Jets' 'MNF' blowout evokes memories

'86 team also suffered a 45-3 loss, then fell apart. Will the current team follow suit?

Updated: December 11, 2010, 7:08 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

For longtime New York Jets fans, the final score -- 45-3 -- triggered a bad memory. The score, coupled with eerily similar circumstances, took many back to 1986.

Do you remember?

The Jets were 10-1, the odds-on Super Bowl favorites in the AFC, when they went to Miami for a Monday night game and got humiliated 45-3 on a four-touchdown performance by Dan Marino. It was the start of an epic collapse by the Jets, who dropped their next four and backed into the playoffs.

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