That was as many passes as he completed to himself; Dilfer caught his own pass in the second quarter after it was batted back by defensive tackle Jason Ferguson.
"Obviously, we have to get the offense cranked up better than we've shown the last two weeks, or it's going to be a struggle," coach Brian Billick said. "But the way these guys take care of each other, we'll take wins any way you can.
"To win 34-20 playing the way we did comprehensively against a team as desperate as they were, that speaks well."
The Jets even held rookie running back Jamal Lewis in check. Lewis finished with 52 yards on 22 carries, an average of 2.4.
"The bottom line is, we need to play better," left tackle Jonathan Ogden said. "We've got to hit harder; everybody has to do better. There's no magic formula for playing football. But we can't afford to get into that lapse we had early in the year."
The Ravens at least avoided a potential disaster when both Dilfer and backup Tony Banks had to leave the game with injuries.
Dilfer suffered a sprained ligament in his left wrist on the Ravens' last possession of the half. Although X-rays were negative, Billick opted to have Banks start the second half. On his third play, he slipped retreating to the pocket, then took a hit on his left shoulder as he made a 2-yard gain.
Dilfer returned at that point and finished the game. He said he should not miss any practice time.
Banks' X-rays showed a separated shoulder that makes him questionable for the potential wild-card game. He left the locker room with his arm in a sling.
"I should be fine," Banks said, "because it was my non-throwing shoulder."
The Ravens hope they can say the same for their offense.
Ravens 34, Jets 20
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