Just missing out on the playoffs, losing to the Head Coach you fired the season before – that sucks. Handing that playoff spot over to the Steelers would have stung at the end of a pretty solid run by the Jets, which included a win over the Giants for the first time in years. With this year done and dusted, it’s time to look forward to next year’s opponents, and what challenges that will bring. Below is the current roster that they will face in 2016-2017.
With games against the AFC North this year, and the AFC West, this could be a good chance at a playoffs run for the Jets. Let’s take a look at where they will focus. Nice & Easy Cleveland Browns By now, I’m sure you’re seeing a solid pattern for a lot of teams. The Browns are the easy win for most teams. Having only posted 3 wins last season, the Browns are always going to be an easy shot for most teams on any given Sunday. By no means should they be written off, as they can upset teams of any level at the last moment. Hard hitting New England Patriots With the Jets recording managing a win against an injured Patriots team this season, the Pats and Jets will continue butting heads into the next season. Brady continues to dominate when paired off with Gronk, and with Belichick staying for the foreseeable future this train may well continue to run for a while yet. The Jets need to push themselves hard to achieve a playoff spot this year, and the Pats will be standing firmly in their way. Prime Time Potential New England Patriots It’s only logical that their biggest challengers are also their biggest draw. With New England continuing to dominate the sport, the Jets are bound to get a prime time slot for at least one of their games. Putting the Pats down either at home or away will be a major draw for them, and if they can manage both, then they will be on their way to the top. The Jets want that playoff spot. The season is not just about the AFC East. With games against the Steelers, Seahawks, Bengals and Cardinals. This is a solid field of challengers for the Jets to face off against. With only the Ravens and Browns on the easier side of the fence, this will be time for the Jets to prove themselves against the big boys of the game.
- Who has the hardest 2016 schedule?
- The 2016 Schedules: Cleveland Browns
- The 2016 Schedules: New England Patriots
- The 2016 Schedules: Indianapolis Colts
- The 2016 NFL Schedules: New York Giants