- Rich Cimini, ESPN Staff Writer
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Darrelle Revis would like to put an end to the hamstring questions, thank you very much.
"No more questions," he said. "I'm fine."
The Jets’ star cornerback claimed his troublesome left hamstring was no factor at all in Sunday’s 9-0 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Rex Ryan spoke with his actions, not his words, assigning Revis to cover Packers WR Greg Jennings for the entire second half.
It was like old times for Revis, who last season always tracked the opponents’ No. 1 receiver. For the record, Jennings had three catches for 33 yards in the second half. In the first half, Revis played mainly the left side, with Antonio Cromartie on the right side.
SOLID PASS PRO: QB Mark Sanchez can’t blame his bad day on shaky pass protection. Facing one of the league’s best pass-rushing teams, the Jets allowed two sacks – one by RB LaDainian Tomlinson, one by RT Damien Woody. The latter was recorded by OLB Clay Matthews, who began the day with a league-leading 8 ½ sacks. Woody, for the most part, said he was pleased with his way he played against Matthews.
DEFENSE SHINES: This was one of the Jets’ better defensive performances. With a healthy Revis in the secondary and an improved pass rush, they held the Packers to 237 total yards and 2-for-14 on third down. They held QB Aaron Rodgers to 170 yards on 15-for-34 efficiency (or lack of efficiency), and also contained his scrambling.
“I thought our defense was outstanding,” Ryan said.
WHAT HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE?: The new $1.6 billion stadium hasn’t done much for the Jets’ fortunes. They’re 2-2 at home, 3-0 on the road. In case you’re wondering, their home record in the preseason was 0-2.
HEALTHY: Ryan reported no injuries.
KYLE WILSON CONTINUES TO FALL: The Jets spent a good part of the day with six- and seven-defensive back packages on the field, and their No. 1 pick was nowhere to be found. Dwight Lowery appears to have passed Wilson on the depth chart. Lowery responded with a sack and a pass-breakup.
THIS AND THAT: The Jets were minus-3 in turnover ratio. That makes minus-4, total, in the last two games … During the pre-game introductions, DE Shaun Ellis emerged from the tunnel wearing a black cape, a corny acknowledgement to Halloween.
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