Thursday, September 17, 2009

New York Jets

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The New York Jets are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. They are members of the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team plays its home games in East Rutherford, New Jersey, at Giants Stadium, which is named after the other NFL team that plays there, the New York Giants. The team's training facility and corporate headquarters, which opened in 2008, are located in Florham Park, New Jersey. Formerly, their headquarters and training facility were located at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Long Island.

The team began in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League under the name New York Titans. It was renamed after a five-man syndicate bought the team in 1963. The Jets later joined the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL Merger. The Jets hold the distinction of being the first AFL team to defeat an NFL club in an AFL-NFL World Championship Game when they defeated the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.

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League/conference affiliations
American Football League (1960-1969)

  • Eastern Division (1960-1969)

National Football League (1970–present)

  • American Football Conference (1970-present)

    • AFC East (1970-present)

Current uniform
Team colorsHunter Green, White         
Team history

  • New York Titans (1960-1962)

  • New York Jets (1963–present)

Team nicknames
Gang Green
League championships (1)†

  • AFL-NFL Super Bowl Championships (1)
    1968 (III)

Conference championships (0)
Division championships (4)

  • AFL East: 1968, 1969

  • AFC East: 1998, 2002

Playoff appearances (12)

  • AFL: 1968, 1969

  • NFL: 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006

Home fields

  • Polo Grounds (1960–1963)

  • Shea Stadium (1964–1983)

  • Giants Stadium (1984-2010)

  • Meadowlands Stadium (Scheduled to open in 2010)

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