2021 New York Jets season

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2021 New York Jets season
New York Jets wordmark.svg
OwnerWoody and Christopher Johnson
Head coachRobert Saleh
General managerJoe Douglas
Home fieldMetLife Stadium
Results
Record4–13
Division place4th AFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify
AP All-ProsKR Braxton Berrios (1st team)
Uniform
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The 2021 season was the New York Jets' 52nd season in the National Football League and their first under head coach Robert Saleh.

Draft[change | change source]

[[]] 2021 New York Jets Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 2 Zach Wilson QB BYU
14 Alijah Vera-Tucker OG USC
2 34 Elijah Moore WR Ole Miss
4 107 Michael Carter RB North Carolina
5 146 Jamien Sherwood S Auburn
154 Michael Carter II S Duke
175 Jason Pinnock CB Pittsburgh
6 186 Hamsah Nasirildeen S Florida State
200 Brandin Echols CB Kentucky
207 Jonathan Marshall DT Arkansas

Regular season[change | change source]

Schedule[change | change source]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 12 at Carolina Panthers L 14–19 0–1 Bank of America Stadium Recap
2 September 19 New England Patriots L 6–25 0–2 MetLife Stadium Recap
3 September 26 at Denver Broncos L 0–26 0–3 Empower Field at Mile High Recap
4 October 3 Tennessee Titans W 27–24 (OT) 1–3 MetLife Stadium Recap
5 October 10 at Atlanta Falcons L 20–27 1–4 United Kingdom Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London) Recap
6 Bye
7 October 24 at New England Patriots L 13–54 1–5 Gillette Stadium Recap
8 October 31 Cincinnati Bengals W 34–31 2–5 MetLife Stadium Recap
9 November 4 at Indianapolis Colts L 30–45 2–6 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
10 November 14 Buffalo Bills L 17–45 2–7 MetLife Stadium Recap
11 November 21 Miami Dolphins L 17–24 2–8 MetLife Stadium Recap
12 November 28 at Houston Texans W 21–14 3–8 NRG Stadium Recap
13 December 5 Philadelphia Eagles L 18–33 3–9 MetLife Stadium Recap
14 December 12 New Orleans Saints L 9–30 3–10 MetLife Stadium Recap
15 December 19 at Miami Dolphins L 24–31 3–11 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
16 December 26 Jacksonville Jaguars W 26–21 4–11 MetLife Stadium Recap
17 January 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 24–28 4–12 MetLife Stadium Recap
18 January 9 at Buffalo Bills L 10–27 4–13 Highmark Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings[change | change source]

Division[change | change source]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Buffalo Bills 11 6 0 .647 5–1 7–5 483 289 W4
(6) New England Patriots 10 7 0 .588 3–3 8–4 462 303 L1
Miami Dolphins 9 8 0 .529 4–2 6–6 341 373 W1
New York Jets 4 13 0 .235 0–6 4–8 310 504 L2

Conference[change | change source]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division winners
1[a] Tennessee Titans South 12 5 0 .706 5–1 8–4 .472 .480 W3
2[a] Kansas City Chiefs West 12 5 0 .706 5–1 7–5 .538 .517 W1
3 Buffalo Bills East 11 6 0 .647 5–1 7–5 .472 .428 W4
4 Cincinnati Bengals North 10 7 0 .588 4–2 8–4 .472 .462 L1
Wild cards
5[b] Las Vegas Raiders West 10 7 0 .588 3–3 8–4 .510 .515 W4
6[b] New England Patriots East 10 7 0 .588 3–3 8–4 .481 .394 L1
7 Pittsburgh Steelers North 9 7 1 .559 4–2 7–5 .521 .490 W2
Did not qualify for the postseason
8[c] Indianapolis Colts South 9 8 0 .529 3–3 7–5 .495 .431 L2
9[c][d] Miami Dolphins East 9 8 0 .529 4–2 6–6 .464 .379 W1
10[c][d] Los Angeles Chargers West 9 8 0 .529 3–3 6–6 .510 .500 L1
11[e] Cleveland Browns North 8 9 0 .471 3–3 5–7 .514 .415 W1
12[e] Baltimore Ravens North 8 9 0 .471 1–5 5–7 .531 .460 L6
13 Denver Broncos West 7 10 0 .412 1–5 3–9 .484 .357 L4
14[f] New York Jets East 4 13 0 .235 0–6 4–8 .512 .426 L2
15[f] Houston Texans South 4 13 0 .235 3–3 4–8 .498 .397 L2
16 Jacksonville Jaguars South 3 14 0 .176 1–5 3–9 .512 .569 W1
Tiebreakers[g]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Tennessee finished ahead of Kansas City based on head-to-head victory.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Las Vegas finished ahead of New England based on win percentage in common games.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Indianapolis finished ahead of Miami and Los Angeles based on conference record.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Miami finished ahead of LA Chargers based on win percentage in common games.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Cleveland finished ahead of Baltimore based on division record.
  6. 6.0 6.1 NY Jets finished ahead of Houston based on head-to-head victory.
  7. 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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