An early look at the NY Jets schedule of 2023 opponents

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The NY Jets fell short of the playoffs for the 12th consecutive season in 2022 as they squandered a 6-3 start to the year and finished 7-10. The hope is that they can take that one final step toward postseason contention in 2023.

The Jets finished with the sixth-hardest schedule in the NFL, and the hardest in the AFC East, in 2022 due in part to a brutal finish to the season. In fact, the Jets played five playoff teams and the 9-8 Detroit Lions during their six-game losing streak to end the season.

Of course, the Jets are hoping for an easier slate of games in 2023. Early projections are a mixed bag as the Jets will face the entire NFC East and AFC West. That means the Jets will be up against three of the NFL's Super Bowl favorites as of the time of writing.

We won't know the order until the spring, but let's take a look at all 17 of the Jets' opponents in 2023 now that it's been finalized.

Which teams will the NY Jets play in 2023?

  • HOME: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Houston Texans, Washington Commanders, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons
  • AWAY: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Las Vegas Raiders, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants

The Jets will play host to some of the best teams in the NFL in 2023 as both the Chiefs and Eagles will make the trip to MetLife Stadium. Home matchups against the Texans and Falcons look a bit more favorable on paper.

Gang Green will also be forced to make the long trip out west to take on the Raiders and Broncos, but perhaps their most daunting road matchup is in AT&T Stadium against the Cowboys.

There are some positives, however. The Jets essentially have 10 home games in 2023 as their matchup against the Giants is considered a road game. That's combined with the fact that the Jets already have nine scheduled home games as compared to eight road games.

Their slate of road games is also a lot more favorable than their home games with their only road trips against non-AFC East playoff teams coming against the Giants and Cowboys.

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The Jets will be looking to avenge the last 12 years of misery in 2023 as they hope to finally break their decade-long playoff curse. Now, they know the teams they will have to beat to make it happen.