Vinny Testaverde threw for four touchdown passes in the week 17 win over New England.

Throwback Thursday: New York Jets vs. New England Patriots 1998

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Thursday night, so it’s time to get back to another edition of Throwback Thursday.

This week, in keeping with the NFL Network’s 90’s week, we go back to the 1990’s for our throwback moment. Specifically, we go back to week 17 of the 1998 season.

On this week, our Jets hosted our friends from New England. The Jets were closing out their first division title since 1960’s, and looking to finish with a 12-4 record.

Not only did the Jets win, they dominated the game to head off into the playoffs. Take a look:

New England Patriots at New York Jets

December 27, 1998

 

 

Quarter 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
New England Patriots 0 3 0 7 10
New York Jets 3 14 7 7 31

 

 

Scoring Summarys
1st Quarter
8:39 NYJ FG FG John Hall 36 NYJ 3, NE 0
2nd Quarter
0:40 NYJ TD Kyle Brady 4 pass from Vinny Testaverde (John Hall Kick) NYJ 10, NE 0
5:55 NYJ TD Curtis Martin 8 pass from Vinny Testaverde (John Hall Kick) NYJ 17, NE 0
11:34 NE FG FG Adam Vinatieri 19 NYJ 17, NE 3
3rd Quarter
4:29 NYJ TD Dedric Ward 17 pass from Vinny Testaverde (John Hall Kick) NYJ 24, NE 3
4th Quarter
0:05 NYJ TD Keyshawn Johnson 24 pass from Vinny Testaverde (John Hall Kick) NYJ 31, NE 3
13:29 NE TD Tony Simmons 44 pass from Scott Zolak (Adam Vinatieri Kick) NYJ 31, NE 10

 

Attendance: 74,302

Missed Field Goals: None

Team Statistics
New England Patriots New York Jets
First downs 9 21
Rushes – yards 20 – 130 41 – 149
Passing 119 190
Punt returns 2 – 18 3 – 39
Kickoff returns 6 – 164 2 – 32
Interception returns 1 – 0 0 – 0
Pass attempts – Completions – Had Intercepted 14 – 31 – 0 18 – 31 – 1
Sacked – yards lost 1 – 8 0 – 0
Punts 6 – 42.7 4 – 41.0
Fumbles – lost 3 – 1 0 – 0
Penalties – yards 2 – 25 1 – 10
Time of possession 21:09 38:51
Passing
New England Patriots Att Cmp Yds Avg TD Int Lg Sack Loss Rating
Scott Zolak 31 14 127 4.10 1 0 44t 1 8 67.5
New York Jets Att Cmp Yds Avg TD Int Lg Sack Loss Rating
Vinny Testaverde 27 17 179 6.63 4 1 24t 0 0 106.3
Glenn Foley 3 1 11 3.67 0 0 11 0 0 45.1
Ray Lucas 1 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
Rushing
New England Patriots Att Yds Avg Lg TD
Sedrick Shaw 6 81 13.5 71 0
Robert Edwards 12 47 3.9 18 0
Derrick Cullors 2 2 1.0 5 0
New York Jets Att Yds Avg Lg TD
Curtis Martin 29 102 3.5 17 0
Vinny Testaverde 2 35 17.5 25 0
David Meggett 4 7 1.8 3 0
Jerald Sowell 4 4 1.0 3 0
Richie Anderson 1 2 2.0 2 0
Ray Lucas 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0
Receiving
New England Patriots Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
Robert Edwards 4 8 2.0 7 0
Ben Coates 2 25 12.5 18 0
Sedrick Shaw 2 10 5.0 8 0
Lovett Purnell 2 8 4.0 5 0
Tony Simmons 1 44 44.0 44t 1
Derrick Cullors 1 15 15.0 15 0
Tony Carter 1 11 11.0 11 0
Shawn Jefferson 1 6 6.0 6 0
New York Jets Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
Keyshawn Johnson 6 75 12.5 24t 1
Wayne Chrebet 4 44 11.0 16 0
Kyle Brady 3 16 5.3 8 1
Dedric Ward 2 28 14.0 17t 1
Curtis Martin 2 12 6.0 8t 1
David Meggett 1 15 15.0 15 0
Kickoff Returns
New England Patriots Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Derrick Cullors 5 140 28.0 0 47 0
Chris Canty 1 24 24.0 0 24 0
New York Jets Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
David Meggett 1 16 16.0 0 16 0
Kevin Williams 1 16 16.0 0 16 0
Punt Returns
New England Patriots Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Troy Brown 2 18 9.0 0 10 0
New York Jets Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
David Meggett 3 39 13.0 0 18 0
Punting
New England Patriots Punts Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net OppRet RetYds
Tom Tupa 6 256 42.7 50 0 2 0 36.2 3 39
New York Jets Punts Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net OppRet RetYds
John Kidd 4 164 41.0 54 0 0 0 36.5 2 18
Defense
New England Patriots Sacks Loss Ints Yds Avg Lg TD
Lawyer Milloy 0.0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0
New York Jets Sacks Loss Ints Yds Avg Lg TD
Anthony Pleasant 1.0 8.0 0 0 0.0 0 0

It may have been before the rivalry really heated up, but it is still fun to beat up on that team, isn’t it?

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