New York Jets: A Look Back 30 Years to a Special Season…Almost

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The Jets opened the playoffs in Cincinatti for a wild card matchup against the Bengals. The Jets won in decisive fashion, 44-17, and Freeman McNeil dominated the game on the ground, rushing for 210 yards and a TD, and throwing for another on a halfback option play. Wesley Walker added 145 yards receiving on 8 catches with 1 TD.

The next week, the Jets travelled to the LA Coliseum, for a playoff date with the Raiders. The Raiders were up 14-10 in the fourth quarter, when Scott Dierking rushed for the go ahead TD, and the Jets defense forced 2 turnovers late to seal the victory. Freeman McNeil rushed for 105 yards in the game.

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