Tonight, the NFL announced each schedule for every team. The opponents were already known, but not the weeks. The Jets will be busy for the beginning stages of the season, having two prime time games in the first three weeks. The full schedule:
Week 1: Jets @ Lions (MNF)
Week 2: Jets vs. Dolphins
Week 3: Jets @ Browns (TNF)
Week 4: Jets @ Jaguars
Week 5: Jets vs. Broncos
Week 6: Jets vs. Colts
Week 7: Jets vs. Vikings
Week 8: Jets @ Bears
Week 9: Jets @ Dolphins
Week 10: Jets vs. Bills
Week 11: Bye Week
Week 12: Jets vs. Patriots
Week 13: Jets @Titans
Week 14: Jets @ Bills
Week 15: Jets vs. Texans
Week 16: Jets vs. Packers
Week 17: Jets @ Patriots
Looking over the schedule, the Jets are in decent shape for 2018. Another year, another week 11 bye week. The Jets fan easily win the first six games against the season if they bring their A-Game. The back end of the schedule is the toughest piece of the schedule, and that could be a rough ending.
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— New York Jets (@nyjets) April 20, 2018
Week One: Jets @ Lions (MNF)
All the Jets fans out there looking forward for football Sunday to return? Think again.
The Jets open up the season during prime time in Detroit to face the Lions. This will be there first time on Monday Night Football since the 2016 season. That game did not go well, as the Jets lost 41-10 to the Indianapolis Colts. The infamous Bryce Petty quarterbacked most of that game, throwing for 135 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
The Jets face new Lions head coach Matt Patricia, who is very familiar with the Jets, as he was the defensive coordinator for the Patriots just last year.
Week Three: Jets @ Browns (TNF)
The Jets hit another prime time game early in the season in week three against the Browns. The Jets are 2-0 against Cleveland in their last two meetings.
Assuming the Browns draft a quarterback, this matchup up can be rookie against rookie if both are starting (which may not happen). The Jets will look to continue their two game Thursday Night Football winning streak in Cleveland.
The Browns and the Jets are both on the verge of completing their rebuild, and this game could be very interesting to see which team has developed more.
Week 17: Jets @ Patriots
For the third consecutive year, Gang Green will face off against the Patriots to close out the season. The Jets have lost the two previous meetings, both in embarrassing fashion. Hopefully the Jets have a better quarterback than Bryce Petty out there this time around.
This can be a very big game for the Jets, who can very well be fighting for a playoff spot come this time of the season. This can turn into a win-and-in game for the Jets, and they will also look to send this message to the Patriots: We’re back.