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

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

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



New England Patriots030710
New York Jets3147731



Scoring Summarys
1st Quarter
8:39NYJFGFG John Hall 36NYJ 3, NE 0
2nd Quarter
0:40NYJTDKyle Brady 4 pass from Vinny Testaverde (John Hall Kick)NYJ 10, NE 0
5:55NYJTDCurtis Martin 8 pass from Vinny Testaverde (John Hall Kick)NYJ 17, NE 0
11:34NEFGFG Adam Vinatieri 19NYJ 17, NE 3
3rd Quarter
4:29NYJTDDedric Ward 17 pass from Vinny Testaverde (John Hall Kick)NYJ 24, NE 3
4th Quarter
0:05NYJTDKeyshawn Johnson 24 pass from Vinny Testaverde (John Hall Kick)NYJ 31, NE 3
13:29NETDTony Simmons 44 pass from Scott Zolak (Adam Vinatieri Kick)NYJ 31, NE 10


Attendance: 74,302

Missed Field Goals: None

Team Statistics
New England PatriotsNew York Jets
First downs921
Rushes – yards20 – 13041 – 149
Punt returns2 – 183 – 39
Kickoff returns6 – 1642 – 32
Interception returns1 – 00 – 0
Pass attempts – Completions – Had Intercepted14 – 31 – 018 – 31 – 1
Sacked – yards lost1 – 80 – 0
Punts6 – 42.74 – 41.0
Fumbles – lost3 – 10 – 0
Penalties – yards2 – 251 – 10
Time of possession21:0938:51
New England PatriotsAttCmpYdsAvgTDIntLgSackLossRating
Scott Zolak31141274.101044t1867.5
New York JetsAttCmpYdsAvgTDIntLgSackLossRating
Vinny Testaverde27171796.634124t00106.3
Glenn Foley31113.6700110045.1
Ray Lucas1000.000000039.6
New England PatriotsAttYdsAvgLgTD
Sedrick Shaw68113.5710
Robert Edwards12473.9180
Derrick Cullors221.050
New York JetsAttYdsAvgLgTD
Curtis Martin291023.5170
Vinny Testaverde23517.5250
David Meggett471.830
Jerald Sowell441.030
Richie Anderson122.020
Ray Lucas1-1-1.0-10
New England PatriotsRecYdsAvgLgTD
Robert Edwards482.070
Ben Coates22512.5180
Sedrick Shaw2105.080
Lovett Purnell284.050
Tony Simmons14444.044t1
Derrick Cullors11515.0150
Tony Carter11111.0110
Shawn Jefferson166.060
New York JetsRecYdsAvgLgTD
Keyshawn Johnson67512.524t1
Wayne Chrebet44411.0160
Kyle Brady3165.381
Dedric Ward22814.017t1
Curtis Martin2126.08t1
David Meggett11515.0150
Kickoff Returns
New England PatriotsNumYdsAvgFCLgTD
Derrick Cullors514028.00470
Chris Canty12424.00240
New York JetsNumYdsAvgFCLgTD
David Meggett11616.00160
Kevin Williams11616.00160
Punt Returns
New England PatriotsNumYdsAvgFCLgTD
Troy Brown2189.00100
New York JetsNumYdsAvgFCLgTD
David Meggett33913.00180
New England PatriotsPuntsYdsAvgLgTBIn20BlkNetOppRetRetYds
Tom Tupa625642.75002036.2339
New York JetsPuntsYdsAvgLgTBIn20BlkNetOppRetRetYds
John Kidd416441.05400036.5218
New England PatriotsSacksLossIntsYdsAvgLgTD
Lawyer Milloy0.00.0100.000
New York JetsSacksLossIntsYdsAvgLgTD
Anthony Pleasant1.08.0000.000

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