The New York Jets were 30,000 feet in the air, flying back home from Miami and already planning for their biggest fear.
How in the world are they going to replace Darrelle Revis?
Revis is likely gone for the season with a knee injury sustained against the Dolphins on Sunday, and Kyle Wilson has the tough and unenviable task of taking over for the All-Pro cornerback.
''You're trying to enjoy the win, but at the same time, you can't enjoy it too much, knowing that your best player has suffered a significant injury,'' defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said. ''As coaches, you're always in the world of assume the worst and hope for the best.''
Their assumptions were right as an MRI exam Monday morning revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Revis' left knee. While the Jets haven't yet placed him on season-ending injured reserve, the general feeling is that they'll have to try to get to the playoffs without Revis.
''That's the world in the NFL,'' Pettine said. ''There's no sym...