The Jets' 38-7 victory in the season finale over the Buffalo Bills, the New York Jets have turned their focus to going to Indianapolis to face the Colts in a rematch of last season's AFC Championship Game.
Also with the end of the regular season, the Jets know all the opponents they'll face in 2011:
|Home Opponents||Away Opponents|
|Buffalo (4-12)||Buffalo (4-12)|
|Miami (7-9)||Miami (7-9)|
|New England (14-2)||New England (14-2)|
|Kansas City (10-6)||Denver (4-12)|
|San Diego (9-7)||Oakland (8-8)|
|Jacksonville (8-8)||Baltimore (12-4)|
|Dallas (6-10)||Philadelphia (10-6)|
|N.Y. Giants (10-6)||Washington (6-10)|
The 2011 schedule is full of intriguing matchups and must-see games. The Green & White had five prime-time games this season, and with some of the showdowns slated for next year, they may have another season filled with nationally televised games.
In terms of storylines, it's impossible to over look a battle between New Meadowlands Stadium co-owners as the Jets will host the Giants. In a rematch from the 2009 AFC Divisional Round, the Jets will host San Diego in what will be an emotional game for longtime Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson.
In addition, New York's AFC representative will make three trips down I-95, to face the Ravens, Eagles and Redskins. The Jets' trip to Baltimore will be an intense one for head coach Rex Ryan, who will make his regular-season return to the city that put him on the map as the Ravens defensive coordinator.
The Jets' secondary will be charged with stopping Cowboys QB Tony Romo throwing to receivers Miles Austin, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. Also, the Green & White's defensive front must be prepared to keep the Jaguars' Maurice Jones-Drew and the Chiefs' Jamaal Charles and RB Thomas Jones in check. The Jets might also get their shot at Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and will face the one-two punch of backs Darren McFadden and Michael Bush when they visit the Raiders.
The Jets' 2011 opponents have a combined 131-125 record (.511 winning percentage) in 2010.
The NFL is expected to release the full schedule in April. But for the time being, the only opponents that Ryan and the Jets are concerned with are the Colts, whom they'll face in Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday night.