Not too many people may have had the New York Jets pegged as a 5-5 team through 10 games, but that’s exactly what they are as they travel on the road Sunday to take on the defending Super Bowl champions, the 4-6 Baltimore Ravens.
After a completely mind-blowing upset over the New Orleans Saints two weeks ago, the Jets were blown out last week by the division rival Buffalo Bills. In the loss, we saw the bad side of Geno Smith yet again, something that the coaching staff definitely has on the top of their priority list. Fixing his erratic tendencies is the main thing at this point.
The Ravens are 1-1 in their last two games, both overtime contests. Two weeks ago, they beat the Bengals, 20-17, in OT, the game which featured the infamous Andy Dalton to A.J. Green Hail Mary. Last week, they were on the worse side of an overtime game, a 23-20 loss to the Bears.
Overall, though, Joe Flacco and the Ravens have lost four of their last five and are in desperate need to get back on the right track if they want a prayer of defending that Lombardi Trophy.
Date: Nov. 24
Start Time: 1pm ET
Location: Baltimore, MD
Stadium: M&T Bank Stadium
TV Info: CBS
Odds: Jets -4
Prediction: The main deal here is Geno Smith. While this isn’t the Ravens team of 2012, I do believe that John Harbaugh can have this defense ready to force Smith into some costly mistakes. The Ravens walk away from this one 5-6 while the Jets will fall to under .500.
Ravens 17, Jets 10
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