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SNR
09-22-2007, 01:56 PM
Anyone know? Was it Chad Pennington or what?

Bowser
09-22-2007, 01:57 PM
Willpower, baby. Sheer willpower.

SNR
09-22-2007, 02:00 PM
They massacred the Colts in the playoffs 41-0. That wasn't all defensive TDs and safeties, was it?

Skip Towne
09-22-2007, 02:03 PM
They massacred the Colts in the playoffs 41-0. That wasn't all defensive TDs and safeties, was it?
Shit luck. On any given Sunday.

DaFace
09-22-2007, 02:06 PM
They weren't at an average age of around 60 when he came on board.

PastorMikH
09-22-2007, 02:07 PM
For one, I'd have to say that Hackett is a better OC than Solari.

RustShack
09-22-2007, 02:13 PM
It sucked until they put in thier young QB, somthing we should do.

greg63
09-22-2007, 02:16 PM
...Can't compair the two; too many varriables.

SNR
09-22-2007, 02:18 PM
...Can't compair the two; too many varriables.Why not? Same retard at head coach? Same retarded philosophy? If the Jets players were really that much better, we should fix that. Soon.

orange
09-22-2007, 02:19 PM
NY Jets 41, Indianapolis 0

By BARRY WILNER, AP Football Writer
January 4, 2003
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- After what they went through to make the playoffs, what a waste it would have been to exit early.

That was the message Herman Edwards gave his New York Jets. They heeded it superbly, routing the befuddled Indianapolis Colts 41-0 Saturday.

After barely getting into the postseason, the Jets emphatically showed they belong with their biggest playoff victory and their first postseason shutout. Chad Pennington, the sparkplug of their turnaround, threw for three touchdowns, LaMont Jordan ran for two and the defense had Peyton Manning and the Colts off-stride from the outset.


``I am so proud of my teammates to see in every one of them that they are not complacent,'' Pennington said. ``To me, it's special when you're able to step in the huddle and see the intensity and focus in the eyes of your teammates.''

New York (10-7) began the season 1-4, but won seven of its last nine to storm to the AFC East title on the final day of the season. The surge continued against the wild-card Colts (10-7).

``This is a breath of fresh air, but it is only the first win on a long road,'' Wayne Chrebet said.

The Jets will be at either Oakland or Tennessee next weekend. It was their first postseason victory since 1998, when they made it to the AFC championship game, and the score matched the last playoff game at the Meadowlands, when the Giants beat Minnesota for the 2000 NFC title.

``I'm 82-0 in my last two playoffs here,'' said safety Sam Garnes, who was with those Giants. ``It definitely feels good to do 41-0 as a Jet.''

The only more lopsided shutout win in NFL postseason history was Chicago's 73-0 victory over Washington for the 1940 title.

This was the first NFL playoff game featuring two black head coaches. The Colts' Tony Dungy and the Jets' Edwards, longtime friends, are the only black head coaches in the league. Edwards spent five seasons as Dungy's top assistant in Tampa before becoming the Jets' coach in 2001.

The student came out on top of the mentor because his offense was unstoppable, his defense stingy and his special teams dominant.
``I'm just thankful for our friendship and the chance he gave me to stand here and be a head coach,'' Edwards said.

Dungy said he'll be rooting for Edwards' team the rest of the way.

``They played awfully well and made us look awfully bad,'' said Dungy, who took Indianapolis from 6-10 to 10-6 in his first season after being fired by the Bucs.

On the Jets' fifth offensive play, Pennington's screen pass floated into Richie Anderson's hands and he rambled down the left side for a 56-yard score. The touchdown was the longest of his 10-year career, the longest this season for the Jets and the longest scoring play from scrimmage in their playoff history.

The Peyton Manning-to-Marvin Harrison connection got the Colts moving -- for just about the only time -- immediately after the TD with three completions for 38 yards. But Mike Vanderjagt was short and wide with a 41-yard field goal into the wind.

John Hall made one from the same spot early in the second quarter for a 10-0 lead.

Troy Walters then fumbled the kickoff and Ray Mickens pounced on it at the Indianapolis 39. Jordan eventually swept left from the 1 for a 17-point lead.

It became 24-0 with 37 seconds remaining in the first half when Pennington rolled out and found Santana Moss alone in the right corner of the end zone. Moss grabbed the high throw and barely got both feet in-bounds.

In matching their biggest playoff output in a half, the Jets effectively secured their spot in the next round of the playoffs. But they didn't pull back. Chad Morton ran the second-half kickoff 70 yards to the Indy 19, setting up Hall's 39-yard field goal. Rookie tight end Chris Baker caught his first TD pass, a 3-yarder late in the third quarter. And Jordan, who rushed for 102 yards (89 in the second half), scored again from the 1 in the fourth period.

Manning was a miserable 14-for-31 for 137 yards and two interceptions, and his team had the ball for just 19:42 -- 7:44 in the second half.

Manning, who consistently barked instructions to his teammates at the line of scrimmage -- often to no avail as New York's aggressive defense applied steady pressure -- is 0-3 in the playoffs, and this was the worst of those defeats.

``I tried to be patient,'' Manning said, ``but I got to be impatient because the more you get in the hole, they more they take you out of your game plan. So I ended up doing a lot of things I shouldn't have.''

He wasn't helped by six drops and an offensive line that couldn't keep pressure off him. Harrison, who smashed the NFL record with 143 receptions this season, had only four Saturday.

``This was more than we could ask for,'' Jets linebacker Marvin Jones said.``But the job isn't done.''

Notes

Pennington, the league's most efficient passer, wound up 19-for-25 for 222 yards. ... Donnie Abraham and James Darling had the interceptions. ... Pennington tied the team record for TD passes in a playoff game, held by Joe Namath in the 1968 AFL championship game vs. Oakland, and Vinny Testaverde last year in a loss to the Raiders. ... The only other playoff game between the franchises was the Jets' 1969 Super Bowl win. ... The much-maligned Giants Stadium turf was not a factor, even though it was chewed up by the secondquarter.


Updated on Saturday, Jan 4, 2003 8:53 pm, EST

banyon
09-22-2007, 02:21 PM
Scoring

2001 NYJ 13.5 PPG (17th)
2002 NYJ 22.4 PPG (15th)
2003 NYJ 17.7 PPG (23rd)
2004 NYJ 20.8 PPG (17th)
2005 NYJ 15.0 PPG (29th)


2006 KC 20.7 PPG (15th)
2007 KC 6.5 PPG (31st) (through 2 games)

Total Offense

2001 NYJ 299.7 YPG (24th)
2002 NYJ 314.8 YPG (22nd)
2003 NYJ 309.4 YPG (19th)
2004 NYJ 339.9 YPG (12th)
2005 NYJ 248.1 YPG (31st)

2006 KC 321.4 YPG (16th)
2007 KC 250.0 YPG (28th)

banyon
09-22-2007, 02:22 PM
Anyone know? Was it Chad Pennington or what?

Also the willpower and determination of this man.

http://www.injersey.com/appnflpg/021124BillsJets/images/jet1124r.jpg

greg63
09-22-2007, 02:30 PM
Why not? Same retard at head coach? Same retarded philosophy? If the Jets players were really that much better, we should fix that. Soon.

…Different conference division; different opponents.

Kaylore
09-22-2007, 02:55 PM
Letting Bill Parcells build your team. Take a look at Dallas.

JuicesFlowing
09-22-2007, 03:00 PM
The AFC West is always a grind ...

htismaqe
09-23-2007, 06:26 AM
I think part of the reason that our offense is worse is that the situation in NY strengthened his resolve.

He came here even MORE insistent that his way was the right way.

BCD
09-23-2007, 06:35 AM
He didn't have Huard under center. Yes, Pennington is a noodlearm, but he is very accuate. And way smarter.

FAX
09-23-2007, 07:01 AM
Good question, Mr. SNR. Darn good.

I have no idea what happened in that game. But, the football gods are fickle, sometimes even a blind guy finds a prostitute, and, the 2002 Colts did lose 6 games that year.

Nevertheless, I still have hope. So today, in honor of our No-Risk Offense, I'm avoiding all travel, injecting myself with penicillin, and wearing a condom all day whether I have sex or not.

FAX

cdcox
09-23-2007, 07:17 AM
Scoring

2001 NYJ 13.5 PPG (17th)
2002 NYJ 22.4 PPG (15th)
2003 NYJ 17.7 PPG (23rd)
2004 NYJ 20.8 PPG (17th)
2005 NYJ 15.0 PPG (29th)


2006 KC 20.7 PPG (15th)
2007 KC 6.5 PPG (31st) (through 2 games)

Total Offense

2001 NYJ 299.7 YPG (24th)
2002 NYJ 314.8 YPG (22nd)
2003 NYJ 309.4 YPG (19th)
2004 NYJ 339.9 YPG (12th)
2005 NYJ 248.1 YPG (31st)

2006 KC 321.4 YPG (16th)
2007 KC 250.0 YPG (28th)

That offense he had in NY was the envy of all the league.

tiptap
09-23-2007, 07:26 AM
They like the 2003 Chiefs had an offensive line that could run and be successful in any direction. Put a great back in to run and the offense will fly. That ability to be competitive and unpredictable in your run game made both offenses potent. NYJ simply had a defense to go with their offense.