The Jets will face the AFC North, which they have always had competitive battles. With two of those four teams being playoff teams in 2012, the Jets will have their hands full.

However, on the flip side, seven teams (Bills, Dolphins, Raiders, Saints, Buccaneers, Titans and Panthers) all ended with losing records and will be in a similar position as the Jets -- trying to right their ships.

Jets 2013 schedule

Home: Buffalo, Miami, New England, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Oakland, New Orleans, Tampa Bay

Away: Buffalo, Miami, New England, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Atlanta, Carolina

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