Tom Brady after throwing 2 TDs on Darrelle Revis: 'I thought he played really well'
Brady connected with rookie wideout Malcolm Mitchell for two scores on his former teammate
The New England Patriots and the New York Jets have been rivals for quite some time. Tom Brady, in particular, has tormented the Jets, defeating them 22 times in 29 starts after Sunday's 22-17 victory.
He wasn't the only major player in the Pats-Jets saga that was out there on the field Sunday, though. Darrelle Revis, of course, has been involved in plenty of those games. Revis spent the first six years of his career with New York, where he went 3-7 against the Pats. (One win and one loss were against Matt Cassel and not Brady.)
After a year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Revis then moved over to play with the Pats, where he went 2-0 against New York and ultimately won a Super Bowl before returning to the Jets before last season. The Jets are now 1-2 against New England since his return.
This Patriots-Jets game was different, though, because this time Brady picked on Revis with great success for pretty much the first time. Per Pro Football Focus, Brady threw in Revis' direction five times on Sunday, completing four passes for 41 yards and two touchdowns, both to rookie Malcolm Mitchell. It's clearly the most success he's had against Revis in their careers.
Ever the magnanimous sport (ahem), Brady had only good things to say about Revis after the game.
"He's a great player,'' Brady said, per Newsday. "He's been a great player for a long time. I have a lot of respect for him, what his abilities are. And um, I thought he played really well."
Revis, for his part, looked back on the history of their matchups fondly.
"Me and Tom, we definitely have a mutual respect for each other and I definitely know he likes to compete as much as me," Revis said afterward. "If you look at me and our matchups against each other, he's had his fair share of touchdowns thrown on me and I've had my fair share of interceptions. It's something of two guys just being very competitive. This time he attacked me a little bit more than I expected, but at the same time, it's football. He has to execute and I have to execute better on my end."
Revis will get another crack at Brady in Week 16.
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