With a new coach and a new quarterback, will the New York Jets be able to get over the usual September slump when they face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday to kick off their season?
Here’s everything you need to know about the Jets vs. Panthers matchup this weekend:
When will the Jets and Panthers play?
Zach Wilson and Robert Saleh will make their official debuts when they travel to Charlotte to face the Panthers on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. ET.
Where can I watch the game?
What can I expect?
After an abysmal 2-14 season in 2020, the Jets are hoping their first season under new coach Saleh with rookie QB Wilson can begin a much-needed culture change. The Jets have four new offensive starters (two of whom are rookies) and have a new kicker in Matt Ammendola in addition to signing defensive end Shaq Lawson.
Sam Darnold will face his former team for the first time since being traded and will be aided by fellow ex-Jet Robby Anderson. Carolina will also be bringing back running back Christian McCaffrey, who missed most of last season because of multiple injuries.
What is the record between the Jets and Panthers?
The Jets and Panthers have faced off seven times. Carolina leads New York 4-3 and the Jets have only won once in Charlotte.
What is the spread?
The Panthers are favored by 4 points and the over/under is 44 points, according to BetMGM.