New Yorkers are crossing their fingers in anticipation of the game that will decide who's the top team in the NFL. The Jets are on the road to play the Patriots Monday night and hoping to busting the Patriot's 25-home game winning streak.
Peter Simmons is a bartender at Smiths on 44th Street and 8th Avenue. He's a huge Jets fan and, after years of disappointment, he's looking forward to tonight's game. "In Rex we trust and I really believe they are finally going to put the ghosts to rest and put the Patriots in a place where they deserve to be, which is behind the Jets in the playoff rankings and in the dust behind us," said Simmons.
Meanwhile, fans are lining up at bars across the city. Astoria resident Jennifer Wharton is cheering for the local team. "Jets Jets Jets. I'm from California, so I originally liked the Raiders but I've adopted the Jets. And I love Mark Sanchez, he's hot," said Wharton.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg did some trash talking this morning, saying his wish for the Patriots is for them to be able to watch the playoff season in the comfort of their homes.
Both teams have nine wins and two losses. The big game is considered by many observers to be the marquee match-up of the year and is being nationally televised by ESPN.