"I think the atmosphere that has been created here speaks volumes of the environment that has been created," offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said of team unity.
Jets offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger was convinced that the second-and-goal fade pattern to Laveranues Coles that was broken up by cornerback Jamar Fletcher was a clear case of pass interference.
That was "about as big-time a pass interference as you can get," Heimerdinger said.
Replays showed that Fletcher had contact with Coles while the ball was in the air, but the referees decided it was incidental. Heimerdinger could be fined for his words.
"To come on this field for the first time as a player, after seeing it so many times as a kid was an unbelievable feeling," said Castillo, who had two tackles.
Although his crew cheered no matter what he was doing.
"They are Dominicans," he said, "so they don't really know much about football."
Several fans cheering on the Jets were thrown out for tossing stuff at the Castillo clan. They even raised a "USA" chant to rile the group. No one from the group was thrown out for their behavior.
Then Abraham beat him to the edge late in the game and Abraham smacked quarterback Drew Brees. That forced a fumble that gave the Jets a chance at a victory.
"I had my hands around him the whole time, but once he got that step on me, that was it," Jordan said.
Veteran RG Mike Goff was impressed with Jordan's showing. "(Jordan) played his (tail) off against one the best defensive ends in the league," Goff said.
While it is early, Jordan could again be at left tackle for the Bolts when they play Buffalo. Roman Oben's foot may need more time to heal as the type of injury he has is only cured by time.
"I made sure I protected the ball this game," Caldwell said. "I was conscious of that; I didn't want my team down."
Rookie wideout Vincent Jackson made his first NFL catch, an 18-yard pickup in the second quarter. Jackson, who battled leg injuries earlier in the season, came back on the pass and made a nifty diving catch.
Both could continue to see their roles expanded as Eric Parker is not expected to be back at full health for the Buffalo game.