Darrelle Revis mostly will be responsible for slowing down Patriots WR Wes Welker, who leads the league in receiving. Jets head coach Rex Ryan used Revis a lot on Welker in the first game, which New England won, 30-21.
Round 1 went to Welker.
Not only New England get the win, but Welker had a good day. He caught five passes for 124 yards. Most of his yards came when he beat zone coverage by Revis and safety Eric Smith for a 73-yard reception. Outside of one big play, Welker had just four catches for 51 yards.
Expect New York to put even more emphasis on slowing Welker in the rematch.