Nearly twenty years before Pete Carroll’s Seattle Seahawks boatraced Peyton Manning out of MetLife Stadium to win Super Bowl XLVIII, he was the head coach of the New York Jets.
During the ’94 season, Carroll’s Jets hovered just over .500 at 6-5 prior to a big home clash with Don Shula, Dan Marino, and the Miami Dolphins.
Led by quarterback Boomer Esiason, the Jets jumped out to a 17-0 lead. However, Marino wouldn’t go away quietly.
Miami forged a comeback to pull within three at 24-21 in the fourth quarter. With just under three minutes and 84 yards to the end zone, the Dolphins had work to do.
Marino managed to push the Dolphins into field goal range with just seconds remaining.
However, instead of going for the tie, Marino introduced the “Fake Spike of Doom” to the Jets faithful at the Meadowlands.
Moments later and a Marino TD strike later, the Dolphins led 28-24.
Miami went on to win and reach the postseason. Meanwhile, the Jets didn’t win another game in 1994.
Carroll was fired following the end of the season.
Best of luck to that guy, hope he makes something of himself.
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