Tuesday, April 21, 2015

2015 NFL Schedule Leaks: Jets open vs. Browns, Giants @ Boys in Week 1

Later tonight the entire NFL schedule will be released to the public, but already, as is the annual tradition, rumors and leaks are coming out all over the place regarding the schedule.

Here is what we knew already. The Jets play Miami in London in Week 4. The Bills vs. Jaguars and Chiefs vs. Lions will also play in London Weeks 7 and 8, respectively. 

Now for the good stuff that is hot off the presses. According to NJ.com, the New York Jets will open the season at home for the sixth straight season, this time against Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns. An intriguing match-up because both teams are rumored to be hot for Marcus Mariota in the draft, and it would be Mike Pettine's return to the Meadowlands against his old team. Plus if Johnny Football is still in Cleveland, we get to see him handle the Big Apple media blitz for the entire week. 

It is surprising in a way since the Jets have been opening at home for six straight years, while the Giants have either opened at home in prime time, or have been on the road. Logic would have dictated that it was the Giants turn to open the season at home at 1:00 p.m. Not the case. 

Rumors are the Giants will open up on the road for the third straight season, and for the second time in three years, they will face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football on NBC. Not exactly exciting stuff. The game will be the fourth straight season opener for the Giants in Primetime. They opened 2012 at home on Thursday night against Dallas; visited Dallas on Sunday night in 2013, and last year, played in Detroit on Monday night. 

Sounds like first Sunday night regular-season game is shaping up to be Giants at Cowboys. Just like two years ago.
And from Doug Rush of Sports Media 101.
Looks like the home opener in Week 2 will be against the .
UPDATE: the will play the in Week 3 on Thursday Night Football.
The Jets will wrap up the season in Buffalo against old coach Rex Ryan and the Bills. Another surprising development since any Jets-Bills game will now hold national significance thanks to good ole' Rex. Since the NFL mandated that all NFL teams play a divisional rival in week 17 back in 2010, the Jets have yet to finish a season with the Patriots. It has either been Miami or Buffalo. 

Speaking of the Patriots, they will open the season against the Steelers in week 1 on Thursday night. Not a big surprise here since the Steelers were the only really tasty match-up for New England on its home schedule, and the NFL always wants its best foot forward in the opening feature game. 

And lastly, we will have Favre Watch return this year. No Brett Favre is not coming out of retirement,  but the Packers legendary quarterback will have his number 4 retired on Thanksgiving night when Aaron Rodgers leads the Packers against the Bears. 

The rest of the schedule will be posted here as soon as its available. 

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