Thursday September 5, was in perfect conditions for Major League Football’s 94th opening day. Hopes were high for diehard Jets fans, who despite conventional thinking among many NFL analysts, believed prior to kickoff that Gang Green could come together and steal a win somehow in week one. And no hopeful game is complete without tailgating, and that means plenty of meat grilling and beer drinking. Fans were out in full force prior to the club’s miraculous 18-17 win over the Bucs. A win that was due in part to the vociferous home crowd, who helped force the Tampa Bay offense into a myriad of penalties throughout the day.
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