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The 2018 New York Jets schedule has been released in classic Mario Kart fashion, so why not provide a 2018 prediction?

The moment we’ve all been waiting for … no, not the NFL Draft, the 2018 NFL Schedule release.

With the advancement of technology, we’ve seen some pretty creative ways for the schedule to be released by everyone, but none perhaps more creative than the New York Jets social media team who created this awesome bit with a nostalgic Mario Kart flavor:

Well, mark off the first win of the season for the Jets. I mean seriously A+ job to the social media team. This is original, creative and just really awesome.

Some quick takeaways:

  • Jets open season on Monday Night Football which is cool because prime time games are great. But now our season opener is delayed by a day, which is a bummer.
  • Three of the first four games are on the road. While the first half of the schedule seems’ easier, that’s a tough way to start. Of course, the team will follow that up with a three-game homestand in October. I guess it balances out.
  • While the divisional race won’t be decided until the second half of the season, the Jets will play the Miami Dolphins in the first half and then finish their series with the Dolphins before they get a different divisional opponent.
  • Ending the season with Deshaun Watson, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady should be fun. The No Fly Zone or New Jack City will 100 percent be tested during this stretch. We’ll see if Trumaine Johnson can put his money where his mouth is.

It’s the sexy thing to do nowadays. I usually don’t like doing this in principle because I can usually convince myself before every game that the Jets have a chance. Blame the eternal optimist in me. But really the record I’m about to spit out has no bearing because we have no idea who the starting quarterback is going to be.

Right now I see a fringe playoff team somewhere in that 7-9 win ballpark, pending quarterback play. This team is more talented than people give it credit for, but ultimately, it all falls on the quarterback.

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