They play good teams back-to-back weeks only once, Weeks 4/5 with Houston/San Francisco.
(Good teams defined as teams you'll have to play well to defeat, bad teams you have strong history of beating)
Many fans seem worried by the Bills game, but it's been 3 years since the Bills beat the Jets. I can't call them a good team on that basis.
The Jets follow the Steelers game with the Dolphins. The Patriots game is followed by the Dolphins. The game in Seattle is followed by the Rams. The Chargers never come to the Northeast in December and play well because the temperature will be below 70 degrees. And the last game in Buffalo could be meaningless to one or both teams.
Meanwhile "The Past" have to start off in Tennesse, which is never easy, like playing in Seattle. They do have an advantage going against a rookie QB. But Tennesse is not a bad team at home. They have to go to Seattle, go to Buffalo, where they lost last year, go to Baltimore, play Peyton Manning, and play the Jets. They can't just throw their jerseys out there and win those games. They'll have to play well. The only cupcakes they have in the first half are the Rams and Cardinals with no QB.
Plus they have the Texans/49ers back to back in December, while the Jets have a relatively easy December.
The Jets can very easily go 6-2 or 7-1 in the second half. They only play 5 playoff teams from last year, and only one in the second half (Pats Thanksgiving Night)
Edited by BlackDynamite, 30 August 2012 - 09:37 AM.