Jets to fans: Get your Champagne ready

By Marc A. Greenberg

Coming as close to Joe Namath famously guaranteeing a victory in Super Bowl III, the New York Jets are starting to get a little cocky before their AFC Championship Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers tomorrow night.

“We are gonna win,” guard Matt Slauson told Steve Serby of the New York Post Saturday morning as the team began boarding buses for the airport. “I believe we are a better team.”

“I feel like we have a better offensive line,” Slauson said. “We have a better running game. As far as our passing game, we have a lot more playmakers. We can spread the ball out more. Our defenses are really similar, blitzing a lot, a lot of really good players on either side, but I would give the edge to our guys because of our ability to penetrate and push the pocket with all of our really strong guys.”

“Stock the refrigerator full of champagne and get ready to celebrate,” Safety James Ihedigboe told Jets fans.