A totally subjective ranking of the five best individual performances by New York Jets players from The Parcells Era and on… (1997-2019)5 – Brandon Marshall vs. Giants (2015)
The beast went off for 12 catches, 131 yards and the game tying touchdown to cap the Jets comeback to send the game into overtime, where the Jets eventually won. Marshall was a force throughout the entire 2015 season to the level that Jets fans my age have never seen from a receiver and this game was the embodiment of how dominant he could be.
4 – Curtis Martin vs. Bengals (2004)Martin’s banner 2004 season, when he won the NFL rushing title was kicked off by a monster home performance to the tune of 29 carries, 196 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown to boot. Look at the king just GLIDING into the end-zone…
3 – Brett Favre vs. Cardinals (2008)
Brett Favre’s lone season with the Jets was two very different stories before Thanksgiving and after Thanksgiving…his exclamation point in the Jets early season run to 7-3 was a 56-35 win over the eventual Super Bowl bound Cardinals, when Favre threw for six touchdowns. These days that is a month’s worth of offensive touchdowns for the Jets…
2 – Keyshawn Johnson vs. Jaguars (1998)
A rushing touchdown. A receiving touchdown. An interception. A fumble recovery. Keyshawn Johnson did it all in the Jets dominant divisional round win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, pacing the team with 121 receiving yards as well.
1 – Darrelle Revis vs. Reggie Wayne (2010)
There are many Revis options from 2009-2011 but we’ll use this one as the stand in, as he erased Reggie Wayne in a Jets road playoff victory. Wayne finished with 1 reception for 1 yard in a season where he led the AFC with 111 receptions and Peyton Manning was very much in his prime. It didn’t matter to Revis, who did this to Chad Ochocinco in the playoffs and to Vincent Jackson in the playoffs as well but this performance against Wayne and the Colts passing machine takes the cake.