Many Jets fans were disappointed that Darrelle Revis spent a year in New England but maybe he is benefiting from having spent that time regularly intercepting Tom Brady in practice. It's good to see him go out of his way to develop some "reserve-chemistry" with the Jets' primary rival.
Revis' third quarter interception was the third time he's intercepted Brady in an NFL game and hopefully won't be the last. Other than that play, Revis wasn't tested much. He was in good position on one deep ball and the only first down he gave up was because he dropped right off, perhaps concerned that Lorenzo Mauldin was about to be burned on a wheel route.
On the other side, Antonio Cromartie also wasn't tested much, as Brady mostly tried to pick apart the Jets underneath. However, he did give up a big third-down conversion on a pass over the top to Rob Gronkowski. He was also driven 10 yards back by Gronkowski on one running play. He was in a good position on one other incompletion.
Buster Skrine gave up a first down on a touch-pass over the top that he perhaps could have defended if he'd turned his head. He also drew a flag for pass interference. Skrine did make one good stop in the flat, though. On one play, Skrine was almost caught out by Keshawn Martin lining up at tight end and then sneakily leaking out into the flat. Brady's pass was disrupted by pressure as Skrine scrambled to recover.
It was good to see Marcus Williams make a solid tackle on a jet sweep outside, as that's been somewhere he's really struggled this year. Williams did give up a couple of first downs, including a fourth-down conversion to Gronkowski down the seam. He was in good position on one deep throw to the end zone, though, and pressured Brady on one unblocked rush.
At safety, Marcus Gilchrist had another steady performance, leading the Jets in solo tackles. He did get turned around and beaten for one first down in coverage, though. Gilchrist has missed just four tackles all season and is currently second in the NFL for tackle efficiency among safeties.
Calvin Pryor continued his excellent recent play with some good tackling and coverage. He did give up a first down in coverage on fourth-and-short, but otherwise had some good hits in coverage, one of which forced an incompletion. He was also in on a run stop and made an open-field tackle in the flat.
The only other defensive back to get any reps was Rontez Miles. Miles was out there for five snaps, including the play where New England scored their only touchdown. He was also on the field for the play where they had their only turnover.
Next up: Special teams didn't play a major role this week, which is probably a good thing…