Thoughts On The New York Jets 2014 Schedule

On Wednesday night the National Football League released the schedule for the 2014 season.  The announcement is always an exciting time as  fans instantly go  into prediction mode trying to find ways to justify their team making the playoffs.  Here is a look at the New York Jets schedule with some thoughts on the opponents.  I will save my predictions for the preseason as I want to see what John Idzik does in the draft and the remainder of free agency before making my educated guess.

Preseason

8/9           Thursday        Indianapolis               7:00 p.m.

8/17         Saturday        at Cincinnati               7:00 p.m.

8/24         Friday             NY Giants                  7:30 p.m.  — Will there be “Snoopy Bowl” drama this year?

8/29         Thursday        at Philadelphia           7:00 p.m.  –  Sanchez vs. Vick?

Regular Season

9/7           Sunday           Oakland                      1:00 p.m.   — The new look Raiders featuring Matt Schaub and MJD.  Must win?

9/14         Sunday           at Green Bay             4:25 p.m.   — Great early test for Dee Milliner and Rex’s revamped defense.

9/22         Monday          Chicago                      8:30 p.m.   — A strong Bears team will challenge Gang Green.

9/28         Sunday           Detroit                         1:00 p.m.  –  The Lions could be much improved in 2014.

10/5         Sunday           at San Diego              4:25 p.m.  — A tough road game after 3 physical opponents.

10/12       Sunday           Denver                       1:00 p.m.  –  On paper Denver is one of the best teams in the NFL.

10/16       Thursday        at New England         8:25 p.m. — This is a brutal turnaround game for the Jets.

10/26       Sunday           Buffalo                        1:00 p.m.  — This game already smells of a letdown week.

11/2         Sunday           at Kansas City           1:00 p.m.  — One of the toughest places to play in the the NFL.

11/9         Sunday           Pittsburgh                   1:00 p.m.  — Will MetLife turn into Steeler Country again?

BYE WEEK

11/23       Sunday           at Buffalo                   1:00 p.m.*  –  An opponent that the Jets will have to beat.

12/1         Monday          Miami                          8:30 p.m.    — Could be an important game for playoff tiebreakers.

12/7         Sunday           at Minnesota              1:00 p.m.*  — Who will be quarterbacking the Vikings?

12/14       Sunday           at Tennessee            4:05 p.m.*    — A place/team of horrors for the Jets recently.

12/21       Sunday           New England             1:00 p.m.*    — Welcome back Revis, again.

12/28       Sunday           at Miami                      1:00 p.m.*    — A huge division match-up.  Playoffs on the line?

The first 8 games of the season will dictate a lot for the New York Jets as they play some outstanding opponents.  The Packers, Bears, and Lions are quality teams while the Broncos and Patriots could be tops in the AFC.  Of course the NFL did the Jets no favors playing New England on a short week after Denver. As for the stretch run 4 out of the 6 games are on the road.  If Gang Green wants to make a bid at a playoff spot their road woes must be addressed.

 

 

About Tyson Rauch

A lifelong fan of the New York Jets and season ticket holder since 1994.

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