The Jets will be a high profile team in 2010 and they will be favored a lot in NFL betting lines. How does their schedule set up for this season and how tough is it?
Football odds list the Jets as a 9-1 choice to win the Super Bowl. The Jets nearly made the big game last year before falling just short against the Indianapolis Colts. Many people believe that New York can take the next step this season. It will not be easy though. The Jets open up the season on Monday Night Football as they host the Baltimore Ravens. The Jets will then host the New England Patriots in Week 2.
The Jets go on the road for division games against Miami and Buffalo in Weeks 3 and 4. They then host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 5 before traveling to Denver in Week 6. The only easy game in the first couple of months in NFL betting lines looks to be against Buffalo. The Jets bye comes in Week 7.
New York will be featured a great deal in prime time this season as they have at least five games in prime time and perhaps more if NBC uses them late in the season in their flex part of the schedule. The Jets will be on Monday night three times, on NBC at least once and on the NFL Network once.
The Jets follow up their bye week with a game at home against Green Bay in Week 8. They then go on the road for games at Detroit and Cleveland. Week 11 has them hosting the Houston Texans while they host Cincinnati the following week. The Jets go to New England for a Monday night game in Week 13 and then host the Dolphins in Week 14. New York travels to Pittsburgh in Week 15 and Chicago in Week 16 before hosting the regular season finale against Buffalo.
The Jets have a lot of talent but they don’t have much margin for error based on their 2010 schedule. The early part of the schedule is difficult so a fast start is a must.