Date: 1970 - 1979

There are a lot of reasons why people want to forget the 1970s: bellbottoms, disco and bad afros. But for Jets fans, the worst part of the decade largely centered around their favorite football team's complete and utter inability to win. The Jets failed to post a single winning season from 1970 to 1979, and it actually wasn't until 1981 (when the team went 10-5-1) that they were finally able to break through to the playoffs once again. A declining Broadway Joe Namath could never take the team to the heights he had once brought them to in the late '60s, and when runnning back John Riggins took off for Washington after the 1975 season, the franchise's fate for the latter half of the decade was sealed.