The New York Jets 2015 schedule was released tonight, here it is along with initial reaction to how their games are laid out…
1. For the second year in a row, the Jets have a “friendly” opener, as they start out at home playing the team on their schedule likely projected for the least amount of wins (although you also argue for Tennessee, Oakland or Jacksonville). The Jets have now opened at home every single year since 2010. Will the Cleveland Browns be starting Johnny Manziel, Josh McCown or maybe even Marcus Mariota?
2. A season finale in Buffalo against old friend and sulky Nashville home purchaser Rex Ryan is certainly an interesting way to end things. The Jets have now played either Buffalo or Miami in their season finale every season since 2010, including a 2012 season finale at Ralph Wilson Stadium that Ryan likely should have been fired after. Could this game be for a wild card spot?
3. There will not be any ruined holidays this season thanks to the New York Giants and hopefully no propelling them to a Super Bowl title like in 2007 and 2011. The East Rutherford teams face off in the swamp on December 6th. Darrelle Revis battling with Odell Beckham Jr? This should be a fun one.
4. Primetime! The Jets face a staunch early season test in Indianapolis against Andrew Luck and the Colts on Monday Night Football in week 2. They host the Bills at home on Thursday Night Football in week 10 (GET THE PROMOS AND QUOTES READY) and take a Saturday Night trip to Jerry World to play Dallas in week 15.
5. It is way, way too premature to do this but as of now, you would say the “easiest” quarter of the Jets schedule is probably week 6-9 (Washington, New England, Oakland, Jacksonville). The first four includes Indy on the road, hosting the Eagles and the long flight to London for Miami. The final four include Dallas on the road, New England and the always challenging trip to Buffalo. Week 10-13 is Buffalo, Houston, Miami, Giants.
6. The Jets have back to back home games once: week 9 and week 10 versus Jacksonville and Buffalo (Thursday Night). This is proceeded by two consecutive road games, at Oakland and New England.
7. As expected, the bye week will be after the London trip to face the Miami Dolphins, giving the Jets an extended break after the “first quarter” of the season.
8. The Jets have all 1PM home games, except for their Thursday night game versus Buffalo.
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