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Hutch's top 5 Jets victories since 1996

by Dave Hutchinson/The Star-Ledger Saturday November 15, 2008, 7:08 PM

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John Munson/The Star-LedgerRemember these two guys? Wayne Chrebet and Chad Pennington were thrilled after the Jets knocked off the Packers to win the AFC East in 2002.

Star-Ledger Jets beat writer Dave Hutchinson is in his 13th season covering the team, and gives us his take on the great performances he's witnessed in that time:

Wow, what a win on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium, and what a clutch performance by quarterback Brett Favre in the Jets' 34-31 overtime victory. One win doesn't make a season, but it can surely break a season and that's what the Jets were facing.

Favre was brought here to save the day and he certainly did in that game. Kudos to GM Mike Tannenbaum for making the deal to bring Favre here. And the price, a conditional fourth-round pick, is a win-win for both the Jets and Packers. The better Favre plays, the higher the draft pick the Packers receive.

I tell you, I can't remember seeing some of the veteran Jets players so happy following a victory and I was happy for them. Guys like Shaun Ellis, Chris Baker and Brandon Moore were absolutely giddy.

And how about veteran kicker Jay Feely? Where would the Jets be without him this season?

With the Jets coming off one of their biggest victories in years, I've decided to make a list of my top-five victories since I started covering the team full-time in 1996.

Here goes:

1. Dec. 19, 1998 -- Jets 17, Bills 10 at Buffalo

Bill Parcells delivers the Jets their first ever AFC East title since the merger just two seasons removed from a disastrous and embarrassing 1-15 finish. What a ride. QB Vinny Testaverde throws 29 touchdowns and just seven interceptions that season as the Jets roll to a 12-4 finish.

The Game -- Testaverde hits WR Dedric Ward for a 71-yard TD late in the third quarter to give the Jets a 17-10 lead. S Victor Green intercepts Bills QB Doug Flutie with 3:52 left to secure the victory. I vividly remember the jubilation in the Jets' cramped dressing room, with long-suffering Jets like Mo Lewis and Green on the verge of tears.

2. Jan. 6, 2002 -- Jets 24, Raiders 22 at Oakland

The model citizens who reside in the "Black Hole'' were ready to bury the Jets and with good reason. Entering the game, the Jets hadn't won in Oakland since 1962. It was a do-or-die moment for the Jets -- win and they're in, lose and they go home.

The Game -- With 59 seconds left to play, K John Hall launched a 53-yard field goal to give the Jets an improbable victory. The win was even more noteworthy because the Jets were coming off a crushing loss to Buffalo the previous week in a game that could've secured a playoff berth.

3. Jan. 8, 2005 -- Jets 20, Chargers 17 in OT at San Diego

The Jets weren't even given a puncher's chance in this one, especially with the already weak-armed Chad Pennington battling through a strained rotator cuff injury. The Chargers (12-4) were thinking Super Bowl and the loss ultimately cost coach Marty Schottenheimer his job.

The Game -- Doug Brien kicked a 28-yard field goal with five seconds left in the extra session for the win. Pennington (23 of 33 for 279 yards, two TDs and no INTs) was brilliant. The Jets had the game won in regulation but a personal foul on LB Eric Barton against Chargers QB Drew Brees gave the Chargers new life and Brees hit TE Antonio Gates for a game-tying TD with 11 seconds left.

4. Dec. 29, 2002 -- Jets 42, Packers 17 at Giants Stadium

The Jets go against the Brett Favre-led Packers in a must-win game in the season finale after the Patriots keep them alive with a victory over the Dolphins in overtime. The Jets win only their second AFC East title.

The Game -- In stunning fashion, the Jets rout the Packers as Chad Pennington throws three TD passes to cap his coming-out season. Pennington took over for an ineffective Vinny Testaverde and went 8-4 as the starter as the Pennington era began.

5. Nov. 14, 2008 -- Jets 34, Patriots 31 in OT at New England

Everything is on the line here. The Jets have undergone a $140 million makeover -- and added QB Brett Favre for good measure -- and owner Woody Johnson wants results. There's the collective psyche of the team, first place in the AFC East, and perhaps coach Eric Mangini's job. It's hard to imagine Mangini surviving two losses to a Tom Brady-less Patriots team.

The Game -- The Jets jump to an early 24-6 second-quarter lead but need a 34-yard field goal by Jay Feely in overtime for the game-winner. Favre is masterful, completing 26 of 33 passes for 258 yards, two TDs and no interceptions.

Honorable mentions:

Oct. 23, 2000 -- Jets 40, Dolphins 37 in OT at Giants Stadium

I know. I know. This one just misses the cut. There was more at stake on Thursday night. I'm sorry. It was the seventh game of the season ... Jets rally from a 30-7 fourth-quarter deficit in the biggest comeback in club history.

Nov. 12, 2006 -- Jets 17, Patriots 14 at New England

Eric Mangini defeats his estranged mentor, Bill Belichick, in the mud and rain at Gillette Stadium. Jets prepared for the game by practicing in the rain that week and it pays off.

Jan. 4, 2003 -- Jets 41, Colts 0 at Giants Stadium

In an absolute stunner, Herm Edwards humiliates his good friend Tony Dungy and further extends QB Peyton Manning's postseason failures -- for the moment, that is.

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Jets/Bucs in 2000 should be there.

That was a great game. Keyshawn had one catch for one yard. Chrebet has the winning TD catch against the Bucs in their prime.

I also remember a photo of some doofus holding up a sign saying "Keyshawn who?" Anyone know who that was?

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I'd have to agree with some posters on the Monday Night Miracle. No feeling better than getting to school where stupid kids start trash talking how the Jets suck...then laughing at their "bed times" keeping them from seeing a sick comeback.

Still...Thursdays game was the best feeling as a Jets fan since the OT win against the Bolts, hands down.

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3. Jan. 8, 2005 -- Jets 20, Chargers 17 in OT at San Diego

The Jets weren't even given a puncher's chance in this one, especially with the already weak-armed Chad Pennington battling through a strained rotator cuff injury. The Chargers (12-4) were thinking Super Bowl and the loss ultimately cost coach Marty Schottenheimer his job.

The Game -- Doug Brien kicked a 28-yard field goal with five seconds left in the extra session for the win. Pennington (23 of 33 for 279 yards, two TDs and no INTs) was brilliant. The Jets had the game won in regulation but a personal foul on LB Eric Barton against Chargers QB Drew Brees gave the Chargers new life and Brees hit TE Antonio Gates for a game-tying TD with 11 seconds left.

No it didn't.

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Chad. Makes me all misty-eyed. I said it before the season started. He's got a chip on his shoulder (no pun intended). Made me squirm that he went to Miami, and he would like nothing more than to play spoiler the last game of the season if it comes down to that. :bag:

Just talked to a friend of mine about this very thing. He said, "You know it's coming (laughs nervously)." Hehe.

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Chad. Makes me all misty-eyed. I said it before the season started. He's got a chip on his shoulder (no pun intended). Made me squirm that he went to Miami, and he would like nothing more than to play spoiler the last game of the season if it comes down to that. :bag:

Just talked to a friend of mine about this very thing. He said, "You know it's coming (laughs nervously)." Hehe.

well he's 0 for 1 with said chip on repaired shoulder

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well he's 0 for 1 with said chip on repaired shoulder
He's playing better, and hats off to the turnaround down there, much as it makes me fit to puke. Based on their schedule, it's not beyond the realm of possibility. I wanted an Oakland win yesterday and a Miami win next week, personally, just to suit my comfort level.

That Oakland game vs. the Jets, by the way, it could very well come back to bite us. Not only because they're an AFC team, but because garbage games can keep you alive in the end. Miami won a game they needed to have is pretty much the point I'm trying to make. I was truly pissed over our loss to the Raiders, almost more so than our loss to NE in September. The Chargers game, eh, I didn't expect the Jets to win that at the time considering the mojo; but the Raiders?! It has been a crazy yo-yo year league-wide, but what the frig.

I'm not an optimist. I'm not a pessimist, either. I am, however, a fatal realist. These are the Jets, and I don't care what year it is, if the players names have changed, or if they're being coached by Jesus. They're still the Jets. Years of conditioning will do that to a body.

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do you agree with this list ? what are your favorite memories of these wins ?

http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2008/11/hutchs_top_5_jets_victories_si.html

Hutch's top 5 Jets victories since 1996

by Dave Hutchinson/The Star-Ledger Saturday November 15, 2008, 7:08 PM

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John Munson/The Star-LedgerRemember these two guys? Wayne Chrebet and Chad Pennington were thrilled after the Jets knocked off the Packers to win the AFC East in 2002.

Star-Ledger Jets beat writer Dave Hutchinson is in his 13th season covering the team, and gives us his take on the great performances he's witnessed in that time:

Wow, what a win on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium, and what a clutch performance by quarterback Brett Favre in the Jets' 34-31 overtime victory. One win doesn't make a season, but it can surely break a season and that's what the Jets were facing.

Favre was brought here to save the day and he certainly did in that game. Kudos to GM Mike Tannenbaum for making the deal to bring Favre here. And the price, a conditional fourth-round pick, is a win-win for both the Jets and Packers. The better Favre plays, the higher the draft pick the Packers receive.

I tell you, I can't remember seeing some of the veteran Jets players so happy following a victory and I was happy for them. Guys like Shaun Ellis, Chris Baker and Brandon Moore were absolutely giddy.

And how about veteran kicker Jay Feely? Where would the Jets be without him this season?

With the Jets coming off one of their biggest victories in years, I've decided to make a list of my top-five victories since I started covering the team full-time in 1996.

Here goes:

1. Dec. 19, 1998 -- Jets 17, Bills 10 at Buffalo

Bill Parcells delivers the Jets their first ever AFC East title since the merger just two seasons removed from a disastrous and embarrassing 1-15 finish. What a ride. QB Vinny Testaverde throws 29 touchdowns and just seven interceptions that season as the Jets roll to a 12-4 finish.

The Game -- Testaverde hits WR Dedric Ward for a 71-yard TD late in the third quarter to give the Jets a 17-10 lead. S Victor Green intercepts Bills QB Doug Flutie with 3:52 left to secure the victory. I vividly remember the jubilation in the Jets' cramped dressing room, with long-suffering Jets like Mo Lewis and Green on the verge of tears.

2. Jan. 6, 2002 -- Jets 24, Raiders 22 at Oakland

The model citizens who reside in the "Black Hole'' were ready to bury the Jets and with good reason. Entering the game, the Jets hadn't won in Oakland since 1962. It was a do-or-die moment for the Jets -- win and they're in, lose and they go home.

The Game -- With 59 seconds left to play, K John Hall launched a 53-yard field goal to give the Jets an improbable victory. The win was even more noteworthy because the Jets were coming off a crushing loss to Buffalo the previous week in a game that could've secured a playoff berth.

3. Jan. 8, 2005 -- Jets 20, Chargers 17 in OT at San Diego

The Jets weren't even given a puncher's chance in this one, especially with the already weak-armed Chad Pennington battling through a strained rotator cuff injury. The Chargers (12-4) were thinking Super Bowl and the loss ultimately cost coach Marty Schottenheimer his job.

The Game -- Doug Brien kicked a 28-yard field goal with five seconds left in the extra session for the win. Pennington (23 of 33 for 279 yards, two TDs and no INTs) was brilliant. The Jets had the game won in regulation but a personal foul on LB Eric Barton against Chargers QB Drew Brees gave the Chargers new life and Brees hit TE Antonio Gates for a game-tying TD with 11 seconds left.

4. Dec. 29, 2002 -- Jets 42, Packers 17 at Giants Stadium

The Jets go against the Brett Favre-led Packers in a must-win game in the season finale after the Patriots keep them alive with a victory over the Dolphins in overtime. The Jets win only their second AFC East title.

The Game -- In stunning fashion, the Jets rout the Packers as Chad Pennington throws three TD passes to cap his coming-out season. Pennington took over for an ineffective Vinny Testaverde and went 8-4 as the starter as the Pennington era began.

5. Nov. 14, 2008 -- Jets 34, Patriots 31 in OT at New England

Everything is on the line here. The Jets have undergone a $140 million makeover -- and added QB Brett Favre for good measure -- and owner Woody Johnson wants results. There's the collective psyche of the team, first place in the AFC East, and perhaps coach Eric Mangini's job. It's hard to imagine Mangini surviving two losses to a Tom Brady-less Patriots team.

The Game -- The Jets jump to an early 24-6 second-quarter lead but need a 34-yard field goal by Jay Feely in overtime for the game-winner. Favre is masterful, completing 26 of 33 passes for 258 yards, two TDs and no interceptions.

Honorable mentions:

Oct. 23, 2000 -- Jets 40, Dolphins 37 in OT at Giants Stadium

I know. I know. This one just misses the cut. There was more at stake on Thursday night. I'm sorry. It was the seventh game of the season ... Jets rally from a 30-7 fourth-quarter deficit in the biggest comeback in club history.

Nov. 12, 2006 -- Jets 17, Patriots 14 at New England

Eric Mangini defeats his estranged mentor, Bill Belichick, in the mud and rain at Gillette Stadium. Jets prepared for the game by practicing in the rain that week and it pays off.

Jan. 4, 2003 -- Jets 41, Colts 0 at Giants Stadium

In an absolute stunner, Herm Edwards humiliates his good friend Tony Dungy and further extends QB Peyton Manning's postseason failures -- for the moment, that is.

This list is ALL WRONG...and I wont bother to fix it. Its just that screwed up.

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do you agree with this list ? what are your favorite memories of these wins ?

http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2008/11/hutchs_top_5_jets_victories_si.html

Hutch's top 5 Jets victories since 1996

by Dave Hutchinson/The Star-Ledger Saturday November 15, 2008, 7:08 PM

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John Munson/The Star-LedgerRemember these two guys? Wayne Chrebet and Chad Pennington were thrilled after the Jets knocked off the Packers to win the AFC East in 2002.

Star-Ledger Jets beat writer Dave Hutchinson is in his 13th season covering the team, and gives us his take on the great performances he's witnessed in that time:

Wow, what a win on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium, and what a clutch performance by quarterback Brett Favre in the Jets' 34-31 overtime victory. One win doesn't make a season, but it can surely break a season and that's what the Jets were facing.

Favre was brought here to save the day and he certainly did in that game. Kudos to GM Mike Tannenbaum for making the deal to bring Favre here. And the price, a conditional fourth-round pick, is a win-win for both the Jets and Packers. The better Favre plays, the higher the draft pick the Packers receive.

I tell you, I can't remember seeing some of the veteran Jets players so happy following a victory and I was happy for them. Guys like Shaun Ellis, Chris Baker and Brandon Moore were absolutely giddy.

And how about veteran kicker Jay Feely? Where would the Jets be without him this season?

With the Jets coming off one of their biggest victories in years, I've decided to make a list of my top-five victories since I started covering the team full-time in 1996.

Here goes:

1. Dec. 19, 1998 -- Jets 17, Bills 10 at Buffalo

Bill Parcells delivers the Jets their first ever AFC East title since the merger just two seasons removed from a disastrous and embarrassing 1-15 finish. What a ride. QB Vinny Testaverde throws 29 touchdowns and just seven interceptions that season as the Jets roll to a 12-4 finish.

The Game -- Testaverde hits WR Dedric Ward for a 71-yard TD late in the third quarter to give the Jets a 17-10 lead. S Victor Green intercepts Bills QB Doug Flutie with 3:52 left to secure the victory. I vividly remember the jubilation in the Jets' cramped dressing room, with long-suffering Jets like Mo Lewis and Green on the verge of tears.

2. Jan. 6, 2002 -- Jets 24, Raiders 22 at Oakland

The model citizens who reside in the "Black Hole'' were ready to bury the Jets and with good reason. Entering the game, the Jets hadn't won in Oakland since 1962. It was a do-or-die moment for the Jets -- win and they're in, lose and they go home.

The Game -- With 59 seconds left to play, K John Hall launched a 53-yard field goal to give the Jets an improbable victory. The win was even more noteworthy because the Jets were coming off a crushing loss to Buffalo the previous week in a game that could've secured a playoff berth.

3. Jan. 8, 2005 -- Jets 20, Chargers 17 in OT at San Diego

The Jets weren't even given a puncher's chance in this one, especially with the already weak-armed Chad Pennington battling through a strained rotator cuff injury. The Chargers (12-4) were thinking Super Bowl and the loss ultimately cost coach Marty Schottenheimer his job.

The Game -- Doug Brien kicked a 28-yard field goal with five seconds left in the extra session for the win. Pennington (23 of 33 for 279 yards, two TDs and no INTs) was brilliant. The Jets had the game won in regulation but a personal foul on LB Eric Barton against Chargers QB Drew Brees gave the Chargers new life and Brees hit TE Antonio Gates for a game-tying TD with 11 seconds left.

4. Dec. 29, 2002 -- Jets 42, Packers 17 at Giants Stadium

The Jets go against the Brett Favre-led Packers in a must-win game in the season finale after the Patriots keep them alive with a victory over the Dolphins in overtime. The Jets win only their second AFC East title.

The Game -- In stunning fashion, the Jets rout the Packers as Chad Pennington throws three TD passes to cap his coming-out season. Pennington took over for an ineffective Vinny Testaverde and went 8-4 as the starter as the Pennington era began.

5. Nov. 14, 2008 -- Jets 34, Patriots 31 in OT at New England

Everything is on the line here. The Jets have undergone a $140 million makeover -- and added QB Brett Favre for good measure -- and owner Woody Johnson wants results. There's the collective psyche of the team, first place in the AFC East, and perhaps coach Eric Mangini's job. It's hard to imagine Mangini surviving two losses to a Tom Brady-less Patriots team.

The Game -- The Jets jump to an early 24-6 second-quarter lead but need a 34-yard field goal by Jay Feely in overtime for the game-winner. Favre is masterful, completing 26 of 33 passes for 258 yards, two TDs and no interceptions.

Honorable mentions:

Oct. 23, 2000 -- Jets 40, Dolphins 37 in OT at Giants Stadium

I know. I know. This one just misses the cut. There was more at stake on Thursday night. I'm sorry. It was the seventh game of the season ... Jets rally from a 30-7 fourth-quarter deficit in the biggest comeback in club history.

Nov. 12, 2006 -- Jets 17, Patriots 14 at New England

Eric Mangini defeats his estranged mentor, Bill Belichick, in the mud and rain at Gillette Stadium. Jets prepared for the game by practicing in the rain that week and it pays off.

Jan. 4, 2003 -- Jets 41, Colts 0 at Giants Stadium

In an absolute stunner, Herm Edwards humiliates his good friend Tony Dungy and further extends QB Peyton Manning's postseason failures -- for the moment, that is.

This list is ALL WRONG...and I wont bother to fix it. Its just that screwed up.

How the hell is the monday night miracle an "honorable mention" when its against a franchise long rival and a monday night game?

Kill yourself.

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Some great wins on that list, but not totally feeling it.

I would have the Monday Night Miracle in the top 5 for me. Its always significant when you are playing the Dolphags.

Definitely Jags game in 98.

Colts 02 playoffs. I thought Chad was going to be the greatest QB ever. :rolleyes:

The flashlight game. Nothing was more gratifying win ever with Cherbet making the game winning catch. Meshawn 1 catch 1 yard. Cherbet was this franchise and he shut Meshawn the F up, everyones favorite Jet. That was one of my favorite games ever because I was there!

And personally, I like the 06 win in NE better than this years.

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How does the home playoff game against the Jags in '98 not even make a honorable mention. I think that particular playoff game should be top 3 and I would definitely move the raiders game down on the list

Amen. That was one of the top victories. Yeah winning in Buffalo was nice but a home crowd, national stage and they handled that Jaguars team easily.

That one needs to be on the list, no doubt.

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Some great wins on that list, but not totally feeling it.

I would have the Monday Night Miracle in the top 5 for me. Its always significant when you are playing the Dolphags.

Definitely Jags game in 98.

Colts 02 playoffs. I thought Chad was going to be the greatest QB ever. :rolleyes:

The flashlight game. Nothing was more gratifying win ever with Cherbet making the game winning catch. Meshawn 1 catch 1 yard. Cherbet was this franchise and he shut Meshawn the F up, everyones favorite Jet. That was one of my favorite games ever because I was there!

And personally, I like the 06 win in NE better than this years.

I wa too -- a great day to be a Jets fan -- hell I even had Fireman Ed sitting in the next section and when Chrebet scored he led about 50 of us in a J-E-T-S chant which was beyond satifying since the Bucs fans were going B-U-C-S BUCS BUCS BUCS about .15 prior to that -- I was on cloud 9 leaving that stadium

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I wa too -- a great day to be a Jets fan -- hell I even had Fireman Ed sitting in the next section and when Chrebet scored he led about 50 of us in a J-E-T-S chant which was beyond satisfying since the Bucs fans were going B-U-C-S BUCS BUCS BUCS about .15 prior to that -- I was on cloud 9 leaving that stadium

Of all the games in the 48 years of being a Jet fan this was in the top 5 of all games

that I have attended. The Jet fans at RJ that day went absolutely nuts.

I remember walking to the parking lot after and there must have been over 100

Jet fans walking the street in a pack giving the Jets chant.

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Of all the games in the 48 years of being a Jet fan this was in the top 5 of all games

that I have attended. The Jet fans at RJ that day went absolutely nuts.

I remember walking to the parking lot after and there must have been over 100

Jet fans walking the street in a pack giving the Jets chant.

Yep. I remember that well.

If I am not mistaken there was some kid wearing a Cherbert Jersey and some Jets fans started to lift him in the air and were mocking the Bucs fans as they were walking out of the stadium.

Classic. Greatest game I have ever attended.

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