Ed Reed has made plenty of quarterbacks pay for hanging balls up over the middle of the field in Baltimore over the years.
He couldn’t make Joe Flacco pay for it on Sunday, however. Jacoby Jones ran right by Reed and the veteran safety couldn’t adjust to Flacco’s throw in time to stop a 66-yard touchdown that put the Ravens ahead of the Jets by a 19-3 count at the end of the third quarter.
The Jets have struggled to stop the deep ball all season, but Reed’s arrival hasn’t helped. They were ripped apart deep by the Bills last weekend and Flacco has a 60-yard pass to Torrey Smith to go with the touchdown to Jones in the second half.
That should be plenty for the Ravens to wind up with their fifth win of the season. The Jets offense has produced nothing of note on the afternoon and quarterback Geno Smith continues to look overwhelmed by the task at hand. It’s not all on him as the Jets’ supporting offensive cast offers very little, but it’s probably not time to stop looking for a franchise quarterback with the Jets.