More Notes on the Jets' 2018 Schedule

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For those Jets fans who didn't get enough of the 2018 regular-season schedule unveiling on Thursday, here are more rivalry notes than you'd ever want on all 16 games:

Game 1 — at Detroit Lions (2017: 9-7 overall, 4-4 home)Lions lead all-time series 7-6. ... But rivalry is tied 4-4 in games played at Lions' home. ... Jets are 2-0 against Detroit in Ford Field with the wins coming in 2002 (31-14) and 2010 (23-20 in OT). ... Jets will face Matt Patricia in his NFL head-coaching debut after going up against his New England defenses from 2004-17 (he was the Patriots DC the past 6 seasons). ... Monday night game will be only the second time a Jets-Lions game aired in primetime. First was Jets' 28-13 win in Pontiac Silverdome on MNF late in '82 playoff season.

Game 2 — vs. MIAMI DOLPHINS (2017: 6-10 overall, 2-6 away)Jets lead the all-time series 54-50-1 but Miami has won 3 of the last 4. ... Jets lead all-time series at home 29-23 but Dolphins have scored more points in those 52 games, 1,148-1,138. ... Jets took last year's MetLife meeting 20-6 in Week 3 for their first win of the year, but 'Fins feel at home at MLS with 5-3 record since '10. ... Green & White are 1-1 at home vs. HC Adam Gase's Dolphins last 2 years.

Game 3 — at Cleveland Browns (2017: 0-16 overall, 0-8 home)Fourth straight year the teams have met, last 3 coming at FirstEnergy Field. ... Jets have won last 5 to trim Browns' lead in the all-time series to 13-12. ... Jets won in their last 3 visits to Cleveland, including in the past two seasons, by 31-28 in 2016 and 17-14 last year. ... Only second primetime game vs. Browns, with first coming in the first MNF telecast in 1970, a 31-21 Brownies win.

Game 4 — at Jacksonville Jaguars (2017 RS: 10-6 overall, 6-2 home. 2017 PO: 2-1 overall, 1-0 home)Jets lead all-time series 7-6 after winning in last four meetings, including last year's 23-20 OT verdict at MetLife. ... Jaguars hold the edge in home games 3-1. ... But Jets won 17-10 in their last visit to EverBank Field in 2012.

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Game 5 — vs. DENVER BRONCOS (2017: 5-11 overall, 1-7 away)Broncos lead all-time series 20-15-1. ... Jets trail series at home 8-7-1, trail in North Jersey 4-3. ... They've lost last two at home to Broncos since their last home win, 19-13 at Meadowlands Stadium in '02. ... Jets have a chance to atone for last year's 23-0 loss to Von Miller and Broncos' defense at Denver. ... Vance Joseph, who started 6 games as Jets' rookie FA corner in 1995, enters 2nd season as Broncos head coach.

Game 6 — vs. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (2017: 4-12 overall, 1-7 away)Colts lead all-time rivalry 42-31 that dates to Super Bowl III. ... Jets trail Colts at home all-time 22-13, trail Indianapolis Colts at home 14-8, are even with Indy at MetLife Stadium 1-1. ... QB Andrew Luck expected to return to action after missing '17 due to torn labrum in right shoulder. ... Luck lost in his first start vs. Jets at MetLife as a rookie in '12, then threw 4 TDs in 41-10 win at MLS on MNF in '16. ... Frank Reich, former Jets QB in 1996, takes over Colts' HC reins.

Game 7 — vs. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (2017 RS: 13-3 overall, 6-2 away. 2017 PO: 1-1 overall, 0-1 away)Jets lead all-time series 8-2. ... They're 5-0 at home vs. Vikings all-time — 2-0 at Shea Stadium, 2-0 at Meadowlands Stadium, 1-0 at MetLife Stadium with 29-20 win vs. Brett Favre and Vikes on MNF in 2010. ... Vikings are one of only two NFL teams Jets have never lost to at home (7-0 vs. Tampa Bay). ... Kirk Cousins, whom Jets pursued in free agency, is Vikes' new QB. ... Teddy Bridgewater, who beat Jets as Minny's QB in '14, is now on Jets' roster.

Game 8 — at Chicago Bears (2017: 5-11 overall, 3-5 home)Bears lead all-time series 8-3. ... They also hold 4-2 edge in games played in state of Illinois. ... Jets' only road wins have come at Soldier Field in 1974 (23-21) and 1997 (23-15). ... Matt Nagy, former Chiefs' OC, will face the Jets for the first time as the Bears' new HC.

Game 9 — at Miami Dolphins (2017: 6-10 overall, 4-4 home)Dolphins have won last two at Hard Rock Stadium to take lead over Jets at home 27-25-1. ... Jets' last road win over 'Fins was by 27-14 in London. ... Their last win in Miami Lakes was by 37-24 in the 2014 season finale, when HRS was called Sun Life Stadium. ... QB Ryan Tannehill is expected back after missing entire 2017 season with knee injury.

Game 10 — vs. BUFFALO BILLS (2017 RS: 9-7 overall, 3-5 away. 2017 PO: 0-1 overall, 0-1 away)Bills lead the all-time series 61-54. ... Jets had lost 5 in a row until 2016 but have now taken 3 of the last 4 against their original AFL rivals. ... Jets lead at home 30-28 all-time and have won their last two, 30-10 in 2016 season finale and 34-21 last year on Thursday Night Football. ... Jets have won 6 of 8 meetings vs. Bills at MetLife Stadium. ... Jets are 1-0 over HC Sean McDermott's Bills at home.

Game 11 — vs. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2017 RS: 13-3 overall, 7-1 away. 2017 PO: (2-1 overall, 0-1 neutral)Patriots lead all-time series 63-54-1 after winning last 4 meetings and 12 of last 14. ... Jets lead all-time RS series at home 29-28 but '85 Meadowlands playoff loss evens the series at 29-all. ... Last 4 games at MetLife have all been one-score margins of victory: Jets by 6 in OT in 2015, Patriots by 1 in '14, 5 in '16 and 7 in '17. ... Jets are 3-5 vs. Bill Belichick-coached Patriots at MLS since '10.

Game 12 — at Tennessee Titans (2017 RS: 9-7 overall, 6-2 home. 2017 PO: 1-1 overall, 0-0 home)Titans franchise leads the all-time series 24-19-1 and 17-7 in home games. ... But Jets are 4-3 in games played after Houston Oilers relocated to Tennessee. ... Green & White's last visit to Nashville produced a 16-11 win in 2014. ... This will be Jets' first game since LP Field's name was changed to Nissan Stadium last year.

Game 13 — at Buffalo Bills (2017 RS: 9-7 overall, 6-2 home. 2017 PO: 0-1 overall, 0-0 home)Bills are 33-24 at home vs. Jets all-time, including last year's 21-12 verdict in the season opener. ... Jets' last win at New Era Field was by 37-31 on Thursday Night Football in 2016. ... Jets and Bills had played on TNF each of past 3 seasons, with Jets leading 2-1.

Game 14 — vs. HOUSTON TEXANS (2017: 4-12 overall, 1-7 away)Jets lead all-time series 5-2 after they won first 5 in rivalry that began in 2003. ... Then G&W lost last two, in 2012 and '15. ... Jets are 3-1 all-time at home although Texans prevailed in teams' only North Jersey meeting by 23-17 on MNF in '12. ... This game is Jets' third national game on the schedule, but kickoff time (4:30 or 8:20 p.m.) won't be determined until after Week 8.

Game 15 — vs. GREEN BAY PACKERS (2017: 7-9 overall, 3-5 away)Jets lead all-time series 8-4, at home 4-1. ... G&W had won 8 of first 10 meetings before losing last 2. ... QB Aaron Rodgers, who spent more than half of last season on IR with collarbone injury, is 2-0 all-time vs. Jets, 1-0 at MLS with 9-0 win in 2010. ... That '10 shutout was also Mike McCarthy's only road win over Jets as GB HC.

Game 16 — at New England Patriots (2017 RS: 13-3 overall, 6-2 home. 2017 PO: 2-1 overall, 2-0 home)Patriots have won their last 7 over the Jets at Gillette Stadium to increase their home edge in the rivalry to 34-25-1. ... Jets' last win at Gillette was by 28-21 in the 2010 AFC Divisional Round game. ... Their last RS win was by 34-31 in OT on Thursday night in 2008.

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