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

By Alan Schechter

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

Attendance: 78,817

Missed Field Goals: None