Ravens WRs Anquan Boldin & Torrey Smith vs. Jets CBs
and Antonio Cromartie:
The Jets have been playing a guessing game with regard to which corner will match up with which receiver. The bet here is that Revis goes against Boldin because Boldin has more experience and should get more passes from Flacco. Cromartie might be playing with bruised ribs. If he can’t play, look for Kyle Wilson to replace him. If Wilson gives up a big play early, Donald Strickland will come off the bench.
Ravens OLBs Terrell Suggs and Jarret Johnson vs Jets OTs D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Wayne Hunter:
The Ravens must have a pass rush to beat the Jets. Look for them to move Suggs around and isolate Hunter. Ferguson is a quality left tackle, but Hunter struggles on the right side.
Ravens DT Haloti Ngata vs. Jets C Colin Baxter:
Regular center Nick Mangold isn’t expected to play, so he’ll be replaced by Baxter, a rookie. Last week against the Raiders, Baxter didn’t have any bad exchanges or false starts with the snap count. Because of Baxter’s inexperience, the Ravens might put Ngata over his head. If that happens, the Ravens could dominate the line of scrimmage.