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2000 New York Jets season

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Head coach  Al Groh
Owner  Woody Johnson
Record  9–7
General manager  Bill Parcells
Home field  Giants Stadium
Division place  3rd AFC East
2000 New York Jets season

The 2000 New York Jets season was the 41st season for the team, and the 31st in the National Football League. It was also their first under the ownership of Woody Johnson, who purchased the team in January 2000 from the estate of former owner Leon Hess.

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The team tried to improve upon its 8–8 record from 1999 under new head coach Al Groh, who became the successor for Bill Parcells after Bill Belichick abruptly resigned to take the same position with the New England Patriots. Although they managed to finish one game better than they had in 1999, their 9-7 record (including three losses to close the year) was not enough to make the playoffs.

Shortly after the season ended, Groh resigned as coach to take the head coaching position at the University of Virginia, his alma mater. Shortly after that, Parcells stepped down as Director of Football Operations and retired from football. Like his previous retirement, it proved only temporary and Parcells was back in the NFL in 2003 as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

Schedule

The Jets were ranked 12th in the NFL in total offense and finished tied with Philadelphia for 10th in total defense.

Best performances

  • Curtis Martin, Week 14, 203 Rushing Yards vs. Indianapolis (Franchise Record)
  • Richie Anderson, Week 8, 109 Rushing Yards vs. Miami
  • Richie Anderson, Week 15, 103 Rushing Yards vs. Oakland
  • Wayne Chrebet, Week 8, 104 Receiving Yards vs. Miami
  • Wayne Chrebet, Week 11, 140 Receiving Yards vs. Indianapolis
  • Laveranues Coles, Week 9, 131 Receiving Yards vs. Buffalo
  • Vinny Testaverde, Week 8, 378 Passing Yards vs. Miami Dolphins
  • Vinny Testaverde, Week 17, 481 Passing Yards vs. Baltimore Ravens
  • Dedric Ward, Week 1, 104 Receiving Yards vs. Green Bay
  • Dedric Ward, Week 2, 100 Receiving Yards vs. New England
  • Statistics

  • NFL Leader, Passes Attempted, 637 Passes
  • NFL Leader (tied), Times Sacked, 20
  • Awards and records

  • Richie Anderson, AFC Pro Bowl Selection
  • Bryan Cox, AFC Defensive Player of the Week, Week 14
  • Mo Lewis, AFC Defensive Player of the Week, Week 7
  • Mo Lewis, AFC Pro Bowl Selection
  • Curtis Martin, AFC Offensive Player of the Month, September
  • Kevin Mawae, AFC Pro Bowl Selection
  • References

    2000 New York Jets season Wikipedia


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