New York Jets (1-0) 20, Green Bay Packers (0-1) 16
Sunday September 3rd 2000 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - In Mike Sherman's debut as head coach, the Packers lost their season opener for only the second time since 1982 after Jets safety Victor Green intercepted a Brett Favre pass deep in Jets' territory to dash Green Bay's hopes of a fourth-quarter comeback. After taking over at their own 31-yard line with 3:20 to play in the game, Favre drove the offense to the Jets' 35-yard line with 1:08 left on the clock. On a second-and-three, he attempted to hit Bill Schroeder streaking up the sideline, but Green read the coverage and made a diving grab of the throw at the 9-yard line, sealing the Packers' defeat. In addition to the running of Jets halfback Curtis Martin, who rushed for 110 yards on 30 carries for the game, the Packers' Achilles heel was the number of penalties called. The Packers were penalized on 10 occasions for a total of 81 yards, and a few calls negated big plays for the team. 
NY JETS   -  7  3  0 10 - 20
GREEN BAY -  7  3  3  3 - 16
                         NY JETS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   24            13
Rush-yards-TDs          34-118-1       16-62-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 23-44-261-1-1 14-34-152-1-1
Sacked-yards                 0-0           1-3
Net pass yards               261           149
Total yards                  379           211
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           3-1
Turnovers                      1             2
Penalties-yards            10-75         10-81
SCORING
1st - GB - Davis, 4-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 5:27 GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - NYJ - Curtis Martin, 2-yard run (John Hall kick) 13:11 TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Longwell, 45-yard field goal 9:00 GREEN BAY 10-7
2nd - NYJ - Hall, 23-yard field goal 14:38 TIED 10-10
3rd - GB - Longwell, 42-yard field goal 12:17 GREEN BAY 13-10
4th - NYJ - Hall, 39-yard field goal 6:07 TIED 13-13
4th - GB - Longwell, 42-yard field goal 8:22 GREEN BAY 16-13
4th - NYJ - Martin, 3-yard pass from Testaverde (Hall kick) 11:30 NY JETS 20-16
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Ahman Green 12-41, Brett Favre 2-13, Basil Mitchell 2-8
NY JETS - Curtis Martin 30-110 1 TD, Vinny Testaverde 3-9, Bernie Parmalee 1-(-1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 34-14-152 1 TD 1 INT
NY JETS - Vinny Testaverde 44-23-261 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Antonio Freeman 3-59, Bill Schroeder 3-38, Ahman Green 3-21, Tyrone Davis 2-15 1 TD, Charles Lee 1-11, Bubba Franks 1-4, William Henderson 1-4
NY JETS - Curtis Martin 6-34 1 TD, Dedric Ward 5-104, Wayne Chrebet 5-47, Richie Anderson 3-41, Vincent Brisby 2-25, Bernie Parmalee 2-10
In his 4th season in the NFL, Darren Sharper tallied nine of what are now 63 career interceptions. One of the most prolific defensive backs in NFL history, Sharper has matched that single season total twice, doing it for each of the three teams he's played for (Green Bay, Minnesota, New Orleans).