He marked the eighth player to be lost from the 1994 AFC Champions.
For two consecutive seasons, the Jets were on the verge, going as far as the AFC championship game in both 2009 and 2010.
When the AFC team scores 30 points or more—as Denver has twice—GDP growth averaged 3.4 percent.
When the AFC team is held to two touchdowns or less—as Denver has been three times—GDP growth averaged 3.7 percent.
Put it this way: If the Jets beat the Steelers on Sunday night, they will have won the AFC East title for only the third time.
On Jan. 21, 2007, at the AFC conference championship, it was happening again.