If it wasn’t for the New York Jets, it’s quite possible that the NFL-AFL merger might not have been as well received as it was. When the NFL’s
Brash Jets quarterback Joe Namath guaranteed victory and delivered, leading the Jets to a 16-7 triumph. It remains the only Super Bowl appearance by the Jets, and it arguably remains the most important Super Bowl game in the 50-year history of the event.
Since their glorious 1968 season and Super Bowl win in what was the first playoff appearance in franchise history, the New York Jets have returned to postseason play 13 more times, but they have never returned to glory.
The Jets are 0-4 in AFC Championship Games, losing most recently to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010. Along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints, they are the only three teams to win their lone Super Bowl appearance.
Only two of their playoff appearances have resulted from AFC East title-winning seasons. The Jets won their most recent division crown in 2002.
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New York Jets Game Schedule
The game schedule for the New York Jets is listed below, and the Jets tend to be an all or nothing team when it comes to the NFL season.
Five times since 2002, the Jets have collected double digits in wins. And five times since 2002, the Jets have been dealt double digits in losses.
New York Jets Standings Today
Here is where you will be able to study and decipher information from the up to date New York Jets standings, which often seem to be a story of close but no cigar.
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The Jets were the best AFC East team against the spread in 2015, going 8-6-2. They were also the second-toughest defense to run against (83.4 yards per game) and the fourth-best overall defense (318.6 yards per game) in the NFL. The Jets allowed just 33.2 per cent of third down plays to be converted into first downs. The only NFL team to average better than that was the Houston Texans (28.5 per cent).
New York’s 10-6 record in 2015 marked the seventh time the Jets had won at least 10 games in a season and not won the AFC East crown. It was also the first time in franchise that the Jets reached double digits in wins and did not earn a postseason berth.
Here’s an interesting analytic to ponder – 89.7 per cent of field goals tried against the Jets were successful, which was the seventh-highest total allowed in the NFL, but the Jets were only successful on 81.8 per cent of their own field goals, 23rd best in the league, a worrisome fact considering all six of the Jets’ 2015 losses were decided by seven points or less.
There are good signs that insist the New York Jets will be even better in 2016, because the Jets were ahead of the NFL curve in all offensive and defensive categories during the 2015 season. On offense, the Jets were above the NFL average in total yardage gained (370.31-351.24), passing yards (253.50-242.84) and rushing yards (116.75-108.50).
On the defensive side of the ball, the Jets were also winners in all three categories. They stopped the run (83.44-108.50) and the pass (235.19-242.84) better than the league average. Overall, New York permitted 318.62 yards per game, below the NFL average of 351.34.
One major concern entering the 2015 NFL season that could make wagering on the New York Jets somewhat disconcerting is the indecision about who will or who should be at quarterback for the team. Journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick, thrust into the starting position after Geno Smith suffered a fractured jaw in an altercation with a teammate, enjoyed a career year and set a Jets franchise record with 31 touchdown passes.
Fitzpatrick is a free agent and holding out for a new contract, so should the Jets move on and go back to Smith, or even groom 2016 second round draft pick Christian Hackenberg? As this debate rages, how will it affect the team?