Next Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens will face off against a different looking New York Jets. There is a competitive spirit in their locker room and the Ravens are in for a very tough matchup unlike any other upon kickoff. Even with the new makeup of this Jets’ offense, this will be a battle won in the trenches.
The Ravens’ defense, despite their most recent overtime loss to the Chicago Bears, will be licking their chops at the Jets’ line. The Jets’ line is currently ranked 28th in the league in sacks allowed giving up 35 on the season. Geno Smith and the turf have been very close friends, being hit 71 times this year. Our fierce Ravens’ defense will be more than happy contributing to the two aforementioned totals by escorting Smith to the turf with or without the ball. The defense, while recently more balanced, still likes to get after the passer. The unit had two sacks and a forced fumble against the Bears last weekend. Through 10 games, the unit ranks third in league with 37 sacks and looks forward to seeing that number increase on Sunday in M&T Bank Stadium.
The ever-elusive Smith hopes to evade our blitzing duo of “Sizzle and Doom” aka Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil by using his feet. Baltimore knows that while getting to the QB may be simple, bringing him down may prove to be a slightly more difficult task against a mobile signal caller. Look for Smith to be running for his life as the Ravens plan to pin their ears back and get after the rookie quarterback.