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Jets to open 2018 season on Monday Night Football vs. Lions

Jets to open 2018 season on Monday Night Football vs. Lions

Gang Green's 2018 campaign will begin September 10 in Detroit against the Lions on "Monday Night Football", The Post has learned.

The NFL will release the full 2018 schedule at 8 p.m. Thursday night.

The New York Post's Brian Costello reported Thursday morning that the 2018 Monday Night Football schedule will open September 10 with a matchup between the New York Jets and Detroit Lions in the first half of ESPN's annual double-header. The teams combined for a 16-18 record last season and don't provide any sort of rivalry, which makes it an odd choice to open up the season with. The Jets previous year finished 5-11, which was actually considered an over-performance, and their quarterback to start the season could very well be Josh McCown.

The only prime-time game the Lions hosted past year was on a Sunday night against Pittsburgh in Week 8.

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The Jets did not have any appearances on "Monday Night Football" previous year and just one primetime game.

The Lions haven't hosted a game on Monday night since the 2014 opener, when they jump started their playoff run by beating the Giants 35-14.

For Detroit, this game will be a chance for new head coach Matt Patricia to quickly win over the home fans after the Lions went 9-7 last season.


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