The NFL really must hate the New York Jets. Have you seen their 2013 regular season schedule? If not, give this link a click and check it out. To sum up their schedule this upcoming season: Ouch.
From the looks of it, the 2013 Jets season will pick up right where it left off in 2012. A few thoughts on their 2013 schedule:
Week 1: Potential Revis Bowl
For the past few months, there has been drama involving the Jets’ cornerback Darrelle Revis and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers—a team that Revis will likely be on at the start of the season. So what does the NFL do? They schedule a Week 1 meeting against both teams at MetLife Stadium. Expect for the Jets to do absolutely nothing on offense against an upgraded Bucs defense, especially if Revis is on the team.
Week 2: Disaster
A few days after facing the Bucs—a game they will most likely lose—the Jets will travel to New England to face the Patriots on Thursday night. No, this is not a cruel joke. It’s happening. The last time these two teams met, the Jets allowed 21 points the Patriots to score 21 points in less than a minute. Oh, and let’s not forget the “butt fumble.”
Already, the Jets will be in a hole early in the season. One they will not get out of.
What a ridiculous month this will be. From Week 5 to Week 9 the Jets will face the likes of the Atlanta Falcons, the Steelers and Patriots, then the Bengals. What follows the Bengals game? Oh, just the New Orleans Saints on November 3rd. Nothing crazy.
A couple of weeks after the Saints game, they go against the defending Super Bowl champs, the Baltimore Ravens.
If the Jets survive that rough stretch, they have a fairly “easy” month in December and may even possibly have a chance to make a playoff run. But, come on, it’s the Jets; nothing comes easy for this team. The Jets will finish the season with the Dolphins, Raiders, Browns, Panthers and Browns.
With a tough schedule, and a make-or-break season for head coach Rex Ryan and quarterback Mark Sanchez, can the Jets play well enough to get at least close to a .500 record? Will they even survive this season?