The NY Jets will face the Kansas City Chiefs on the road during the 2020 season. Here’s how Gang Green can make history with this matchup.
The full 2020 schedule for the NY Jets won’t be released until April, but we already know the opponents they’ll play.
Home: Buffalo, Miami, New England, Denver, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Arizona, and San Francisco.
Away: Buffalo Miami, New England, Kansas City, Los Angeles Chargers, Indianapolis, Los Angeles Rams, and the Seattle Seahawks.
With the Chiefs winning Super Bowl 54, they’re entitled to the Lombardi trophy and of course they get to host the NFL season opener in 2020.
That means the NY Jets are one of eight possibilities for KC to host: New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, LA Chargers, and the Oakland Raiders.
The kickoff game was first introduced back in 2002 and believe it or not the NY Jets have been involved in an NFL season opener once since its inception.
To kick off the 2003 season the NY Jets traveled on the road to play the Washington Redskins on Thursday, September 4. Gang Green ended up losing that game 16-13.
If the NFL schedule makers select the Jets as the Chiefs’ opponent it’ll be only the second time in history that they’ve kicked off a season.
Here are some other NY Jets 2020 schedule nuggets:
- The team will play seven teams that made the playoffs in 2019.
- “The combined strength of schedule is 65-62-1, a .512 winning percentage”, per the team.
- Things are going to get even tougher on the road for the NY Jets in 2020. Difficulty wise the NY Jets road opponents were a combined 71-57 last year. In addition to the difficulty, the team will be traveling a lot.
- In 2019 the team logged 6,688 road miles and in 2020 the team will log 21,100 round-trip miles (second-most in team history).