Friday, April 21, 2017

New York Jets and Giants Schedules Finalized

The 2017 NFL Schedules were finalized on Thursday night in a primetime special on ESPN and the NFL Network.

Here is the Jets 2017 Schedule:

9/10 @ Buffalo .... 1:00 CBS
9/17 @ Oakland ... 4:05 CBS
9/24 MIAMI ........ 1:00 CBS
10/1 JACKSONVILLE ... 1:00 CBS
10/8 @ Cleveland .... 1:00 FOX
10/15 NEW ENGLAND ... 1:00 CBS
10/22 @ Miami ......... 1:00 FOX
10/29 ATLANTA ...... 1:00 FOX
11/2 BUFFALO ........ 8:30 NFLN
11/12 @ Tampa Bay ... 1:00 CBS
11/19 Bye Week
11/26 CAROLINA .... 1:00 FOX
12/3 KANSAS CITY ... 1:00 CBS
12/10 @ Denver ....... 4:05 CBS 
12/17 @ New Orleans ... 1:00 CBS
12/24 L.A. CHARGERS ... 1:00 CBS
12/31 @ New England .... 1:00 CBS

I'll react in a moment, but first here is the Giants schedule:

9/10 @ Dallas .... 8:30 NBC
9/18 DETROIT .... 8:30 ESPN
9/24 @ Philadelphia ... 1:00 FOX
10/1 @ Tampa Bay  ... 4:05 FOX
10/8 L.A. CHARGERS ... 1:00 CBS
10/15 @ Denver .... 8:30 NBC
10/22 SEATTLE ... 4:25 CBS
10/29 Bye Week
11/5 L.A. RAMS ... 1:00 FOX
11/12 @ San Francisco ... 4:25 FOX
11/19 KANSAS CITY ... 1:00 CBS
11/23 @ Washington ... 8:30 NBC*(Thanksgiving)
12/3 @ Oakland ......... 4:25 FOX
12/10 DALLAS  .......... 4:25 FOX
12/17 PHILADELPHIA ... 1:00 FOX
12/24 @ Arizona ......... 4:25 FOX
12/31 WASHINGTON ... 1:00 FOX

A couple of notes: 1) For the first time ever perhaps the Jets and Giants will not only play at the same time, but will swap networks on the same weekend (Week 5, October 8). The Giants play host to the Chargers on CBS, and the Jets visit the Browns on FOX. Typically when the Giants are on CBS, the Jets either have a bye week, or are in primetime; but since Gang Green is so toxic, the NFL decided to do a first and swap channels for both teams. 

2) The Jets get four games on Fox for the first time, ever! The Jets usually have two games tops on FOX, both of which are at home against NFC opponents. That tradition continues, with games against Atlanta and Carolina, however, FOX will also broadcast Jets-Dolphins and Jets-Browns. 

3) The Giants get three games on CBS this year. Outside of facing AFC opponents Kansas City and Los Angeles, the Giants will face the Seahawks on CBS on October 22, meaning that the Jets and Giants will not only swap networks once, but will do it twice. That same weekend the Jets visit Miami. That game will be on Fox. 

4) The Giants head to DC on Thanksgiving. It will be Big Blue's first Turkey Day appearance since 2009 when they got destroyed by Denver. For the Skins, this will be their first ever home game on Thanksgiving. They are so used to traveling to Dallas whenever they get a Turkey Day game. This will be fun. 

5) The Giants get Dallas week 1 again... ugh...

6) The Giants close out the season with three divisional games in the final four weeks, all of which will be at home. Talk about an advantage. 

7) The Jets are not going to be good this year, we get it. But, look at the Jets schedule in the second half of the year! They won't get a bye until November 19, and when they come out of that bye, they will face Kanas City, Carolina, Denver, New Orleans  LA (formally San Diego), and New England. That is murders row, and if the Jets are destined for a top pick in the 2018 draft, this stretch pretty much guarantees they won't win a single game in the months of November and December. 

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