Jets Schedule Information Craig Thomas

*The National Football League announced the 2018 New York Jets schedule, featuring the first road Monday Night Football game to kickoff the season in 45 years and a Week 11 Bye for the fourth time in the last five seasons.

Upon release of the schedule, individual game tickets were made available to all fans at ticketmaster.com/nyjets. An exclusive single-game ticket inventory, reserved for PSL/Club seat holders, will be available on Tuesday, April 24th at 10:00 a.m. at discounts of up to 25% off variable face value on select seats for select games. Season Ticket Holders will also have access to an exclusive single-game inventory at the same date and time.

As the Jets and the NFL continue to update ticketing technology, effective for 2018, the NFL has eliminated PDF tickets (print at home). Therefore, beginning this season mobile tickets and Jets Rewards cards will be the only methods of entry at Jets home games at MetLife Stadium. Ticket management processes, including transferring and reselling, will otherwise remain the same. For more information, please click here.

Schedule Notes:

· KICKOFF WEEKEND: The Jets return to Monday Night Football as the team opens the season on the road against the Lions. The Sept. 10 matchup is only the fourth time in franchise history the Jets have started their season on Monday Night Football and the first time since 2010 when they faced Baltimore (09/13/10) in the first Jets regular season game at MetLife Stadium. The only other Monday Night openers for the Jets came in 1973 at Green Bay (09/17/73) and at Cleveland (09/21/70).

· DETROIT: With a Kickoff Weekend matchup at the Lions (Sept. 10) on Monday Night Football, the Jets will return to Detroit for the first regular season meeting between the two clubs since 2010. However, this season’s meeting will mark the fifth trip to Detroit in the last six seasons, as the team travelled there for three preseason contests against the Lions, as well as a regular season game against Buffalo in 2014 after a snowstorm forced the venue change. The only city the Jets have visited more since 2013 is New England.

· THURSDAY NIGHT: For the first time since 2011, the Jets will face a non-division opponent on Thursday Night Football when the team travels to Cleveland (Sept. 20) to face the Browns. The last Thursday Night out-of-division matchup for the Jets was the Broncos in Denver (11/17/11).

· CLEVELAND: The Jets return to Cleveland for their Week Three outing on Thursday Night Football (Sept. 20). This will mark the third consecutive season they have faced the Browns on the road, and the fifth time in franchise history the Jets have a played a non-division, non-AFL opponent on the road in three-or-more straight seasons. The Jets last faced the Titans in Tennessee each year from 2012-14.

· HOME STRETCH: With consecutive home games in Weeks Five through Seven, the Jets will face off against Denver (Oct. 7), Indianapolis (Oct. 14) and Minnesota (Oct. 21). This marks only the third time in the last 37 years that the Jets will be at home for three consecutive weeks. In 2012 from Weeks Four through Six, the Jets remained at MetLife Stadium for games against San Francisco, Houston and Indianapolis.

· BYE WEEK: The Bye Week falls during Week 11 of the season, the fourth time in the last five seasons the Jets have had their Bye following the season’s first 10 games. Since 2002 when the divisions re-aligned, the Jets Bye Week was scheduled Week Nine or later nine times.

· SATURDAY FLEX: For their Week 15 game against Houston, the Jets will host the Texans at either 4:30 p.m. or 8:20 p.m. Final timing for the contest will be determined by the NFL following Week Eight.

· SEASON FINALE: For the second consecutive season, the Jets close their regular season schedule in New England. Since the NFL went exclusively to division matchup finales, the Jets have faced the Patriots twice, Buffalo four times and Miami three times, with all but two of those meetings coming on the road.

For more information on the 2018 Jets schedule, please visit newyorkjets.com here and here.

*New York Jets Press Release