Jets prepare for a dark day on the horizon ... the solar eclipse

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Some people believe the stars will have to align a certain way for the New York Jets to win another Super Bowl. It probably won't happen this season, but we know this much: The alignment of the sun and moon is close to happening.

We're talking about the Eclipse Across America, which will hit the United States on Monday.

Coach Todd Bowles said the team already is having internal discussions on how to handle the eclipse, which should be visible in New Jersey from 1:22 p.m. to 4 p.m., according to timeanddate.com. The peak time will be 2:44, according to the web site.

The Jets practice outdoors from 1:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. It won't be a total eclipse in this part of the country; it will be a partial eclipse (about 72 percent of sun coverage). The true path of the eclipse will be from central Oregon to South Carolina.

"We've been talking about certain things," Bowles said. "If it gets too dark, we'll go inside. If not, we'll put some lights out and come out here."

He said they will make a final decision about two hours before practice.

"I've never seen it, so this will be a first," Bowles said.

Every Jets fan must deal with dark clouds, which come in different forms.