Darrelle Revis burned again for TD in Jets’ win over Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Darrelle Revis struggled in Week 1, and it sparked worry in New York Jets fans everywhere.

Perhaps the 31-year-old cornerback, one of the best ever, was finally starting to decline.

What happened here in the first quarter Thursday night in the Jets’ 37-31 victory isn’t going to help matters.

On the Bills’ third play from scrimmage, third and 12 from the Buffalo 16, quarterback Tyrod Taylor spotted Revis covering receiver Marquise Goodwin. Taylor threw a long ball, and Goodwin ran in a straight line past Revis.

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Goodwin caught the ball in stride, and all Revis could do was dive at his feet in a failed attempt to trip him up. Goodwin motored 84 yards into the end zone for a touchdown. The Bills led 7-3 and New Era Field shook with noise.

“It was a good throw and catch,” Revis said. “He’s fast. He’s definitely fast.”.

Goodwin is no typical receiver. He competed on the U.S. Track and field team in the 2012 Olympics.

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“He’s just a real fast receiver,” Revis said. “I don’t know if he’s a track star, but he’s just a fast receiver.”.

For Revis, who struggled against Cincinnati Bengals star receiver A.J. Green in Week 1, it was the only time Thursday he got burned.

“We were playing zone,” Jets coach Todd Bowles said. “(Goodwin) just ran down the field and made a play.”.

The Jets’ secondary gave up another big play after that — a 71-yard touchdown to Greg Salas on a blown coverage. The Jets allowed 155 yards on those two massive plays, and only 152 passing yards the rest of the night.

“One play they just made and the other was a busted coverage,” Bowles said. “That’s two weeks in a row that’s happened, and we definitely have to correct that. That’s the biggest concern for me.”.

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But there were also some good moments, such as in the fourth quarter when Marcus Williams came up with a pivotal interception to help seal the game.

“We just needed to buckle down … And finish the game off strong,” Revis said. “At the end of Week 1, we felt like we didn’t finish the game strong, and this one we definitely did. We said that on the sideline and guys went out there and took the challenge.”.

Andy Vasquez writes for the Bergen (N.J.) Record, part of the USA TODAY Network.