Texans WR Andre Johnson vs. Jets CB Antonio Cromartie
Andre Johnson stands 6-3 and 230 pounds, and needless to say, there aren't many cornerbacks who can match up with him from a physical standpoint. Count Antonio Cromartie among the "not many," with a 6-2, 210-pound frame that eliminates some of the matchup nightmares caused by Johnson.
The Texans’ No. 1 receiver has long been considered one of the best deep threats in the NFL, but Cromartie has been one of the best corners at limiting deep balls in his direction, allowing just eight receptions of 20 yards or more in his direction in 2012.
Johnson was held to just one reception for 15 yards when these two teams met in 2012, and Cromartie intercepted a pass intended for Johnson. That performance will probably be right in the front of Johnson's mind as he prepares for another trip to Al-Cro-Traz.