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New York Jets Week One: A Historical Look Back

Former President John F Kennedy once said, “We can’t know where we’re going, until we know where we’ve been.”

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.


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  • Frank Antonelli

    Rex said a few years ago that teams have a tough time playing his defense in week one because they just don’t know what to expect. I think that surprise element will serve us well against the feeble Bucs and the traitor Mevis.

    • TheJetPress

      I hope you are right on that Frank.

  • Paul Newbold

    Rookie QB, unknown receivers, and a questionable secondary. Not a great recipe for success in the early part of the season, I expect they will improve as time goes on. Thinking 21-7.

    • TheJetPress

      Fair choice, unfortunately.

  • Piazza31nyj

    I have a good feeling we will win week 1. The Bucs have weapons but Cro will lockdown VJ and the jets d-line should get penetration and contain Doug Martin. Freeman will be confused by Rex’s defense. I think we will target Kerley and Cumberland early and often. I think the middle of the field away from Goldson will be exposed against the Bucs defense. Also, look for the screen game to Green and Powell.