Jets Ravens Betting – Ryan, Jets Look To Rebound Against Powerful Ravens
There is no need to explain to New York Jets’ head coach Rex Ryan exactly why the Baltimore Ravens are so dangerous. After all, he helped create them. Ryan served as defensive coordinator of the Ravens before being recognized by the Jets’ organization, and now his new team is hoping that he understands his old team well enough to beat them in a week four showdown as New York looks to bounce back from a tough sportsbook promo loss this Sunday.
New York Jets @ Baltimore Ravens
Sunday October 2, 2011 – 8:25 PM ET
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
NFL Betting Lines: Baltimore Ravens – 3.5
The Jets were left battered and bruised in a way that they had never been before after the Oakland Raiders ran all over them in a 34-24 win last Sunday, a loss in which they allowed a ridiculous 234 rushing yards, the highest total ever recorded against Ryan’s defense in New York. New York will face another tough running attack this weekend in Baltimore, and will need to be able to answer the bell.
NFL Betting Preview: New York JetsThe Jets didn’t do many things right in their loss to the Raiders, jumping out to a 17-7 lead at halftime only to fall apart over the final two quarters. Quarterback Mark Sanchez managed to throw for 369 yards and two touchdowns but also had an interception, while the rushing attack never really got going. The New York defense had no answer for the Oakland run game that was led by Darren McFadden, which finished with an average of 7.3 yards per carry and four touchdowns. The Jets will need to buckle down up front and prevent the Ravens from beating them the same way, and it could be easier said than done.
NFL Betting Preview: Baltimore RavensAfter a tough loss at Tennessee, the Ravens responded with one of the biggest wins around the league last week by blowing away the St. Louis Rams 37-7 in a game that wasn’t even close from the beginning. Baltimore’s offense is finally taking off with both the pass and rushing attacks ranked in the upper half of the league, and that progression should continue as the sports betting season carries on. Running back Ray Rice has averaged 5.6 yards per carry through his first three games, and after watching what McFadden did a week ago in Oakland, he probably cannot wait to get his shot at the Sunday Night spotlight.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & PickThe Jets may have been one of the most overrated teams in the NFL heading in to this season with a severe lack of toughness up front on the defensive side of the ball, and it will hurt them against the more physical offenses that they face. Baltimore has emerged as a legitimate contender in the AFC early on this year, and they will now look to flex their muscle on Sunday Night Football against their former coach.
NFL Betting Pick: Baltimore Ravens – 3.5