One battle the Jets did win today: Randy Moss vs. Darrelle Revis.
Moss was held to five catches for 34 yards — the only one of any consequence being a 4-yard touchdown in the first quarter in which the receiver did a nice job of getting separation through deception. That brings Moss’ two-game total this year against Revis to nine catches for 58 yards, with a long catch of 13, the only one over 10.
“I did the best I could,” Revis said after the game. “I knew I going to be matched up on him like I was the first game, and he did score a touchdown, but that a play right there, where it was a timing pattern. … Things happen quick down there, they got one on us. But I did the best I could against Randy, whatever the stats say.”
The Patriots took three shots deep to Moss with Revis singled up on him in the first quarter, and came up empty each time with the corner right there, step-for-step. Early in the fourth quarter, Moss got flagged for interference on another deep shot, preventing what could’ve been a pick. Later, Revis was right there again as Moss went deep with (ahem) 30 seconds left in the game.
“Randy’s a great receiver, and I give him a lot of respect,” said Revis. “And when me and him battle, it’s great.”