Opening day for the New York Jets is less than one week away. Sunday will be here before we know it, and finally, the Jets will take on the Tampa Bay Bucs to open the 2013 regular season. With that and mind, as well as the Kennedy quote, I decided to take a look back at how the Jets have performed on opening weekend, since the year 2000. Here is what they have done:
2000: W 20-16 vs. Green Bay Packers
2001: L 45-24 vs. Indianapolis Colts
2002: W 37-31 vs. Buffalo Bills
2003: L 16-13 vs. Washington Redskins
2004: W 31-24 vs. Cincinnati Bengals
2005: L 27-7 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
2006: W 23-16 vs. Tennessee Titans
2007: L 38-14 vs. New England Patriots
2008: W 20-14 vs. Miami Dolphins
2009: W 24-7 vs. Houston Texans
2010: L 10-9 vs. Baltimore Ravens
2011: W 27-24 vs. Dallas Cowboys
2012: W 48-28 vs. Buffalo Bills
Some overall historical notes here: the team is 8-5 on opening weekend since the year 2000. Under Rex Ryan, they are 3-1, and the only loss they have suffered is by a single point, 10-9 to the Ravens.
Furthermore, they have played outside of the AFC East in nine of these opening weekend games, winning five of them. We will see if the Jets can stay above .500 on Sunday afternoon.