Week 4: NY Jets vs. Tennessee Titans
Sunday, Oct. 3, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
The Jets are back in Week 4, facing off against one of the AFC's better teams in 2020 in the Tennessee Titans.
Questions are surrounding how good the Titans will be in 2021 after an offseason that saw them lose several key players on offense and defense as well as their offensive coordinator Arthur Smith.
What can't be disputed is what the Titans still have, and that's an excellent head coach in Mike Vrabel, a quality starting QB in Ryan Tannehill, and an all-world difference-making player in RB Derrick Henry.
From a coaching standpoint, this will be quite the challenge for Robert Saleh and his new staff.
For the Jets to have any semblance of a competitive season coming off one of their worst campaigns ever in 2020, New York is going to have to win their games at home.
Beating the Titans will be no simple task.
Week 5: NY Jets @ Atlanta Falcons (London)
Sunday, Oct. 10, 9:30 a.m. ET, NFL Network
The Jets catch a break by having this game designated as a road contest essentially giving the team only seven road games all season in a 17-game schedule.
Perhaps, it's not surprising that former UK ambassador and returning Jets owner Woody Johnson will have his franchise playing a game in London in his first year back with the team.
The Falcons will be one of the more intriguing sleeper teams this season. Jets head coaching finalist Arthur Smith is leading the charge with Atlanta.
He inherits potentially one of the best passing attacks in the entire league, with Matt Ryan throwing to Calvin Ridley, Julio Jones, and budding superstar tight end Kyle Pitts. Atlanta's passing attack will test the Jets defense led by former Falcons defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich.
Week 6: BYE
It's important to note that some teams can choose to take the bye after a London game or defer it.
The Jets chose to take their bye in Week 6 which means that they will close the season playing twelve games in a row to end the year.