24 yards.

Game notes

The injury news got worse for San Francisco, though Erickson said none of them are serious heading into a bye: G Justin Smiley (knee bruise); CB Ahmed Plummer (thigh strain); RB Kevan Barlow (shoulder); FB Terry Jackson (toe sprain); WR Brandon Lloyd (calf bruise); T Scott Gragg (hip bruise); The Jets also played without WR Santana Moss (hamstring), and guards Pete Kendall (toe) and Brandon Moore (hamstring).hamstring

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Define "good".

In all seriousness, this was a day when we got about the best we could expect out of Chad, and it was certainly a high point. We came from behind (something that rarely happened in the Chad era) and won to advance to 5-0 heading into a game with the Pats. That may have been the last day the we were truly happy with Pennington as our QB.

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In all seriousness, this was a day when we got about the best we could expect out of Chad, and it was certainly a high point. We came from behind (something that rarely happened in the Chad era) and won to advance to 5-0 heading into a game with the Pats. That may have been the last day the we were truly happy with Pennington as our QB.

Maybe so, but even Quincy freakin' Carter won with that same team (would've been 3-0 if not for that idiotic Jordan halfback pass). Pretty much the only time all season that the Jets needed the passing game to step up, the offense ended up scoring a grand total of 3 points while the defense and special teams contributed 7 a piece. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure back then I was much happier with Pennington, but these days I refuse to credit him for anything. :tongue:

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I remember that. Pennington flipped a chair and yelled at the D to hit someone in the ****ing mouth.

Say what you may about ol' Chadwick, but I don't recall too many times where he needed someone consoling his vagina.

Why would he? The guy could have played like sh*t for an entire game and he'd be sure to let everyone know why it wasn't at all his fault that the team lost, and how he felt he had a good game. He would then admonish the reporters for daring to not endlessly praise him about everything. The guy was a talentless dickbag. At least Sanchez admits he sucks.

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Oh, and an interesting aside regarding that 2004 team. After the first two weeks of the season, the Jets did not win another game in which the defense allowed more than 14 points throughout the remainder of the regular season, only finally doing it once again in the Wild Card game against SD (in which the Chargers scored 17). Considering the Jets had the league's leading rusher, I can't imagine what the offense's problem could have been.

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I remember that. Pennington flipped a chair and yelled at the D to hit someone in the ****ing mouth.

Say what you may about ol' Chadwick, but I don't recall too many times where he needed someone consoling his vagina.

Why would he? The guy could have played like sh*t for an entire game and he'd be sure to let everyone know why it wasn't at all his fault that the team lost, and how he felt he had a good game. He would then admonish the reporters for daring to not endlessly praise him about everything. The guy was a talentless dickbag. At least Sanchez admits he sucks.

BG is right on that one, Rutgers. Chad would use the "I played well except for 1 or 2 throws and I'm happy with my performance" card a lot.

Sanchez, at times, seems too critical of himself, as if Jetsfan80 is in his head.

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BG is right on that one, Rutgers. Chad would use the "I played well except for 1 or 2 throws and I'm happy with my performance" card a lot.

Sanchez, at times, seems too critical of himself, as if Jetsfan80 is in his head.

While I'm well beyond the point in having any interest in defending Sanchez in the slightest, I'll still never hate him as much as I did ole Chadwick.

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While he may not go quite that far, he admits when he doesn't play well. Example from this week:

“This thing was a roller-coaster, no doubt,” Sanchez said following the victory. “I’m really proud of the offensive line, the receivers, running backs, guys blocking and catching the ball when we needed to there at the end, and for picking me up when I didn’t have it today.”

“I just wasn’t making throws that I can make,” the quarterback said of his early struggles.

Certainly better than a guy who throws check downs all game long, gets picked off a few times, leads the offense to 3 points and talks about his good game "outside of a couple of plays".

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Why would he? The guy could have played like sh*t for an entire game and he'd be sure to let everyone know why it wasn't at all his fault that the team lost, and how he felt he had a good game. He would then admonish the reporters for daring to not endlessly praise him about everything. The guy was a talentless dickbag. At least Sanchez admits he sucks.

tldr

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remember Garrison Hurst's 99 yard run in OT?

Whenever I think of Jets Niners I think of this. It was Labor Day, so the whole family was out by the beach. Most of my Jets memories are from Brooklyn, but not that horror. We had to watch with a bunch of Giants fans standing over us. I think of that and trading 2 first rounders to them to draft Johnny Lam Jones. He jumps when he catches!

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