1994 New York Jets season

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1994 New York Jets season
Head coach Pete Carroll
Owner Leon Hess
Home field The Meadowlands
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 5th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1994 New York Jets season was the 35th season for the team and the 25th in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 8–8 record from 1993 under new head coach Pete Carroll. The franchise's largest home crowd at that time, 75,606, watched the Jets battle Miami for a share of first place in the AFC East. The Jets led, 24-6, in the third quarter before Dan Marino led a furious comeback, capped by the "fake spike" touchdown pass to Mark Ingram, for the Dolphins' 28-24 win. The Jets finished the season with a record of 6–10, losing six of their last seven games to end the season, and Carroll was fired.

Offseason[edit]

After the 1993 season, the Jets fired head coach Bruce Coslet, who had coached the team for four years, and promoted defensive coordinator Pete Carroll to Jets head coach.

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 12 Aaron Glenn Defensive Back Texas A&M
2 41 Ryan Yarborough Wide Receiver Wyoming
3 94 Lou Benfatti Defensive Tackle Penn State
4 117 Orlando Parker Wide Receiver Troy State
5 152 Horace Morris Linebacker Tennessee
6 173 Fred Lester Running Back Alabama A&M
7 208 Glenn Foley Quarterback Boston College

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1994 New York Jets staff
Front office
  • Chairman of the Board – Leon Hess
  • President – Steve Gutman
  • Vice President/General Manager – Dick Steinberg
  • Assistant General Manager – James Harris
  • Director of Player Personnel – Dick Haley
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Jim Royer
  • Assistant Director of Pro Personnel – Pat Kirwan

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Greg Mackrides

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 September 4, 1994 at Buffalo Bills W 23–3 Rich Stadium
79,460
2 September 11, 1994 Denver Broncos W 25–22 (OT) The Meadowlands
73,436
3 September 18, 1994 at Miami Dolphins L 28–14 Joe Robbie Stadium
68,977
4 September 25, 1994 Chicago Bears L 19–7 The Meadowlands
70,806
5 October 2, 1994 at Cleveland Browns L 27–7 Cleveland Stadium
76,188
6 October 9, 1994 Indianapolis Colts W 16–6 The Meadowlands
64,934
7 October 16, 1994 New England Patriots W 24–17 The Meadowlands
71,123
8 Bye
9 October 30, 1994 at Indianapolis Colts L 28–25 RCA Dome
44,350
10 November 6, 1994 Buffalo Bills W 22–17 The Meadowlands
66,949
11 November 13, 1994 at Green Bay Packers L 17–10 Lambeau Field
58,307
12 November 20, 1994 at Minnesota Vikings W 31–21 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
60,687
13 November 27, 1994 Miami Dolphins L 28–24 The Meadowlands
75,606
14 December 4, 1994 at New England Patriots L 24–13 Foxboro Stadium
60,138
15 December 10, 1994 Detroit Lions L 18–7 The Meadowlands
56,080
16 December 18, 1994 San Diego Chargers L 21–6 The Meadowlands
48,213
17 December 24, 1994 at Houston Oilers L 24–10 Astrodome
31,176

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

 

1 2 3 4 Total
• Jets 0 17 3 3 23
Bills 3 0 0 0 3

[1]

Week 7[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 0 7 0 10 17
• Jets 7 14 0 3 24

[2]

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) Miami Dolphins 10 6 0 .625 389 327 W1
(5) New England Patriots 10 6 0 .625 351 312 W7
Indianapolis Colts 8 8 0 .500 307 320 W2
Buffalo Bills 7 9 0 .438 340 356 L3
New York Jets 6 10 0 .375 264 320 L5

Turning point[edit]

In Week 13, the Jets were 6–5 and were still in the hunt for a playoff berth (a win would have created a first-place tie in the AFC East) as they faced the Dolphins. With the Jets leading 24–21 late in the game, Dolphin quarterback Dan Marino was ready to spike the ball to stop the clock, but instead he tricked the Jets defense by tossing for a game-winning touchdown and a Dolphin win. The Jets never recovered as they lost the remaining four games of the season and Pete Carroll, who called the loss "a staggering defeat", subsequently lost his job as Jets head coach. This game began a nosedive for the team that spanned the remaining two seasons, as between the end of the 1994 season and the close of the 1996 NFL season; the Jets won only 4 of their next 36 games following the "fake spike".

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