BOSTON (CBS) -- Patriots fans in Boston took to the street to celebrate the team's Super Bowl win Sunday night.
Immediately after the game, a huge crowd gathered on Landsdowne Street near Fenway.
Thousands of college students headed to the Boston Common to celebrate. After about 45 minutes the crowd was slowly dispersing. A heavy police presence was also there.
Police on the Common told WBZ-TV they estimate the crowd was about 6,000 - 8,000 deep, larger than the post-World Series celebration. For the most part, fans were behaving, but Boston police reported two arrests in the area of the Common for minor offenses.
Mass. State Police said they assisted with crowd control in four places across the state: Boylston Street/Kenmore Square Zone in Boston; UMass-Dartmouth; UMass-Amherst; and Westfield State University. They made no arrests.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Gross got together Friday to advise fans to act responsibly after the game.
"Be smart about what happens at the end of the game, win or lose it doesn't matter, it's a game. If it comes down to a bad call, we've seen that, let's act responsibly in the city of Boston," Walsh said.
Gross added, "Look out for each other...We don't want any tragedies as a result of a game."
In years past, celebrations in the city have been relatively contained and respectful.
Police have grown accustomed to the celebrations and worked out a system where students are funneled down different streets before arriving at the Common to blow off some steam. The routes keep people away from cars and businesses as much as possible.
"Everybody thinks that it gets old and it doesn't get old. We are the best team to ever play in the NFL. Every Super Bowl is different and this one is special. Who knows when we will be back. It's incredible," said one fan.
Another said, "We've had a lot of people going against us this season and this one just feels a lot more earned and deserved than the other ones."
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