So, you thought beating Tom Brady in Foxborough was a daunting task? Well, Jets fans, playing in Heinz Field isn’t any easier.
Just ask Darrelle Revis.
“New England is a tough place to play, but playing at Pittsburgh, I’ll say, it’s tougher than playing at the Patriots Stadium,” the Jets cornerback said Monday, comparing the hostile environments of the Steelers' home to Gillette Stadium.
The crowd noise (and not to mention the hatred spewing from the mouths of Patriots’ fans) didn’t seem to faze the Jets, who rebounded from a slow start and stunned New England, 28-21, in electrifying fashion yesterday.
The Jets’ next challenge is to manufacture the same type of energy and physicality they brought against the Patriots to Heinz Field -- a venue that’s notorious for being an intimidating scene for opposing players. Few fans can rev up its players the way the Steeler faithful can. (See Saturday’s Pittsburgh-Baltimore game for proof.)
Revis already is anticipating the sight of the “Terrible Towels” and the sounds of boos reverberating within the stands. But he's confident the Jets can handle whatever lies ahead. The stakes are just too high not to, he said.
“We just got to take the same approach,” Revis said. “We know it’s a road game, but also in the back of our minds, we know it’s the AFC championship game.”