Ranking the most exciting NY Jets home games in the 2022 season

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2. NY Jets vs. Miami Dolphins (Week 5) - October 9th, 1 pm ET

The Tyreek Hill narrative will headline the week leading up to this game. Hill chose the Miami Dolphins over the New York Jets, and his first game at MetLife Stadium as a Dolphin will certainly bring intense energy.

There won’t be man coverage all game of course, but seeing Hill against first-round pick Sauce Gardner will have fans on the edge of their seats.

Hill is a matchup nightmare, but Gardner has said he wants to guard the best in the game. All the home crowd needs is an under-thrown deep shot from Tua Tagovailoa getting picked off by Gardner to blow the (non-existent) roof off the stadium.

The competitiveness of the game against Miami should be a good measuring stick for the team as well. The Dolphins have more talent, but Robert Saleh has preached about the need to make up ground in the division.

That starts with playing a competitive game against a team like the Dolphins at home.

3. NY Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (Week 16) - December 22nd, 8:15 pm ET

The Jets are in primetime baby! The only primetime game that the Jets have this year is on Thursday Night Football, and after a terrible decade of football, fans would be hard-pressed to say the team deserves a lot of primetime action (hopefully this changes soon).

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence and New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson will always be linked throughout their careers. This marks the second year in a row that the No. 1 and No. 2 picks from the 2021 NFL Draft will face off.

Considering that Wilson outplayed Lawrence in their first matchup last season, this should be a game where the BYU product's anticipated second-year jump is seen in all of its glory.

It’s difficult to definitively say this about many other teams in the league, but the Jets are the better overall football team here. Former Jet Foley Fatukasi will be back at MetLife Stadium for the Jaguars with the task of stopping the one-two punch of Breece Hall and Michael Carter.

Witnessing a signature win in what could be the final home game of the season (playoffs anyone?!) against Lawrence makes this a top pick for home games to attend this season, even if it will be a cold one.

Jets fans will be rooting for a repeat of some Wilson magic in all-black uniforms and should be feeling confident that the team has the right guy at the helm.