The good news for the Jets was that they beat the Dolphins 23-20 in overtime.
The bad news is just about everything else. The offense was ghastly for the vast majority of the game and the best player on the defense, cornerback Darrelle Revis, left early with a knee injury. Coach Rex Ryan said at his postgame press conference that the team will be sending him for an MRI on Monday when they are back in New York. Revis was injured when he was planting his left knee during a Daniel Thomas run in the third quarter of the Jets’ win.
As with most non-contact injuries of this type, the fear is that Revis has suffered ligament damage. The specific Jets fear is an ACL injury and you all likely know what such a diagnosis can mean for Revis’ availability the rest of the way for the Jets. They won’t know whether it’s torn without more tests, however, so Monday will bring news of great import for the Jets season.
The Jets defense held up well enough to win the game without Revis in the lineup, but that won’t work against teams with more potent passing attacks. Both Antonio Cromartie and Kyle Wilson picked up pass interference penalties during the game and Cromartie got beaten badly by Brian Hartline on a long gain that set up Dan Carpenter’s 48-yard try to win the game in overtime.
He missed and the Jets wound up the winners on the field. Revis’ MRI could wind up leaving things with a different conclusion.