Updated 6:56 p.m. ET, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010
First place in the AFC East will be on the line next Sunday night, when the Jets travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins. But if New York is going to win, they might have to do it without their best player.
CB Darrelle Revis left the team's Week Two game vs. the Patriots and did not return. The All-Pro hurt his hamstring on a 34-yard TD catch by Randy Moss late in the first half and his status for the Dolphins game is unknown. ESPN New York reported that, "the feeling around the team is that Revis will miss at least a week."
At a meeting with the media on Monday afternoon, Revis acknowledged that the injury isn't severe.
"It's not pulled or anything," he said. "It's just a strained hamstring and you just have to rest it. It takes time with a strained hamstring. … They said it could take one to two weeks, or it could take a week. It depends on how my body recovers."
Revis said it's still to be determined whether he will play against Miami.
"I don't know yet," he said. "We'll find out when I actually get to run on my legs."
The way we see it
While the thought of losing the league's premier cornerback before a huge game is scary, the news isn't so bad for the Jets. CB Antonio Cromartie proved he actually might be better as a No. 1 corner than a No. 2, and he will be matched up against Dolphins top-target Brandon Marshall, a matchup he's well familiar with from his time in San Diego and Marshall's time in Denver. It is smart for the Jets to rest Revis now as opposed to risking further injury that could result in more time missed.