Game by Game Predictions for the 2012 New York Jets Season


I wasn’t going to do one of these game by game predictions, but the Jets beat writers such as Manish Mehta and Rich Cimini decided to do them, I decided to do my own. So here it is, my game my game prediction for the season

Week 1-Sunday, Sept. 9 — vs. Buffalo Bills, MetLife Stadium, 1 p.m-W

The Jets are initially surprised by the pass rush of the Bills, but in the end, the Jets hold on for a close victory.

Week 2-Sunday, Sept. 16 — at Pittsburgh Steelers, Heinz Field, 4:15 p.m.-L

In Pittsburgh, the Steelers are just too much for the Jets.  It’s a close game, but the Steelers defense doesn’t let the Jets ground and pound attack to take over, and the Steelers win.

Week 3-Sunday, Sept. 23 — at Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium, 1 p.m.-W

The Jets are able to take this one fairly easy.  Whether it’s Ryan Tannehill at QB or it’s someone else, the Jets defense plays a huge game and wins going away.

Week 4-Sunday, Sept. 30 — vs. San Francisco 49ers, MetLife Stadium, 1 p.m.-W

This one might be a surprising pick to some, but I think the Jets take this one.  I believe that the chemistry with the 49ers will be a bit off with the addition of Moss.  This will be a battle of the defenses, but I believe the Jets edge out a close one.

Week 5-Monday, Oct. 8 — vs. Houston Texans, MetLife Stadium, 8:30 p.m.-L

In contrast, this one is easy for the Texans.  Between Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson, and all their other offensive weapons, Rex Ryan’s crew has its hands full.  The defense is not as good, so the Jets offense does see some success, but the Texans win this one going away.

Week 6-Sunday, Oct. 14 — vs. Indianapolis Colts, MetLife Stadium, 1 p.m.-W

Not a lot to say on this one.  The Colts are rebuilding, but they won’t be rebuilt enough to take the Jets at Met Life.  Jets win this one easy.

Week 7-Sunday, Oct. 21 — at New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium, 4:15 p.m.-L

The Jets go into this one at 4-2, but I don’t think they win, although they play well.  Tim Tebow gets into some trouble with the wildcat, as the Patriots see blood when he’s out there.  The Pats win by around 10 or so.

Week 8-Sunday, Oct. 28 — vs. Miami Dolphins, MetLife Stadium, 1 p.m.-W

The Jets complete the sweep of the Dolphins here at home, and go into the bye week at 5-3

Week 9-Sunday, Nov. 4 — Bye Week

Week 10-Sunday, Nov. 11 — at Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink Field, 4:05 p.m.-W

Jets finally have some success on a West Coast trip, thanks to being able to use the bye week.  The Jets run the ball all day on Seattle, and are able to top Matt Flynn and the Seahawks.

Week 11-Sunday, Nov. 18 — at St. Louis Rams, Edward Jones Dome, 1 p.m.-W

The Jets win the Brian Schottenheimer reunion.  Sam Bradford plays well in the new offense and the Rams put up some points on the Jets.  The Rams defense does not play well, and the Jets offense is too much.  Jets win.

Week 12-Thursday, Nov. 22 — vs. New England Patriots, MetLife Stadium, 8:20 p.m.-W

I know the Jets don’t have a lot of 3 game winning streaks, but I believe they continue their hot streak.  Under the bright lights of national coverage, Rex has the team ready to go, and the Jets make up for past failures against New England and split the season series.

Week 13-Sunday, Dec. 2 — vs. Arizona Cardinals, MetLife Stadium, 1 p.m.*-W

The Jets continue riding high.  Kevin Kolb does not have a good year, his confidence dashed thanks to the pursuit of Peyton Manning.  Jets win.

Week 14-Sunday, Dec. 9 — at Jacksonville Jaguars, EverBank Field, 1 p.m.*-W

You will probably all think I am crazy right now, but the Jets win here as well.  Jaguars can run the ball, but not much else and the Jets win.

Week 15-Monday, Dec. 17 — at Tennessee Titans, LP Field, 8:30 p.m.-L

Finally the Jets role comes to an end.  Chris Johnson is just too much, and wears down the Jets defense.  Titans win.

Week 16-Sunday, Dec. 23 — vs. San Diego Chargers, MetLife Stadium, 8:20 p.m.*-L

The losing streak extends to 2 on this Sunday night.  The Chargers make up for past trouble with the Jets defense, and come in to NJ and win.

Week 17-Sunday, Dec. 30 — at Buffalo Bills, Ralph Wilson Stadium, 1 p.m.*-W

Jets continue their good play against the Bills, and win up in Orchard Park.  It might be a close one, as the Bills have played well before against the Jets as well, but the Jets come out on top.


So there’s one guy’s opinion.  It may be a bit generous I know, but hey, it’s fun to play out the season on paper.  Will do an updated one after the draft.