it's when the jets played the pats in 1999 the game vinny blew out his Achilles almost 20 years ago. it also reminded how badly parcells mismanaged that game in the 2nd quarter with the jets down 10-7 and the ball, the RB fumbles and vinny tries to jump on it, blowing out his achilles in the process and ending his season. for some reason parcells had no back-up plan. he had tom tupa our punter listed as the #2 QB. the emergency QB was rick mirar. Due to the rules, if the jets wanted to play mirar, it would mean tupa can't play and we would have no punter. so Tupa was forced to QB until the 4th quarter when mirar could enter. this made literally no sense in hindsight. So tupa comes in to QB and plays surprising well. going 6 for 10 with 2 TDs for 165 yards 0 INT. with 30 seconds left in the 3rd quarter he throws a TD to make it a 22-27 game. only down 5. parcells goes for the 2 point conversion to make it 3 and it fails keeping us down by 5 and then allowing mirar to take over in the 4th after that. and for some reason parcells benched tupa who was playing well in favor of mirar on 4th down from the 17ish yard line, he tries a fake FG which was stopped giving NE the ball and costing us 3 points. he already cost us 1 on the 2 point conversion attempt earlier. the game should have been 26-27 at this point down by 1 with 10 mins left, but instead the jets are down 5. on the next drive, mo lewis gets a pick 6 making the game 28-27 in favor of the jets. again parcells now goes for 2 and we fail having only a 1 point lead. with under 4 mins left and the jets with the ball close to midfield, mirar throws an INT. he would finish the game 4-11 28 yards 0TDs and 2 INTs The jets never see the ball again and the pats kick the game winning FG to win 30-28 with 2 seconds left Parcells cost us 5 points (going for 2 twice and the fake FG) in a game we lost by 2 points. he also had to play a punter at QB who played really well, but he benched him for a guy who came in and lost us the game. I wonder if fans here would be so kind to bowles for the same mistakes?