Then 2016 happened. We know how that turned out. Once Eric Decker was lost to injury, the Jets offense spiraled out of control and it looked like, well what we all saw by the end of the season. In the first part of the year, the Jets were 3-7. After beating the Bills in week two, everything went down hill. It was not good and not getting any better.
In the second part of the season the Jets went 2-4 and finished the season at 5-11. One game was won by Bryce Petty, beating the 49ers in overtime. They finished the season with a win over the Bills, a feat they couldn’t accomplish at the end of the 2015 season. It wasn’t enough to get the Jets back to respectability so they became the new look Jets that we have come to appreciate here in 2017.
So to summarize, since 2007, the Jets are 4-6 in the game following the bye week. The cumulative record after the bye is 42-43. All in all, the record isn’t that bad after the bye, at least when you look at in a vacuum. It really depends upon the year in context. But, they have been just around .500 in the first game out of the bye. Is it an omen? We shall see next week.