Chad Pennington was huge in leading the Jets to victory in the 2002 Wild Card game against the Colts.

Throwback Thursday: Chad Pennington Leads the Jets Over the Colts 41-0


It’s Thursday evening, so it’s time for a throwback Thursday.

We are going back to the 2002 Wild Card game for this one.

Chad Pennington was around the Jets website this week, as he spoke with Eric Allen about how this season was Rex’s best year as the head coach of the team.  He talked about Geno Smith and had other thoughts about the team in the short video, courtesy of the team website.

So, it seemed prudent to throw it back to Chad’s days with the team.

The day was January 4, 2003, and the Jets were hosting the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Car game.  The Colts were a win better than the Jets at 10-6, but the Jets won the AFC East, earning the right to the home game.

Being in attendance, I can tell you that I have never heard a stadium louder before, or since.  Anytime Peyton Manning came to the line to make his adjustments that he is so famous for, the volume went to another level, one that just couldn’t be stopped.  There was no way he could be heard.

The final reflected the difficulties, as the Jets dominated the game, winning by a score of 41-0.  Take a look at the box score:

 

1 2 3 4 Final
Indianapolis Colts (10-6-0) 0 0 0 0 0
New York Jets (9-7-0) 7 17 10 7 41

 

Game Info
Stadium The Meadowlands
Start Time 4:30pm
Surface grass
Weather 34 degrees, relative humidity 84%, wind 17 mph, wind chill 23
Vegas Line New York Jets -6.0
Over/Under 42.0 (under)
Officials
Referee Tony Corrente
Umpire Ed Coukart
Head Linesman Tom Stabile
Field Judge Tom Sifferman
Back Judge Don Carey
Side Judge Rick Patterson
Line Judge Michael Spanier

 

Scoring

IND NYJ
1st Jets Richie Anderson 56 yard pass from Chad Pennington (John Hall kick) 0 7
2nd Jets John Hall 41 yard field goal 0 10
Jets LaMont Jordan 1 yard rush (John Hall kick) 0 17
Jets Santana Moss 4 yard pass from Chad Pennington (John Hall kick) 0 24
3rd Jets John Hall 39 yard field goal 0 27
Jets Chris Baker 3 yard pass from Chad Pennington (John Hall kick) 0 34
4th Jets LaMont Jordan 1 yard rush (John Hall kick) 0 41

Team Stats

IND NYJ
First downs 10 26
Rush-yards-TDs 14-52-0 42-180-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 14-31-137-0-2 19-25-222-3-0
Sacked-yards 1-13 2-6
Net pass yards 124 216
Total yards 176 396
Fumbles-lost 2-1 0-0
Turnovers 3 0
Penalties-yards 2-10 3-30

 

Passing, Rushing, & Receiving

Passing Rushing Receiving
Tm Cmp Att Yds TD Int Lng Att Yds TD Lng Rec Yds TD Lng
Peyton Manning IND 14 31 137 0 2 17 1 2 0 2
James Mungro IND 4 36 0 22 3 31 0 13
Marvin Harrison IND 4 47 0 17
Edgerrin James IND 9 14 0 8 2 9 0 5
Troy Walters IND 1 17 0 17
Reggie Wayne IND 3 17 0 7
Marcus Pollard IND 1 16 0 16
Passing Rushing Receiving
Tm Cmp Att Yds TD Int Lng Att Yds TD Lng Rec Yds TD Lng
Chad Pennington NYJ 19 25 222 3 0 56 1 3 0 3
LaMont Jordan NYJ 20 102 2 13 1 9 0 9
Curtis Martin NYJ 15 67 0 11 2 12 0 6
Richie Anderson NYJ 1 6 0 6 2 66 1 56
Wayne Chrebet NYJ 2 44 0 23
Santana Moss NYJ 5 42 1 16
Laveranues Coles NYJ 1 -1 0 -1 4 36 0 14
Anthony Becht NYJ 1 8 0 8
Jerald Sowell NYJ 1 2 0 2 1 2 0 2
Chris Baker NYJ 1 3 1 3
Chad Morton NYJ 1 3 0 3
Vinny Testaverde NYJ 2 -2 0 -1

Defense & Returns

Def Interceptions Fumbles Kick Returns Punt Returns
Tm Sk Int Yds TD Lng FR Yds TD Rt Yds Y/Rt TD Lng Ret Yds Y/R TD Lng
Dwight Freeney IND 1.0 0 0 0 0
Brad Scioli IND 1.0 0 0 0 0
Joe Walker IND 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 50 16.7 0 18
Troy Walters IND 0 0 0 0 5 89 17.8 0 26
Def Interceptions Fumbles Kick Returns Punt Returns
Tm Sk Int Yds TD Lng FR Yds TD Rt Yds Y/Rt TD Lng Ret Yds Y/R TD Lng
John Abraham NYJ 1.0 0 0 0 0
James Darling NYJ 1 9 0 9
Ray Mickens NYJ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Chad Morton NYJ 0 0 0 0 1 70 70.0 0 70
Santana Moss NYJ 0 0 0 0 2 6 3.0 0 6
Damien Robinson NYJ 1 24 0 24

Kicking & Punting

PAT FG Punting
Tm XPM XPA FGM FGA Pnt Yds Y/P Lng
Hunter Smith IND 5 171 34.2 43
Mike Vanderjagt IND 1 0 0 0
PAT FG Punting
Tm XPM XPA FGM FGA Pnt Yds Y/P Lng
John Hall NYJ 5 5 2 2 0 0 0
Matt Turk NYJ 2 59 29.5 36

 

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