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Is Revis controversy helping Ravens?

Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis, who some feel is the top defensive player in the NFL, is in the middle of a nasty and lengthy contract dispute with the New York Jets.

Revis wants to be paid top dollar, or he will continue to holdout. Meanwhile, the Jets have offered terse comments of their own, saying they're good enough to thrive without their best player.

Does all of this help the Baltimore Ravens?

At this rate, New York's Week 1 opponent may not have to face Revis when Baltimore travels to play the Jets Sept. 13 on ESPN's Monday Night Football. This would be a major plus for No. 1 receiver Anquan Boldin and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco.

The Ravens certainly have cornerback issues of their own, but none of it involves an ugly contract dispute. After losing Domonique Foxworth (knee) for the season, Baltimore is hoping corners Fabian Washington (knee) and Lardarius Webb (knee) are ready for the regular season.

Baltimore and the Jets are both considered strong contenders in the AFC. But not having a player like Revis could potentially be the difference in this high-profile matchup.

Memo to Ravens fans: Keep an eye on this one.