Although there is still a lockout, the NFL has released the 2011 schedule. This year, the New York Jets will be playing the usual AFC opponents eight times while playing against teams from the NFC East and AFC South.
Last year, the Jets finished at an impressive 11-5. Most critics predicted another above-average season at 9-7 or possibly 10-6 but the Jets rose to the challenge, which landed them in the playoffs. Sure, there were some games they could have won if they didn't make so many mistakes (Chicago, Green Bay, Baltimore and Miami) but that's football, one team loses and the other wins.
Because of the lockout, the Jets still have free agents they need to sign like Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards and Antonio Cromartie. These players will be crucial for the Jets if they want to have a successful 2011.
This slideshow will take a look at how the Jets will fair if there is a 2011 season.