Jets snap losing streak with 24-16 win over Ravens

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The Jets have dug themselves a big hole to start this season, but they took one step in the right direction on Sunday afternoon against the Ravens.

The Jets defense shut out the Ravens in the second half and forced a pair of Joe Flacco interceptions that turned into 10 points that turned a 16-14 Ravens lead into a 24-16 Jets victory. The Ravens lost six yards trying to run the ball in the second half of the game and Flacco threw for just 32 yards over the final 30 minutes as Baltimore lost in New Jersey for the second straight week.

It was also their fourth straight loss overall, which was the same position the Jets were in when Sunday’s game got underway. Geno Smith started the game and hit Quincy Enunwa for a 69-yard touchdown before hurting his knee and handing the offense back over the Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick led a touchdown drive in the second quarter and used short fields to get those 10 points in the second half.

Any discussion of who will start for the Jets against the Browns next weekend will likely wait for word on Smith’s condition. Fitzpatrick went 9-of-14 for 120 yards and didn’t turn the ball over, although the Jets clearly opted for a conservative approach by running Matt Forte 29 times over the course of the afternoon. Forte ran for 98 yards and a touchdown and also scored on a reception during a strong day overall for a player who’d been losing time to Bilal Powell in recent weeks.

The Ravens will have a bye next week and it’s a good time for it as the team is racked by injuries on both sides of the ball. Cornerback Tavon Young and safety Lardarius Webb were added to the list during Sunday’s game and we’ll see if there’s been any recurrence of Flacco’s shoulder problem after another rough day at MetLife Stadium.

17 responses to “Jets snap losing streak with 24-16 win over Ravens

  1. Flacco is inconsistent and Ozzie is really setting them back. ..He did this after the last superbowl win too.

  2. Great jobs Jets!!! You were in the running for a second pick in the first round of next year’s draft, but you managed to screw up your screw up. As a consolation prize you are still in 4th place in the NFC east…congrats!!!

  3. Ravens have a lot of karma to live through after having had a murderer on their team for many years.

    Only wish them the worst moving forward.

  4. Ny Jets are 12-13 in the playoffs in 57 seasons.
    Joe Flacco is 10-5 in 9 seasons.

    So your franchise has 2 more playoff wins in 57 years than Joe does in 9?

    And he’s not elite right?

    What’s that say about your franchise?

  5. Exciting game for Jets fans. Forgot what watching the Jets come from down 10 points to get the W. The Jets played the most dominant 2nd half defense all season. Kudos to all.

  6. I kind of expected this. With holes in the o-line and the rattled QB, the Jets would blitz enough to make Flacco force throws and the front 7 would stop the running game. The defense played great despite being let down by Joe and the offense. Joe has to shoulder this loss and hope for fresh, healthy, lineman against the Steelers in 2 weeks.

  7. Been saying it all year, Jets had a soft schedule last year and a brutal one out of the gate this year. This was the first of 4 winnable games in a row. The are anywhere from a 7-9 to a 9-7 team

  8. Been saying it all year, Jets had a soft schedule last year and a brutal one out of the gate this year. This was the first of 4 winnable games in a row. The are anywhere from a 7-9 to a 9-7 team
    …….

    I was thinking 5-11 or 6-10

  9. Ravens just not very good. Very disappointing. Looks like we are picking in the top 10 again come draft time.

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