It’s been a while since there was this much success in the Big Apple on a Sunday in September
Sunday marked a marvelous day for sports fans in the New York City area. The New York Giants, New York Jets, New York Mets and New York Yankees all recorded wins — which has actually been a rare occurrence of late.
In fact, it marked the first time since Sept. 27, 2009 that all four of those franchises were victorious on the same day.
The most impressive performance was the Jets, who roared back to defeat the Cleveland Browns, 31-30. The Jets were actually trailing the Browns, 30-17, with just 1:30 left in the fourth quarter, but after some craziness that you can read more about here (including an onside kick recovery by the Jets), quarterback Joe Flacco tossed the game-winning touchdown pass to rookie wideout Garrett Wilson to put the Jets on top for good.
Meanwhile, the Giants came away with a hard-fought 19-16 win over the Carolina Panthers in their home debut. Graham Gano connected on a 56-yard field goal with 3:34 remaining to give the Giants a 2-0 start to the 2022 season.
On the diamond, the Yankees beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-8 thanks to a pair of home runs from star slugger Aaron Judge. Judge now has an MLB-leading 59 home runs, just two shy from tying Roger Maris for the American League single-season home run record.
The last time that these four New York teams were victorious on the same day, here’s how it happened:
- The Giants topped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 24-0, with Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw rushing for a combined 226 yards.
- The Jets defeated the Tennessee Titans, 24-17, behind three total touchdowns from then-rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez.
- The Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox, 4-2, courtesy of home runs from Mark Teixeira and Melky Cabrera.
- The Mets defeated the Florida Marlins, 4-0, as starter Pat Misch tossed a complete game shutout.
Oddly enough, 2009 marked the last season that the Yankees made it all the way to the World Series, which they won against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Jets also reached the AFC Championship Game that season.