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2017 Schedule: Opponent Notes

Posted Apr 20, 2017

Jets Will Kick Off the 2017 Slate at Buffalo on Sept. 10


We are amidst one of the busiest fortnights of the NFL offseason. Monday morning, Jets players returned to the Atlantic Health Training Center to begin Phase One of this year's voluntary offseason workout program. From April 27-29, this year's draft will be held in Philadelphia. Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan will conduct his annual predraft news conference in the days leading up to the draft.

We now know the full 2017 regular-season schedule after its release on Thursday.

We know that the schedule strength of the 16 games against 13 opponents is a robust .535 winning percentage, stronger than last year's .531 and the strongest since the .568 of 2009. But factor out the home-and-home against their three AFC East foes and the remaining 10 games present a less imposing .469 schedule strength.

We know the Green & White will travel 16,480 round-trip miles to away games, including Oakland and Denver — their longest stretch of road since 2015 and second-longest since 2010.

We know the Jets will play both teams that played in the previous season's Super Bowl (New England and Atlanta) for the first time since they took on Dallas and Buffalo in 1993 after those two met in SB XXVII, and that they will play seven games in all against playoff teams.

Here are some facts, figures and trivia involving the Jets' opponents in 2017:



Jets @ Bills, Sunday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m., CBS
Jets vs. Bills, Thursday, Nov. 2, 8:25 p.m., NFLN
Last meeting: 2016 at MetLife Stadium, Jets 30-10. Last Jets road meeting: 2016 at New Era Field, Jets 37-31. Last Bills win: 2015 at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Bills 22-17. Last Jets loss at home: 2015 at MetLife Stadium, Bills 22-17.

Series record: Bills 59-53. Series record at Jets: Jets 29-27. Series record at Bills: Bills 32-24.

Rivalry Trivia: The Jets swept the Bills in last year's home-and-home for the first time since 2011 after being swept the previous two seasons.

Jets vs. Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 24, 1 p.m., CBS
Jets @ Dolphins, Sunday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m., FOX
Last meeting: 2016 at MetLife Stadium, Dolphins 34-13. Last Jets road meeting: 2016 at Hard Rock Stadium, Dolphins 27-23. Last Jets win: 2015 at MetLife Stadium, Jets 38-20. Last Jets win on the road: 2015 at Wembley Stadium, London, Jets 27-14.

Series record: Jets 53-48-1. Series record at Jets: Jets 28-23. Series record at Dolphins: Tied 25-25-1.

Rivalry Trivia: What homefield advantage? The Jets have won four of the last five at Miami and have lost four of the last five at home to the Dolphins.


Jets vs. Patriots, Sunday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m., CBS
Jets @ Patriots, Sunday, Dec. 31, 1 p.m., CBS
Jets @ Patriots, DAY, DATE, Gillette Stadium, KICKOFF, TV
Last meeting: 2016 at Gillette Stadium, Patriots 41-3. Last Jets home meeting: 2016 at MetLife Stadium, Patriots 22-17. Last Jets win: 2015 at MetLife Stadium, Jets 26-20. Last Jets win on the road: 2010 at Gillette Stadium, Jets 28-21 (playoffs).

Series record: Patriots 59-53-1. Series record at Jets: Jets 29-27. Series record at Patriots: Patriots 32-24-1.

Rivalry Trivia: The Jets have been highly competitive with the Patriots in the Meadowlands in splitting the last four matchups. They've outscored the Pats 89-86 and outgained them by 66 yards/game.

Jets vs. Chargers, Sunday, Dec. 24, 1 p.m., CBS
Last meeting: 2014 at San Diego, Chargers, 31-0. Last Jets home meeting: 2012, Chargers 27-17. Last Jets win: 2011, Jets 27-21 at MetLife Stadium.

Series record: Chargers 21-12-1. Series record at Jets: Chargers 8-6-1.

Rivalry Trivia: The last time the Jets played the Los Angeles Chargers at home was 57 years ago, Nov. 4, 1960, when they were the Titans and played at the Polo Grounds.


Jets vs. Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 3, 1 p.m., CBS
Last meeting: 2016 at Arrowhead Stadium, Chiefs 24-3 . Last Jets home meeting: 2011 at MetLife Stadium, Jets 37-10. Last Jets win: 2011.

Series record: Chiefs 18-17-1. Series record at Jets: Jets 10-7-1.

Rivalry Trivia: The Jets benefited from 121 penalty yards in the third quarter alone against the Chiefs — the only 100-penalty-yard quarter by an opponent since 1970 — in their last win in the series, at MetLife in 2011.

Jets vs. Jaguars, Sunday, Oct. 1, 1 p.m., CBS
Last meeting: 2015 at MetLife Stadium, Jets 28-23. Last Jets home meeting: 2015. Last Jets win: 2015.

Series record: Jaguars 6-5. Series record at Jets: Jets 4-3.

Rivalry Trivia: Muhammad Wilkerson's first pro sack came against Josh McCown's brother, Luke, and produced a safety in the Jets' 32-3 win over the Jaguars in 2011.


Jets vs. Falcons, Sunday, Oct. 29, 1 p.m., FOX
Last meeting: 2013 at Georgia Dome, Jets 30-28. Last Jets home meeting: 2009 at Meadowlands Stadium, Falcons 10-7. Last Jets win:  2013. Last Jets home win: 1998 at Meadowlands Stadium, Jets 28-3.

Series record: Falcons 6-5. Series record at Jets: Falcons 3-2.

Rivalry Trivia: The Jets' last road "walkoff" field goal was kicked by Nick Folk to deliver the Monday night victory over the Falcons in 2013.

Jets vs. Panthers, Sunday, Nov. 26, 1 p.m., FOX
Last meeting: 2013 at Bank of America Stadium, Panthers 30-20. Last Jets home meeting: 2009 at Meadowlands Stadium, Jets 17-6. Last Jets win: 2009.

Series record: Tied 3-3. Series record at Jets: Jets 2-0.

Rivalry Trivia: The Jets have played the Panthers six times, their fewest meetings against any NFL opponent.


Jets @ Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 10, 4:05 p.m., CBS
Last meeting: 2014 at MetLife Stadium, Broncos 31-17. Last Jets road meeting: 2011 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Broncos 17-13. Last Jets win: 2010 at Invesco Field at Mile High, Jets 24-20.

Series record: Broncos 18-15-1. Series record at Broncos: Broncos 10-8.

Rivalry Trivia: The last time the same QBs started against each other in back-to-back games in this series was Boomer Esiason for the Jets and John Elway for the Broncos in 1993-94.

Jets @ Raiders, Sunday, Sept. 17, 4:05 p.m., CBS
Last meeting: 2015 at O.co Coliseum, Raiders 34-20. Last Jets road meeting: 2015. Last Jets win: 2014 at MetLife Stadium, Jets 19-14. Last Jets win at Raiders: 2009 at Oakland-Alameda Co. Coliseum, Jets 38-0.

Series record: Raiders 22-17-2. Series record at Raiders: Raiders 14-6-1.

Rivalry Trivia: This year's game will be the Jets' 11th visit to the Black Hole (including two playoff games) in the last 19 seasons.


Jets @ Browns, Sunday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m., FOX
Last meeting: 2016 at FirstEnergy Stadium, Jets 31-28. Last Jets road meeting: 2016. Last Jets win: 2016.

Series record: Browns 12-11. Series record at Browns: Browns 8-7.

Rivalry Trivia: The Jets will be trying to extend their four-game win streak over the Browns, their longest streak in this series that began with the first Monday Night Football game on ABC in 1970.

Jets @ Buccaneers, Sunday, Nov. 12, 1 p.m., CBS
Last meeting: 2013 at MetLife Stadium, Jets 18-17. Last Jets road meeting: 2009 at Raymond James, Jets 26-3. Last Jets win: 2013.

Series record: Jets 10-1. Series record at Buccaneers: Jets 3-1.

Rivalry Trivia: The Jets have won eight straight over the Bucs, their longest current win streak against any NFL opponent and second-longest in franchise history.


Jets @ Saints, Sunday, Dec. 17, 1 p.m., CBS
Last meeting: 2013 at MetLife Stadium, Jets 26-20 . Last Jets road meeting: 2009 at Superdome, Saints 24-10. Last Jets win: 2013.

Series record: Tied 6-6. Series record at Saints: Jets 3-2.

Rivalry Trivia: The Jets have won in the Superdome only once in the past 23 years, in 2001 when DE John Abraham posted a franchise-record-tying 4 sacks in the 16-9 Sunday night win.

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