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JETS & RAVENS A CLOSE MATCH-UP

JETS & RAVENS A CLOSE MATCH-UP
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This game has major playoff implication for both teams. At 4-6 now a loss will put the Raven’s back against the wall with the Steelers, Vikings, Lions, Patriots, & Bengals being the remaining opponents. The Jets at 5-5 need a win to maintain their slim lead over a slew of 4-6 teams still chasing that 6th playoff spot. The Jets remaining opponents are Dolphins twice, Raiders, Carolina, and Cleveland.

Statistically this is a very close match-up.

 

OFFENSE

JETS

RANK

RAVENS

RANK

Total Yards per game

324.8

20

308.5

30

Rush Yards per Game

129.5

8

83.2

27

Rush Yards per attempt

4.3

13

3

31

Passing Yards per game

195.3

29

225.3

19

Sacks

35

29

33

26t

Sacks per pass play

10.1

31

8

24

Third Down Efficiency

37

18

36.6

19

Points per Game

18.3

31

19

25

DEFENSE
Total Yards per game

324

20

308.5

30

Rush Yards per Game

129.5

8

83.2

27

Rush Yards per attempt

4.3

13

3

31

Passing Yards per game

195.3

29

225.3

19

Sacks

35

29

33

26t

Sacks per pass play

10.1

31

8

24

Third Down Efficiency

37

18

36.6

19

Points per Game

19.3

31

19

25

 

While this game can go either way it’s going to depend on which team gets to dictate the pace of the game. The Ravens are 1-4 in the last 5 games with 3 losses by 3 points or less and one by 6 points. The Jets are 2-3 in the past 5 games but their losses have been by 13, 40, & 23 points.

The Jets can win by using their defense and running game to control the pace of the game to keep this a low scoring game.
The Ravens need to jump out to an early lead and force the Jets to depend on Geno Smith to play catch-up. If they can do this they could end up with a landslide victory.

Planning for a little of each during the game we get.

Ravens 24 Jets 21

 

By Spot the Looney

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