New York Jets: Five most exciting comebacks in franchise history

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5. Patriots at Jets, 9/11/00

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Beating the New England Patriots is always exciting. Beating them after they are winning the ball game is even better.

This was a grudge match at Giants Stadium on Monday Night Football. This was the year of the napkin. For our really young readers, Bill Belichick was under contract to be the coach of the Jets after Bill Parcells stepped down, but he resigned on a napkin and defected to the evil empire.

Linebackers coach Al Groh was the head coach and off they went.

The Jets were 1-0 heading into this one and the Patriots were yet to win. Yes, that brings a smile to my face as well.

New York held an early lead in this one. After a four yard touchdown pass from Vinny Testaverde to Fred Baxter the Jets led 7-3 in the first quarter.

That was the last time the Jets scored in this one for a long time. After three Adam Vinatieri field goals and a Drew Bledsoe touchdown pass, the Patriots held a 19-7 lead in the middle of the fourth quarter.

On the ensuing drive, Testaverde led the Jets on a ten play scoring drive that ended with a two yard touchdown pass to Wayne Chrebet. Then, after holding the Patriots, the Jets took over with 2:42 left to go. Two plays later, Vinny connected again with Chrebet from 28 yards out to complete the comeback, and the Jets win it 20-19.