Countdown to Camp: 27

As we look ahead to training camp in late July, we're taking a daily retrospective look back at some random people, moments and games from Jets history...

The Current 27

Darryl Roberts has had a few good moments since arriving from New England a few years ago, but has yet to establish himself as a viable starting option. He's another defensive back that is in a battle to earn a roster spot this year.

The Greatest

Cornerback Russell Carter was a bit of a disappointment having been selected in the top ten. He intercepted four passes as a rookie, but then didn't have any other regular season interceptions in his last three years.

He did, however, have two postseasons interceptions. Here was one of them:


The other 27's

Phil Wise, Dee Milliner, Abram Elam...

27 years ago

In 1991, the 8-8 Jets made the playoffs in a thrilling overtime win over Miami in a winner-takes-all season finale. However, their inability to punch it in from short yardage doomed them to a 17-10 defeat in the wild card game in Houston. We detailed that earlier in our countdown, here.

27-yard touchdown

Here's Mark Sanchez to Jeff Cumberland in 2012:


27 on the scoreboard

The most memorable 27-point performance in team history saw the Jets secure their place in Super Bowl III with a 27-23 win over Oakland. Don Maynard's late touchdown, his second of the game, won it for the Jets as he ended up with 118 yards on six catches.

Let us know if there's any connections to 27 that we missed...