Moss V. Revis, Part II

Posted by cjsiewert on October 8, 2010 – 6:30 am

The Vikings made their biggest acquisition since signing QB Brett Favre prior to the 2009 season by trading for WR Randy Moss on Wednesday.

The timing of the trade couldn’t come at a better time, with the Vikings booked for a Monday night showdown against the NY Jets – a team that prides itself on an unrelenting defense. And one of the integral parts of that imposing Jets defense is the play of CB Darrelle Revis.

Having played against each other in the AFC East for the past 3+ seasons, both Moss and Revis are quite familiar with one another. The 2 have matched up at the line of scrimmage 7 times dating back to Revis’ rookie season in 2007. During their 1st bout on September 9, 2007, Moss provided the then-rookie CB knowledge of what playing in the NFL is all about. The perennial deep threat hauled in 9 receptions for 183 yards and a TD with Revis on the other side of the ball, but that would be the last of gaudy numbers Moss would put up on the Jets CB.

In the 6 games since their inaugural matchup, Moss has averaged 3.5 receptions and 37.2 yards per game with Revis as his defender. The 13-year veteran recorded 3 TDs in those 6 games while Revis nabbed 2 INTs – which is not be an indication of Moss’ play on the ball, but rather a sign of Revis’ ball-hawking abilities.

Revis has dealt with a strained left hamstring over the past 3 games and may not even make it on the field for Moss’ 1st game back with the Purple, but that hasn’t prevented him from trash-talking the WR. Moss was limited to 2 receptions for 38 yards in his 1st game against the Jets this season, but he did grab an impressive one-handed TD late in the 1st half – the play that resulted in Revis’ injury.

The newly acquired Viking WR has taken the high road by avoiding the banter with Revis, but maybe Moss is intending to do his talking on the field Monday night. I guess we’ll find out what the 2nd installment of Moss v. Revis in the 2010 season has in store for us on MNF.

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24 Responses to “Moss V. Revis, Part II”

  1. By Thomas Wernet on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    I am getting tired of all the smack the NFL Network commentators are putting in on, on this trade. You would have to be smoking some bad weed to think that Moss is not going to be a HUGE hit with the the vikings. Favre now will have his long ball man but better yet everyone else will be 1 on 1. Too much hype on Revis, he is just another player, yes he is good but he WILL fall just like the rest….Mark my words! It always happens when you pay them too much money . Look at Albert Hainsworth, he is worth nothing !!!!

  2. By Thomas Wernet on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Brett, if by some crazy way you read this, Keep your chin up. It’s on you to lead this team. This is it dude, make it happen….All of us over 40 that were in sports enjoy watching you play, how you do it???? who knows, but it makes me feel like I still can do some things, you inspire me. I became a Vikings fan watching you play with the boys. It’s simple dude, JUST DO IT !!! I’m counting on you ! So are all the people that are over 40 !!!

  3. By fire-childress on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    The NFL network loves to love them some Brett Favre and now Randy Moss. Now Childress can have 2 future hall of famers in his ear.

  4. By fire-childress on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    This has to be the year for the Vikings. D line is aging, Favre close to social security, and the owner may move the team if he doesn’t get a new stadium. Yah, this is the year. They have a 90s dallas version of the tripletts…Favre, Peterson and now Moss. Now if Childress will just stay out of their way.

  5. By fire-childress on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    Good for Randy taking the high road and not responding to Revis’s rant. I’m thinking Randy will have a few TD catches. Brett can just throw the long ball and let Randy go get it. And Adrian P-P-P-Peterson can run for like 250 yards. Take that jets fans.

  6. By rocksalt on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    It is definietly Super Bowl or bust for the Vikes. With the number of ocntracts up next year, the amount of money spent this year, along with the fact that the Metrodome is an outdated facility, and perhps most importantly, the Vikes are near the bottom in terms of revenue due to the contract with Metrodome and Metrpolitan Sports Commission.
    The Wylf family has gone out and spent the money to have a championship caliber team.
    Barring any significant injuries, or bad play calling, the Vikes should be able to come out of a tough schedule with a winning record.
    But a new stadium is the only realistic way the Vikes remain in MN……
    I hope we can win the SB this year.

  7. By Beebs on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    So happy to have Moss!! However, the O-line is hurting, which hurts our offense tremendously. PLEASE, let’s improve the O line somehow!

  8. By fire-childress on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    Well if the Vikings don’t get to the super bowl this year…I see the Wylf family moving to another city that will give them a new stadium. No one ever thought the Colts would leave Baltimore or the Rams LA but owners do what they have to do to turn a profit. Look at the Cardinals…move to another city…eventually get a big new stadium…go to the big dance.
    Just wonder where the Vikings will end up should the Vikings not get a new stadium.

  9. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    Why don’t you change your blog name? All Brad Childress has done in Minnesota is win!

  10. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    If the Vikings were 2-14 last year I could see some reason to complain about the coach. Otherwise, why complain?

    Be a part of the 12th man effect!!!

  11. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    What do you hate about Brad Childress??????????????????????/

  12. By VikingsDx3 on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    This may be a bit forward… But, if by a stretch of the imagination, the Vikings can get a new stadium, it will absolutely have to be just as Audible as the current one. -Also, WELCOME BACK RANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOO HOOO!!!!

  13. By kish13 on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    Who is not excited to see randy moss back in purple where he belongs(I know I am)? I don’t think u can even classify the revis vs. Moss matchups as anything! With the exception of his first year in NE he has been put on the shelf and used as a decoy to open up the passing game for others. Now he’s back where he should be an will be the main threat in the passing game. I pray that revis plays b/c he will get lit up!

  14. By Dave's Friend on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    He may be the “everything” that you are hoping for for a little bit, but the reason he will NEVER be THE guy is he takes too many plays off and only half heartedly blocks, which AP needs to spring some HUGE gainers. Great receiver when he is the focus of things. What happens when Rice gets back and gets into shape? Great duo, but you have to give the ball to AP to WIN.

  15. By kish13 on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    Moss and the attention he draws opens up the running game for AP. Just gives us a threat that we haven’t had since rice went down now I’m not saying it automatically puts us in superbowl contention but its a huge help where we need it rite now!

  16. By jjj on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    Brett should have age amnesia – forget that he is forty and turning forty-one this Sunday.

    All over the world people perform incredible physical feats at all ages – climbing mountains and running great distances. As Randy Moss says about himself he may have lost a step but he is still among the best – that is the attitude Brett needs to adopt and stop talking and thinking about his age – at press conferences and the like.

    He has the arm strength and can still move in the pocket with the best of them.

    One can talk oneself into being old – so on the eve of turning 41 – be youthful in mind and spirit and focus on winning with the incredible team you have around you.

    By the way – Happy Birthday!

    But let that be the last we hear of it!

  17. By Chris on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    It’s great to hear about the new receiver. Hopefully Randy Ragwort has grown up and quit being a spoiled baby and will not leave the game when the team is still playing this time around. Childress has shown a lack of imagination with the plays in the past. We certainly have lots of room for improvement.

  18. By fire childress on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    appartly someone stole my name, those are not my comments above

  19. By soldier1986 on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    i think its funny how everyone rips on brett favre but peyton manning can do no wrong. favre threw a pick in the nfc championship. everyone is still talking about it. even sports writers. mnanning throws a pick in the superbowl and cost them the game and everyone stopped talking about it the next day. including sports writers and annoucers. manning is on a new commercial like every month for the last 10 years. im just sick of manning this, manning that. manning couldnt carry favre’ jockstrap. manning has had the best o line for like a decade now. watch him. he has all day to throw the ball. he never gets sacked or hurt. there’s no way he would last as long as favre with all those injuries. favre is the original iron man and a legend. sorry i had to get that off my chest

  20. By soldier1986 on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    @jjj he jokes about his because he has a sense of humor and its his way of probably dealing with some things. and randy moss, as a reciever, can play that position at an older age than a qb. most qb’s dont last this long like brett has. and if they do, they are back ups. favre is tough as nails. so our o line really needs to step it up or he’s going to get himself for good. i hope not

  21. By vikings 4-7 on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    I hope everyone enjoys this year because next year we will not have bret or randy. Moss is using this to make his check for next year. He will not be a viking next year! This years schedule is not in our favor like last and we are to inconsistant to make much of this year. Look at how the patriots have worked this. We just gave away a 3rd round pick that we need next year. Moss has already demanded a no franchise clause to his deal which means I AM A FREE AGENT NEXT YEAR AND WHO EVER WANTS TO PAY ME , IM YOURS! I love all the hype and renewed support this has brought to the team. But wait till we don’t make the playoffs and look back and tell me how we should feel about no quarterback and no 3rd rounder next year. Yes i am a huge fan of the vikings but that does not mean i have to pretend everything thats happening are the correct moves. This is a desperate move to make something good out of a bad situation now. This is a vegas all in roll of the dice. And i know the chances of winning are slim. Just hoping for LUCK!

  22. By Sheldon Banker on Oct 8, 2010 | Reply

    Thomas, Have you not watched Revis at all over the last several years? He has continually destroyed Moss. You can expect Favre to throw a ton of interceptions this game just like he always does under pressure.

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