First, both teams are dealing with quarterback controversies. For the Jaguars, it comes down to youngster Blaine Gabbert and veteran Chad Henne, while the Jets are evaluating Mark Sanchez and rookie Geno Smith. After rolling his ankle in Week 1, it's unclear how much action Smith will see in this contest.
Second, each is expected to be in rebuilding mode this season. Certainly both would rather be winning 12 games and a division, but at this point, it's about growth for these two squads. Jets head coach Rex Ryan, in his fifth year, is on the hot seat and needs to get something done however.
Third, both are searching for their first victory. Jacksonville was creamed in its opener, losing 27-3 at home against the Miami Dolphins. New York was beaten on the road at Ford Field, dropping a 26-17 decision to the Detroit Lions.
Date and Time: Saturday, Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m. ET
TV: Jets - WCBS 2 CBS; Jaguars - WTEV 47 CBS
Radio: Jets - ESPN 1050; Jaguars - WOKV 104.5FM