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New York Jets Throwback Thursday: Favre to Coles Beats the Chiefs

By Alan Schechter

Oct 1, 2011; Hattiesburg, MS, USA; Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles former quarterback Brett Favre talks on television for Comcast Sports Southeast before the start of the game against the Rice Owls at M.M. Roberts Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Thursday night, so it is time for another “Throwback Thursday”. For this week’s edition, we go back five years for a fun highlight from the 2008 season.

Many fans, myself included, are annoyed at the guy to the left for using the team to get back at Green Bay. You could tell that he never really belonged, and just wanted to get to Minnesota so he could exact revenge against the Packers.

It wasn’t all bad, though. Before he played through injury, there were some good moments. When the Jets were 8-4 that year, Cris Collinsworth called the Jets the best team in the AFC. We know what happened after that, but that is not the point tonight.

Tonight, we look at one of the good moments from th 2008 season.

We go back to week 8, when the Jets hosted the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Jets came into this one with a 3-3 record, off of an overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders.  Even with the loss, the Jets were playing better, winning 2 out of the last 3.

However, the Jets were down late in this one.  In the fourth quarter, Brandon Flowers picked off a Brett Favre pass at took it back 91 yards to the house to give the Chiefs a 24-21 head.

But the Jets weren’t finished.  Brett Favre led the Jets on a last minute drive that ended with this:

The Jets took off from here, winning their next four to run their record to 8-3 before the bottom fell out, costing Eric Mangini his job.

But there you have it, a “Throwback Thursday”. Enjoy your night.