NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The time for talk is over for the Jets and their fans.
Jets fans know the odds are against them beating the favored Patriots, but they believe there are ways to pull off the upset.
“Shut down Tom Brady. That’s it,” one fan told WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs, “They got to knock him down. They got to take him out.”
WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs with fans on what the Jets need to do for a “W”
Some fans were also bringing the blitz against their own quarterback.
“Mark Sanchez, all he has to do is play a perfect game,” another fan said.
Ultimately, however, most fans seem to believe that the Jets’ defense would will ultimately do the Pats in.
Glenn Schuck of 1010 WINS was amongst Jets fans headed to the game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.
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Being in enemy territory had some Jets fans proceeding with caution, but others said they would stand firm and cheer on their beloved team.
“I’m not willing to start any trouble, but I’m not going to back down from any argument anybody wants to start with me,” one Jets fan said.
Schuck also spoke with some Patriots faithful, who were none too pleased to have Jets fans parading in their backyard.
In fact, one fan said that when he sees a Jets fan in the area, he wanted to “throw up.”
“They make me sick,” he said.
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Thousands of fans also packed into the new Meadowlands Stadium for a pep rally Saturday. It was led by former and current Jets players gearing up for the rivalry game.
If Diane Scott isn’t the Tri-State’s biggest fan, she was certainly one of the most visible.
“I put all my Jets stuff in here, makes me happy,” she told CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown. “We have stuff in every part of our house and we just love the Jets.”
“They’re going all the way,” Bill Scott said.
As the Scott family prepared for the Jets to serve up a punishing defeat to the Patriots, other fans were working on their trash talk — most of it directed at Tom Brady.
“Brady, pretty boy, you’re going down. You’re going to feel hurt when this game is over,” said Pete Rodriguez, Navy vet and Washington Heights resident.
“We’re going to go to the Super Bowl. Did you know that? All the way. All the way,” said Mark Gastineau, former Jet.
Nutley resident Rich Rubino is going to the game with his 8-year-old daughter Jacqueline and even though Gang Green is the underdog, he’s predicting a win.
“Last year they weren’t expected to beat San Diego in San Diego and we went out there and beat them so anything’s possible,” he said.