New York Jets’ 2017 Schedule Analysis & Betting Predictions

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Jay Pryce

Friday, April 21, 2017 4:51 PM GMT

The New York Jets are in a tailspin, and a tough 2017 regular-season schedule will only exacerbate the downturn. Thus this could be the last year on the sideline for beleaguered coach Todd Bowles. 

On paper, the 2017 New York Jets face their toughest schedule since 2009. Future opponents combined for a .535 winning percentage in 2016. This is bad news for a team expected to trend downward.

Last year was supposed to be the year for head coach Todd Bowles. After missing the playoffs with a 10-6 record in 2015, the front office splashed the cash in free agency with 10 signings last offseason, including re-upping now-departed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to compliment an aging roster for a postseason push. The franchise fell flat, however, going 5-11 SU and 6-9-1 ATS overall. The crash came hard, too. The Jets lost nearly half of their games (7) by double digits.

Rebuild mode is in full effect. General manager Mike Maccagnan axed some big-priced veterans in the offseason, including center Nick Mangold, cornerback Darrelle Revis and wide receiver Brandon Marshall. The NFL is cognizant of the fact. The team, despite representing the league’s largest market, is booked for one prime-time game all season. What’s this tell us? This a bad squad not suited for a national audience.

Oddsmakers are down on the Jets, as well. Online sportsbook 5Dimes lists New York at +7500 to win AFC Championship Game. Only the Browns, who own a total of four wins over the last two seasons, are priced lower at +10000. What’s more ominous for Jets fans is that the team is the third-lowest choice in all the NFL to win Super Bowl LII at +20000 odds.

Here’s a look at the Jets’ 2017 regular-season schedule:

DATE
OPPONENT
SITE (H/A)
TIME (ET)
Sept. 10
Bills
A
1 p.m.
Sept. 17
Raiders
A
4:05 p.m.
Sept. 24
Dolphins
H
1 p.m.
Oct. 1
Jaguars
H
1 p.m.
Oct. 8
Browns
A
1 p.m.
Oct. 15
Patriots
H
1 p.m.
Oct. 22
Dolphins
A
1 p.m.
Oct. 29
Falcons
H
1 p.m.
Nov. 2
Bills
H
8:25 p.m.
Nov. 12
Buccaneers
A
1 p.m.
Nov. 26
Panthers
H
1 p.m.
Dec. 3
Chiefs
H
1 p.m.
Dec. 10
Broncos
A
4:05 p.m.
Dec. 17
Saints
A
1 p.m.
Dec. 24
Chargers
H
1 p.m.
Dec. 31
Patriots
A
1 p.m.