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Throwback Thursday: 1998 AFC Championship Game, First Half

By Alan Schechter

Curtis Martin staked the Jets to a 10-0 lead in the 1998 AFC Championship game.

Another Thursday is upon us, so it’s time for another edition of “Throwback Thursday”. This week, we look back at a game that, although it didn’t end the way we hoped, it started out that way.

1998 was a great year, wasn’t it? Just two years before, the Jets were 1-15, wondering if we were ever going to go anywhere. In comes the savior, Bill Parcells, and just two years later, we are 12-4, knocking on the door of our first Super Bowl appearance sine Broadway Joe.

The previous week, the Jets came off of their first home playoff game since the 1980’s with a 34-24 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jets were one step away from a return to the Super Bowl.

And the game started out we all dreamed it would go, as the Jets were leading at halftime, and a Curtis Martin TD put the Jets up 10-0 in the third quarter. Unfortunately, we remember how the game fell apart from that point, but for a while, we were close.

So, tonight, we bring you the first half of the title game between the Jets and the Broncos, where we can remember how close we actually came to the Super Bowl: