June 12, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) and New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) during New York Jets Minicamp at the Atlantic Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

NFL Schedule Preview: New York Jets

It’s 54 days until the new NFL season begins but for a football mad guy like me that’s just too long so I’ve taken it upon myself to go over each NFL schedule and try and predict for all of you what may happen once the season rolls around.

Today’s schedule comes to us from the AFC East as we look at the New York Jets who went 8-8 in 2011. Here’s how I think their season will go:

  •  Week 1 vs Buffalo Bills – Loss
  • Week 2 at Pittsburgh Steelers – Loss
  • Week 3 at Miami Dolphins – Win
  • Week 4 vs San Francisco 49ers – Loss
  • Week 5 vs Houston Texans – Loss
  • Week 6 vs Indianapolis Colts – Win
  • Week 7 at New England Patriots – Win
  • Week 8 vs Miami Dolphins – Win
  • Week 9 BYE
  • Week 10 at Seattle Seahawks – Win
  • Week 11 at St Louis Rams – Win
  • Week 12 vs New England Patriots – Loss
  • Week 13 vs Arizona Cardinals – Win
  • Week 14 at Jacksonville Jaguars – Win
  • Week 15 at Tennessee Titans – Win
  • Week 16 vs San Diego Chargers – Win
  • Week 17 at Buffalo Bills – Win

Overall Record for the New York Jets in 2012: 11-5

The Jets get a very tough start to this season’s schedule losing four of their first five games against some very game opponents. From there on in however this team finds themselves with a very handy draw which is helped in part by their games against the AFC South and NFC West. As usual it’s all about defense for the Jets but I also identified a couple of key games where the prescence of Tim Tebow could help them greatly in particular their first matchup against New England and the difficult finish against the Chargers and Bills.

When it comes down to it this team isn’t very good overall but they’ve been making the right moves in terms of filling needs on the team and as usual this is particularly shown in their defense. Also I expect the combination of Sanchez and Tebow to have good effect once they’ve worked out how to do it properly although this almost comes too late. Given the soft schedule winning ten of their final eleven games is certainly possible but the offense will need to step up to match their vaunted defense.

Tomorrow we will continue looking at the AFC East schedule with the Miami Dolphins.

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