There are always some crazy quirks when it comes to the NFL schedule and this year is no different. The one weird thing about quirks is that not all of them are created equally. Some teams will be happy about the quirks on their schedule while plenty of other teams won’t be so thrilled with the quirks they’re handed by the league office.
So who got the craziest quirks? That’s a great question, so let’s find out.
- Jets get to play 10 games in their home stadium. The Jets will be playing 10 games at MetLife Stadium, marking just the second time in 93 years that an NFL team will get to play 10 games at its home stadium. If you’re wondering how this happened, it’s simple: All AFC teams get to play nine home games this year plus the Jets have a “road” game against the Giants. Since 1930, this has only happened one other time and with the Rams. And just for the record, the 1929 Frankford Yellow Jackets also got to play at least 10 of their games in their home stadium, so it’s only happened three times in 94 years.
- Jets finally returning to Sunday night. The Jets will be hosting the Chiefs on Sunday night in Week 4, which is very notable, because it will mark the first time in almost 12 years that the Jets have played on Sunday night. Their last Sunday night game came in Week 10 of the 2011 SEASON. From a scheduling perspective, adding Aaron Rodgers definitely helped the Jets, who now have five primetime games this year after playing in just one last year.
- Jaguars returning to Monday night. The Jets won’t be the only team ending a long primetime drought. The Jags are scheduled to play on Monday night against the Bengals in Week 13. When that Dec. 4 game kicks off, it will have been almost exactly 12 years since their last Monday game. The Jaguars haven’t played on Monday since Dec. 5, 2011.
- London is calling. The Jaguars will be heading to London for back-to-back games this year, marking the first time in NFL history that a team has played two games in London in the same season, which also obviously makes it the first time a…