The first meeting was total domination. Based on what we have seen from Darrelle Revis all year, is there a ton of doubt the rematch will be the same? Chad Johnson was shut out Sunday. He may have a new name, but he's at a disadvantage and may be playing banged up. Carson Palmer showed a tendency to try and force it to Johnson. He believes in his guy to win contested balls. Against most other corners, it may be a high percentage play. Against Revis, it's just a bad idea.
Lito Sheppard against Laveranues Coles is another matchup that seems to favor the Jets. Coles was Cincy's leading receiver Sunday, but he only had 3 catches for 19 yards. Andre Caldwell does have speed in the slot to give Dwight Lowery some problems. Cincy's problem is keeping Palmer protected.
New York's blitz overwhelmed the Bengals' blocking schemes. Palmer was hurried constantly. His receivers dropped balls on him, but he didn't really have time to throw. We'll see some kind of adjustments such as more blockers. We'll definitely see max protect. The question is whether it will matter if Carson will throw to anybody other than his covered number one.