2011 NFL Schedule: 5 New York Jets Games That Could Be on Monday Night Football
With that in mind, ESPN is sure to want the Jets on Monday Night Football as much as possible, because it will attract viewers from all over the country and feature a team from the world's biggest TV market.
This slideshow features five opponents who the Jets could be playing on Monday night when the schedule is announced.
The Jets have already announced they will be on Monday Night Football during the preseason against the Texans and also have been rumored to be on Sunday Night Football against the Giants to open up the season and mark the anniversary of September 11.
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New England Patriots
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Nothing says Monday Night Football more than two division rivals battling it out for home-field advantage in the playoffs.
Either when the Jets welcome the Patriots or when they head up to New England should be a Monday night game, as no love has been last between these teams the past few years.
The Jets pulled off a major upset in the playoffs when they beat the Patriots, and whenever these two teams meet, there is always an abundance of storylines surrounding the game.
New York against Boston is the greatest rivalry in almost every sport, and it seems likely the whole nation will have a chance to see it in action on Monday Night Football.
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This should make for a great matchup with the Jets, who have one of the best defenses in the league and are full of their own playmakers.
Thrown in the fact that the cities of Philadelphia and New York are only an hour-and-a-half away, and it's a shame that these two teams only meet every four years.
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Yes, I do remember how ugly of a game this was to kick off the year last season, but at the same time, it pits two of the most feared defenses in the league against each other.
The Baltimore Ravens are led on the offensive side of the ball by two young stars in Joe Flacco and Ray Rice. This is very similar to the Jets, who have young stars of their own in Mark Sanchez and Shonn Greene.
There is a very good chance that the Jets and Ravens could meet in the playoffs next season, and why not broadcast the prelude to that on national television.
Although the Jets and Ravens may have gotten their prime-time slot last year, not often do Monday Night Football games end up with the teams separated by a single point.
San Diego Chargers
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Last season, the Chargers finished with the best overall offense and the best overall defense and still did not make the playoffs. Expect them to return to the postseason this year, but they are going to have to travel to New Jersey to take on the Jets first.
Besides the fact that this game features two of the best teams in the AFC, it also will bring back memories of the playoff game two years ago when the underdog Jets pulled off a massive upset.
The Chargers will surely be out for revenge, and this could very well be a preview of the AFC Championship game.
This rematch of a very memorable playoff game may be too good to keep off of Monday Night Football.
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The Dallas Cowboys may had an abnormally bad season last year, but if you think that will keep "America's Team" out of prime time, you are out of your mind.
The Cowboys will travel up to New York to take on the Jets in what could actually be one of the best games of the year.
Tony Romo will back back for Dallas and will put a very good receiving corps up against a very good defensive backs group for the Jets.
The Dallas Cowboys are the most popular team in the country, and not often do they head up to the northeast to play the Jets. This rare occasion may call for a Monday Night Football battle.