Anyone who saw the Jets 16-9 upset win over the Patriots on Sunday, noticed that the crowd was louder that usual. With head coach Rex Ryan calling all the season ticket holders and asking them to be the “12th man”, the fans delivered just as Ryan had hoped for. Players for both sides said they felt the ground vibrate and it was difficult to communicate on the field.
One of the funnier remarks made about the crowd came from Patriots LB Adalius Thomas, who now knows who Fireman Ed is.
“Everytime we come here to New York, they have the guy on someone’s shoulders. I don’t know who that guy is, but they have to let him in for free,” said Thomas. “He’s like the captain of the whole stadium. The stadium looks at him, he tells them to be quiet and they do. He always has them amped up when we play them.”