While the NFL schedule will not officially be released until 8:00 p.m. EST Thursday night, the leaks have already started.
The New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta reports the New York Jets will open the 2017 regular season with a road matchup against the Buffalo Bills.
New York actually won two games against the Bills last season after it lost both games to Buffalo the previous year.
Then, according to NJ.com’s Connor Hughes, the Jets will head out west to Oakland (not Las Vegas, just yet) to take on the Raiders in an extremely difficult conference matchup. The Raiders lost in the wild card round of the NFL playoffs, but were without their starting quarterback Derek Carr in the loss. In the regular season, Oakland finished with the second-best record in the AFC.
The New York Post’s Brian Costello tweeted New York’s lone primetime game will be its home game against the Bills — a Thursday night bout. Last year, the Jets were scheduled to play five primetime games, but ended up only playing four after a Week 16 matchup with New England was flexed into a late afternoon game.
Hughes also reports the Jets will conclude the season by playing the Patriots.
UPDATE: 2:45 p.m.
The Jets will play the Los Angeles Chargers at home in Week 16, per Hughes. The game will be played on Christmas Eve.