Darrelle Revis dreaming of Super Bowl date after New York Jets win at Wembley

Published: Monday 5th October 2015 by The News Editor

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New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is hoping a Wembley win can be the springboard his team needs to go on to the Super Bowl.

The Jets beat the Miami Dolphins 27-14 in London on Sunday to improve to 3-1 as they immediately bounced back from last week’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Eight years ago, the New York Giants beat the Dolphins in the first Wembley game and went on to lift the Lombardi Trophy in the same season, and Revis is hoping these new look Jets can do the same.

“Coming to London was good for us,”he said. “It improves morale and brings the guys a little bit closer.

“The sky is the limit. This is the best bunch of guys I’ve been around. We’ve got so much talent and we have confidence in each other. It was a division game, which is really important. It was strange to have it over here in London, but we knew what the stakes were.”

To get that far, New York will need to learn how to put games away.

They outclassed the Dolphins on both sides of the ball, but sloppy penalties and missed opportunities on offence – mostly missed passes from quarterback Ryan Fitzgerald – meant Miami were still in it in the fourth quarter.

“There’s still stuff we can do a lot better,” wide receiver Brandon Marshall said. “We need to keep working at it.”

The pre-game talk around the Jets had been dominated by the news they had brought 350 toilet rolls with them from the United States, apparently unwilling to trust British bathrooms.

No one can argue with the results, however.

“It’s been a great experience,” said Fitzgerald, who threw for 218 yards and a touchdown as he continues to fill in for the injured Geno Smith. “Winning the game made it that much sweeter, but every day has been great. The Jets did a great job of making us as comfortable as possible and helping us to adjust.”

The Jets exploded out of the blocks as Fitzgerald connected with Marshall for a 58-yard touchdown pass on their first drive.

“We wanted to come out and be aggressive,” Marshall said. “It was pretty cool to hear ‘Double Go’ as the first play called – we go on both sides and it was good to be able to make a play for the offence and the team to jump-start us.”

While the Jets can go home happy, the Dolphins have problems piling up after their third trip to Wembley.

They arrived facing questions over a 1-2 start – well below par following an expensive off-season which included a 114million US dollar contract for defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh – and will board the plane home with coach Joe Philbin’s future in question.

When asked if he feared for his job, Philbin said: “No, not at all, I’m worried about getting our team straightened out and fixed, ready to play the Tennessee Titans.”

But when the question came up again, he offered a less assured “We’ll see”.

“Sometimes it seems like the walls are closing on on you but can’t panic,” he said.

Published: Monday 5th October 2015 by The News Editor

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