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Monday, November 14, 2011
Branch does the 'Fireman Ed' after TD

By Ian Begley

The only thing missing was the hat.

Moments after he burned Kyle Wilson for a fourth-quarter touchdown, Pats receiver Deion Branch openly mocked Fireman Ed, standing in the corner of the end zone and imploring Jets fans to cheer, the same way Ed does.

Branch played coy when asked about it after the game.

"I don't know, is that what it was?" he said after the Pats' 37-16 win.

Yes, that's exactly what it was.

The difference was, no one was cheered after Branch's "Fireman Ed."

"I don't know, I just saw a lot of weird looks at me," Branch said with a laugh.

"It's all fun. I truly enjoy playing here, I love it. I love the way those guys support their fans," he added.

Branch finished with five catches for 58 yards. His 8-yard TD in the fourth quarter gave the Patriots a 30-16 lead with 8:04 to play.