2. The NY Jets have a favorable weather advantage in 2021
Another factor playing in the Jets' favor on their schedule besides travel is the team's advantage in the weather department against their opponents.
It goes without saying that fans returning to the stands will signal the return of genuine home-field advantage, something that was missing from last year's NFL season.
In 2019, the Jets were second in the league in attendance, behind only the Dallas Cowboys at Jerry's World. The Jets' fan base has great optimism thanks to the departure of Adam Gase, and the arrival of Robert Saleh and MetLife Stadium should be rocking as a result.
One of the advantages of playing outdoors, especially later in the season, is forcing opposing teams to function at less than optimum playing circumstances.
And the Jets have plenty of games on their 2021 schedule that will force their opponents to battle against them, their fan base, and the elements in settings that they are not familiar with or, in some circumstances, comfortable with.
Warm weather teams like Miami, Jacksonville, and Tampa will play the Jets at MetLife late in the year. On the flip side, the Jets avoid an early-season trip to scorching hot Miami and will instead travel to play the Dolphins in mid-December.
An optimum setting for most teams who normally struggle with their conditioning in early-season games in Florida.