The NY Jets franchise carries quite a few pitiful records, one of which is a particularly embarrassing losing streak during the month of September.
The Jets haven't won a game in September since former quarterback Sam Darnold's debut — back in Week 1 of 2018.
The once-highly touted Darnold helped the Jets beat the Detroit Lions 48-17 to open the 2018 season, a dazzling start for the rookie quarterback. New York ended up losing the next three games that month as well as every single September game up to 2021.
After Sunday's season-opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the running total is 13 games lost in the month of September.
NY Jets have lost every September game since 2018
The Jets have two more September matchups to try to end their streak: Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns and Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Of the two, New York probably has a better chance at defeating the Browns, who will be without the suspended Deshaun Watson. Jacoby Brissett is serving as the Browns' starting quarterback for the time being, and he's fresh off a thrilling Week 1 win against the Carolina Panthers.
Still, the Jets are better equipped to contain the Browns' run-heavy offense rather than a lethal Bengals passing attack spearheaded by quarterback Joe Burrow. Burrow and the Bengals recently fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1 and will no doubt be looking for a team to beat up early in the season.
Jets tight end C.J. Uzomah will face his old teammates that week in what should be a very emotion-driven yet potentially lopsided matchup.
A 0-3 start to the 2022 season would set the Jets up for yet another disappointing campaign, but the lingering hope is that they can win just at least one game in September this year.