Jets’ full schedule for 2021 NFL season

The NFL clearly believes the Jets usually are not prepared for primetime.

Following a 2-14 season in 2020, Gang Green solely has one recreation in primetime within the upcoming season. They face the Colts on Nov. 4 on “Thursday Night Football.” The remainder of their schedule consists of 1 p.m. video games, one 9:30 a.m. begin and one 4:05 p.m. begin. 

The Jets journey to London for the primary time since 2015 to face the Falcons on Oct. 10. Other highlights of the schedule are the Week 1 matchup with Sam Darnold, Zach Wilson vs. Trevor Lawrence on Dec. 26 when the Jaguars go to and the season finale in Buffalo on Jan. 9.

Here is the full slate, in response to sources:

Week 1: at Panthers

Sept. 12, 1 p.m., CBS

The Sam Darnold revenge angle shall be uncontrolled main into this one, however there are different attention-grabbing storylines. This would be the debut of latest coach Robert Saleh and most certainly quarterback Zach Wilson. Robby Anderson faces the Jets for the primary time and Matt Rhule, whom the Jets almost employed in 2019, shall be on the opposite sideline. 

Robert Saleh at the Jets rookie camp on May 7, 2021
Robert Saleh on the Jets rookie camp on May 7, 2021
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Week 2 vs. Patriots

Sept. 19, 1 p.m., CBS

Bill Belichick faces one other Jets coach, getting his first take a look at Saleh on this one. The fascinating query right here is one we’ve not requested many instances within the final 20 years: Who will the Patriots quarterback be? Can rookie Mac Jones win the job or will or not it’s Cam Newton?

Week 3 at Broncos

Sept. 26, 4:05 p.m., CBS

With no NFL groups in Utah, that is as near house as Wilson will get in his rookie season. The Broncos received this battle of dangerous groups in 2020. This shall be a great measuring stick for the Jets to see how a lot they’ve improved in a 12 months. 

Week 4 vs. Titans

Oct. 3, 1 p.m., CBS

This recreation would have been extra enjoyable if Adam Gase was nonetheless the Jets coach and he was going through quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Instead, we’ll get to see how Saleh’s protection stacks up towards Derrick Henry and Co. New Jets extensive receiver Corey Davis will get to face his former group. 

Week 5 at Falcons (in London)

Oct. 10, 9:30 a.m., NFL Network

Woody Johnson simply completed his time period as ambassador to the United Kingdom and now his team is headed for England. The Jets will get to see rookie tight finish Kyle Pitts up shut. He would have been a candidate for them to draft at No. 2 if they’d caught with Darnold. 

Week 6 — BYE

Week 7 at Patriots

Oct. 24, 1 p.m., CBS

The Jets are performed with the rival Patriots pretty early this season with the second assembly coming earlier than Halloween. We ought to have a great really feel for who the Jets are as a group by this level and a win over the Patriots would go a great distance. The Jets haven’t received in Foxborough because the 2010 playoffs. 

Week 8 vs. Bengals

Oct. 31, 1 p.m., CBS

Playing a group whose colours are orange and black on Halloween? That may very well be bother for the Jets. This may very well be a enjoyable shootout between younger quarterbacks Wilson and Joe Burrow. New Jets defensive finish Carl Lawson shall be fired as much as face his former group.

Week 9 at Colts

Nov. 4, 8:20 p.m., FOX

The Jets’ lone primetime look comes towards Carson Wentz and the Colts. The Jets scored an enormous primetime win in Indianapolis in 2015 that sparked a 10-6 season. A win right here could be big and will propel the Jets within the second half of the season. 

Week 10 vs. Bills

Nov. 14, 1 p.m., CBS

The Jets don’t see the defending AFC East champions till late within the 12 months. Buffalo has zoomed previous the Jets by means of efficient group constructing lately. The Jets are actually chasing the Bills and this shall be an opportunity to see if they’ve gotten any nearer. 

Josh Allen and the Bills are the defending AFC East champs
Josh Allen and the Bills are the defending AFC East champs
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Week 11 vs. Dolphins

Nov. 21, 1 p.m., CBS

It is division video games in back-to-back weeks for the Jets after solely seeing the Patriots early within the season. This is the primary potential matchup between Tua Tagovailoa and Wilson, which may very well be a quarterback battle for years within the division. 

Week 12 at Texans

Nov. 28, 1 p.m., CBS

Who is aware of what Houston will appear like for this recreation? Deshaun Watson’s future remains to be very murky between his commerce demand and his authorized points. Chances are this recreation shall be quarterbacked by another person. This is an opportunity for a highway win for the Jets. 

Week 13 vs. Eagles

Dec. 5, 1 p.m., CBS

The Jets have by no means overwhelmed the Eagles, going 0-11 towards Philadelphia all-time. This ought to be a weak Eagles group and perhaps the Jets have an opportunity to snap that skid. Quinnen Williams will get an opportunity to hit his school teammate from Alabama, quarterback Jalen Hurts. 

Week 14 vs. Saints

Dec. 12, 1 p.m., FOX

The Jets let linebacker Demario Davis go twice. He has blossomed into the most effective linebackers in soccer in New Orleans. Now, Davis returns to MetLife Stadium to point out his outdated group what a mistake it made. 

Week 15 at Dolphins

Dec. 18 or 19, TBD

Miami in December? Yes, please. Maybe you don’t care how about my private emotions right here. For the Jets, they’re going to should show they’ll cling with the opposite division groups to be taken significantly. Brian Flores has the Dolphins on the right track. Saleh wants to point out his group can compete. 

Week 16 vs. Jaguars

Dec. 26, 1 p.m., CBS

The dream for most Jets followers final season was to land the No. 1 choose within the Draft and take quarterback Trevor Lawrence. That dream died final December with two wins. This December, Jets followers get to see Lawrence, who ended up in Jacksonville with new coach Urban Meyer. 

Week 17 vs. Buccaneers

Jan. 2, 1 p.m. FOX

The Super Bowl champions come to MetLife Stadium late within the season. It would be the first time Todd Bowles, Tampa’s defensive coordinator, faces the Jets because the group fired him after the 2018 season. It can be one other probability for Tom Brady to torment the Jets, one thing he did for 20 years in New England.

Week 18 at Bills

Jan. 9, 1 p.m. CBS

Buffalo in January? No thanks. Sorry, there I’m going once more. It has been a very long time because the remaining recreation of the season meant something for the Jets. You have to return to 2015 in Buffalo. If this one has playoff implications, the Jets have performed a lot better than anticipated and the Saleh/Wilson period has gotten off to a terrific begin. 

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