So someone asked yesterday if a pass was completed on Revis all game, and I said that I thought one had but wasn't sure. I was going to look back over the film of the game tonight to see (who doesn't want to watch that again), but luckily Peter King covered this issue in his MMQB column over at Sports Illustrated
Oh really? Rivers went back to pass 45 times (40 passes, two sacks, three runs after being chased from the pocket), and I charted Revis' coverage pattern on every one of Rivers' pass-drops. By my count, Rivers threw four passes into the zone where Revis had primary coverage, or to the man Revis was playing man-to-man. One was complete, to LaDainian Tomlinson, for a loss of four yards. One, to Legadu Naanee, was batted down by a diving Revis on a cross route. One, to Vincent Jackson, a deep pass up the left seam, was overthrown, with Revis and Jackson running stride for stride. And the fourth, to Jackson, was up for grabs between the two, with Revis coming down with a juggled ball for an interception in a spectacular play.
I'm sure Rivers looked his way a few more times, but when you see a sheet of white covering your receiver, it's probably not wise to try and force it in, so I'm hardly surprised that Rivers didn't look towards Revis and his receiver more.
As usual there is a ton of good information in the column, and it really is as close to a must read as there is for a football fan on a Monday morning. There is a lot more Jets material, so head over to read that.