Jets open 2010 on Monday night

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson reportedly was incensed over the way the NFL determined which tenant would open the new Meadowlands Stadium.

The NFL flipped a coin Monday, and the New York Giants won. Problem was, a Jets representative wasn't present.

In an apparent compromise, the league announced Monday afternoon the Giants would host the first regular-season game Sept. 12, but the Jets will play in the first preseason game in August and the regular-season Monday night opener Sept 13.

So there.

Everybody happy?

"After extensive discussions with both teams, we have come up with what we believe is a unique approach for celebrating the opening of the new Meadowlands Stadium," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.

It also should be noted that the Jets had the honor of closing Giants Stadium, which didn't seem right from the moment the 2009 schedule was announced.