The New York Jets rumors page gives you up-to-date information about the New York Jets a American Professional Football team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Being an original member of the American Football League (AFL) in 1959, the New York Jets joined the NFL in 1970 during the merger between the NFL and the AFL.
They are in the East Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) of the NFL.
The Jets play their homes games at Met life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, In a unique way the New York Jets and New York Giants share Met life Stadium. Their headquarters and practice facilities is located in Florham Park, New Jersey.
The team's training facility, the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center is located in Florham Park too.
The team currently holds their annual training camp sessions on the campus of the State University of New York at Cortland in Cortland, New York.
The New York Jets rumors was founded, on August 14, 1959 by Harry Wismer, who named the new franchise the Titans of New York. He proclaimed that Titans were bigger then Giants.
The Titans played their games at the Polo Grounds. The team struggled financially for three years, forcing the American Football League to assumed ownership of the team.
In 1963, a five man syndicate, headed by Sonny Werblin, saved the team from bankruptcy, and purchased the Titan for 1 million dollars. Weblin wanted to renamed the team to reflect a more modern approach of the team.
So he renamed the team New York J E T. S. since the team was near LaGuardia Airport.
In 1968, the Jets made it to the playoffs for the first time and went on to complete in Super Bowl III in Miami at the Orange Bowl on January 12, 1969.
The Jets faced the Baltimore Colts, who were 13–1 during the regular season with there only loss to the Cleveland Browns, who they then defeated 34–0 in the 1968 NFL Championship Game. The Colts only allowed 144 points from opposing teams all year.
Bookie Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder had predicted that the Colts were a 17-point favorites over the Jets. Most sports journalists predicted that the Colts would easily defeat the Jets.
Joe Namath arrive in Miami and was very outspoken about the Jets' chances of winning the Super Bowl.
He said, that there were 5 AFL quarterbacks better than Colts quarterback Earl Morrall, who would be only the 3rd best Quarterback on the Jets team. He was equally outspoken in a verbal confrontation with Colts kicker Lou Michaels in a Miami restaurant.
Three days before the game, while accepting an award from the Miami Touchdown Club, Namath made the statement for which he would be remembered: "And we're going to win Sunday, I'll guarantee you."
The game was a defensive struggle. At halftime, the Jets led 7–0 on a Matt Snell touchdown run; New York's defense frustrated Baltimore, and the Colts remain scoreless despite several opportunities.
Place kicker Jim Turner added two field goals to make the score 13–0, and Colts coach Don Shula inserted Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas in Morrall's place.
Unitas initially failed to move the Colts' offense, and Turner gave the Jets a 16–0 lead with his third field goal.
Unitas managed to lead the Colts to a touchdown with less than four minutes left. A second drive (after a successful onside kick) fell short, and the Jets were able to run out the clock for a 16–7 victory, one of the greatest upsets in football history.
New York Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts, becoming the first AFL franchise to defeat an NFL franchise in an AFL-NFL Championship Game.
Joe Namath was the Quarterback of the New York Jets rumors for Super Bowl III. I remember my mom buying me a New York Jets helmet, shoulder pads and a number 12 Jersey with Namath on the back of the jersey.
I was the only kid to have a Joe Namath NFL jersey. I used to wear the uniform when we played tackle football.
The New York Jets rumors have a great fan base with die hart fan support. The police and fireman play against each other at Met life Stadium and at the old Shea stadium. I love to see at the beginning of the game when Fireman Ed would climb onto his brother Frank shoulders and Chant J.E.T.S, Jets, Jets, Jets!
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