The 2020 NFL season gives Gang Inexperienced the chance to interrupt away from the “Similar Outdated Jets.”
The Jets have a promising signal-caller in Sam Darnold, and thru Darnold’s first two seasons, the staff has seen flashes of a franchise quarterback on the helm, placing the times of Josh McCown, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith firmly within the rear-view mirror. To that finish, those that have watched Darnold perceive that he’s least of the Jets worries’ heading into the 2020 season.
Whereas the Jets have promise behind middle, Darnold will not be sufficient to assist them by means of a troublesome schedule this 12 months. Because it stands, the Jets are dealing with a troublesome group of opponents, starting from an ever-improving AFC East to a couple troublesome journeys out west to face robust NFC West competitors.
Make no mistake, the Jets have a really troublesome schedule this 12 months. However “on paper” hardly issues as soon as the video games begin being performed in September.
Here’s a full breakdown of the New York Jets’ 2020 schedule, together with dates and begin occasions for all 16 video games and our early prediction.
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New York Jets schedule 2020
- Dwelling: Buffalo Payments, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, San Francisco 49ers
- Away: Buffalo Payments, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks
(The Jets’ 2020 schedule might be launched Thursday at Eight p.m. ET together with the whole NFL schedule.)
|1||–||at Payments||1 p.m. ET||–|
|6||Oct. 18||at Chargers||–||–|
|9||Nov. 9 (Monday)||vs. Patriots||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
(For Canadian viewers, every recreation may be streamed on DAZN.)
Jets power of schedule & prediction
Coming off a 7-9 season, the Jets are second in NFL power of schedule rankings (behind the Patriots), and it is easy to see why. Not like years previous, the steadiness within the AFC East is shifting, making it a way more troublesome path alongside the Atlantic.
The Payments and the Dolphins are coming off seasons the place they each appeared able to take the subsequent step, and doubtlessly the crown, away from Invoice Belichick and the Patriots. The Payments reached the playoffs whereas the Dolphins punched method above their weight, rebounding from early season demolishment by the hands of the Patriots, Ravens and Cowboys to point out some battle and grit, even in a 5-11 season.
Talking of the Pats, with Tom Brady taking his skills to Tampa, they’re the wild-card within the division. Can Belichick work his voodoo magic with presumed starter Jarrett Stidham, or is the New England dynasty lifeless within the water?
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Except for the division, the Jets have troublesome matchups towards the NFC West this 12 months and the AFC West led by defending champs Kansas Metropolis. Simply based mostly on journey alone, they face a tricky set of away video games — Kansas Metropolis, Seattle and the Rams amongst them — proving to be a harder street schedule than most within the league.
Hardest exams: The Jets may have two journeys to Los Angeles and one to Seattle this season. East coast groups heading out west is all the time a problem — simply ask Geno Smith — so think about the western-traveling Jets to scuffle towards all three squads.
Largest breaks: Uh, Tom Brady is now not a Patriot?? Looks as if a fairly large break.
Backside line: It is a make-or-break 12 months for Adam Gase as Jets head coach, and the schedule goes to play into his destiny fairly a bit.
If Sam Darnold exhibits continued enchancment beneath middle, behind a revamped offensive line, then Gase is protected. However the Jets’ schedule is, as mentioned, troublesome on paper. The staff completed 2019 on a 6-2 run, and even towards lesser competitors, they depend the identical within the left column. There are some winnable video games on the slate, however do not count on a 6-2 stretch at any level through the 2020 season.
File prediction: 7-9