Big Apple Swelling With Jets Pride After Win Over Patriots

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Forget the snow.

Since Sunday night, plenty of New York and New Jersey residents alike have been painting the town green after the Jets pulled off a Cinderella-style win to reach the AFC Championship game, as CBS 2’s Sam Ryan reports.

Next stop: Pittsburgh.

First it was Peyton Manning and the Colts, then came Tom Brady and his Patriots’ turn to feel the wrath of the New York defense – to the tune of five sacks – as Gang Green knocked off two of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks on their way to their goal.

“We came here for a reason,” Coach Rex Ryan said. “We believed.”

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Second-year quarterback Mark Sanchez outplayed the seasoned veteran with the Super Bowl rings, throwing three touchdowns and no interceptions, as the Jets did almost everything right against the team that many had thought would win it all.

“We’re moving on, same old Jets, going to the AFC Championship for the second year in a row,” Ryan said. “Only difference, we plan on winning this one.”

The Jets move on to Pittsburgh for Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the Steelers, a rematch of the Dec. 22 game at Heinz Field – which the Jets won 22-17.

It’s now just Ben Roethlisberger and his team standing in the Jets way of their Super Bowl goal.

Probably the only people who are as happy as the New York Jets Monday are their dedicated fans, and come Monday morning, they were looking for anything green to wear to show off their pride.

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“I’ve got just about every piece of Jets apparel there can be,” said fan Ron Stern. “So if there’s something else that catches my eye, maybe a new jacket to wear in Dallas, then that’s what I’m going to get.”

That kind of confidence is booming among gear-hungry Jets fans that flocked to the Jets store on the East side Monday.

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And perhaps not so surprisingly, going Gang Green is definitely going to cost you some green. As CBS 2’s Jay Dow reports, a hat, t-shirt, sweatshirt and a jersey will set you back about $190.

“I feel so good,” said fan Angel Vasquez, who told Dow he needed to but a hat before heading to work Monday morning, so everyone knew he was Team Green. “I’m so happy.”

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The best selling Jersey at the Madison Ave Jets store? Mark Sanchez’s number six.

Gang Green sent the message loud and clear: it’s time for the New England Patriots to go home, and for their super-star quarterback to hang up his helmet for the season, and perhaps return to our City for another Broadway show with his supermodel girlfriend.

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“They played absolutely unbelievable from the beginning of the game and we knew they could do it,” said Jets fan Jonathan Seligson.

“It’s a tough loss. It’s tough to eat,” said Patriots fan Ben Schmidt.

Surrounded by pouty New England fans at the Hairy Monk Bar in Grammercy Park, Brian Kelly proudly wore his Jets jersey. “It’s OK. I can take care of myself. It’s alright,” he said.

After Sunday’s resounding 28-21 victory, Kelly was already looking ahead to the Jet’s next big challenge, which will hopefully lead to the team’s first Super Bowl appearance in more than 40 years.

“We’re going to win in Pittsburgh and then we’re going to Dallas,” said Schmidt.


One Comment

  1. Milke says:

    They hit the Pat’s on an off day and they think they are great? Scheee….

  2. Smart J-E-T-S Fan says:

    The J-E-T-S are by far the best team in the NFL and will easily will easily win the Super Bowl this year. Dynasty, here we come!!!

  3. jiohn says:

    Well since I’m from South Jersey and my tax dollarrs paid in part for that stadium, they could at least acknowledge us. The Devils don’t seem to have a problem with the Jersey name.. And now a superbowl will be played at that same Jersey stadium, but do they ask Gov. Christie his opinion, no, they ask the mayor of ny his opinion.

  4. douggie says:

    yeah that’s right, support a bad mouthed jerk and support the jet’s. How can you people call yourself fans of the game with trash like that in your organization? Calling another player and AXXhole has nothing to do with football and everything with being a jerk.

    Go PITT

  5. Me Green Jeans says:

    NY JETS…They only borrow New Jersey

  6. Thom Brady says:

    Does Dallas play in Dallas?
    Does Washington (Skins) play in Washington?

    Who cares?

  7. Tom R says:

    to Ralph, One game in NY which the Jets won.

    Face it Ralphie, this is the NY metropolitan area. I root for the Nets over the Knicks, (don’t ask why), but it is all the same area.

  8. ralph says:

    How many games did the Jets play in New York exactly???? They are from New Jersey.

  9. steelers11 says:

    Jets crash in Pittsburgh

  10. t says:

    Jets play in New Jersey moron.

  11. s says:

    New Jersey shouldn’t be celebrating.

    1. dico j. says:

      Long Island, should be celebrating.

  12. Ellen says:

    From a Pasts fan here from Lowell Massachusetts I do hope the Jets now go on to win the Super Bowl.

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