Broncos vs. Jets: Series History
November 17th, 2011 - 8:19am by Stuart Zaas
The Broncos will host the New York Jets in a primetime matchup on Thursday night on NFL Network. It marks the second consecutive season that the Jets have traveled to Denver and the 33rd regular-season meeting between the clubs. The Jets narrowly edge the Broncos 24-20 last season.
Denver leads the all-time series 16-15-1, with a 9-8 advantage in the Mile High City.
The teams have met once in the postseason, with the Broncos earning a 23-10 victory in the AFC Championship game on Jan. 17, 1998. Denver would go on to win Super Bowl XXXII the next week.
Notable performances against the Jets:
RB Willis McGahee: In eight career games against the Jets, McGahee is averaging 100 rushing yards per game. He has topped the 100-yard rushing mark five times against the Jets — the most 100-yard games he has recorded against any opponent.
CB Champ Bailey: Has registered one interception along with four pass breakups and one forced fumble in his career against the Jets.
DE Elvis Dumervil: Posted one sack and a forced fumble in his only career game against the Jets (10/30/08).
CB Andre’ Goodman: Picked off two passes and forced a fumble against the Jets on Dec. 28, 2008 while playing for the Dolphins.
DE Jason Hunter: Recorded his first career interception in last season’s game against the Jets and returned it 14 yards.
Denver-New York Jets Roster Connections
Jets wide receiver Eron Riley started the season on the Broncos practice squad before New York signed him to its active roster on Oct. 19.
Broncos running back Willis McGahee and wide receiver Eron Riley played for Baltimore while Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan, Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine, linebacker Bart Scott and safety Jim Leonhard were with the Ravens.
Jets Running Backs Coach Anthony Lynn was a running back for the Broncos in 1993 and returned to Denver for the 1997-99 seasons. He later rejoined the franchise as a coach from 2000-02 as an offensive assistant/assistant special teams coach.
Some interesting roster connections between the Broncos and Jets courtesy of research done by Public Relations Intern Cydney Ricker:
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