Revis KOs Ochocinco, Awaits Rematch
The Jets dominated the Bengals Sunday night, and Revis dominated Ochocinco, who caught zero balls for zero yards and left the game at halftime with a knee injury he suffered during warmups. The disappointing night for Ochocinco capped a week in which he bragged (good-naturedly -- he and Revis are friends) on Twitter and in a conference call with New York reporters that Revis couldn't cover him and promised to celebrate in a Bengals fire helmet when he scored a touchdown.
"He'll be fine," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said when asked about Ocho's injury. "His pride got bruised."
The same could be said for the entire Bengals team, which never got going after the Jets dominated the first-quarter time of possession 14 minutes to 1. But Ocho was noticeably humbled after the game, and even promised that there will be no Twitter trash-talking during this playoff week leading up to Saturday's Jets-Bengals rematch.
"I only did that because it was the last game of the season and I wanted to have fun," Ochocinco said. "Next week will be much more serious. There will be no Twitter war, back and forth, this week."
He also said something about how it wasn't about an individual matchup between him and Revis but more about "Rex (Ryan, the Jets' head coach), the defensive guru." When told of that, Revis chuckled.
"Everybody's got their crazy answers after they don't have a big game," Revis said. "Everybody saw the game. Everybody saw the tweets. Everybody knew it was a 'matchup.' Today wasn't his day, that's all."
Ochocinco refused to blame his knee injury, saying, "Darrelle played a great first half. Regardless if I had one leg or not, Darrelle did a great job tonight."
And Revis didn't believe his opponent would keep quiet all week, saying, "That's Chad, and that's what he does. He entertains people well, and I look forward to it."
But Revis did say he would contact Ochocinco this week about one thing. The Bengals' chatty receiver said on NBC's pregame show that if Revis shut him down, he'd change his name back to Chad Johnson.
Asked about that after the game, Ochocinco had a succinct response, familiar to all fans of HBO's Hard Knocks: