Aaron Rodgers and the Packers expected a hostile environment when they traveled to the drab, gray new monolith that is the New Meadowlands Stadium.
“It wasn’t that wild to be honest with you,” Rodgers told Jay Glazer on FOXSports.com’s After Party show.
“Fans, a lot of them didn’t show up until the second quarter,” Rodgers said. “And it wasn’t as loud as I expected. All of us were very surprised, a 5-1 team, as well as they were playing, it wasn’t a louder stadium.”
I was at the Jets-Vikings game, sitting in the crowd. It was ear-splitting to start the game, but then was fairly subdued after that. I gave the crowd a pass because we all got absolutely soaked by torrential downpours.
Jets fans will defend their performance against Green Bay by saying that it’s hard to cheer when the home team is getting
shutout, but perhaps Rex Ryan has already spoiled the home faithful.
Or maybe they were worried about their Halloween costumes.
“I saw some crazy guy dressed up in some Jets fireman outfit,” Rodgers joked.