New York Jets: Initial reactions to the 2018 regular season schedule

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 31: Head coach Todd Bowles . (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 31: Head coach Todd Bowles . (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Reacting to the New York Jets 2018 regular season schedule.

The New York Jets schedule for the upcoming season has been released. Doesn’t it make you just long for the football season to start? Of course we need to see how the draft goes, so we have an idea of who is PLAYING on our teams, but knowing the schedule is out reassures us that football is coming.

Here is the schedule, courtesy of the NY Post:

Week 1: at Lions, Monday, Sept. 10, 7:10 p.m.
Week 2: vs. Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 16, 1 p.m.
Week 3: at Browns, Thursday, Sept. 20, 8:20 p.m.
Week 4: at Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m.
Week 5: vs. Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m.
Week 6:vs. Colts, Sunday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m.
Week 7: vs. Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 21, 1 p.m.
Week 8: at Bears, Sunday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m.
Week 9: at Dolphins, Sunday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m.
Week 10: vs. Bills, Sunday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m.
BYE Week
Week 12: vs. Patriots, Sunday, Nov. 25, 1 p.m.
Week 13: at Titans, Sunday, Dec. 2, 4:05 p.m.
Week 14: at Bills, Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m.
Week 15: vs. Texans, Saturday, Dec. 15, TBD (4:30 or 8:20 p.m.)
Week 16: vs. Packers, Sunday, Dec. 23, 1 p.m.
Week 17: at Patriots, Sunday, Dec. 30, 1 p.m.

Here are some initial reactions to the schedule:

First of all, it is quite surprising to see the Jets opening the season on Monday Night Football. Did anyone really expect to see that? Starting the season off in prime time with the “marquis” matchup of the Jets vs. Lions. With all due respect to us Jets fans, that is a bit shocking.

If we really want to talk about primetime matchups, the Thursday Night matchup of week three is the Jets against the Browns. Hopefully the NFL Network won’t get their hopes up about beating any ratings records with that game. It is nice to see the Jets in primetime, though.

The first part of the schedule isn’t terrible. Other than the Vikings and the Jaguars, there are a lot of winnable games prior to the bye week. Now, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We will see who is playing quarterback, how the offense is coming together, and all the other elements that put a team together. But, it’s not impossible to see the Jets get off to a decent start in 2018.

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Over the last six weeks of the season, the Jets will endure both matchups against the New England Patriots. Will it be business as usual, or will it mark the changing of the guard and the end of an era? Again, hard to say at this point. If things break right, the two teams could be both vying for seeding/playoff berths when the games come around.

How do you feel about the Jets schedule?