2000 New York Jets season

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2000 New York Jets season
Head coach Al Groh
General manager Bill Parcells
Owner Woody Johnson
Home field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 3rd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers 3
Uniform
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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.

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.

Personnel[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 12 Shaun Ellis Defensive End Tennessee
1 13 John Abraham Linebacker South Carolina
1 18 Chad Pennington Quarterback Marshall
1 27 Anthony Becht Tight End West Virginia
3 78 Laveranues Coles Wide Receiver Florida State
5 143 Windrell Hayes Wide Receiver USC
6 179 Tony Scott Defensive Back North Carolina State
7 218 Richard Seals Guard Utah

Staff[edit]

2000 New York Jets staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Mike Sweatman

Strength and conditioning

Roster[edit]

New York Jets roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

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

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 September 3, 2000 at Green Bay Packers W 20–16 Lambeau Field
59,870
2 September 11, 2000 New England Patriots W 20–19 Giants Stadium
77,687
3 September 17, 2000 Buffalo Bills W 27–14 Giants Stadium
77,884
4 September 24, 2000 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 21–17 Raymond James Stadium
65,619
5 Bye
6 October 8, 2000 Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–3 Giants Stadium
78,441
7 October 15, 2000 at New England Patriots W 34–17 Foxboro Stadium
60,292
8 October 23, 2000 Miami Dolphins W 40–37 (OT) The Meadowlands
78,389
9 October 29, 2000 at Buffalo Bills L 23–20 Ralph Wilson Stadium
72,861
10 November 5, 2000 Denver Broncos L 30–23 Giants Stadium
78,305
11 November 12, 2000 at Indianapolis Colts L 23–15 RCA Dome
56,657
12 November 19, 2000 at Miami Dolphins W 20–3 Pro Player Stadium
74,320
13 November 26, 2000 Chicago Bears W 17–10 Giants Stadium
77,354
14 December 3, 2000 Indianapolis Colts W 27–17 Giants Stadium
78,138
15 December 10, 2000 at Oakland Raiders L 31–7 Network Associates Coliseum
62,632
16 December 17, 2000 Detroit Lions L 10–7 Giants Stadium
77,513
17 December 24, 2000 at Baltimore Ravens L 34–20 PSINet Stadium
69,184

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) Miami Dolphins 11 5 0 .688 323 226 W1
(6) Indianapolis Colts 10 6 0 .625 429 326 W3
New York Jets 9 7 0 .563 321 321 L3
Buffalo Bills 8 8 0 .500 315 350 W1
New England Patriots 5 11 0 .313 276 338 L1

Best performances[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

Awards and records[edit]

  • 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book. New York City: Workman Publishing Company. ISBN 0-7611-2480-2. 

External links[edit]