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Revis-Moss II going Revis's way thus far

The Patriots are leading the Jets 24-14 in the third quarter, but Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has gotten the better of Patriots receiver Randy Moss in their much anticipated return bout from Week 2.

Moss had four catches for 21 yards in the first half and was targeted by Tom Brady on nine different plays. There’s been one more incompletion in the second half added to that total. Revis wasn’t directly responsible for all the incompletions, but he’s been standing over the ball and following Moss from the second the Pats break the huddle all afternoon.

There was one exception — a four-yard touchdown pass that saw Moss use his superior reach to create separation and come down with the score — but you’d have to give Revis the edge on the scorecards at this point.

Of course, the game is decided by the scoreboard and the Patriots have the edge there. A big reason for that has been the way the Patriots have used Wes Welker. He has nine catches for 148 yards as Revis’s teammates can’t follow his example well enough to shut down the Patriots offense.

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16 Responses to “Revis-Moss II going Revis's way thus far”
  1. S.I. Patsfan says: Nov 22, 2009 6:45 PM

    Yes, kudos to Revis and the jets for playing into the hands of the Patriots strategy of throwing to Welker all day. Way to go!

  2. MasterShake says: Nov 22, 2009 6:47 PM

    Winners worry about winning first. If you can shut up a nobody like Bevis on top of it, great. Years from now, we’ll all remember Randy most and not Chevis. Kind of like this site! Mike Florio, and some Alpine guy or something.

  3. reginaldlewis says: Nov 22, 2009 7:13 PM

    Revis is shutting down Moss in man on man coverage; guess he really is THAT good.

  4. JoeSixPack says: Nov 22, 2009 7:16 PM

    With Moss freeing up Welker to grab 14 passes and counting for nearly 200 yards, I have a feeling that Moss has played his role exacly as intended.
    Beyond that, if Revis and the Jets want to take that “victory” in the matchup with Moss, they’re welcome to it, just like they enjoyed their trash talking playoffs in the summer, and played their “Super Bowl” in Game 2.
    I guess this makes this game their “Pro Bowl”.
    True to form, we’ve seen about as much Jets defense as one would expect in their Pro Bowl.

  5. usfman22 says: Nov 22, 2009 7:30 PM

    You must not have taken English classes w/ Florio. I think you meant to type “Revis’.”

  6. FireJerryJones says: Nov 22, 2009 7:30 PM

    Moss is older, lost a step and doesn’t go high for the passes any more.
    He has a TD and has drawn safety help at least half the time.
    Revis is pretty good. Obviously, he’s getting help cause Brady is finding guys open elsewhere…
    Welker having a career day. Pretty sure this conversation doesn’t really matter.

  7. tcloe says: Nov 22, 2009 7:35 PM

    hmmmm
    ever think that maybe the plan all along was to exploit revis’s fixation with proving Moss wrong to make sure he overplay’s Moss? The Pat’s gameplanned that ego issue perfectly i would say. Moss may be lazy, may quit on plays (frequently) and we all know he hates being hit, but i think he takes Revis’s head out of the game, and his teams wins. I suspect that’s the plan.

  8. reginaldlewis says: Nov 22, 2009 7:46 PM

    Yeah I would give Revis props but Welker went 200 yards so this is a case of winning the battle and losing the war.

  9. S.I. Patsfan says: Nov 22, 2009 7:55 PM

    The Jets played right into the Patriots hands. Last thing I wanted to see, as a Pats fan, was Revis on Welker, and Moss doubled. I suspect that would’ve been more effective overall.
    That said, it’s the height of retarded homerism to act like Revis isn’t an EXCELLENT, top-flight corner. He’s a no-brainer top 5, maybe even all-pro DB.

  10. Crunchy Clam says: Nov 22, 2009 8:31 PM

    Revis pretty much shutdown Moss again with VERY little help (I counted only 2-3 instances of true double coverage). Welker got his stats not because Moss drew a lot of attention, but because he’s freakin’ awesome and was covered by the likes of Drew Coleman + Dwight Lowery most of the game (Brady deserves some credit as well).
    Patriots are much better than the Jets this season overall, but all you Randy lovers need to take a breather. Revis is simply a better football player at this point in time. The Jets need more players of his caliber to compete next season.

  11. Bee_Arthur says: Nov 22, 2009 9:06 PM

    … and for all you Revis lovers ignore the fact that Moss caught a TD in his face.

  12. Ytsejamer1 says: Nov 22, 2009 10:38 PM

    Revis did a good job on Moss, but overall, the Jets weren’t giving the Pats much at all on the outside…to anyone. Hence why Welker was able to go off catching mostly everything in the center of the field.

  13. SmackMyVickUp says: Nov 22, 2009 11:49 PM

    … and for all you Revis lovers ignore the fact that Moss caught a TD in his face.

  14. rusH1023 says: Nov 23, 2009 12:37 PM

    FireJerryJones:
    Or your opinion, for that matter. No one really cares, as you’ve proven yourself time and time again to be a worthless whore with your comments.

  15. dhrodgers52 says: Nov 23, 2009 3:01 PM

    MasterShake,
    What you said makes no sense. Revis has been in the league for only 2 and a half seasons and is already among the NFL’s elite DB’s. Don’t be bitter because he can shut down the NFL’s best wide outs.

  16. rusH1023 says: Nov 23, 2009 5:11 PM

    Crunchy Clam says:
    Revis pretty much shutdown Moss again with VERY little help (I counted only 2-3 instances of true double coverage). Welker got his stats not because Moss drew a lot of attention, but because he’s freakin’ awesome and was covered by the likes of Drew Coleman + Dwight Lowery most of the game (Brady deserves some credit as well).
    Patriots are much better than the Jets this season overall, but all you Randy lovers need to take a breather. Revis is simply a better football player at this point in time. The Jets need more players of his caliber to compete next season.
    ______________________________________________
    Or it has nothing to do with Revis being so great. Maybe it was part of the plan? So Welker could rack up 200 yards in catches? Idiot.

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