NY Jets 2020 Schedule: Week 1 opponents reportedly revealed
By Justin Fried
The NY Jets 2020 schedule has reportedly been partially revealed as it appears as though they’ll be facing division rivals, the Buffalo Bills, in Week 1.
The NY Jets 2020 schedule has been partially revealed ahead of tonight’s official release with reports indicating that the team will be taking on the Buffalo Bills in Week 1.
As first reported by Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News, the Jets are set to face their divisional rivals, the Bills, in Week 1 for the third time in the last four seasons.
The Jets and Bills squared off in Week 1 in 2019 and 2017 with Gang Green coming up short in both contests. Of course, last season we were all witness to a 16-point second-half blown lead at home in MetLife Stadium.
This season, however, the Jets will travel to Orchard Park and start their season on the road. The teams will meet for the first time since the Jets eked out a victory over the backup-filled Bills roster that was preparing for the playoffs in Week 17 of last year.
But after last season’s Week 1 meltdown, the Jets will certainly be out for revenge.
Notably, this will also be another chapter in the growing rivalry that has developed between Sam Darnold and Josh Allen. The two third-year quarterbacks may be friends off the field, but their friendly competition on the gridiron has been fun to watch.
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However, perhaps the rivalry is more perpetuated by fans off the field than it is by the actual players on it.
Nonetheless, the Jets will get the chance to prove themselves against the presumptive AFC East favorites to begin the season. After making the playoffs with a 10-6 record last season, the new-look Bills squad will be looking for more of the same in 2020.
And the addition of new superstar wide receiver Stefon Diggs will hopefully help matters. The Jets will see Diggs welcomed by the city of Buffalo in his Bills debut.
For the Jets, this will be no easy task. Playing in Buffalo is already a difficult feat and doing so against an excellent Bills team makes it even more challenging. These aren’t the Bills of old.
We will wait and see if any more leaks come out before the schedules are set to be released at 8 p.m. EST tonight.
But for now, Jets fans could look forward to their eventual Week 1 showdown with their division rivals.