The Jets and the rest of the NFL The Jets and the rest of the NFL took their next steps into the 2016 season with the release tonight of the league's regular-season schedule. Here are notes on each of the Jets' 16 games against their 13 opponents (all kickoff times Eastern):
Sunday, Sept. 11 — vs. CINCINNATI BENGALS, MetLife Stadium, 1 p.m.
Jets lead all-time series, 17-8 (including 2-0 in playoffs) and all-time series at home by 12-2. ... Bengals won teams' last meeting by 49-9 in Cincinnati in 2013. ... Jets won teams' last meeting at home by 26-10 on Thanksgiving Night at New Meadowlands Stadium in '10. ... That was Jets' ninth consecutive win over Bengals at home. ... David Harris, who sacked Carson Palmer as the Bengals QB in that game (above photo), could sack another Cincy QB, Andy Dalton, in this one, or Palmer when the Jets play the Cards, or both.
Sunday, Oct. 2 — vs. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS, MetLife Stadium, 1 p.m.
Seahawks lead all-time series, 10-8, but series is tied 5-5 in Jets home games. ... Jets have won last 5 at home, including most recent Meadowlands meeting over Seahawks by 37-14 in '04, when Chad Pennington (below) threw 3 TD passes. ... But Jets have lost last 2 in the series, both at Seattle, most recently by 28-7 at CenturyLink Field in '12.
Sunday, Oct. 23 — vs. BALTIMORE RAVENS, MetLife Stadium, 1 p.m.
Ravens lead all-time series, 8-1, and all-time series at Jets, 3-1. ... Ravens won last meeting at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore by 19-3 in '13 and last meeting in the very first regular-season game in then-New Meadowlands Stadium in 2010 by 10-9. ... Jets' only win was in first game of rivalry in rainy Meadowlands in 1997 by 19-16 in OT over Ravens team then QB'd by Vinny Testaverde.
Sunday, Nov. 13 — vs. LOS ANGELES RAMS, MetLife Stadium, 1 p.m.
Newly relocated Rams lead all-time series, 9-4, and at Jets' home, 4-2. ... Before 1995 as L.A. Rams, they lead all-times series, 5-2, and at Jets' home, 2-1. ... But Jets have won last two meetings, at Meadowlands in '08 by 47-3 and at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis in '12 by 27-13. ... Jets' only home win against L.A. Rams was by 27-24 in OT on Pat Leahy 26-yard FG at Shea Stadium in 1983.
Sunday, Nov. 27 — vs. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, MetLife Stadium, 8:30 p.m.
Patriots lead all-time series, 59-54-1, including 2-1 in postseason. ... But Jets lead at home, 29-27 (including playoffs), and have taken 4 of the last 7. ... Jets won last meeting at MetLife last Dec 27 by 26-20 on Ryan Fitzpatrick's 6-yard TD pass to Eric Decker to cap only drive of OT.
Monday, Dec. 5 — vs. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS, MetLife Stadium, 8:30 p.m.
Colts lead all-time series, 41-31 (including playoffs), and lead series in Jets home games by 21-14. ... Jets won last meeting, 20-7, at Indianapolis last Sept. 21 on Monday Night Football. ... Jets also won last meeting between teams at MetLife Stadium, by 35-9 in 2012. ... Jets have won last 3 games in series and 4 of the last 5.
Saturday, Dec. 17 — vs. MIAMI DOLPHINS, MetLife Stadium, 8:25 p.m.
Jets lead all-time series, 53-47-1, and all-time series at home, 28-22. ... Jets won last meeting by 38-20 at MetLife Stadium last Nov. 29 after losing 6 of previous 7 at home. ... Jets have won last 3 in series, 4 of the last 5, 24 of the last 36 since 1998.
Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 — vs. BUFFALO BILLS, MetLife Stadium, 1 p.m.
Bills lead all-time rivalry, 60-51, but series is tied in Jets home games, 28-28 (including playoffs). ... Jets have lost last 2 at home but before that had won 4 in a row at home. ... Bills won last game at MetLife by 22-17 last Nov. 12 in a Thursday night game in which both teams unveiled their NFL Nike Color Rush uniforms, the Jets in all Kelly green and the Bills in all red. ... Jets' last win in rivalry was by 27-20 at MetLife in '13.
Thursday, Sept. 15 — at Buffalo Bills, Ralph Wilson Stadium, 8:25 p.m.
Bills lead all-time series, 60-51, and lead all-time series at Buffalo, 32-23. ... Buffalo has won last 5 in rivalry. ... Bills won last game at Ralph Wilson Stadium, 22-17, on Jan. 3 in a game that prevented Jets from qualifying for playoffs. ... Jets' last win at Buffalo was by 27-11 in '11.
Sunday, Sept. 25 — at Kansas City Chiefs, Arrowhead Stadium, 4:25 p.m.
All-time series is knotted at 17-17-1. ... Chiefs lead series at home by 10-7 and have won last 2 and 3 of last 4. ... Chiefs won last meeting, 24-10, played at Arrowhead Stadium in 2014. ... Jets' last win at Arrowhead was by 20-17 on walk-off John Hall field goal in the rain in 1998.
Sunday, Oct. 9 — at Pittsburgh Steelers, Heinz Field, 1 p.m.
Steelers lead overall series, 17-5, and series at Pittsburgh, 7-1. ... Jets are 1-5 all-time at Heinz Field, with only win coming by 22-17 in 2010 regular season. ... Jets won last meeting between teams, 20-13, at MetLife Stadium in '14.
Monday, Oct. 17 — at Arizona Cardinals, University of Phoenix Stadium, 8:30 p.m.
Jets lead series, 6-2, and have won last 6 meetings and the only 2 games played in Arizona. ... Jets won last meeting between the teams by 7-6 at MetLife Stadium in '12. ... Jets won last meeting in Arizona by 13-3 at Sun Devil Stadium in '04. ... This will be Jets' first game ever at University of Phoenix Stadium. ... Todd Bowles was Cardinals' DC in 2013-14 before coming to Jets as HC last season.
Sunday, Oct. 30 — at Cleveland Browns, FirstEnergy Stadium, 1 p.m.
Browns hold 12-10 record overall, 8-6 record at home in series. ... But Jets have won 2 of 3 at Cleveland Browns Stadium, including last meeting, 26-20 in OT in 2010. ... This will be Jets' first game at Browns in stadium renamed FirstEnergy Stadium in '13. ... Jets have won last 3 in series, including last year's season opener at MetLife Stadium by 31-10.
Sunday, Nov. 6 — at Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium, 1 p.m.
Jets lead all-time series, 53-47-1, and teams are tied in games at Miami, 25-25-1, including 1982 AFC Championship Game. ... Teams return to Sun Life after playing last year's Dolphins home game at Wembley Stadium, London. ... Jets won Wembley game, 27-14, last Oct. 4 and won last meeting in Miami, 37-24, in '14 season finale. ... CB Darrelle Revis, who picked off Ryan Tannehill in London (above), will try to do it again stateside in this one. ... Jets have won last 4 road games vs. Dolphins, and at Sun Life have won last 3 and 8 of last 10. ... Jets won last meeting by 38-20 at MetLife Stadium last Nov. 29.
Sunday, Dec. 11 — at San Francisco 49ers, Levi's Stadium, 4:05 p.m.
49ers lead all-time series, 10-2, and all-time series in San Francisco, 4-1. ... Jets' only win in San Francisco was in 1983 at Candlestick Park by 27-13. ... 49ers won last meeting at MetLife Stadium in 2012 by 34-0. ... Niners won last meeting in San Francisco by 24-14 at Candlestick in 2008. ... This will be Jets' first game ever at Levi's Stadium.
Saturday, Dec. 24 — at New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium, 1 p.m.
Patriots lead all-time series, 59-54-1, including 2-1 in postseason, and all-time series at home, 32-25-1. ... Jets have lost last 5 at Gillette Stadium, last 4 by 7 points or fewer. ... Patriots won last meeting at Gillette last Oct. 25 by 30-23. ... Jets' last win at Gillette was by 28-21 in 2010 AFC Divisional Round Game.