Mike Clay of ESPN did an over/under win projection for each team. He had the Jets at 8.
New York Jets (O/U: 8)
Team: 12 | Schedule: 24 | Projected wins: 8.1 | Favored: 8
The Chan Gailey experiment seems to be working, as the Jets ranked sixth in the league in offensive touchdowns per game in his first season as the team's offensive coordinator. Ryan Fitzpatrick played above his head, so regression is a concern, but Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and a pair of quality backs in Matt Forte and Bilal Powell will help keep the offense afloat.
The defensive side of the ball is more of a concern. Muhammad Wilkerson, Leonard Williams and Sheldon Richardson are as good as it gets up front, but there are question marks at linebacker and behind 31-year-old Darrelle Revis in the secondary. It will be tough for this team to overcome a rough non-divisional slate that includes the Bengals, Chiefs, Seahawks, Steelers, Cardinals and Colts.
Advice: Push 8
For me, the first two weeks of the season will tell us a lot. The Jets have the talent to win both games, but neither one is a lock by any stretch of the imagination.
They host a Bengals team that has lost some important offensive parts either during the offseason or to injury. They are also breaking in a new coordinator and had a lot of coaching changes on the defensive side of the ball. At home, this shapes up to be a winnable game. Then the Jets face a Buffalo team facing a ton of adversity.
On the other hand, the Bengals have been one of the top regular season teams in the league over the last five years, and the Buffalo game is on the road against a team that swept the Jets last year on a short week.
In baseball, if you win your first two or lose your first two, it doesn't matter much. You still have 160 to play. In football, the first two can either set you up for a successful year or sink you before your team has had much of a chance to play.
Are you over or under eight wins for the Jets this season?