The two 5-3 teams play Sunday night at MetLife Stadium, and Ryan is pressing fans to turn up the volume.
"The first year that we beat New England, our fans, we gave them a game ball and everything else," Ryan told The Star-Ledger on Wednesday. "They were the difference. Two good football teams going at it, but they were the difference."
That was in 2009, after Ryan left a mildly creepy voicemail with Jets season ticket holders (a call to arms overshadowed by his heavily buzzing Belichick complex). Ryan has slayed the New England beast more than once now -- and this week's war cry doesn't feel quite as urgent -- but he wants the Patriots hot and bothered Sunday night.
"That's a challenge I'm taking to our fans this week. We're here, we're undefeated at home and let's make it miserable."
"Let's see if you can't make them burn timeouts," Ryan said. "See if our fans can't make them false start. ... I wouldn't ask the fans to do this if I didn't think they can be the difference."