History favors Aaron Rodgers and the NY Jets against the Bills in Week 1

Aaron Rodgers is pretty good at playing football on Monday nights
NY Jets, Aaron Rodgers
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When Aaron Rodgers and the NY Jets take center stage in front of the entire football world this Monday night, they will have a little bit of history on their side.

Rodgers will make his Jets debut in a highly anticipated Monday Night Football matchup with the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. It's not a stretch to say this is one of the most important and hyped games in recent franchise history.

The good news is that Rodgers is no stranger to the bright lights of primetime. He's used to the spotlight and attention. The Jets may not have been frequent participants in primetime football, but Rodgers has — specifically on Monday nights.

Rodgers is undefeated in his last nine Monday Night Football games. He hasn't lost a Monday Night Football game since the 2013 season, and even in that game, Rodgers suffered a shoulder injury after just two throws and was replaced by backup Seneca Wallace.

The last full Monday Night Football game that Rodgers started and played that resulted in a loss came all the way back in September of 2012. It's been nearly 11 years since Rodgers lost an NFL game he fully played on a Monday night.

Aaron Rodgers and the NY Jets are hoping for some Monday Night Football magic

While Rodgers has found ample success on Monday Night Football, the same can't be said for the Jets. Gang Green is just 23-35 in their MNF history, and they haven't won on Monday since the season opener against the Detroit Lions in 2018.

The Jets are 2-8 in their last 10 Monday Night Football matchups, and they haven't even played a MNF game since 2020. Needless to say, they'll be looking to Rodgers to help guide them against the Bills.

The Jets and Bills have met on Monday Night Football five times throughout their histories, with the Bills coming out on top in all but one meeting. The only time the Jets have beaten the Bills on Monday night came all the way back in 1983 with a 34-10 victory.

Rodgers is the Jets' not-so-secret primetime weapon. He has the experience and the track record of succeeding in the limelight. That has to count for something.

The Jets will enter their Week 1 game against the Bills with high expectations, due in large part to the man who will be under center for them.