Both teams are mediocre, but is there any Jets fan who in his or her heart of hearts won’t admit that with a rookie coach and quarterback, their .500 W-L record doesn’t look pretty good at this point in the season? Clearly, the Jets won’t have turned the corner until Mark Sanchez gets some seasoning, and this game at home against a porous Jacksonville Jaguars defense is tailor-made to build his confidence. If you can’t make it out to the Meadowlands, our favorite Jets sports bar is Down the Hatch (179 West 4th Street) in Greenwich Village, with a great beer menu, fiery atomic wings, and nine flat-screen TVs to connect you to the action.

Sun., Nov. 15, 1 p.m., 2009