Keyshawn Johnson opened the scoring as the Jets went on to win their first playoff game in over a decade.

Throwback Thursday: Jets Win First Playoff Game in Over a Decade

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Keyshawn Johnson had an interesting time with the New York Jets. Keyshawn also was the first to score in this week’s “Throwback Thursday”.

The 1998 Jets finished 12-4, and won the AFC East, leading to the first home playoff game for the Jets in over ten years. In to face the Jets was future backup Jets’ QB Mark Brunell and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Keyshawn opened the scoring, taking in a touchdown from Vinny Testaverde from 21 yards out to put the Jets on top 7-0. Despite three touchdown passes from Mark Brunell, two to Jimmy Smith and one to Keenan McCardell, the Jets came out on top 34-24, giving the Jets their first playoff WIN in over a decade. Take a look at the boxscore:

 

Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets

AFC Divisional Playoff Game
January 10, 1999

 

 

Quarter 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Jacksonville Jaguars 0 7 7 10 24
New York Jets 7 10 14 3 34

 

 

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
4:34 NYJ TD Keyshawn Johnson 21 pass from Vinny Testaverde (John Hall Kick) NYJ 7, Jac 0
2nd Quarter
4:25 NYJ FG FG John Hall 52 NYJ 10, Jac 0
14:27 NYJ TD Keyshawn Johnson 10 run (John Hall Kick) NYJ 17, Jac 0
15:00 Jac TD Jimmy Smith 52 pass from Mark Brunell (Mike Hollis Kick) NYJ 17, Jac 7
3rd Quarter
5:47 NYJ TD Curtis Martin 1 run (John Hall Kick) NYJ 24, Jac 7
6:52 Jac TD Keenan McCardell 3 pass from Mark Brunell (Mike Hollis Kick) NYJ 24, Jac 14
12:44 NYJ TD Curtis Martin 1 run (John Hall Kick) NYJ 31, Jac 14
4th Quarter
5:02 Jac TD Jimmy Smith 19 pass from Mark Brunell (Mike Hollis Kick) NYJ 31, Jac 21
8:22 Jac FG FG Mike Hollis 37 NYJ 31, Jac 24
14:36 NYJ FG FG John Hall 30 NYJ 34, Jac 24
Attendance: 78,817

Missed Field Goals: None

 

Team Statistics
Jacksonville Jaguars New York Jets
First downs 14 29
Rushes – yards 22 – 95 39 – 151
Passing 156 278
Punt returns 2 – -3 1 – 4
Kickoff returns 7 – 158 4 – 59
Interception returns 1 – 1 3 – 40
Pass attempts – Completions – Had Intercepted 12 – 31 – 3 24 – 36 – 1
Sacked – yards lost 0 – 0 2 – 6
Punts 3 – 37.0 2 – 34.5
Fumbles – lost 1 – 1 2 – 2
Penalties – yards 3 – 25 5 – 38
Time of possession 20:44 39:16

 

Passing
Jacksonville Jaguars Att Cmp Yds Avg TD Int Lg Sack Loss Rating
Mark Brunell 31 12 156 5.03 3 3 52t 0 0 48.0
New York Jets Att Cmp Yds Avg TD Int Lg Sack Loss Rating
Vinny Testaverde 36 24 284 7.89 1 1 23 2 6 88.2

 

Rushing
Jacksonville Jaguars Att Yds Avg Lg TD
Fred Taylor 20 86 4.3 29 0
Mark Brunell 2 9 4.5 7 0
New York Jets Att Yds Avg Lg TD
Curtis Martin 36 124 3.4 15 2
Keyshawn Johnson 2 28 14.0 18 1
Vinny Testaverde 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0

 

Receiving
Jacksonville Jaguars Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
Jimmy Smith 5 104 20.8 52t 2
Keenan McCardell 4 32 8.0 10 1
Pete Mitchell 2 13 6.5 7 0
Tavian Banks 1 7 7.0 7 0
New York Jets Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
Keyshawn Johnson 9 121 13.4 23 1
Curtis Martin 6 58 9.7 17 0
Wayne Chrebet 4 45 11.2 16 0
Keith Byars 2 11 5.5 8 0
Dedric Ward 1 18 18.0 18 0
Kyle Brady 1 17 17.0 17 0
David Meggett 1 14 14.0 14 0

 

Kickoff Returns
Jacksonville Jaguars Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Reggie Barlow 3 118 39.3 0 88 0
Tavian Banks 3 40 13.3 0 18 0
Damon Jones 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
New York Jets Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
David Meggett 4 59 14.8 0 21 0

 

Punt Returns
Jacksonville Jaguars Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Reggie Barlow 1 5 5.0 0 5 0
Kevin Devine 1 -8 -8.0 0 -8 0
New York Jets Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
David Meggett 1 4 4.0 1 4 0

 

Punting
Jacksonville Jaguars Punts Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net OppRet RetYds
Bryan Barker 3 111 37.0 40 0 1 0 35.7 1 4
New York Jets Punts Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net OppRet RetYds
John Kidd 2 69 34.5 36 0 0 0 36.0 2 -3

 

Defense
Jacksonville Jaguars Sacks Loss Ints Yds Avg Lg TD
Donovin Darius 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 1 0
Eric Curry 1.0 6.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Kevin Hardy 1.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
New York Jets Sacks Loss Ints Yds Avg Lg TD
Corwin Brown 0.0 0.0 1 40 40.0 40 0
Keyshawn Johnson 0.0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0
Otis Smith 0.0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0

 

 

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