New York Jets Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis made significant progress from his concussion and is expected to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. But Revis' comments upon his return provide even more insight to how big this game is.
"This is a must-win for us," Revis said, according to ESPNNewYork's Rich Cimini.
Why is Revis calling a Week 3 game a must-win? It's simple: Look at New York's upcoming schedule.
The Jets (1-1) have back-to-back games against the undefeated San Francisco 49ers (2-0) and Houston Texans (2-0) in Week 4 and Week 5, respectively. Both are top 5 teams and very tough matchups for the inconsistent Jets.
A loss by New York Sunday would drop the team to 1-2, and a 1-4 start would be very possible for the Jets. Chaos would break loose with that record in New York.
But a win over Miami would give the Jets at 2-1 and some leeway against tough opponents. The Jets imploded the last time they played in Sun Life Stadium. They need to keep it together this time in order to leave Miami with a victory.
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