Sun staff predicts the Ravens-Jets game

Matt Forte

Preston: Ravens can't afford to lose to Jets

Preston: Ravens can't afford to lose to Jets

The Ravens are not in a must-win situation when they travel to play the New York Jets on Sunday, but this is a game they can't afford to lose.

A must-win game is when a team faces elimination from the postseason. It's too early for that, but all seasons have turning points and the Ravens are facing one with the Jets (1-5).

If they can beat the Jets, the Ravens (3-3) go into a bye week with a winning record and a chance to get several starters healthy and back in the lineup. They also have good chances of winning the next two games because both opponents, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns, have concerns at quarterback.

If they lose ... oh, this season could get...