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Report: Jets to open at Bills, play one prime-time game

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There aren’t many people predicting big things for the Jets in the 2017 season and the league reportedly feels the same way about Todd Bowles’ team.

Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that the team has been scheduled to play in one prime-time game during the 2017 season. They could be flexed into a later slot during the final weeks of the season, but, as of now, it is the first time they will play in fewer than two prime-time games since they played in none during the 2007 season.

The lone prime-time outing will be a home game against the Bills on Thursday Night Football. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported the Jets will also open the season against the Bills, which would make Sean McDermott’s first game as Buffalo’s head coach a home one.

McDermott will be the third Bills coach that the Jets have faced in their last three games against Buffalo. They faced their former coach Rex Ryan in Week Two last season and then beat interim head coach Anthony Lynn in Week 17. They will host Lynn, who is now the head coach of the Chargers, at some point in 2017.

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10 Responses to “Report: Jets to open at Bills, play one prime-time game”
  1. iamkillerfin says: Apr 20, 2017 3:36 PM

    JUST RELEASE THE SCHEDULE!!! this is Goodell being the typical my way or the highway & it is getting old!!!

  2. tonyzendejas says: Apr 20, 2017 3:48 PM

    One too many.

  3. hehateme2 says: Apr 20, 2017 3:49 PM

    Ha! That’s 1 prime time game too many for the hapless jests.

  4. jag1959 says: Apr 20, 2017 3:58 PM

    iamkillerfin says:
    Apr 20, 2017 3:36 PM
    JUST RELEASE THE SCHEDULE!!! this is Goodell being the typical my way or the highway & it is getting old!!!

    I hold Goodell in as much contempt as anyone that cares about the NFL but these leaks are obviously the fault of the teams. The league wants all eyes on the NFLN for the $chedule release airing.

  5. donbat67 says: Apr 20, 2017 4:12 PM

    But I love watching the J.E.T.S. lose , especially when thier fans boo them .

  6. unprovenprophet says: Apr 20, 2017 4:13 PM

    Great, another “color rush” game between these 2 teams.

  7. whitewalkerinphilly says: Apr 20, 2017 4:26 PM

    Oh sweet Jesus not again.

    Look, I could get the hype of having Bills vs Jets to start/finish the season and have their TNF game against each other when Rex was running the show, and to a lesser extent when Fitz was playing for the Jets.

    That’s gone now. The rivalry is about as neutral as any interdivision matchup. Stop trying to make it a thing.

  8. normthegreycat says: Apr 20, 2017 4:39 PM

    Manish Mehta is a CLOWN.

  9. a1b24312 says: Apr 20, 2017 5:12 PM

    Rex’ll enjoy analyzing this game.

  10. magnumpimustache says: Apr 20, 2017 5:15 PM

    The jets bills and dolphins should all give up their prime time games to the Patriots.

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