The Jets scored 30 points in the fourth quarter, twice tying the score, to send their game against the Miami Dolphins into overtime on this day 16 years ago, before eventually winning 40-37.
The Dolphins led 30-7 at the end of the third quarter but the Jets scored 23 unanswered points to tie the game at 30. Leslie Shepherd put Miami in front again only for offensive tackle John ‘Jumbo’ Elliott to somehow tie the score at 37. Phins quarterback Jay Fiedler was intercepted by Marcus Coleman in overtime and John Hall knocked in the game-winning field goal.
The game was voted the greatest game televised on Monday Night Football.
More memorable events on this day:
1996: The New York Yankees set a World Series record by coming back from 6-0 down in Game 4 to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-6.
1999: Nwankwo Kanu hits a stunning hattrick in the final 15 minutes as Arsenal come from 2-0 to beat Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge.
2011: New Zealand win the Rugby World Cup after beating France 8-7 in the final at Auckland’s Eden Park.
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