Jets Schedule Is A Doozy

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Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 7, Oakland, 1 p.m.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 14, at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m.
Week 3: Monday, Sept. 22, Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 28, Detroit, 1 p.m.
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 5, at San Diego, 4:25 p.m.
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 12, Denver, 1 p.m.
Week 7: Thursday, Oct. 16, at New England, 8:25 p.m.
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 26, Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 2, at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 9, Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Week 11: BYE
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 23, at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Week 13: Monday, Dec. 1, Miami, 8:30 p.m.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 7, at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 14, at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m.
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 21, New England, 1 p.m.
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 28, at Miami, 1 p.m.

Buckle up, folks. Gonna need a lot of booze no matter how this shakes out.

Lets start with the bad news. Weeks 2 through 7 we face like 75% of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Rodgers, Rivers, and Brady on the road. Cutler, Stafford and Peyton at home. Plus New England comes on a short week on a Thursday after facing Denver.

Now for the good news: we made major upgrades in the secondary and should have no problem defending the passing game. Wait whats that? We didn’t do that at all? We gave up the most passing yards we’ve allowed in almost 2o years in 2013 and so far we’re just gonna run back out there with Milliner and Wilson and run through this gauntlet? Oh well thats not very ideal.

Obviously we still have the draft ahead of us and Idzik still can upgrade with defensive backs but barring a breakout rookie or a miracle turnaround from Dee Milliner we know the secondary we’re rolling with has the potential to get shredded all throughout September and October. The Snacks Exchange should be a year older, wiser, and better and hopefully they’ll get to the quarterback. Because if that cast of characters has time to operate its going to be a very long 6 weeks.

But lets not go all doom and gloom just yet. NFL Schedules on paper never play out like they read. There’s always a couple 10-6 teams that end up 6-10. Injuries always play a factor, and week to week everything can change. So while right now you count up maybe 6 or 7 wins, we all know thats not how its gonna go come time to play. Wait and see what the final team looks like after the draft, wait to see which of these guys take some steps forward, and look at how the rest of the league shakes out before you start putting down 16 games of wins and losses in ink.