Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Yearbook, Oct. 23: Jets' 'MNF' comeback
By Patrick Dorsey
Oct. 23, 2000: Look away, Miami Dolphins fans. Today belongs to a moment in New York Jets history that came at the expense of the team from South Florida.
It was the Week 8 "Monday Night Football" game of the 2000 season, and visiting Miami led 30-7 after three quarters.
You probably know where we're going with this (if you didn't already).
Yes, the Jets somehow came back, capping it all off with a 3-yard touchdown pass from Vinny Testaverde to offensive tackle Jumbo Elliott to tie the score 37-37 with less than a minute to go. Then, in overtime, John Hall nailed a 40-yard field goal for New York to complete the ridiculous rally.
Leslie Shepherd and Oronde Gadsden celebrate, long before the comeback.