This Friday marked the 50th anniversary of the Jets' Super Bowl II victory over the Balitmore Colts, 16-7, in Miami.
That championship still stands as the franchise's only Super Bowl win, and the last time the team has made it to the title game.
"Broadway" Joe Namath led the Jets in the Orange Bowl, and helped New York become the first AFL team to win the Super Bowl.
"It was a victory for the entire American Football League," Namath told The Daily News at the time. "We overcame our critics."
Namath topped the great Johnny Unitas on the stat sheet, throwing for 206 yards on 17-for-28. Unitas was 11-for-24 for 110 yards and an interception.
Matt Snell scored the Jets' only touchdown in the second quarter, while Jim Turner knocked in three field goals to give the Jets a 16-0 lead in the fourth quarter. The Colts would break the goaline on a Jerry Hill run, but it wasn't enough to mount a comeback.
The last time the Jets have come close to making the Super Bowl was in 2010 when they faced the Steelers in the AFC Championship game.