By virtue of playing on Saturday night, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis got to do something he rarely does: watch a full slate of Sunday NFL football. Revis was glued to his TV all day yesterday, especially for the Panthers/Giants game, which saw the Giants rally from a 35-7 deficit only to lose 38-35.
But the comeback was not without drama. Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. drew three personal-foul penalties during the game and delivered a deliberate hit to the helmet on Panthers cornerback Josh Norman after a play was over.
Beckham’s dirty play marred what was an otherwise thrilling game.
“Yeah, the fights, the going back and forth – it kind of brought me back to the Deion Sanders/Andre Rison fight years back,” Revis said on CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney. “I was probably like a teenager during that time, and it kind of brought me back to old-school football that was being played out there yesterday. I’m anxious to see what’s going to happen with this whole incident.”
Beckham could be suspended for his antics, as many people, including Revis, felt he went overboard.
“Personally, I feel (that) yeah, it was a little bit too far,” Revis said. “The way he reacted, Odell Beckham, it was pretty out there. It was a lot. It was a lot.”
The Jets, by the way, beat the Cowboys, 19-16, on Saturday for their fourth straight win. New York (9-5), however, trails Pittsburgh (9-5) for the final playoff spot in the AFC. The Steelers, who close at Baltimore and at Cleveland, own the tiebreaker based on win percentage against common opponents.
Which is why Revis was rooting for Denver to beat Pittsburgh on Sunday. The Broncos led 27-13 at halftime but lost 34-27.
“I think it just goes back to the stakes that we’re in at this time as a team,” Revis said of his rooting interests. “We’re having an awesome year, an unbelievable year. Guys are stepping up and making plays for us every week. We put ourselves where we’re at. We do feel good about things that we’ve done so far, but now we have to finish out strong. It starts with this game coming up.”
The Jets host the Patriots (12-2) this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.