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Patriots Blog: Revis: ‘We’re Going To Win’

By Levan Reid, WBZ-TV Sports
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Darrelle Revis tackles Wes Welker during their game on September 19, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Darrelle Revis tackles Wes Welker during their game on September 19, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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FOXBORO (CBS) – During last night’s BORING Monday night football game, Chris Berman interviewed Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis at halftime.

Revis was surprisingly low-key but when asked to give a prediction on next Monday’s game against the Patriots, he did not shy away from the answer.

“I gotta represent for the New York Jets. We’re going to win. I feel that,” Revis said. “We feel confident. We know its going to be a tough game. We’re just looking to try to be 10-2.”

I think that’s understandable. It didn’t come off like he was being boastful but he did touch a nerve.

The Patriots this week have remained really out of the picture. Everyone is focusing on this game.

For the Jets on the other hand, everything is business as usual. Rex Ryan is holding memorable press conferences and the players are out talking. Revis did say, if they beat the Pats on Monday night, it would be a huge accomplishment.

“This would be a big relief, beating them twice in one year,” Revis said. “I don’t remember the last time we did it. Since we’ve been here we haven’t, so it would be a joy for me and my teammates too.”

WOODHEAD PRAISED

Patriots running back Danny Woodhead is going to face a lot of questions this week.

He started the season with the Jets and they let him go. The Pats picked him up and since he’e been in the offense, he has been gold.

The Jets at the time needed someone more suited for their special teams unit and Woodhead did not fit what they were looking for. Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum and head coach Rex Ryan both admit though, they knew DannY would have been a success where ever he landed.

“He’s a great kid,” Tannenbaum says. “His success isn’t surprising to any of us. When it happens in your division, that’s not something you want to have happen, but it did. It adds to the challenge.”

Says Ryan: “They just run their offense a little different than we do. He’s perfect for what they do. Kevin Faulk had that role for years and was so successful. Danny Woodhead is doing a great job doing that.”

ROB RYAN’S ROLE

Last year before a game against the Patriots, Jets head coach Rex Ryan asked the fans for help. He said the fans could be the deciding factor in the upcoming game against the Pats. This time he is asking his brother.

Rex’s brother Rob used to be the Patriots linebackers coach and won two Super Bowls with the team. Rob is now with the Browns as a defensive coordinator and his defense stopped the Patriots in Cleveland. Rex is going to ask for help from his twin brother.

“I’m not going to say a word because it could be tampering,” Rex said with a smile.

“It could be this, it could be that. I don’t want to get into that. But, it absolutely is a ‘Yes.’ No question.”

POWER RANKINGS

Here are the lastest NFL power rankings.  This week I took them from Foxsports.com.  This is the first time this season that the number one team is from the NFC.  Take a look.
 
1.   Falcons 
2.   Patriots
3.   Jets
4.   Ravens
5.   Saints
6.   Bears
7.   Steelers
8.   Eagles
9.   Packers
10. Chiefs
11. Giants
12. Chargers
13. Buccaneers
14. Colts
15. Dolphins
16. Jaguars
17. Texans
18. Rams
19. Titans
20. Redskins
21. Browns
22. Raiders
23. Seahawks
24. Vikings
25. Cowboys
26. 49ers
27. Cardinals
28. Bills
29. Broncos
30. Lions
31. Bengals
32. Panthers
 
I don’t mind the Falcons as the number one team.  They have earned it.  I like the fact that the Bears are moving up.  They are playing good football.  I do have a problem with the bottom of the list.  I think the Rams need to be higher and maybe it’s time to put the Chargers in the top ten.
 
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