New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, right, shakes hands...

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, right, shakes hands with New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin after an NFL football game. (Dec. 24, 2011) Credit: AP

What used to be an extreme rarity - the Jets and Giants playing simultaneously, but not against each other - now has become commonplace.

When the NFL finalized its Week 14 schedule Sunday, it confirmed that the Giants at Titans and Jets at Vikings games both will remain at 1 p.m. Eastern Time Dec. 7.

Makes sense, with both on the road and neither worthy of being moved to a more prominent ratings slot.

Such a conflict never occurred between 1984 and Sept. 27, 2009, when a Jets game was moved to 1 p.m. to avoid inconveniencing fans celebrating the start of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur.

Then it happened again in Week 17 in both 2012 and '13. Now it will occur for a third consecutive season.

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