Yeah the NFL Draft is only a little over a week away, but for the New York Jets and Giants, the release of the schedule is the main event.
It’s their “always leave them wanting more” philosophy that has created such a sports giant. So, when realizing how big the release of the 2015 NFL Regular Season schedule is, we shouldn’t be surprised.
Everything takes a backseat. Whether we’re discussing the whirlwind rumors surrounding the draft; the NBA playoffs; or the bruising NHL playoffs that currently feature our hometown New York Rangers and Islanders; the release of the schedule took hold of the city.
For the New York Jets, it will be the Cleveland Browns who come to MetLife Stadium in Week 1.
— JetsTwit (@jetstwit) April 22, 2015
So, for every question new head coach Todd Bowles will be asked, “preparing for the Browns” will surely be his answer from now until September 13th.
For Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning and the New York Giants, they’ll head into primetime right off the bat. Not only primetime, but directly into Jerry’s Place – to face the NFC East defending champion Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.
2015 will mark one of every four years for which the two New York teams will square off (as the AFC East plays the NFC East). Sunday, December 6 at 1:00 pm ET will be the day and time the MetLife Bowl goes down. Because it’s the Giants turn to be the home team, the Jets will essentially have one less road game this season.
We already knew the Jets would be facing the AFC South, while the Giants will be playing the NFC South. We also knew the Jets would be matched up with the Oakland Raiders and Browns as their two extra games (unique from divisional rivals), while the Giants would have the pleasure of facing the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers.
Now, though, we know the exact days and times.
Interesting final games loom for both teams. For the Jets it’ll be none other than Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills. For the Giants, Chip Kelly and his Philadelphia Eagles.
Both teams have a pretty evenly-spread out home and away balance.
Now, all we as fans have to do is wait another four-plus months.
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