Is Revis Island open for business again? New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis finally seems completely healthy after battling a hamstring issue much of the season, and Jets coach Rex Ryan said earlier this week Revis will match up one-on-one most of the time with Detroit Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson when the teams meet Sunday.
Johnson is looking forward to finding out just how healthy Revis is.
"Everybody's building it up so it's going to be a good little showdown, a good little game," said Johnson, referring to his highly anticipated one-on-one battle with New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.
"I'm looking forward to playing the game, it's not just about that. I want to go out and get a 'W,' that's the biggest thing for me," Johnson said.
Winning might be the biggest thing, but it won't be the most exciting thing.
"That's going to be a great matchup, there's no question," Jets coach Rex Ryan said. "He won't be on him every snap, I'm sure (Antonio) Cromartie will have him some as well. That'll definitely be a matchup to watch -- one of the premier receivers in the game, a young talented guy, big, fast, I mean it should be illegal to have a guy that big and fast and talented. But he's going against the best this week."
Revis generally is regarded as the best cornerback in the NFL and one of the few players who can handle the league's elite receivers one-on-one.
Revis was a contract holdout through most of camp and injured his hamstring when he returned. But now he said he's 100 percent and ready to take on the league's best again.
"You know who I'm going with, I'm going with Calvin every time. It doesn't matter who you put out there," Lions receiver Nate Burleson said. "Calvin is one of the premier receivers and Revis is obviously one of the premier cornerbacks, so it's going to be a good matchup. We'll see how they play it. They might try to put Cromartie on Calvin just because he's a little taller."
Johnson has 38 receptions, eight for touchdowns, and a 14.2 yards per catch average this season.
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