No introductions will be required Sunday night.
That’s because the Ravens and the fans will be well-acquainted with former Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan, linebacker Bart Scott, wide receiver Derrick Mason and safety Jim Leonhard as they lead the New York Jets to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore for a heavily-anticipated showdown on NBC.
Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs smiled when reminded about the team’s next opponent.
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“We love it,” he said. “We love this game. This is a family game, but it’s also a heated rivalry. You’ve got to go beat up on the ones you love. Sometimes you’ve got to do that. We’ll see them.”
The Ravens will likely get an angry Jets squad that absorbed its first loss of the season in a 34-24 setback to the Oakland Raiders Sunday. Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis is counting on it and advocating that the team leave Sunday’s 37-7 rout of the St. Louis Rams in the rearview mirror.
“Once again, it’s always the next week,” he said. “Twenty-four hour rule, get done with it, and then next week is going to take care of itself. Of course, Rex is going to have them ready to play, and we’ll definitely be ready to play at home, too. So it should be a pretty good game.”