Monday Match Up: Baltimore @ New York Jets

Monday Night Football September 13, 2010

This is a match-up you won’t want to miss!!!  The Ravens newly fortified offense face the NY Jets defense at their new stadium, the New Meadowlands Stadium, NJ.  “That ought to be a triple-chin strap game,” Rex Ryan, Head Coach, NY Jets.

Chalk It Up:

Ravens D-line vs. Jets Offense: The Ravens have emphasized the pass rush and pressure packages in the preseason. OLB Terrell Suggs and DE Cory Redding should be factors in this game. The Jets have a good offensive line anchored by an elite center, Nick Mangold. D’Brickashaw Ferguson is shaping up to be a good left tackle.  However, Alan Faneca, a strong run blocker is no longer with the team. 

Keys for Ravens Defense: Slowing down the running game of Shonn Greene, rookie Joe McKnight and the veteran Ladainian Tomlinson. Pressure on QB Mark Sanchez will be another key, the Ravens will try to make this a one dimensional game by shutting down the Jets running game.

Ravens Offense vs. Jets Defense:Cam Cameron will do battle with Rey Ryan’s blitz schemes. Ravens offense line will have their work cut out for them. Michael Oher will be settling into his role at left tackle and Oniel Cousins (right tackle) fills in for Jared Gaither. Depending on Cousins health (recovering from a concussion) a possible option would be to start Marshal Yanda at the right tackle position.  Keeping DE Jason Taylor and ILB Bart Scott in check is a priority.

Keys for Offense: Pass Protection.  Flacco will need to get the ball out quickly to avoid the blitz packages, especially off the edge. Look for the offense to get RB Ray Rice involved early.

Jets Secondary vs. Boldin, Mason, T,J. Housh, Heap: Can the Jets keep all the Ravens’ playmakers in check?

The Jets feature a good secondary with Derrelle Revis, a shutdown corner. A few things should be pointed out– Revis held out all of training camp and preseason for a new contract, how effective will he be? CB Antonio Cromartie has been dealing with a hip injury.  The Jets do have a talented rookie in CB Kyle Wilson and former Safety Jim Leonhard is a playmaker.  

Ravens Secondary: Of course the corners will be under the microscope. Chirs Carr Fabian Washington and Josh Wilson (recently acquired from the Seahawks) will be the starters.  While Ed Reed is out, FS Tom Zbikowksi fills in. 

KEY MATCH-UPS

OLB Terrell Suggs vs. LT D’Brickashaw Ferguson:  Suggs is in great shape and looks to make an impact this year. Ferguson is shaping up to be a solid left tackle.

WR Anquan Boldin vs. CB Darrelle Revis: Revis missed all of training camp and preseason for a new contract, how much will he play and how well we he cover?

Ravens CB’s vs. Jets Receivers: Fabain Washington, Chris Carr and Josh Wilson will look to slow down WR Braylon Edwards, WR Jerricho Cotchery and TE Dustin Keller. The Ravens catch a break in this game as Santonio Holmes serving a suspension.

NT Haloti Ngata vs. Center Nick Mangold:   Watch this important battle as these teams try to control the line of scrimmage.

Ravens O-Line vs. Jets D-line:  The Ravens have an issue at right tackle. It might not surprise anyone is we see Marshall Yanda inserted at the position. Oniel Cousins is coming off a concussion and chances are he may not be ready quite yet.

“WHO MAKES THE HIGHLIGHT FILM”

Jon S.:  QB Joe Flacco- “His coronation has already begun, it is time now for Joe Flacco to step forward and claim his crown. What better way to assume the mantle of elite Quarterback than on the national stage?” 

Matt J:  RB Ray Rice –“Yes the Jets have a very solid run defense but as we know Rice can score in a variety of ways. I expect a heavy dose of screens and draws as well as some No Huddle to soften up Gang Green. Rice will have a huge game.”

Gene W. : Tom Zbikowski –“Zibby worked hard this offseason so he’ll be ready for this opportunity.  He may just finish the game with a sack and interception.” 

Notables Out:

Jets:

Orlando Pace OLB, Santonio Holmes WR (Suspension)

Ravens:

WR Donte Stallworth (foot), DT, S Ed Reed (PUP),

CB Lardarius Webb & DT Terrence Cody (Both most likey will return week 2)

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One Response to “Monday Match Up: Baltimore @ New York Jets”

  1. play like a jet says:

    Correction: Calvin Pace OLB is out. Orlando Pace is a O Lineman and does not play for the Jets

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