Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis left his team's Week 2 game against New England with a hamstring injury. The ailment caused him to miss a Week 3 win over Miami, and now it will keep him out of this weekend's game against the Buffalo Bills, as well.
Right now, it looks like veteran Drew Coleman will get the start in place of Revis, as opposed to rookie first-round pick Kyle Wilson, who has struggled to replace Revis over the past two weeks. Wilson will still see plenty of playing time as the team's nickel cornerback.
As we discussed yesterday, New York's pass defense has been pretty bad through three games, ranking 27th in the NFL and surrendering 275 passing yards per game. The Jets are not struggling to fluster opposing quarterbacks, as they're only allowing a 75.6 rating from those players, but with Revis officially out, the Bills will have opportunities to pick up chunks of yardage through the air if they can avoid the Jets' exotic blitz packages.
One item to pay particular attention to is whether or not Rex Ryan matches up his best cornerback, Antonio Cromartie, with Buffalo's Lee Evans. If that's the case, Roscoe Parrish and Steve Johnson will need to win their matchups with Coleman and Wilson - and they're capable of doing so. If Ryan doesn't match up Cromartie with Evans, the Bills will need to capitalize when Coleman draws Evans as a coverage assignment.