The New York Jets endured Tebowmania in 2012, along with a second straight losing season. With Tebow gone, Rex Ryan and co. can finally focus on getting off the schneid and try to finish what they started three years ago. The franchise appears ready to completely clean house if Ryan can’t get it going in 2013, as they’ve already brought in a new GM and drafted quarterback Geno Smith to potentially replace incumbent starter, Mark Sanchez. It’s anyone’s guess who starts under center in week one or if it will make a difference, but the end game is saving Ryan’s job by getting back to the playoffs – and then some. While it’s too early to tell if that will be accomplished, TiqIQ is still gearing up for the new NFL season by breaking down New York Jets tickets for divisional matchups. Here’s a close look at New York’s six AFC East contests, and how they might fare:
(9/22) vs. Buffalo Bills | Avg: $190 | Get-in: $24
The Bills come to town with some changes of it’s own, as new head coach Doug Marrone faces the Jets for the first time and New York is introduced either to Kevin Kolb or E.J. Manuel under center. Gang Green can handle Buffalo’s average passing game. It’s C.J. Spiller that they’ll have to worry about.
(10/20) vs. New England Patriots | Avg: $283 | Get-in: $57
Always a treat, Bill Belichick and co. march into the Meadowlands for another potentially epic battle, and they’re even (if he makes the team) bringing Tebow back with them. It’s meeting number two between the two sides, and thanks to all the hype, it comes it at 24% more than New York’s season average of $228. Let’s just hope there’s not another butt fumble.
(12/1) vs. Miami Dolphins | Avg: $212 | Get-in: $27
The Bills game was 17% below New York’s season average at home, and this one stands at 7% under the average. Clearly battles with Miami and Buffalo don’t compare to a duel with the Pats, but there is still value to be had here. This is a game the Jets should claim, but an improved Ryan Tannehill may make it difficult.
(9/12) @ New England Patriots | Avg: $365 | Get-in: $135
This one is fruitless to talk up, as it comes loaded with all the hype of another installment of Harry Potter. The Jets and Patriots open up the Thursday Night Football schedule with a huge game for both sides. Who is starting under center for the Jets could help decide which way this one goes, but there’s no doubt the hype and competitiveness here is going to be off the charts.
(11/17) @ Buffalo Bills | Avg: $126 | Get-in: $29
C.J. Spiller and co. host the Jets in meeting two in mid-November, and will be out for blood. Luckily for Jets fans, even if this one does end badly, the get-in price is disgustingly low, while the $126 price tag on average is well low what they usually pay for Jets tickets. In fact, the average price is even 4% less expensive than Buffalo’s average home game. Deal!
(12/29) @ Miami Dolphins | Avg: $179 | Get-in: $35
The Jets and Dolphins don’t look like elite playoff contenders now, but come late-December, we could be thinking very differently. Regardless, divisional rank is on the line here, as well as potential playoff seeding. If we haven’t seen him yet, there’s a decent chance Geno Smith is showing his face in this one, too.