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Jets Set for a Six-Pack of Games in Primetime Including Date with the Champs

Aaron Rodgers, Green & White Have Matchups Under the Lights Against Bills, Chiefs, Chargers, Raiders, Dolphins & Browns

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The Jets have been in the spotlight much of the offseason with the addition of four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers and that won't change in the regular season as the they'll be featured in a franchise-high six primetime games.

The Jets played five primetime games in both 2010 and 2011. The Green & White will play four at home, another franchise mark, and two on the road (three of the five games in '10 and '11 were at home).

As announced earlier this week, the team's first primetime contest will be at MetLife Stadium in Week 1 against the three-time defending AFC East champion Bills on Monday Night Football. The Jets will also play in the first Black Friday game as they host the Dolphins.

Below are the four other primetime contests.

10/1: Week 4 vs. Kansas City, 8:20p.m. (NBC)
The Jets will welcome the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs to MetLife Stadium in Week 4 in what could be the first head-to-head meeting between Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes, It will mark the Jets' first appearance on Sunday Night Football since 2011. The Green & White have won their past four meetings at home against KC, most recently 38-31 at MetLife in 2017, but Mahomes is 1-0 against the Jets (2020). Wide receiver Mecole Hardman Jr., who signed with the Jets in the offseason, spent the first four years of his career catching passes from Mahomes.

11/6: Week 9 vs. Los Angeles, 8:15p.m. (ESPN)
The Chargers, led by fourth-year QB Justin Herbert, head east for a Monday Night Football matchup. Herbert, who threw for 4,739 yards, 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while completing 68.2% of his passes last season, is 1-0 against the Jets (2020). Rodgers is 2-1 against the Chargers in his 18-year career and has thrown 7 touchdowns passes and no interceptions with a 114.3 rating.

11/12: Week 10 at Las Vegas, 8:20p.m. (NBC)
This is a quick turnaround for Robert Saleh's team, taking on the Raiders in the Sin City on Sunday Night Football six days after the MNF contest against the Chargers at MetLife. The Green & White have played the Silver & Black 44 times in the teams' long regular-season history dating to the 1960 start of the American Football League. The Jets have played on the road 22 times in the series, but it will be their first appearance in Las Vegas. It will also be the first time Rodgers will play against WR Davante Adams after Adams was traded from the Packers to the Raiders in March of 2022.

12/28: Week 17 at Cleveland, 8:15p.m. (Prime Video)
The Green & White's final primetime game comes in the Dawg Pound where the Jets played at Cleveland was in last year's Week 2 fantastic finish. The Jets came back from 30-17 down with two touchdowns in the final 1:22, securing an improbable 31-10 victory. It was only the second time in franchise history that the Jets scored 2 TDs after the final two-minute warning. It'll be, once again, a homecoming for WR Garrett Wilson, whose first NFL touchdown came in Cleveland last season, and special teams ace Justin Hardee, who recovered the onside kick to help set up the game-winning touchdown pass to Wilson. The Jets last season, however, did not play against QB Deshaun Watson (suspension), who has a 4-1 record on Thursdays.

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