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2012 New York Jets Schedule: Full Analysis

By Alan Schechter
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The Jets schedule came out tonight as reported earlier.  You can see the full schedule on our posting here.

Now we will give a breakdown of the schedule, by quarter:

FIRST QUARTER(VS BILLS, AT STEELERS, AT DOLPHINS, VS 49ERS)

We will see right away what the Jets are made of.  They will face the new look Bills with Mario Williams right out of the gate, and then face the always tough defense of the Steelers the next week.  After a trip to Miami, the Jets will host the tough defense of the nearly NFC champion 49ers.  Not an easy start.

SECOND QUARTER(VS TEXANS, VS COLTS, AT PATRIOTS, VS DOLPHINS)

Here is another part of the schedule that has it’s positives and negatives.   The Jets will play 3 out of 4 games at home which is nice.  The Texans may be the best team in the AFC, so this will always be a tough matchup.  Our first matchup with our friends in New England is never easy either.  The second game against the Dolphins rounds out the first half of the season.

THIRD QUARTER(BYE, AT SEAHAWKS, AT RAMS, VS PATRIOTS, VS CARDINALS)

The bye comes at a perfect time for the Jets, as it comes right before the Jets take their only trip to the West coast the following week.  I never like to say that any game is “easy”, that’s why they play.  But, the next couple of week are weaker opponents in the Seahawks and the Rams.  The reunion with Brian Schottenheimer will be interesting.  Then, the big one on Thanksgiving night, when our friends from New England make the trip to NJ, and this could be a huge game.  They stay home for Arizona to finish the quarter.

FOURTH QUARTER(AT JAGUARS, AT TITANS, VS CHARGERS, AT BILLS)

The final three of four games are on the road, which is never easy, although Rex Ryan’s teams have always played well on the road.  The toughest team on paper out of this group should be the Chargers, although as I have said before, no game is “easy”.  The Bills will be improved with Mario Williams rushing the passer.  The Titans are never an easy out either.

How do you guys feel about the Jets schedule?  Please feel free to comment.

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