New York Jets
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Information
League NFL.gif NFL
Conference AFC.png AFC
Division AFC East
Established 1960 (joined NFL in 1970)
Home field MetLife Stadium
City East Rutherford, New Jersey
Uniforms
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Color White Alternate
Home Field
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Championships
League
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1968
Super Bowls
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III
Conference
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None
Division
4
1968 • 1969
1998 • 2002

The New York Jets are a professional football team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey, representing the New York metropolitan area. They are members of the National Football League (NFL) as part of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the AFC East division. Founded in 1960, the Jets have played home games at MetLife Stadium (located in East Rutherford) since 2010. In a unique arrangement, the Jets share the stadium with the New York Giants.

The Jets hold the distinction of being the first AFL team to defeat an NFL club in an AFL-NFL World Championship Game when they defeated the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.

NFL.gif Team history[edit | edit source]

Founding[edit | edit source]

The first organizational meeting of the American Football League (AFL) took place on August 14, 1959. Harry Wismer, representing New York at the meeting, proclaimed the state was ready for another professional football team and was granted the charter franchise that was later named the Titans of New York. By 1962, Wismer's mounting debt forced the AFL to assume the costs of the team until seasons end. Sonny Werblin took over the franchise in 1963, and changed the team name to New York Jets to reflect the modern approach of his team and the star-studded performances he hoped his team would produce.

Membership[edit | edit source]

League affiliations
AFL.png American Football League (1960-1969)
  • Eastern Division (1960–1969)
NFL.gif National Football League (1970-present)

Championships[edit | edit source]

Super Bowl III
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Orange Bowl
Miami, Florida
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Colts helmet.png Baltimore Colts 7
MVP: Joe Namath (QB)

Despite pressure building in 1968 for the team, the Jets finished 11–3 to take the AFL East division. In the playoffs, the Jets defeated the Oakland Raiders for the AFL Championship at Shea Stadium, 27–23, a game in which Joe Namath threw three touchdowns, including the game winner to Don Maynard with less than two minutes left.

Despite coming in as huge underdogs against the 15–1 Baltimore Colts, Namath delivered on his "guarantee" by directed an 80–yard scoring drive capped by a four-yard touchdown run by Matt Snell, then set-up three successful field goals tries that pushed New York to a 16–7 victory. Namath was named Super Bowl MVP, completing 17 of 28 passes for 206 yards.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievements
AP Most Valuable Player Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Super Bowl MVP
1968 Namath2.png Joe Namath

Packers.png Rivalry[edit | edit source]

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New York Jets vs. Green Bay Packers
Jets lead series 8–5
Season Date Winning team Score Stadium Series Box
1973 Oct. 31 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 23–7 Milwaukee County Stadium 1–0 Football icon.png
1979 Nov. 4 Jets helmet.png New York Jets L 22–27 Lambeau Field 1–1 Football icon.png
1981 Nov. 4 Jets helmet.png New York Jets L 3–28 Lambeau Field 1–2 Football icon.png
1982 Nov. 28 Jets helmet.png New York Jets L 13–15 Shea Stadium 1–3 Football icon.png
1985 Sep. 22 Jets helmet.png New York Jets L 3–24 Milwaukee County Stadium 1–4 Football icon.png
1991 Sep. 22 Jets helmet.png New York Jets L 16–19 (OT) Giants Stadium 1–5 Football icon.png
1994 Oct. 31 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 17–10 Lambeau Field 2–5 Football icon.png
2000 Sep. 3 Jets helmet.png New York Jets L 16–20 Lambeau Field 2–6 Football icon.png
2002 Dec. 29 Jets helmet.png New York Jets L 17–42 Giants Stadium 2–7 Football icon.png
2006 Dec. 3 Jets helmet.png New York Jets L 10–38 Lambeau Field 2–8 Football icon.png
2010 Oct. 31 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 9–0 New Meadowlands Stadium 3–8 Football icon.png
2014 Sep. 14 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 31–24 Lambeau Field 4–8 Football icon.png
2018 Dec. 23 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 44–38 (OT) MetLife Stadium 5–8 Football icon.png

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