New York Jets’ Final 2014 Win-Loss Prediction

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It’s going to be quite the season for the New York Jets if they want to make the playoffs in 2014. The Jets have one of the tougher schedules in the league, but that doesn’t mean it can’t shock the football world and sneak into the playoffs. A lot is riding on Geno Smith in his second year at quarterback and he is going to be tested right out of the gate with some hard-nosed defenses and a lot of pressure.

Take a look at my breakdown of the Jets’ 2014 schedule with my prediction for each game.

2014 New York Jets’ Schedule

Week 1 vs. Oakland – Win
Week 2 at Green Bay – Loss
Week 3 vs. Chicago – Win
Week 4 vs. Detroit – Loss
Week 5 at San Diego – Win
Week 6 vs. Denver – Loss
Week 7 at New England – Loss
Week 8 vs. Buffalo – Win
Week 9 at Kansas City – Loss
Week 10 vs. Pittsburgh – Win
Week 12 at Buffalo – Loss
Week 13 vs Miami – Win
Week 14 at Minnesota – Win
Week 15 at Tennessee – Win
Week 16 vs. New England – Win
Week 17 at Miami – Loss
Final Record – 9-7

Recap: I expect the Jets to grab a quick win in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders to give the team some confidence moving forward. If the Jets can’t beat the Raiders, at home I may add, the team could be a in a big deal of trouble because Week 2-7 is as hard as it gets. Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford, Philip Rivers, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are some of the best quarterbacks in the league and they go up against a Jets’ secondary that is barley holding its head above water. If the Jets can get away with .500 record or so after Week 7, I think that they will be looking pretty solid because the schedule gets a little easier.

I look forward to Week 9 because Gang Green goes to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Chiefs, and if they can win that game, then that would really say a lot about this team. Arrowhead is one of the toughest stadiums to play in and the Kansas City Chiefs have a great defense and a power rushing attack that will test the Jets. Week 13 is where I predict the Jets to start rolling big time as they face some of the lower team’s in the league. To be a playoff team, the Jets have to take care of business and beat teams like the Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans.

It should be a interesting year for the Jets in 2014, but I think a 9-7 record seems about right. It wouldn’t surprise me to see this team finishes a game above that or below, because there are a lot of questions that will be answered when the regular season kicks off.

Vinny Lanni is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.


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