The Baltimore Sun's experts make their predictions for the Week 12 game between the Ravens and New York Jets at M&T Bank Stadium.
Ravens 28, Jets 23
The Ravens are home and that works in their favor. If the Ravens can't take advantage of a quarterback who has 20 of the team's 21 turnovers, they have far greater problems.
Ravens 20, Jets 14
The Ravens can't handle New York's defensive line, which will keep the game close, but Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees will come up with a number of blitz packages to confuse Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith. As much as he would like to beat his old team, Jets coach Rex Ryan still can't do it.
Ravens 23, Jets 13
The running game might be slowed a bit against the Jets defense after last weekend's bounce-back performance, but the Ravens will rebound with a victory in the first of three straight home games against beatable opponents. Because they have to.
Ravens 27, Jets 16
The Ravens get a needed win over a fellow playoff hopeful, and they will do it with defense. Look for them to force at least three turnovers.
Ravens 24, Jets 17
Geno Smith will throw at least two interceptions, and the Ravens will remain relevant in the topsy-turvy AFC wild-card race. The Ravens' resurgent running game, however, will return to earth against the Jets' top-ranked run defense.
Ravens 19, Jets 13
With Rex Ryan and Ed Reed back in town, how could this game be anything but a defensive struggle? The Ravens will win it because their offense will make fewer mistakes.
Stan "The Fan" Charles
Ravens 29, Jets 13
After their debacle in Buffalo, I think the Jets come into town on a "low" confidence level. The Ravens will just play old-school defensive football. Flacco and the offense won't run the ball as well as they did in Chicago, but they won't have to, as the home team will easily win the field-position battle. Expect the Ravens defense to play its most complete game of 2013.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun