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Monday, July 13, 2020

Cris Collinsworth hoping he gets to call Jets game this season

Al Michaels Cris Collinsworth

The New York Jets last made the playoffs in 2010, so naturally they have not hosted as many primetime games as some contending teams since that time. It has been years since the Jets were featured on “Sunday Night Football,” and Cris Collinsworth is hoping that changes this season.

The Jets have one Monday night and one Thursday night game on the schedule this season, but they are not currently slated to play on “Sunday Night Football.” If they don’t play a Sunday night game, this would be the eighth consecutive season they were not featured on the NBC broadcast. Collinsworth tweeted on Sunday that he is hoping that changes.

The New York Giants last hosted a “Sunday Night Football” game in 2016, so it has been quite a while since the NBC crew visited MetLife Stadium. Collinsworth will get to travel to New York, however, as the Buffalo Bills are scheduled to host their first “SNF” game since 2007 when the Pittsburgh Steelers come to town on Dec. 13. Although, NBC reserves the right to flex that game.

With Tom Brady having left the New England Patriots, you could make the argument that the AFC East is as wide open as it has been in nearly two decades. The Jets could surprise plenty of people if Sam Darnold is healthy after having an offseason procedure, so there’s a decent chance they could play their way into a Sunday night game and give Collinsworth his wish.

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