NY Jets Schedule 2020: Announcement expected on Thursday

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The NY Jets schedule for the 2020 season is set to be released this coming Thursday along with the rest of the NFL. And the road ahead will be a difficult one.

The NY Jets schedule will be released in the coming days along with the rest of the league. On Monday, the NFL announced that all 32 team schedules for the 2020 season would be released this Thursday at 8 p.m. EST.

Now, we already know the teams that the Jets will be playing this season — that information was released back in December. But the order, times, and everything else are yet to be determined.

However, it’s pretty clear that the Jets have a tough road ahead of them.

Last season, the Jets had the benefit of being handed one of the easiest schedules in the NFL. Incredibly, the team didn’t leave the Eastern Time Zone a single time through the 17-week season which is downright unheard of.

That stuff matters — and it matters more than fans think. This year, though, the Jets won’t be as lucky.

The Jets will travel to the West Coast three times to take on both the Los Angeles Chargers and Rams on the road as well as visit the incredibly challenging CenturyLink Stadium in Seattle to battle the Seahawks.

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But even worse will be home games against both defending conference champions in the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. Throw in the surging Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns and you have a very difficult schedule on hand.

In fact, based on CBS’ projections, only the New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons have tougher schedules ahead of them — and it’s by a slim margin too.

The Jets were hampered with injuries last season but their luck balanced out with an incredibly easy slate of games. This season, however, they’ll already be behind the figurative eight ball when it comes to the level of difficulty of their opponents.

Jets fans will be hoping for consecutive road games out west to account for the smallest amount of travel possible. But even so, nothing could help the team out against some of their tougher opponents.

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For now, all we could do is wait until Thursday night to see the official reveal of the Jets’ 2020 schedule.

But by the look of things, it won’t be pretty.