Throwback Thursday: New York Jets vs. Minnesota Vikings: 2010

By Alan Schechter

It’s time for another edition of “Throwback Thursday”. This week, we go back to 2010, to the last time the New York Jets took on the Minnesota Vikings. The Jets were in the midst of what we now know was the high watermark of the Rex Ryan era, the year the Jets went 11-5.

This was week five, and the Jets welcomed the Vikings to MetLife Stadium. The Jets were sporting a 3-1 record, while the Vikings had gotten off to a poor start, entering the game at 1-2.

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The first half was the Nick Folk show, with the Jets placekicker splitting the uprights from 25, 53, and 22 yards out to give the Jets a 9-0 halftime lead. A fourth field goal put the Jets up 12-0 in the third quarter. The score was 15-7 in favor of the Jets heading into the final period.

That’s when the scoring went off the charts. Two Percy Harvin touchdowns sandwiching a Shonn Greene rushing TD left the Jets with a slim two point lead at 22-20. The Vikings were driving late, but the Jets sealed the deal with a 26 yard pick six to make the final score 29-20, and move the Jets record to 4-1.

Here is the boxscore:

Minnesota Vikings at New York Jets

October 11, 2010 – New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, NJAttendance: 77,909

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