The Sun will take a look at all 13 of the Ravens' 2010 opponents. Today's early scouting report is on the New York Jets, the Ravens' season-opening opponent:
Head coach: Rex Ryan (11-8 overall record)
2009 record: 9-7 (lost to Indianapolis Colts in AFC championship game)
Biggest addition: Trading for WR Santonio Holmes. Even though he must serve a four-game suspension, Holmes is the perfect fit for a run-first offense that takes timely shots downfield.
Key loss: RB Thomas Jones. The Jets will regret the decision to replace Jones with LaDainian Tomlinson. Sure, Shonn Greene will take an increased role, but Jones (1,402 rushing yards) will be sorely missed.
Question mark: The Jets have to figure out how they will fill the void left by left guard Alan Faneca, who was released because of his high salary. An unproven lineman – either rookie Vladamir Ducasse or second-year pro Matt Slauson – will have to replace the Pro Bowl guard.
Projected 2010 finish: 9-7 record, second in the AFC East. The Jets attacked the offseason like they were the Washington Redskins. But that rarely guarantees success. It will be difficult for the Jets to live up to the hype.