FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Fairfield County football fans -- are you ready for a new season? The National Football League season kicks off Sunday and Monday for the hometown teams from the New York area.
The Jets host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at 1 p.m. at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The Giants play on Monday against the Detroit Lions. Kickoff at Ford Field is 7:10 p.m.
Neither team made the playoffs in 2013. The Giants stumbled to an 0-6 start and finished 7-9. The Jets won three of their last four games to finish 8-8. Neither team reached the league playoffs.
The Giants did go 5-0 in the preseason this year. The Jets were 2-2. The Giants beat the Jets in a preseason game, 35-24.