The Jets will kick ff the 2014 preseason at home, against the Indianapolis Colts. The last time these two teams met for a preseason bout, the Jets came out with the win in Indy. New York will look to repeat its dominant performance from Week 6 of the 2012 regular season, where it shut down Indianapolis 35-9.
After facing Andrew Luck and the Colts, New York will take it to the road, traveling to Cincinnati. This will be the second straight year that the Jets will take on the Bengals in the preseason. Posting an all-time record of 5-4 against the Bengals in the preseason, the Jets will gladly like a rematch against a team who blew them out, 49-9, during the 2013 regular season.
As usual, the Jets will face their crosstown rivals for the annual MetLife Bowl. The highly anticipated matchup between Gang Green and the New York Giants will come in the third week of the preseason. The bragging rights will be on the line again for the Jets, but history shows that they have a better chance to win for a second consecutive year. Posting an all-time record of 24-20-1 against the G-Men in the preseason, look for the revamped Jets to extend their preseason rule over New York.
The final game of the preseason is a familiar matchup, as the Green and White will look to take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. These two teams have faced off against one another in the final week of the preseason every year since 2001. The City of Brotherly Love has not fared well against the Jets, as New York has come out with a win 22 times out of 35 preseason matchups.
If Geno Smith remains the starter and Nick Foles remains healthy through the first three weeks of the preseason, then backups Mark Sanchez and Michael Vick will get to face-off against one another with their new teams. Fans will get their first look at Sanchez with Philly since the Eagles and Jets played musical chairs with their quarterbacks, exchanging one vet for the other.
The preseason gives coaches the best indication on whether their team will be successful in the regular season. New York's preseason schedule contains three playoff contenders from a year ago, proving to be a great test to the offseason work of John Idzik and company.