1994 New York Jets season
Head Coach Pete Carroll
Home Field The Meadowlands
Record 6–10
Place 5th AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
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1993 1995

The 1994 New York Jets season was the 35th season for the team and the 25th in the National Football League. It began with the team trying to improve upon its 8–8 record from 1993 under new head coach Pete Carroll. The Jets finished the season with a record of 6–10, losing six of their last seven games to end the season, and Carroll was fired.


After the 1993 season, the Jets fired head coach Bruce Coslet, who had coached the team for four years, and promoted defensive coordinator Pete Carroll to Jets head coach.

Regular seasonEdit


Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 1994-09-04 at Buffalo Bills W 23–3 Rich Stadium
2 1994-09-11 Denver Broncos W 25–22 (OT) The Meadowlands
3 1994-09-18 at Miami Dolphins L 28–14 Joe Robbie Stadium
4 1994-09-25 Chicago Bears L 19–7 The Meadowlands
5 1994-10-02 at Cleveland Browns L 27–7 Cleveland Stadium
6 1994-10-09 Indianapolis Colts W 16–6 The Meadowlands
7 1994-10-16 New England Patriots W 24–17 The Meadowlands
8 Bye week
9 1994-10-30 at Indianapolis Colts L 28–25 RCA Dome
10 1994-11-06 Buffalo Bills W 22–17 The Meadowlands
11 1994-11-13 at Green Bay Packers L 17–10 Lambeau Field
12 1994-11-20 at Minnesota Vikings W 31–21 Metrodome
13 1994-11-27 Miami Dolphins L 28–24 The Meadowlands
14 1994-12-04 at New England Patriots L 24–13 Foxboro Stadium
15 1994-12-10 Detroit Lions L 18–7 The Meadowlands
16 1994-12-18 San Diego Chargers L 21–6 The Meadowlands
17 1994-12-24 at Houston Oilers L 24–10 Astrodome


Template:1994 AFC East standings

Turning point Edit

In week 12, the Jets were 6–5 and were still in the hunt for a playoff berth (a win would have created a first-place tie in the AFC East) as they face the Dolphins, with the Jets leading 24–21 late in the game, Dolphin quarterback Dan Marino was ready to spike the ball to stop the clock, but instead he tricked the Jets defense by tossing for a game-winning touchdown and a Dolphin win. The Jets never recovered as they lost the remaining four games of the season and Pete Carroll, who called the loss "a staggering defeat," subsequently lost his job as Jet head coach. This game began a nosedive for the team that spanned the remaining two seasons, as between the end of the 1994 season and the close of the 1996 NFL season; the Jets won only 4 of their next 36 games following the "fake spike".


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