The New York Jets have had a long and great history that has featured many big games, great players and special moments. In all that time, the team has taken pride in various aspects of its games, including the running game. The players who have played running back for the team over the years are some of the best players the team has ever had. However, some players and some performances are ranked higher than others. On October 18, 2009, Thomas Jones would have the best running game in Jets history.
The unfortunate part of this game, a home game against the visiting Buffalo Bills, was the result. After all is said and done, the Jets would be on the losing end with a score of 16-13. However, this was not due to a lack of effort on the part of Thomas Jones.
During the game, Jones carried the ball 22 times for 210 yards and a touchdown. His dominant performance put him atop the list for rushing yards in a game in team history, breaking the old record of 203 yards set by Curtis Martin in 2000. On top of that, perhaps the most surprising part was of the game. was that his performance had given him a 9.55 yards per carry average. Not bad for a player who has played for a handful of teams during his career.
Despite this performance, the relationship between this broker and this team would not continue. Jones would move on to the Kansas City Chiefs the following season, but on that night in October 2009, he rushed the ball for more yards than any player in New York Jets history.