Week 4: NY Jets vs. Tennessee Titans
Corey Davis will have the chance to get a bit of revenge on his former team early on in the season. The Jets will face off against the Titans for the first time since 2018.
In that game, New York blew a 16-point lead to lose 26-22 in what would eventually be Todd Bowles' final season as the team's head coach.
Historically, the Jets (again) claim the losing record in their all-time matchups. Of 44 total games, the Titans hold the series 24-19. Tennessee also lays claim to the victory of the lone playoff matchup between these two franchises, dating all the way back to the 1991 season.
The Titans are fresh off of back-to-back playoff appearances with Ryan Tannehill at the helm of their team. Both Tannehill and the Jets are free from the clutches of Adam Gase — so there is hope that New York may be able to follow in his footsteps to return to glory.
Week 5: NY Jets @ Atlanta Falcons (London)
Two franchises with a seemingly never-ending curse laid upon them will duke it out in London.
Both teams are rolling with new coaches heading into the 2021 season. Robert Saleh against Arthur Smith will be the first game of the season that Saleh takes on a first-year head coach.
Both franchises are also coming off franchise-altering trades, with Sam Darnold sent to Carolina and Julio Jones to Tennessee.
Another big surprise here — Atlanta leads the all-time series between them and the Jets, winning seven of the total 12 games played between both teams.
Stopping Atlanta's offense will prove to be a difficult task, even with Saleh now at the helm. This game seems like a must-win going into the team's bye week.