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NFL SCHEDULE STORYLINES

By Marc Lawrence, PlayboodSports.com – From the 2024 NFL schedule release comes storylines, and there’s no bigger one in the NFL this year than Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets. And the league is leaning into that one—again—even after paying for it last year in a very, very big way. Per SI.com, only three teams maxed out with six prime-time games—the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, and the Jets, who had a similarly unforgiving prime-time schedule last year. And only two teams have seven standalone games—the Kansas City Chiefs and the Jets. In that group of four, you have last year’s two Super Bowl teams, one of the world’s strongest professional sports brands … and the Jets, a franchise that has the longest playoff drought (13 seasons) in the NFL by a margin of five years over the other 31 teams. It’s also a team leaning heavily on a 40-year-old quarterback coming off a torn Achilles, with the NFL similarly leaning on Aaron Rodgers’s ability to stay healthy in keeping the Jets atop the marquee. Fingers crossed.

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