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Jets' Revis fired up for rematch with Colts' Wayne

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis looks on

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis looks on during football practice. (January 20, 2010) Credit: AP

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Bring an umbrella, Reggie Wayne. Sunday's forecast calls for turbulent weather on Revis Island.

"It's going to be a lot of storms. A lot of storms. It's going to be crazy," Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis joked, referring to his rematch against Indianapolis' go-to receiver in Sunday's AFC Championship Game.

Revis delivered his playful line to the sounds of laughter Wednesday at a news conference, but he turned serious moments later, saying: "It's going to be the same, man. Every week, that's how I prepare. I just want to go out there and compete.

"All this Revis Island stuff is fun, you enjoy it, but the bigger goal is just being consistent in your play and going out there and trying to cover these guys the best way I can."

Revis has had his share of success against the best receivers in the NFL. But the shutdown corner said that the key to stopping the Colts isn't his lockdown pressure.

"Reggie Wayne is a good wide receiver, but it starts with Peyton Manning," Revis said. "He's a great quarterback. He throws the ball where defenders can't reach it or can't find it. And I think that's what makes his guys better - him putting the ball in places where defenders can't find it."

That may be true, but Wayne already is preparing for a dogfight against Revis.

"It was an adventure on Revis Island, I guess. It was fun," said Wayne, who had three catches for 33 yards in his shortened outing against the Jets, who defeated Indianapolis, 29-15, Dec. 27.

"One thing about Revis is he's going to challenge you. He's going to make you play your best. That's all you can ask for. I accept that challenge. I feel like he's one of the best . . . Now, we've got a whole game to play each other. May the best man win."

Revis, however, said he doesn't expect to be one-on-one with Wayne for the entire game.

"I'll be moving around on Reggie Wayne and Garcon, and probably a couple other receivers as well," the cornerback said.

Regardless of which Colts receiver Revis is assigned to on any given down, his coach isn't worried.

Said Rex Ryan: "I've never had a cornerback this good. With Revis, you're able to take out their best receiver and then roll your coverage to a lesser receiver. So, almost daring your opponent to go ahead and throw it to your best receiver.

"We want you to throw it over there, because we think we have just as good a chance of catching it as you do."

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