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Jets' Darrelle Revis oozes optimism: 'We feel like we are a playoff team'

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Darrelle Revis was asked about the New York Jets' ceiling, as in: How high?

The star cornerback looked up at the locker-room ceiling, which goes about 20 feet.

"Higher than this one," Revis said Thursday. "Our expectations are very high this year.

"We're excited, man, we really are. We're excited that Fitz [Ryan Fitzpatrick] is back. We've got all the pieces, we do. We feel like we are a playoff team. We didn't make it last year, but we had a chance. We got most of the guys back and we feel very confident."

Revis is right, the Jets have 13 returning starters, plus another four who played backup roles last season. It means they're well-versed it the offensive and defensive systems, which should mean few mental errors. But the schedule is a killer, starting Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, one of five 2015 playoff teams the Jets will face in the first six weeks.