Even if supremacy in the AFC East weren’t up for grabs, the Jets would be plenty motivated by Tom Brady’s surly comments about not watching Hard Knocks, the reality show that featured Gang Green. Look for Mark Sanchez to test the New England secondary right away with Jericho Cotchery and Braylon Edwards deep—and a big addition to the Jets this year—LaDainian Tomlinson coming out of the backfield. On the Patriots side, expect Tom Brady to go to the side of the field that Darrelle Revis is on—Revis may be the best in the game, but he may not be ready after his long holdout. If you want to watch the game with a more intimate screaming mob, try Bleecker Heights Tavern on the second floor of 296 Bleecker Street (between Barrow and Seventh Avenue). No kitchen, but Five Guys is downstairs and they will deliver to your barstool!

Sun., Sept. 19, 4:05 p.m., 2010