The Jets will then make their national television debut for the 2004 season when they travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts on Saturday, August 21 at The RCA Dome at 8:00 pm in a contest that will be broadcast by ESPN. The Jets have never met the Colts in a preseason contest, dating back to the 1960 season. The game will be highlighted by the reunion of close friends Herman Edwards and Tony Dungy, who worked together from 1996-2000 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Jets and the Colts have met each other four times under Edwards' watch during the regular season, with the two teams each capturing two games a piece. The Jets defeated the Colts, 41-0, in a 2002 AFC Wild Card game at The Meadowlands, the most lopsided postseason game in Jets' history.
The annual New York Jets-New York Giants' pre-season tilt will be held in preseason week three (August 26-30) and will once again be played at The Meadowlands. The Jets, winners of the last eight preseason meetings between the two clubs, will be the home team this season in the annual series between the two rivals. The Jets lead the all-time series, 18-16-1. The game will mark the first time the Jets will face new Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin in the annual preseason series.
The Jets will conclude the 2003 preseason by hosting the defending NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles in preseason week four (September 2-5). The Jets lead the all-time preseason series, 14-11, in a series that dates back to 1967 when the Jets and Eagles first met in Philadelphia.