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Thread: The Jets This Decade: 79 wins, 80 losses (and other interesting facts)

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    The Jets This Decade: 79 wins, 80 losses (and other interesting facts)

    A string of ten 16-game regular seasons comes to an end on Sunday, two days after we actually usher in a new decade. With a win the Jets will be exactly .500 for the decade (80-80). Haven't seen anyone else talk about it so thought I'd bring it up. I also started digging around on other performances of the decade...

    2000 through the current 2009 season. Best offensive and defensive ranks:

    [B]Offensive points[/B]: 2008, Ranked 9th in NFL
    [B]Offensive yards[/B]: 2000 and 2004, Ranked 12th in NFL both years

    [B]Defensive points[/B]: 2009, Ranked 1st in NFL so far, (2004 Ranked 4th in NFL)
    [B]Defensive yards[/B]: 2009, Ranked 1st in NFL so far, (2004 Ranked 7th in NFL)

    That 2004 team was clearly the Jets best and most balanced of the decade. They went 10-6, winning the Wild Card game in San Diego 20-17 before losing the Divisional playoff in Pittsburgh also by a score of 20-17.

    [B]Best Season Point Differential[/B]: 2009 (currently +75), 2004 (+72)
    * I found this statistic very interesting.

    [B]Best Season Points For[/B]: 2008 (405 total points) which is 2nd most in team history (416 in 1998)
    [B]Best Season Points Against[/B]: 2009 (236 so far), 2004 (261 total points). So if the Jets give up less than 25 points to Cincy on Sunday that will be their best performance of the decade. If they give up less than 11 points [U]it will be the best Jets defense of all-time[/U] in terms of points allowed (Jets gave up 247 in 1993).


    [U]Some notable individual performances of the decade[/U]

    [B]Best Passing seasons[/B]: Testaverde in 2000 (3732 yards), Favre in 2008 (3472 yards)
    [B]Most Passing TDs season[/B]: Pennington in 2002, Favre in 2008 (both had 22)
    [B]Most Rushing yards season[/B]: Martin in 2004 (1697), Martin in 2001 (1513)
    [B]Most Rushing TDs season[/B]: Jones 2008 (13); Jones in 2009, Martin in 2004 (each with 12)
    [B]Most Receiving yards season[/B]: Coles in 2002 (1264)
    [B]Most Receiving TDs season[/B]: Santana Moss in 2003 (10), Wayne Chrebet in 2002 (9)

    [B]Most Pro Bowls during the decade[/B]: Kevin Mawae (5), 2nd all-time to Winston Hill for most Pro Bowl appearances by a Jet

    And finally, something I find really cool...

    [B]Most Games Played[/B]: [U]When Shaun Ellis takes the field on Sunday night he will have played in 155 of the 160 regular season games the New York Jets have played this decade. Wow! Congratulations Shaun![/U]

    Please feel free to add to this list and definitely let me know if you think there are any errors.

    Happy New Year to All and let's hope the next 10 years find the Jets on the north side of .500 and possibly in possession of some jewelry!

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    Good stuff dude. Cool to see that we have statistically one of our best teams in 10 years with a ton of potential. The teens are looking to be a Green Decade.

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    Statistically speaking, we're going to win so we can be 80-80

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    Jerricho Cotchery 82 rec 1130 yds in only 15 games. :yes:

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    Chad's 22 TDs in '02 came in what, 14 games? I know it was Vinny who started the season at QB and Chad got in because of injury. That first game for Chad (at Jax) also featured no TDs, as I recall. So he really had some string of great games from that point on.

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    Hmmm, I wonder what the 'points against' were for that '98 team? :eek:

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    [QUOTE=John_0515;3427642]Statistically speaking, we're going to win so we can be 80-80[/QUOTE]

    Erm, the game will be played in a new decade, so that means a win makes for a 1-0 record to start out. Which I'm fine with, btw.:thumbup:

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    [QUOTE=Jetworks;3427654]Erm, the game will be played in a new decade, so that means a win makes for a 1-0 record to start out. Which I'm fine with, btw.:thumbup:[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, but technically it's still part of the '09 season :yes:

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    [QUOTE=el_dub80;3427650]Hmmm, I wonder what the 'points against' were for that '98 team? :eek:[/QUOTE]

    I don't remember the number but we were one point behind Mia (i think) for fewest in the league.

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    Great stuff, Jetstream.

    Any comparison to other Jet decades?

    If the Jets win on Sunday, won't 2000-2009 be the only decade in which the Jets were at least .500?

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    [QUOTE=SMC;3427678]Great stuff, Jetstream.

    Any comparison to other Jet decades?

    If the Jets win on Sunday, won't 2000-2009 be the only decade in which the Jets were at least .500?[/QUOTE]

    Just off the top of my head, the '80s were close. Can't remember the exact records for '88 and '89 (bad ones), and there were 2 tie games ('81 and '88) as well. But up to about 1988 I think the Jets were about 6 games over .500.

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    [QUOTE=parkwayjet1;3427686]Just off the top of my head, the '80s were close. Can't remember the exact records for '88 and '89 (bad ones), and there were 2 tie games ('81 and '88) as well. But up to about 1988 I think the Jets were about 6 games over .500.[/QUOTE]

    Just checked. The 00s will be the 2nd decade of .500 or better if the Jets win on Sunday.

    The 1960s was the best decade with a record of 69-65-6.

    For the 1980s, the Jets were 73-77-2

    The 1990s were under .500 because there were only 2 winning seasons and the 1970s was abysmal with no winning record in any year.

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    [QUOTE=SMC;3427709]Just checked. The 00s will be the 2nd decade of .500 or better if the Jets win on Sunday.

    The 1960s was the best decade with a record of 69-65-6.

    For the 1980s, the Jets were 73-77-2

    The 1990s were under .500 because there were only 2 winning seasons and [B]the 1970s was abysmal with no winning record in any year.[/[/B]QUOTE]

    Oh yeah. I became a fan in '71, so I pretty much saw all the ugliness that decade had to offer. Other than the Kotite debacle of '95 and '96, there was nothing more depressing than watching the Lou Holtz and Charley Winner Jets of the mid-'70s, and to see Joe Willy hobble off into the sunset.

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    a win on Sunday would also give us the most playoff appearances in a decade with 5.

    we had 4 in the 80's.

    2 each in the 60's and 90's.

    None in the 70's.

    For all the whining and "same ol Jets" talk around here and in the media, the Jets have actually been a relatively solid franchise ever since Parcells arrived in 97. Not ready to call it the Golden Age of Jets football (that's still ahead of us!), but the truth is, the Jets have been pretty good for the last 12 or 13 seasons, and much of the stereotypical perception of the Jets is no longer deserved.

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    [QUOTE=gaffneycatch;3427816]a win on Sunday would also give us the most playoff appearances in a decade with 5.

    we had 4 in the 80's.

    2 each in the 60's and 90's.

    None in the 70's.

    For all the whining and "same ol Jets" talk around here and in the media, the Jets have actually been a relatively solid franchise ever since Parcells arrived in 97. Not ready to call it the Golden Age of Jets football (that's still ahead of us!), but the truth is, the Jets have been pretty good for the last 12 or 13 seasons, and much of the stereotypical perception of the Jets is no longer deserved.[/QUOTE]

    good point

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    [QUOTE=gaffneycatch;3427816]a win on Sunday would also give us the most playoff appearances in a decade with 5.

    we had 4 in the 80's.

    2 each in the 60's and 90's.

    None in the 70's.

    [B]For all the whining and "same ol Jets" talk around here and in the media, the Jets have actually been a relatively solid franchise ever since Parcells arrived in 97. Not ready to call it the Golden Age of Jets football (that's still ahead of us!), but the truth is, the Jets have been pretty good for the last 12 or 13 seasons, and much of the stereotypical perception of the Jets is no longer deserved.[/B][/QUOTE]

    Agreed. Very good point. But it's still kinda sad that one of our best decades depends on a win Sunday to reach .500 over a 160 game span this decade. :O

    With that said, 5 playoff trips would VERY good for this franchise in a 10 year period. And, the .500 record is kinda misleading as there were two really bad seasons (2005, 2007) with only 4 wins each (8 wins, 24 losses) that really bring down the average for this decade. For the most part, the Jets have been a 9 to 10 win team in most seasons through the decade. In fact, a win on Sunday and the Jets are BETTER than .500 in 7 out of their last 10 seasons. THAT is definitely not Same Old Jets.
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    [QUOTE=Gibby;3427643]Jerricho Cotchery 82 rec 1130 yds in only 15 games. :yes:[/QUOTE]

    Good one...and he's actually played less than 15 games because he was hurt. If he has a huge game he could eclipse Coles' big season.

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    [QUOTE=el_dub80;3427650]Hmmm, I wonder what the 'points against' were for that '98 team? :eek:[/QUOTE]

    266 points BUT a whopping 416 Points For. So a differential of +150. The only other team even close with a better than 100 point differential was in 1985. I believe that was the year we had a great team and blew the game in Cleveland in the playoffs.

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    [QUOTE=jetstream23;3427958]266 points BUT a whopping 416 Points For. So a differential of +150. The only other team even close with a better than 100 point differential was in [B]1985. I believe that was the year we had a great team and blew the game in Cleveland in the playoffs.[/QUOTE][/B]

    The Cleveland horror was in '86. The '85 team lost in the first round at home to the %&$# Pats.

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    [QUOTE=parkwayjet1;3427963][/B]

    The Cleveland horror was in '86. The '85 team lost in the first round at home to the %&$# Pats.[/QUOTE]

    :steamin:

    Same old Jets!!!!




















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