Monday, October 10, 1977

Jets Defy the Odds Again, Conquer Bills

For the first time since 1974, the Jets reached .500 today, making fools of the oddsmakers for the second straight week.

The charged up New Yorkers, the second youngest team in the NFL, once again recovered a fumble in the waning minutes to position a score that led to an upset.

This was Richard Todd’s strongest game in his two seasons as a pro. The QB from Alabama (!) was hurling finely-aimed spirals and connected on 10 of 15 for a “huge” yardage total of 194. None of his passes were intercepted.

(Jets went on to a 3-11 record losing the next 7 and 9 of the last 10).

ex NYT Eskenazi 10/10/77

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