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The 2018 season was the New York Jets' 49th in the National Football League, their 59th overall and their fourth and final under head coach Todd Bowles. In Week 3, the Jets lost to the Browns by a score of 21–17, becoming the first team to lose to the Browns since the Chargers lost 20–17 on Christmas Eve 2016. The win by the Browns ended a 19-game winless streak. Week 6 marked the first season the Jets have scored 40+ points in multiple games since the 2008 season. They were officially mathematically eliminated from playoff contention for the 8th consecutive season after the Titans defeated the Jaguars 30–9 in Week 14. This also marks the first time since 2016 to feature pro bowlers. The Jets failed to improve on their 5–11 record from the previous season with a 38–3 blowout loss in Week 17 to the Patriots and finished 4–12 and dead last in the AFC East. Following the season finale, the Jets fired Bowles.[1]

2018 New York Jets season
Head coachTodd Bowles
General managerMike Maccagnan
OwnerWoody Johnson
Home fieldMetLife Stadium
Results
Record4–12
Division place4th AFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersS Jamal Adams
K Jason Myers
KR Andre Roberts
Uniform
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Contents

DraftEdit

2018 New York Jets draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 3 Sam Darnold QB USC From Indianapolis
3 72 Nathan Shepherd DT Fort Hays State
4 107 Chris Herndon TE Miami (FL)
6 179 Parry Nickerson DB Tulane
6 180 Folorunso Fatukasi DE UConn From Tampa via Minnesota
6 204 Trenton Cannon RB Virginia St. From Minnesota

Draft trades

  • The Jets traded their first-round selection (6th overall), two second-round selections (37th and 49th overall) and a second-round selection in 2019 to Indianapolis in exchange for Indianapolis's first-round selection (3rd overall).
  • The Jets traded their seventh-round selection (226th overall) and defensive end Sheldon Richardson to Seattle in exchange for Seattle's second- and seventh-round selections (49th and 235th overall) and wide receiver Jermaine Kearse.
  • The Jets traded their fifth-round selection (143rd overall) to San Francisco in exchange for cornerback Rashard Robinson.
  • The Jets traded their sixth-round selection in 2017 (191st overall) to Dallas in exchange for Dallas's fifth-round selection (157th overall).

StaffEdit

2018 New York Jets staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2018 New York Jets final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 16 Inactive, 7 Practice squad

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Final score Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 10 Atlanta Falcons W 17–0 1–0 MetLife Stadium Recap
2 August 16 at Washington Redskins L 13–15 1–1 FedExField Recap
3 August 24 New York Giants L 16–22 1–2 MetLife Stadium Recap
4 August 30 at Philadelphia Eagles L 9–10 1–3 Lincoln Financial Field Recap

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

The Jets' 2018 regular season schedule was announced on April 19.

Week Date Opponent Final score Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 10 at Detroit Lions W 48–17 1–0 Ford Field Recap
2 September 16 Miami Dolphins L 12–20 1–1 MetLife Stadium Recap
3 September 20 at Cleveland Browns L 17–21 1–2 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
4 September 30 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 12–31 1–3 TIAA Bank Field Recap
5 October 7 Denver Broncos W 34–16 2–3 MetLife Stadium Recap
6 October 14 Indianapolis Colts W 42–34 3–3 MetLife Stadium Recap
7 October 21 Minnesota Vikings L 17–37 3–4 MetLife Stadium Recap
8 October 28 at Chicago Bears L 10–24 3–5 Soldier Field Recap
9 November 4 at Miami Dolphins L 6–13 3–6 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
10 November 11 Buffalo Bills L 10–41 3–7 MetLife Stadium Recap
11 Bye
12 November 25 New England Patriots L 13–27 3–8 MetLife Stadium Recap
13 December 2 at Tennessee Titans L 22–26 3–9 Nissan Stadium Recap
14 December 9 at Buffalo Bills W 27–23 4–9 New Era Field Recap
15 December 15 Houston Texans L 22–29 4–10 MetLife Stadium Recap
16 December 23 Green Bay Packers L 38–44 (OT) 4–11 MetLife Stadium Recap
17 December 30 at New England Patriots L 3–38 4–12 Gillette Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Detroit LionsEdit

Week One: New York Jets at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jets 7 10 31048
Lions 7 3 7017

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Game information

In their first game of the season, the Jets overcame a nightmarish start by outscoring the Lions 48-10 after Sam Darnold threw a pick 6 on his first career pass.

Week 2: vs. Miami DolphinsEdit

Week Two: Miami Dolphins at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 7 13 0020
Jets 0 0 6612

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 3: at Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Three: New York Jets at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jets 0 14 0317
Browns 0 3 11721

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information

With the loss, the Jets fell to 1-2 and ended the Browns 19-game winless streak.

Week 4: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Four: New York Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jets 0 0 3912
Jaguars 3 13 9631

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 5: vs. Denver BroncosEdit

Week Five: Denver Broncos at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 7 3 0616
Jets 0 21 31034

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 6: vs. Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Six: Indianapolis Colts at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 7 6 71434
Jets 10 13 10942

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 7: vs. Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Seven: Minnesota Vikings at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 7 3 101737
Jets 7 0 3717

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 8: at Chicago BearsEdit

Week Eight: New York Jets at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jets 0 3 0710
Bears 7 0 71024

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information

Week 9: at Miami DolphinsEdit

Week Nine: New York Jets at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jets 0 3 036
Dolphins 0 6 0713

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

Week 10: vs. Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Ten: Buffalo Bills at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 14 17 7341
Jets 0 3 7010

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 12: vs. New England PatriotsEdit

Week Twelve: New England Patriots at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Patriots 7 3 10727
Jets 7 3 3013

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 13: at Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Thirteen: New York Jets at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jets 10 6 6022
Titans 0 6 71326

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: December 2
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EST/3:05 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 70 °F (21 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 60,904
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

With the loss, the Jets dropped to 3-9, and were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention for the eighth consecutive season after the Titans defeated the Jaguars the following Thursday night.

Week 14: at Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Fourteen: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jets 3 10 01427
Bills 14 3 3323

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

Game information

Week 15: vs. Houston TexansEdit

Week Fifteen: Houston Texans at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Texans 3 13 01329
Jets 3 6 6722

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 16: vs. Green Bay PackersEdit

Week Sixteen: Green Bay Packers at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Packers 0 17 318644
Jets 7 14 143038

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 17: at New England PatriotsEdit

Week Seventeen: New York Jets at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jets 3 0 003
Patriots 7 14 71038

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: December 30
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 33 °F (1 °C), sunny and cold
  • Game attendance: 65,878
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) New England Patriots 11 5 0 .688 5–1 8–4 436 325 W2
Miami Dolphins 7 9 0 .438 4–2 6–6 319 433 L3
Buffalo Bills 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 269 374 W1
New York Jets 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 333 441 L3

ConferenceEdit

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] Kansas City Chiefs West 12 4 0 .750 5–1 10–2 .480 .401 W1
2[b] New England Patriots East 11 5 0 .688 5–1 8–4 .482 .494 W2
3[b] Houston Texans South 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 .471 .435 W1
4 Baltimore Ravens North 10 6 0 .625 3–3 8–4 .496 .450 W3
Wild Cards
5[a] Los Angeles Chargers West 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 .477 .422 W1
6 Indianapolis Colts South 10 6 0 .625 4–2 7–5 .465 .456 W4
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Pittsburgh Steelers North 9 6 1 .594 4–1–1 6–5–1 .504 .448 W1
8 Tennessee Titans South 9 7 0 .563 3–3 5–7 .520 .465 L1
9 Cleveland Browns North 7 8 1 .469 3–2–1 5–6–1 .516 .411 L1
10 Miami Dolphins East 7 9 0 .438 4–2 6–6 .469 .446 L3
11[c] Denver Broncos West 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 .523 .464 L4
12[c] Cincinnati Bengals North 6 10 0 .375 1–5 4–8 .535 .448 L2
13[c] Buffalo Bills East 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 .523 .411 W1
14 Jacksonville Jaguars South 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 .549 .463 L1
15[d] New York Jets East 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 .506 .438 L3
16[d] Oakland Raiders West 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 .547 .406 L1
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. ^ a b Kansas City finished ahead of LA Chargers based on division games.
  2. ^ a b New England finished ahead of Houston based on head-to-head victory.
  3. ^ a b c Denver finished ahead of Cincinnati and Buffalo based on strength of victory. Cincinnati finished ahead of Buffalo based on record vs. common opponents.
  4. ^ a b NY Jets finished ahead of Oakland based on strength of victory.
  5. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

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