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Lucky 13 in ’13: Breaking Down Jets’ Opponents

Posted Apr 18, 2013

Here is the New York Jets' just-released 2013 schedule of opponents, plus names and notes on each opponent and on the rivalry with the Jets (*denotes games subject to NFL Flex Scheduling):

Game 1 — vs. TAMPA BAY, MetLife Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 8, 1 p.m.

Head Coach: Greg Schiano (2nd year, 7-9)

Buccaneers Pro Bowlers: DT Gerald McCoy, WR Vincent Jackson, RB Doug Martin

Other Top Returnees: QB Josh Freeman, K Connor Barth, WR Mike Williams

New Buccaneers: LB Jonathan Casillas, S Dashon Goldson, WR Kevin Ogletree

First Draft Pick: Round 1, 13th overall

Overall: Jets lead series, 9-1. Won last game by 26-3 @ TB in 2009, won last seven.

Home: Jets lead series, 6-0. Won last home game by 14-12 in 2005 (most home wins without a loss against any NFL opponent). Have outscored Bucs at home by 189-70.

Game 2 — @ NEW ENGLAND, Gillette Stadium, Thursday, Sept. 12, 8:25 p.m.

Head Coach: Bill Belichick (Patriots: 13th year, 168-64)

Patriots Pro Bowlers: QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski, G Logan Mankins, LB Jerod Mayo, ST Matthew Slater, WR Wes Welker (DEN), NT Vince Wilfork

Other Top Returnees: S Stephen Gostkowski, CB Devin McCourty, RB Stevan Ridley, CB Aqib Talib

New Patriots: WR Danny Amendola, WR Donald Jones, former Jets RB Leon Washington

First Draft Pick: Round 1, 29th overall

Overall: Jets trail series, 53-51-1. Lost last game by 49-19 on Thanksgiving night last year at MetLife Stadium, lost last four, five of last six. Last win by 28-21 @ NE in 2010 AFC Divisional Round Game.

Road: Jets trail, 28-24-1. Lost last road game by 29-26 in OT last year, lost four of last five. Last road win by 28-21 in 2010 AFC Divisional Round Game.

Game 3 — vs. BUFFALO, MetLife Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 22, 4:25 p.m.

Head Coach: Doug Marrone (1st year)

Bills Pro Bowlers: S Jairus Byrd, RB C.J. Spiller, DT Kyle Williams

Other Top Returnees: WR Stevie Johnson, K Rian Lindell, CB-KR Leodis McKelvin, DE Mario Williams

New Bills: QB Kevin Kolb, LB Manny Lawson

First Draft Pick: Round 1, 8th overall

Overall: Jets trail series, 54-50. Lost last game by 28-9 @ BUF last year, won six of last seven. Last win at MetLife Stadium by 48-28 in season opener last year.

Home: Jets lead series, 27-25. Won last home game by 48-28 in season opener last year, won four of last five.

Game 4 — @ TENNESSEE, LP Field, Sunday, Sept. 29, 4:05 p.m.

Head Coach: Mike Munchak (3rd year, 15-17)

Titans Pro Bowlers: None

Top Returnees: K Rob Bironas, RB Chris Johnson, QB Jake Locker

New Titans: LB Moise Fokou, Former Jets RB Shonn Greene, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, DT Sammie Lee Hill, G Andy Levitre, TE Delanie Walker, S George Wilson

First Draft Pick: Round 1, 10th overall

Overall: Jets trail series, 22-17-1. Lost last game by 14-10 @ TEN on Monday night last year, won two of last three. Last win by 24-17 at Meadowlands in 2009.

Road: Jets trail series, 16-6. Lost last road game by 14-10 last year, lost two of last three. Last road win by 34-13 in 2008.

Game 5 — @ ATLANTA, Georgia Dome, Monday, Oct. 7, 8:40 p.m.

Head Coach: Mike Smith (5th year, 57-28)

Falcons Pro Bowlers: TE Tony Gonzalez, WR Julio Jones, QB Matt Ryan, S Thomas DeCoud, S William Moore

Other Top Returnees: K Matt Bryant, CB Asante Samuel, WR Roddy White

New Falcons: RB Steven Jackson, DE Osi Umenyiora

First Draft Pick: Round 1, 30th overall

Overall: Jets trail series, 6-4. Lost last two, most recently by 10-7 at Meadowlands in 2009, lost four of last five. Last win by 28-3 at Meadowlands in 1998.

Road: Jets trail series, 3-2. Lost last three road games, most recently by 27-14 on Monday night in 2005. Last road win by 28-14 (Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium) in 1986.

Game 6 — vs. PITTSBURGH, MetLife Stadium, Sunday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m.

Head Coach: Mike Tomlin (6th year, 68-36)

Steelers Pro Bowlers: TE Heath Miller, C Maurkice Pouncey

Other Top Returnees: QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR Emmanuel Sanders, K Shaun Suisham

New Steelers: CB William Gay, QB Bruce Gradkowski

First Draft Pick: Round 1, 17th overall

Overall: Jets trail series, 16-4. Lost last game by 27-10 @ PIT last year, lost two in a row, four of last six. Last win by 22-17 @ PIT in 2010 regular season.

Home: Jets trail series, 9-3. Won last home game by 19-16 in OT in 2007, won last two, three of last six.

Game 7 — vs. NEW ENGLAND, MetLife Stadium, Sunday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m.

Head Coach: Bill Belichick (Patriots: 13th year, 168-64)

Patriots Pro Bowlers: QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski, G Logan Mankins, LB Jerod Mayo, ST Matthew Slater, WR Wes Welker (DEN), NT Vince Wilfork

Other Top Returnees: K Stephen Gostkowski, CB Devin McCourty, RB Stevan Ridley, CB Aqib Talib

New Patriots: WR Danny Amendola, WR Donald Jones, former Jets RB Leon Washington

First Draft Pick: Round 1, 29th overall

Overall: Jets trail series, 53-51-1. Lost last game by 49-19 on Thanksgiving night last year at MetLife Stadium, lost last four, five of last six. Last win by 28-21 @ NE in 2010 AFC Divisional Round Game.

Home: Jets lead series, 27-25, lost last game by 49-19 last year at MetLife Stadium, lost two in a row, won two of last four. Last home win (New Meadowlands Stadium) by 28-14 in 2010.

Game 8 — @ CINCINNATI, Paul Brown Stadium, Sunday, Oct. 27, 4:05 p.m.

Head Coach: Marvin Lewis (10th year, 79-84-1)

Bengals Pro Bowlers: DT Geno Atkins, WR A.J. Green, TE Jermaine Gresham, T Andrew Whitworth

Other Top Returnees: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, DE Michael Johnson, LB Rey Maualuga, former Jets K Mike Nugent

New Bengals: CB Terence Newman

First Draft Pick: Round 1, 21st overall

Overall: Jets lead series, 15-7. Won last four, nine of last 10. Last win by 26-10 at Meadowlands on Thanksgiving night in 2010.

Road: Jets trail series, 5-3. Won last road game by 24-14 in 2009 AFC Wild Card Game, won two of last three.

Game 9 — vs. NEW ORLEANS, MetLife Stadium, Sunday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m.

Head Coach: Sean Payton (7th year, 67-37)

Saints Pro Bowlers: QB Drew Brees, G Jahri Evans, T Jermon Bushrod, P Thomas Morstead

Other Top Returnees: WR Marques Colston, TE Jimmy Graham, K Garrett Hartley, WR Lance Moore, RB Darren Sproles

New Saints: Former Jets S Jim Leonhard, CB Keenan Lewis, TE Benjamin Watson

First Draft Pick: Round 1, 15th overall

Overall: Jets trail series, 6-5. Lost last game by 24-10 @ NO in 2009, lost last two, five of last six. Last win by 16-9 @ NO on Sunday night in 2001.

Home: Jets trail series, 4-2. Lost last home game by 21-19 on Sunday night in 2005, lost last three, four of last five. Last home win by 28-23 in 1986.

Sunday, Nov. 10 — BYE WEEKEND

Game 10 — @ BUFFALO, Ralph Wilson Stadium, Sunday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m.*

Head Coach: Doug Marrone (1st year)

Bills Pro Bowlers: S Jairus Byrd, RB C.J. Spiller, DT Kyle Williams

Other Top Returnees: WR Stevie Johnson, K Rian Lindell, CB-KR Leodis McKelvin, DE Mario Williams

New Bills: QB Kevin Kolb, LB Manny Lawson

First Draft Pick: Round 1, 8th overall

Overall: Jets trail series, 54-50. Lost last game by 28-9 @ BUF last year, won six of last seven. Last win at MetLife Stadium by 48-28 in season opener last year.

Road: Jets trail series, 29-23. Lost last road game by 28-9 last year, won four of last five. Last road win by 27-11 in 2011.

Game 11 — @ BALTIMORE, M&T Bank Stadium, Sunday, Nov. 24, 1 p.m.*

Head Coach: John Harbaugh (5th year, 63-28)

Ravens Pro Bowlers: KR Jacoby Jones, FB Vonta Leach, DT Haloti Ngata, S Ed Reed (HOU), RB Ray Rice, G Marshal Yanda

Other Top Returnees: Super Bowl MVP QB Joe Flacco, K Justin Tucker

New Ravens: DT Chris Canty, DE Elvis Dumervil, S Michael Huff

First Draft Pick: Round 1, 32nd overall as defending Super Bowl champions

Overall: Jets trail series, 7-1. Lost last game @ BAL by 34-17 on Sunday night in 2011. Last win by 19-16 in OT at Meadowlands in 1997.

Road: Jets trail series, 4-0. Lost last road game by 34-17 on Sunday night in 2011.

Game 12 — vs. MIAMI, MetLife Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 1, 1 p.m.*

Head Coach: Joe Philbin (2nd year, 7-9)

Dolphins Pro Bowlers: LB Cameron Wake, LS John Denney, G Richie Incognito, DE Randy Starks

Other Top Returnees: QB Ryan Tannehill, WR Brian Hartline, KR Marcus Thigpen

New Dolphins: LB Dannell Ellerbe, WR Brandon Gibson, CB Brent Grimes, former Jets TE Dustin Keller, WR Mike Wallace, LB Philip Wheeler

First Draft Pick: Round 1, 12th overall

Overall: Jets lead series, 49-44-1. Lost last game by 30-9 at MetLife Stadium last year, lost two of last three, lost six of last nine. Last win by 23-20 in overtime @ MIA last year.

Home: Jets lead series, 27-20. Lost last game at MetLife Stadium by 30-9 last year, lost four of last five. Last home win by 24-6 on Monday night in 2011.

Game 13 — vs. OAKLAND, MetLife Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m.*

Head Coach: Dennis Allen (2nd year, 4-12)

Raiders Pro Bowler: FB Marcel Reece

Other Top Returnees: K Sebastian Janikowski, TE Brandon Myers

New Raiders: LB Kevin Burnett, DT Jason Hunter, LB Kaluka Maiava, DT Pat Sims, LB Nick Roach

First Draft Pick: Round 1, 3rd overall

Overall: Jets trail series, 21-15-2. Lost last game by 34-24 @ OAK in 2011, lost two of last three, won four of last six. Last win by 38-0 @ OAK in 2009.

Home: Jets lead series, 9-8-1. Won last home game by 23-3 in 2006, won last three, four of last seven.

Game 14 — @ CAROLINA, Bank of America Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 15, 4:05 p.m.*

Head Coach: Ron Rivera (3rd year, 13-19)

Panthers Pro Bowlers: None

Top Returnees: QB Cam Newton, DE Charles Johnson, DE Greg Hardy, WR Steve Smith

New Panthers: LB Chase Blackburn, CB Drayton Florence

First Draft Pick: Round 1, 14th overall

Overall: Jets lead series, 3-2. Won last game by 17-6 in '09 (Meadowlands), won three of last four.

Road: Jets trail series, 2-1. Lost last road game by 30-3 in 2005. Last road win by 13-12 in 2001 ("the Shrek Game")

Game 15 — vs. CLEVELAND, MetLife Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 22, 1 p.m.*

Head Coach: Rob Chudzinski (1st year)

Browns Pro Bowlers: K Phil Dawson (SF), KR Josh Cribbs, T Joe Thomas

Top Returnees: RB Trent Richardson

New Browns: QB Jason Campbell, TE Gary Barnidge, DL Desmond Bryant, K Shayne Graham, LB Quentin Groves, LB Paul Kruger

First Draft Pick: Round 1, 6th overall

Overall: Jets trail series, 12-8. Won last game by 26-20 in OT @ CLE in 2010, lost two of last three, four of last six.

Home: Jets trail series, 4-2. Lost last home game vs. CLE by 24-18 in 2007, lost last two, won two of last four. Last home win by 24-21 in home opener in 1990.

Game 16 — @ MIAMI, Sun Life Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 29, 1 p.m.*

Head Coach: Joe Philbin (2nd year, 7-9)

Dolphins Pro Bowlers: LB Cameron Wake, LS John Denney, G Richie Incognito, DE Randy Starks

Other Top Returnees: QB Ryan Tannehill, WR Brian Hartline, KR Marcus Thigpen

New Dolphins: LB Dannell Ellerbe, WR Brandon Gibson, CB Brent Grimes, former Jets TE Dustin Keller, WR Mike Wallace, LB Philip Wheeler

First Draft Pick: Round 1, 12th overall

Overall: Jets lead series, 49-44-1. Lost last game by 30-9 at MetLife Stadium last year, lost two of last three, lost six of last nine. Last win by 23-20 in overtime @ MIA last year.

Road: Jets trail series, 24-22-1. Won last road game by 23-20 in OT last year, won two of last three.

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