Patriots fans invade Jets home stadium, Brady chants felt by both sides

Patriots fans invade Jets home stadium, Brady chants felt by both sides

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- You can understand why it happened in San Francisco, Tom Brady's hometown. And you could see the reasons for why Patriots fans worked themselves into a nice lather in Cleveland to see Brady's return from a four-game suspension.

But Jersey? Really, Jersey? 

During the fourth quarter of a Brady-led Patriots 22-17 victory over the Jets, there were enough New England fans present that there were audible "BRA-DY, BRA-DAY, BRA-DY" chants ringing through MetLife Stadium.


"I hear it every single week no matter where we are so it's nothing new to me," Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett said. "No matter if it's San Francisco, East Coast, West Coast, Northwest, Northeast. They're just chanting Brady no matter where we go . . .  We're the Patriots. We travel well."

Too well for the liking of at least one player who was surprised at the dearth of Jets fans in attendance.

"It's tough," Jets receiver Quincy Enunwa told's Ryan Hannable. "But I know as a fan, you know, it's hard to support when your team is not playing the way you want them to. I don't blame them, but at the same time, it would be great if we could have more of our fans in our home stadium." 

Though Patriots fans have traveled well for much of the season -- perhaps helping their team to a 6-0 road record this year -- Patriots defensive end Chris Long was caught off-guard by just how many were packed into the stands behind his team's bench after he made a game-sealing strip-sack late in the fourth quarter. 

He went over to the Patriots sideline immediately after causing the turnover and put a finger to his lips as if to hush the crowd.

"It's funny," he said. "I was telling people to be quiet, but I heard all Patriots fans cheering because we travel so well and we got such great fans."

Report: Patriots acquire WR Cordarrelle Patterson in trade with Raiders

Report: Patriots acquire WR Cordarrelle Patterson in trade with Raiders

The Patriots reportedly have acquired wide receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson in a trade with the Raiders.

Pardon My Take, a podcast by Barstool Sports, first reported the news.

Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal confirmed Patterson is in fact on his way to New England.

Ian Rapaport of NFL Network reports the Patriots sent a fifth-round pick to Oakland and received a Raiders' sixth-rounder along with Patterson.

More to come...


Report: Cam Fleming visiting the Cowboys

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Report: Cam Fleming visiting the Cowboys

There's one gigantic hole to fill on the Patriots offensive line.

Replacing Nate Solder is no easy task and it's not exactly clear how the Pats will yet.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport was first to report the Patriots would like to bring back Waddle or Fleming.

It now appears that one of the former backup tackle is taking a serious look elsewhere, according to Ian Rapoport. 

It's not the best offensive line free agency market this season, so the Pats may prefer to bring back a guy they are familar with.

If Fleming is off the board, Waddle still remains as an option for New England.