Throwback Thursday: New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills: 2004

By Alan Schechter

We go way back into the vault for this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday.

This week, we go all the way back to October 2004. The Jets were riding an excellent start at 3-0. The Bills were going in the opposite direction, losing their first three games, as they headed into Giants Stadium to face the New York Jets.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Jets opened the scoring midway through the second quarter, with a touchdown pass from Chad Pennington to tight end Chris Baker. They ended the half with a Doug Brien field goal from 37 yards out to extend the halftime lead to 10-0.

An early third quarter field goal by Doug Brien brought the score to 13-0, but the Bills came on strong. In the fourth, Drew Bledsoe threw two touchdown passes in just under three minutes, one to Mark Campbell and one to Lee Evans, to give the Bills a 14-13 lead. But, the Jets were able to fend off a heartbreaking loss and run their record to 4-0 after Doug Brien hit his third field goal of the day, with 58 seconds remaining, to give the Jets the win, by a final score of 16-14.

Take a look at the boxscore:

Scoring Summary

Team Stats




Kickoff Returns

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