New York Jets Fan Runs Onto Field, Gives Rex Ryan a Chuckle

Elliott PohnlFeatured ColumnistNovember 21, 2010

A New York Jets fan bolted onto the field during the third quarter of Sunday's game at the New Meadowlands, providing a moment of brevity for Rex Ryan.

Although Ryan, several Jets players and even the downtrodden Texans were able to laugh at the act, the CBS crew was less than amused.

Analyst Dan Dierdorf was furious, saying it had been years since he had seen a fan charge the field.

You have to wonder exactly how many sports Dierdorf watches.

The fan managed to run across the entire field before eventually being apprehended by security.

After last week's power outage led to random fights breaking out in the stands, Sunday's security breach suggests stadium officials have some work to do.

As for the game, Mark Sanchez found Santonio Holmes for a touchdown with 10 seconds remaining, giving the Jets a 30-27 win.

New York held a 16-point lead early in the fourth quarter before Houston erupted for 20 straight points.

After the Neil Rackers field goal gave Houston a four-point lead with 59 seconds left, the Jets looked completely dead in the water.

Instead, Sanchez engineered a 72-yard drive to complete a thrilling comeback.

Holmes has now scored the game-winning touchdown in two straight games for the Jets.

Meanwhile, the buzzards are beginning to circle around Gary Kubiak in Houston.